The famous Black Frigate

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seanv

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I dedicate pipes to certain genres and some pipes to specific blends. Next week we are going on vacation for two weeks and I can only bring a select number of pipes. I am going to crack my only tin of Black Frigate while on this vacation. My question is, does Black Frigate ghost a pipe or is it fairly neutral? I don’t want to have to choose a pipe to match it with while I have only a limited stock on hand but I want to open something new and exciting while I am away. My plan is to smoke it in a dedicated Latakia pipe.

 

carolinachurchwarden

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I don't think it ghosts a pipe at all. You should be fine with whichever you choose. Just wouldn't smoke it in any other pipe you have dedicated to like Virginias or Burleys, obviously.

 

mso489

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I'm no ghost expert. I'd only worry about Lakelands aromatics and maybe Mixture No. 79, though I'm not troubled by it so far. Much depends on your sensitivity. I enjoyed a tin of Black Frigate in the recent past, and I don't have any idea which pipes I used, so I am experiencing zero ghosting, but perhaps I'm not that discerning.

 

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dcon

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I am going to Russia and Ireland in the fall. I plan on taking a couple of meerschaums and buying tobacco as I travel. The meerschaums can be smoked to no end and you don’t have to worry about poltergeist.

 

chasingembers

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I wouldn't smoke it in a Latakia pipe. As it has very little Latakia in it, a ghost in an English dedicated pipe would likely overpower it. Can't imagine BF causing any kind of ghosting.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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I wouldn't smoke it in a Latakia pipe.
I was actually going to say the opposite, since you said you were going to use a latakia pipe. I was going to say you shouldn't have any problems with ghosting since you're using that pipe. But, actually, Duane is correct. Black Frigate certainly isn't a lat bomb. I like latakia, but Frigate has very little indeed. But it's that very little bit of latakia added to Black Frigate which makes it the perfect amount for that blend. A pipe dedicated to English/Balkan blends may already have an overpowering latakia ghost that will hinder you from actually tasting all that the 'Frigate' has to offer. Choose a more neutral pipe. Any ghost BF leaves, if indeed it leaves one, will likely be minor and easily exorcised.

 

chasingembers

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Safe to use in a VA-dedicated pipe then?
I would say so. Most of BF is Virginia Oriental. Any residual left from BF, if at all, should easily burn away on your next smoke.

 

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Are you saying black frigate is not deserving of an entire fleet of dedicated pipes?

 

shermnatman

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I was going to advise you the same as DCon has. 2 traveling Missouri Meerschaums for the vacation, and it becomes a non-issue with no worries. And, have a great time. - Sherm Natman

 

diamondback

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Tangent, but that’s a damn fine blend, Cap’n Embers. Really glad I learned about it here; I’m sure I’d have overlooked it otherwise. I’m into my third ounce of four. Soon I’ll write a review of it on SPC, and I’ll need to up my game to the 8oz tins.
I dedicated my favorite pipe (one the wife and kids bought for me) to it, as it looks the part! (Sandblasted black Scott’s bent brandy.)
But yeah I’d think I could safely smoke Va/Pers (no burleys or significant lats) in the same pipe with no problem.

 

chasingembers

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Are you saying black frigate is not deserving of an entire fleet of dedicated pipes?
I actually commissioned a pipe specifically for that blend several years ago, and that's all that gets smoked in it.

I dedicated my favorite pipe (one the wife and kids bought for me) to it, as it looks the part! (Sandblasted black Scott’s bent brandy.)
Would love to see it!

 

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Duane is correct. Black Frigate certainly isn't a lat bomb. I like latakia, but Frigate has very little indeed. But it's that very little bit of latakia added to Black Frigate which makes it the perfect amount for that blend
Double-dozen-plus on what Anthony said. No need to worry about "haints" on BF. Dunae's shared pics of that volcano before; I drool every time he does.
Really glad I learned about it here; I’m sure I’d have overlooked it otherwise
Same here. The Skipper shanghai'd me as well, & I ain'ts rer-gitted it even oncet, arrrrrr...... "We have an accord...."
Bill

 

seanv

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I decided to open my tin on our fourth day of vacation. Nice rainy and slightly Windy day out here so I thought it would be perfect and I was right. I think I am hooked. The tin note was incredible and so is the smoke. This burns great and holds a world of flavors all the way through. If the rest of this tin smokes as good as this bowl, I will have to add this to my cellar

 

diamondback

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Scott’s pipe dedicated to Black Frigate. Yes, it’s a terrible picture.
I know no one cares (not in the clique and IDGAF), but Embers said he’d like to see it so...

Date on jar is wrong: should be 12/19. Just noticed it - lol, will put a new one on.

 
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