Blending Burley recommendations

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tozert

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I have just ordered Five Brothers burley, but it hasn't arrived yet. I want to try some other blending burleys. I saw a few different cuts at 4noggins but I'm unsure of who the manufacturer is...C&D perhaps? Anyway, if anyone has an recommendation of good blending burley, I would like to know!

 

mso489

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I'd go for bulk burley from C&D, of which there are several. They are the master burley blenders and their single-leaf or all-burley blends are probably some of the best around. There are other options, quite a few, but why not go to the high church of burley?

 

mawnansmiff

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Paul, you might want to contact member Deathmetal as he does a lot of blending with various leaves so should be able to point you in the right direction.
Regards,
Jay.

 

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deathmetal

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Thanks for the mention, Jay. Short of time to be here of late, but I check in when I can, and this is a favorite topic.
C&D is sort of the home of Burley as something other than a codger blend. I would acquire their Dark Burley and White Burley to start:
https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/cornell-diehl/Dark-Burley/product_id/79410/bulk/

https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/cornell-diehl/White-Burley/product_id/79411/bulk
I mix these 3:1 dark:light and use them with others. It's similar to this:
https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/cornell-diehl/Burley-Ribbon-Cut/product_id/135021/bulk
Then, there is a great pre-prepared blend of theirs:
https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/cornell-diehl/Cube-Cut-Burley/product_id/79413/bulk
If you want a nice easy mix, throw this in with something.
I'd also consider some of their flakes:
https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/cornell-diehl/Burley-Flake--2oz/product_id/55962
Some other tasty-looking Burleys:
https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/mcclelland/X10---Burley-Ribbon---Unflavored/product_id/4228/bulk
https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/mcclelland/X30---Pressed-Burley/product_id/3989/bulk
Some swear by this as a codger blend that mixes well with other tobaccos:
https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/lane/BL-WB/product_id/37274/bulk
This is also a great dark-fired (smoke-cured) Burley for giving your blends some richness:
https://www.pipesandcigars.com/p/blending-dark-fired-kentucky-burley-pipe-tobacco/1473129/
For daily smoking, I can recommend taking that 3:1 Burley mix I mentioned above, and adding it five parts to one of Perique and two of Bright Virginia. Tasty, medium plus a little bit of strength, mellows well.

 

newbroom

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Peter Stokkebye's #702, D&R TwoTimer, C&D cube cut, C&D Dark Burley, and by all means, C&D Big 'n Burley.

 
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