I have a few tins in my cellar and I really want to smoke some. I have never tried it, but I already have so many blends open and/or in ziplock bags that I want to get some of that down before I open any more tins.
Sometimes pipe smoking can be so stressful, lol.
Wondering if anyone else has had the same problem that I have experienced with University Flake...
I'm over half way through my tin, which was purchased in early 2012, and not sure of the date. For some reason, I seem to be experiencing an off putting bitterness that has stayed throughout the smoke on nearly all of my samplings of UF. In fairness, the very last time I smoked it, it was a little less evident than it has been, but still there nonetheless.
Has anyone else ever experienced this??
UF has been one of my favs/regulars and I have been lucky enough to go through sleeves of tins of this blend ;-)
I never have experienced a bitterness in the smoke; have you tried smoke'in her in a cob, clay or meer to eliminate perhaps sour briar? I know that Burley can at times give off a bitterness to it, which I have experienced in other blends/towards the end of the bowl
I just finished a bowl of this stuff and man, is it powerful. I smoke cigars so I thought I would barely feel it as no pipe tobacco so far has hit really hard. I was wrong. It is tasty and complex but man does it pack a punch. It also smokes very slowly as a small pipe lasted me over an hour and fifteen minutes. Great stuff but not for a nic noob.
I had a aged tin, about 2 years, finally cracked it open and smoked a stick...did nothing for me, traded the tin...It was a big letdown after all the positive reviews I kept reading I was expecting something wonderful...
I did keep a few sticks to revisit it, but I don't think my stance will change...