This is a discussion on Tonights Smoke II - FOR PIPES within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; This morning GLP Fillmore in a Bjarne freehand, ahhhhh.
Attempting to imbibe Escudo in a Peterson Bulldog - had to ...
Tonight it's McClelland's Blakeney's Best Bayou Slices. This is really good stuff! A very nice broken flake VaPer that's easily rubbed out and has an incredible flavor and aroma. Think I'll pop this in my Savinelli Hercules.
Tonight is a hodgepodge. On the way to and from work today I split a bowl of Orlick Golden Slice in my new Mario Grandi nosewarmer.
Technically I just got through about half a bowl on the way in. Appearently I lost the pipe nail I had in the truck, and based off of the recent thread about using your finger to tamp I gave that a try. Well needless to say it didn't go so well and I pretty much plugged the pipe up. Finally gave up trying to get it going as I pulled in the drive this evening.
Since I really needed to smoke this bowl all the way to the bottom for break in, I dumped out the loose ash and filled it back up with some old gowrie to smoke a full bowl.
Other then me plugging it up like a doofus, the pipe smokes great! (as does the bent from last night, both great smokers!) The Golden Slice on the other hand, well it sucks. Didn't care for it at all. Glad I just got a sample and not a tin, nothing too it really.
So now I'm about halfway through the mixed bowl and not sure about my concoction either lol oh well, you win some you lose some..
McClellands #2050 Oriental Cavendish in a Stanwell. I'm not an aromatic devotee by any stretch but this one has a very light casing and the taste of the oriental tobacco comes through as well as the mild flavoring. High quality leaf and no extra goop in the heel or shank (or stem). Highly recommended for those who occasionally want something that will please those around him as well as himself... although it probably pleases those around me more than me! I'm still a committed VaPer/straight virginia/English guy!
Having a big 'ol bowl of Penzance tonight in a Scandia (Stanwell) Bent Acorn. After the losing streak I've had the last couple days with the VA's I figured I would go for the gold and claim that heavy latakia satisfaction!