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Lifer
Nov 27, 2020
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Frazier Park, CA
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@dino I could sure use a shmeck tobacco. A shmeck for a schmuck. How 'bout that! Or, I could just shut the hell up and stop being obnoxious. I'll go with Option B. 😎

Cooled down quite a bit (even rained this morning), so I'm going with Stonehaven in the Foyard Rhodesian, and a cup of Earl Grey. Just placed a phone order with Tobacco Trader, LA's last B&M, and therefore will (blessedly) be gracing the TAD pickup thread for the second time in two weeks. Joy.

Bird report: California scrub-jay, Steller's jay, Common raven, Red-tailed hawk, House finch, Nuttall's woodpecker (female), Mountain chickadee, White-breasted nuthatch, Western kingbird, and some kind of swallow moving much too fast to identify.

Happy weekend to everyone!

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kg.legat0

Part of the Furniture Now
Sep 6, 2019
877
8,878
Southwestern PA
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Tasting some Sutliff TS24 in my Rattray's White Goddess - getting ready to dig into book 2 of the Dune prequel series.

I bought 2 oz. of this blend to add to a half pound of C&D Oriental Silk ...I am sure my palate is defective in some way, but I totally am not getting enough (if any) oriental flavor in the half pound I've been picking at for a year... the blend is great otherwise.

This bowl is a welcome reprieve from one helluva Friday - my area, a little East of Pittsburgh, got hit with some crazy rains - wishing you folks a pleasant evening!
 

kg.legat0

Part of the Furniture Now
Sep 6, 2019
877
8,878
Southwestern PA
Evening pipes: Bayou Morning Flake - I bailed on it 1/3 of the way through. I just bought the tin and it needs more time to sit. Not much flavor. Second pipe was Bijou. I picked up a tin of it at my local B&M. It was an ‘18. That was better, but still did not do a tonne for me. Somewhat of a strike out tonight.

I have found that tins/cans really need a couple weeks to 'open up' - it sounds like such nebulous, cork-sniffing bullshit, in a way, but I have found this to be true with C&D tins, especially ...I don't know if it's a humidity thing, magic, or other process ...but there's something to it.
 

tmcg81

Can't Leave
May 8, 2020
456
6,700
NJ
Peterson Irish Flake in a Peterson System Standard B42. This is probably one of the larger pipes I own and I've found that when I have the time to rub out a Burley flake,, let it dry, and pack it in this pipe, I have some of my more leisurely and enjoyable smokes.