How Many Different Blends Have You Tried?

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luigi

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How many different blends have you tried so far?
When I decided to smoke a pipe my goal was to try as many different tobaccos as possible and eventually reorder those that are something special. Counting all together gets me to the number 122, including the unopened tins so far. Not a lot but for almost 3 years of smoking I'm more than happy. It should take quite some time to smoke through all of them.
 
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cshubhra

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In over 11 months of actively smoking a pipe, I have purchased 90 unique blends. I have tasted 49 of them so far. I will reach 50 tonight, when I smoke the Coniston cut plug which is drying right now
 

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peregrinus

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Early on my interests were focused on Virginia’s and Virginia-perique blends, ribbons and flakes. I haven’t sampled nearly as many tobaccos as some here, but probably several hundred permutations of Virginia and Virginia Perique over 30 years.
Also I would estimate that 50% of these were from the McClelland brand lines or tins they produced for others, so thank you McClelland for all the great Virginia and Virginia Perique tobaccos.
 
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olkofri

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No idea either. Of all the blends I've purchased (<40) I've still have some I haven't even tried.
 
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eslavs

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I've probably tried close to 50 different blends, and am now able to whittle those down to my top 10
 
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mso489

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I'd guess about 100 but that could be low. Forums members have sent me many samples. They/you have upped my game considerably.
 
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mtwaller

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I’ve been engaging in pipery for almost exactly one year. I think I’ve only tried around 40 blends. I have 5 or 6 cellared that I’ve yet to try (Sun Bear being one of them 🤤). Of said 40, I have around 6-7 that I rotate heavily, 8 or 9 I don’t care for, and 2 that I flat threw in the trash after a few bowls. The journey and trail/error is what makes this hobby so rewarding.
 
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nunnster

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If I had to venture a guess, probably a conservitive number is probably around 60 or so? I havent been keeping count. But considering I have about 10 blends on hand at any given time, and I usually pick up 2-3 new things to try when I order favorites...sounds about right
 

JohnnyAZ

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I'm guessing I've tried about 50, give or take a few here and there. I have several tins I've heard about but have not opened them yet, too many open tins right now.
 

warren

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I should write that my early years of smoking, the first thirty, were when a shop owner would quickly open a tin so a customer try a bowl full. The tin was then available for any customer who wished to try it. I certainly wasn't buying tins of untried blends.
 

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