Cornell & Diehl #417P Night Train - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

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surfmac211

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Great review as always. Sounds like a nice blend to try out. I hate to admit, but I have only tried a few Cornell and Diehl blends. I guess I'm going to have to start making a list of their tobacco I want to try.

 

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Here's my one pound brick of Night Train.
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surfmac211

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I tried both Tuskegee Airman, and Kajun Kake for the most recent, and loved them both. Ive tried bowls of a couple others from a friend but can't honestly remember what(a couple aromatic blends). What I have had has been very good so I'll make a C&D only purchase my next order and try a few more including this.

 

surfmac211

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One question can someone explain the keeping this tobacco slightly humidified or freezing the brick. I have never heard of this, I always was told and thought not to humidify your tobacco and also never have heard of the freezing method. Thought it was interesting just wouldn't mind a little more detail for why.

 

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Surfmac211,

I was taken aback too. I got my brick of Night Train and rubbed out the whole thing, then stuffed it tightly in Mason jars. I haven't had any problems. Personally, I think freezing tobacco will damage it at the cellular level -- and I think my opinion was formed by, if not completely owing to, G L Pease.
Also consider: the brick is so substantial that, if brought out of the freezer a good deal of moisture would condense on the exposed surfaces (unless you're in the desert.) There's a lot to consider here, and I say that if the Mason jar thing works, don't explore hazardous territory.

 

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Surf and Cortez,
I have also heard the same things regarding the storage of tobacco. I was actually surprised to hear that Mrs. Tarler suggested storing the brick in the freezer as I was always told to never store tobacco in the freezer.
I am wondering if it being pressed into brick form has a different effect on it. The Tarlers do know a ton about tobacco though, so maybe one day when I buy some more Night Train in a large brick, I will give the freezer method a try with a portion of the brick.

 

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Lifer
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It took me a while, but I found G L Pease's statement in The Pipe Tobacco Aging, Storage and Cellaring FAQ dated 29 March 2005. He was writing about storage conditions and happened to mention that freezing is not a good idea; but he didn't elaborate on it. Maybe if he reads this thread he'll do so.

 
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