Capstan Blue is next on my list to stove. I normally go through every known machination in order to get a tobacco to smoke to my liking before cellar, forgot and hope; and stoving is the most extreme part in this process. Capstan Blue fresh (to me) is dry, tart and slightly harsh (it kind of tastes like dry, middle of the road champagne to me), but allow it to dry to a crisp and fully rub it out until it is fine, fluffy strands, and it smokes both sweet(er) and cool. I also notice that it smokes better in a tall, narrow chambered pipe. Because Capstan comes in such a well made and well sealed tin, I think I’m going to stove it directly in its tin. A first for me. I’ll post my results once I get around to doing it. Kudos to you for not putting up with what you don’t like...even if it is a storied blend.