- Apr 6, 2015
So a while back I got a sample of Happy Brown Bogie and only smoked it once and gave the rest away, too cigar-like but I didn't give it a fair shake. I decided I should give rope another shot, after reading a recent thread. I perused tobaccoreviews.com and decided on SG Brown #4, well reviewed and straight virginia. I wasn't ready to place a big order yet, but was driving around yesterday and was near Black Cat Cigars(Norristown, Pa) who happens to carry a decent selection of SG blends. I stopped on in with a feeling and sure enough, there were two tins of Brown #4. I picked them up along with a double blade cigar cutter, as I read that is handy for these things. Got home, popped a tin and cut it up into 3" pieces to fit in a mason jar. There was a small end left that I cut up into slices, rubbed out a bit to dry. Which pipe to use? After all, it's an important decision. I wanted something with a smaller bowl but a slightly larger diameter as the tobacco was still a bit chunky. Settled on a '43 Dunhill mini-pot, only about an inch deep but close to 7/8" diameter. I got the experience I was looking for. Smooth, rich, meaty, earthy and strong. Very flavorful, excellent smoke.