Whats in your bowl?

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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by smokinsteve » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:15 pm

I’m having more of The Haunting (one day I’ll open a different tin) in this beautiful straight Billard from Smith House Pipes.
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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by Kip » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:21 am

'Bout to be some 2009 Three Oaks from McClelland. Image

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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by smokinsteve » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:15 pm

Had a nice bowl of GLP Telegraph Hill this afternoon. Telegraph Hill is a very nice light Virginia Perique blend. This particular tin is a fresh one without much age, but I was greeted with that McClelland “ketchup” smell. It was a delightful smoke
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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by akpreacher » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:12 pm

Billy Budd Blonde in the Stanwell Vario 109
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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by 815DC » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:38 pm

akpreacher wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Billy Budd Blonde in the Stanwell Vario 109
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Your thoughts on BBB?
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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by akpreacher » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:11 pm

815DC wrote:
akpreacher wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Billy Budd Blonde in the Stanwell Vario 109
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Your thoughts on BBB?
Smoked a bowl a couple weeks ago and thought it was ok. This time I dried it longer and it was exceptional! The play between the cigar leaf and the Virginia’s was very nice!


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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by akpreacher » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:48 pm

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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by Kip » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:17 pm

Opting for some '09 CPCC New Century in what I affectionately call. My "horny pipe", and fuming about the power company's utter ineptitude. Image

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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by smokinsteve » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:13 pm

Smoked some a bowl of the haunting in this little custom beauty today
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Re: Whats in your bowl?

Post by Kip » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:58 am

I opened a tin of 2005 McC Christmas Cheer last night. It is....

in a word.....


'Disappointing'.

The moisture is higher than I'd like, but that's typical for McClelland blends. The presentation is good, with a tumbled/broken flake. The aroma is prototypical McClelland. I'm not a fanboy, but I'm OK with that.

The thing that I don't dig is the ridiculous density of the flake. I don't fully understand why, but it's hard as a friggin rock. Like, 'dang near impossible to rub out into a dish' hard. It won't burn in its current state short of a severe windstorm, but is so hard, it's like rubbing a hand full of pebbles to prep it. I dried some out...a lot....just to make it friable.

I feel like I'm gonna have to open something else up to enjoy today. ImageImage

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