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ofarrell

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Apr 2, 2019
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I have a horrible time with tongue bite. I hardly ever smoke aromatics. Even Latakia and Perique force me to use PLips. However I saw C&D’s Crooner while browsing Smokingpipes.com. While not a fan of Bing Crosby I am a fan of Burley. Deer tongue i’d never tried. I read the reviews which showed me that this was a love or hate blend. I bought a tin. My first bowl was a little difficult to keep lit, requiring a few re lights which is no big deal to me. The flavor was enjoyable. I dried it a bit and had a second bowl. Drying helped. The delicious flavor was still there. And no tongue bite even from a regular stem! The cubed Burley burns well and slow. The deer tongue adds a great flavor that I like. The Burley’s nicotine gives a nice buzz that seems to make the sun shine even on a cloudy day. Since I don’t rush into things I smoked several more bowls before I made the decision to order a half pound. I would suggest trying a tin. Either you’ll love it or hate it. But it is worth trying in my opinion.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
18,137
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My first bowl was a little difficult to keep lit,
Gravity fill with no tamping while filling the chamber.
The Burley’s nicotine gives a nice buzz that seems to make the sun shine even on a cloudy day.
I get no nicotine hit from that one, or any pipe tobacco for that matter. Consider me jealous.

 

krizzose

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Feb 13, 2013
1,214
556
Michigan
I really like Crooner, but sometimes the C&D cube cut burley can be a little harsh and bitter for me. I like to cut with some straight Virginia (usually Marble Kake) or PS Cube Cut if I want a touch of sweetness. Either way, the deer tongue and burley still predominate.

 
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holstein

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Dec 20, 2009
5
1
I like this blend very much and love the herbal flavour I get from the deer tongue. I'd like to get more but the tax I pay prohibits it.

 
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cortezattic

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Nov 19, 2009
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I found it to have a great Burley taste, but waaaay too much deertongue for me. Haven't smoked any in over a decade, and I think JimInks noted that the recipe has been adjusted since its initial offering.

 

writingraav

Member
Jul 11, 2018
224
510
I love this blend and also have a Savenelli Bing's Favorite reserved for it (for the most part.) I smoke a bowl every morning and only rarely after that, but that's only because I have so many other blends that I love and try to rotate through the day.

 

jiminks

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Aug 31, 2012
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Cortez: yes, the amount of deer tongue in Crooner was reduced a few years back. I find the current version benefited from that. The smell and taste of it is bespeaks codgerism. :)

 

danimalia

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Sep 2, 2015
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Been wanting to try this one. I like codgers, but I have such a hard time with cube cuts.

 

jiminks

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Aug 31, 2012
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Danimalia: try gravity packing. I barely press down on the tobacco when I smoke a cube cut.

 

buroak

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Jul 29, 2014
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If you like Crooner, give Gentleman Caller a try. I love both, but Gentleman Caller is my favorite.

 

Stickmaker1958

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Sep 29, 2019
46
23
61
Shasta Lake, Ca.
I have a horrible time with tongue bite. I hardly ever smoke aromatics. Even Latakia and Perique force me to use PLips. However I saw C&D’s Crooner while browsing Smokingpipes.com. While not a fan of Bing Crosby I am a fan of Burley. Deer tongue i’d never tried. I read the reviews which showed me that this was a love or hate blend. I bought a tin. My first bowl was a little difficult to keep lit, requiring a few re lights which is no big deal to me. The flavor was enjoyable. I dried it a bit and had a second bowl. Drying helped. The delicious flavor was still there. And no tongue bite even from a regular stem! The cubed Burley burns well and slow. The deer tongue adds a great flavor that I like. The Burley’s nicotine gives a nice buzz that seems to make the sun shine even on a cloudy day. Since I don’t rush into things I smoked several more bowls before I made the decision to order a half pound. I would suggest trying a tin. Either you’ll love it or hate it. But it is worth trying in my opinion.
if you like Crooner you should try C&D Gentleman Caller which I like better. I also mixed the two together equal amounts. The mix makes crooner better to me.