once I start to notice an over abundant layer of cake, I usually use a waded up paper towel as to remove the excess. I'll continue the process after each bowl, till I feel it's back up to my usual standard. No sharp object ever enter the main orifice of my trusted tobacco urns.
I don't care how much cake you've got, had or been offered; it's always a bad idea to allow a sharp object entry to your main orifice. Fundamentally.
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level." - Quentin Crisp
Ennerdale in my Savinelli Hercules. What a great night. Still in the mid 70's, clear sky, slight breeze, and the makings of a beautiful sunset. Now if the Blackhawks can just get back in the game all will be right with the world! We need 3 quick goals!
I am currently smoking some G&H Best Brown #2 in a Stanwell "Design Choice" shape 492 sandblast.
The pipe is a beautiful squashed tomato/volcano that I don't smoke very often. BB#2 is a terrific, mostly unscented, flake tobacco with a mild degree of Lakeland flavor. My stash has been aging for about 2 years and it is absolutely terrific.
Dan!!!! Savinelli!!!! hahahah I sampled some of the Veermaster you sent me, good stuff man but i'm lovin the Stonehaven.
Whoops. Just noticed that - too late to edit, Ugh! Thanks for correcting me.
Tonight, something made me reach in the back of the tobacco cabinet for some GL Pease Laurel Heights. The description on the glpease website says, "with notes of citrus and roasted oats." Well, I don't get citrus at all, but certainly understand the roasted oat comment. It's got just a touch of natural sweetness to it as well. Not thrilling enough to be much more than an occasional smoke for me, but enjoyable nonetheless. I think if I could pick up some of that citrus he mentions in his write-up, it'd be a better blend...
just finished a bowl of the new AK. was not impressed at all. It didn't look like the AK of old. The AK of old is black soft and crumbles in your hand. This stuff came in a sticky block, but you can pull off a chunck and it crumbles into ribbons. shades of darker and lighter leaves. it started off neutral, but got pregressive sweetier. couldn't detect any perique at all.
bahhhh this is a sudo AK
but I still have hope, will stick the rest in a jar and see how it is in 6 months. But if any of you guys have some of the old AK hold onto it with your life, you won't see anymore
smoked in my GPD tapastary.
sorrry bout the rant