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bostoneo

Starting to Get Obsessed
Sep 22, 2016
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Akron, OH
This seems a little excessive for pipe tobacco bloom? It doesn't look like mold at all. Anyone ever seen this much buildup? It is on Samuel Gawith Full VA Flake from 2011...
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Dec 28, 2015
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I found mold on some flakes once and they did not look at all like that. Mine was fuzzy moldy looking stuff. And mold wipes off easily. That looks like crystals to me. Is it stuck on the flake and hard to get off? If so I think you are in good shape.

 

snowyowl

Part of the Furniture Now
Oct 21, 2015
885
6
Looks like B-A-C-O-N.
I'd smoke that, but being from the 60s...

 

markus

Part of the Furniture Now
Mar 18, 2014
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Bloomfield, IN
That's definitely bloom you lucky frog, mold is furry looking.

In the off chance that you don't want to risk it though, you should send it to me right away.

 

jerwynn

Lifer
Dec 7, 2011
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10
My first thought was that it looks like butterscotch candy and I'd want to eat it!!

 

maduromadness

Starting to Get Obsessed
Jan 3, 2014
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California
That is bloom but as others have stated a rather dense one. Imo SG FVF seems to have a heavy sugary casing compared to most other Virginia flakes. When comparing it to other VAs they seem to have a light bloom whereas FVF usually has a couple of dense patchy spots. Looks like an overly applied area. Hope this doesn't incite a riot.

 
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