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seamusjft

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Four weeks ago I bought a tin of Peterson's 3p's. not knowing what to do with a plug I done ,y usual research on the net and asked questions on here. I just could not get to grips with it! My first bowl, which was a block of the plug with some shaved bits, was a big let down! I couldn't light the bleeding thing and the only smoke I got was when a flame was present. I went back to it the next day. This time with small cubes packed into the bowl. This time I had to relight 20 times, it tasted like a cheap cigar and I gave up before half a bowl. About a week later I cut strips off the plug, rubbed it slightly but still got similar experiences.

So this morning, in search of a some without the peppery effect of my other English blends, I decided to give it one last hoorah before I gave in. In the tin was some strips that were left previously, I pulled a quarter of the plug apart into kinda square leafs, then went at it with scissors cutting ribbons as best I could. I loaded up using the three, baby woman man approach, gave it a char light or what I thought would be a char light and hey presto! It stayed alight all bar one relight and it was an absolute pleasure! So much I'm on my second bowl of it back to back!

I guess the moral of my story is - listen to all the advice out there to persevere when a blend don't work for you. It's worth it!

 

thesmokindragon

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I found that Slicing it paper-thin-style flakes when still moist and easy

to do, then a little dry time

 

sparroa

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I am interested in trying 3Ps, myself. It sounds like a stout blend but I think I am up to the challenge...
Wessex Gold Brick is worthy but it is mild in my books. It is quite hard to cut but from what I gather 3P is perhaps the hardest and most compact plug there is, whereas the GLP ones are much softer and easier to separate, and Gold Brick lies somewhere in between.

 

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sparroa

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I have seen pictures of a few gents with plug cutters...
They are the true pros!

 

sparroa

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It is a great piece of tobacciana to have, whether you've used it or not.
Seamus, do you notice much of a casing on the PPP?

 

seamusjft

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I'm still a newbie Simenon but IMO no not really. A very slight fruity taste but one that compliments the natural flavours I'm becoming to love!

 

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It sounds like an interesting blend. I just tried the University flake for the first time the other day and thought it was pretty tasty. I think it goes well after a dinner kind of like an aperitif.
I found that my swiss army knife cuts the Wessex plug easily, I then cube cut it, let it dry and it smokes fine. I will order some 3p's and report back.

 
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