This is a discussion on Samuel Gawith Score! within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; So I finished work early today and decided to walk home instead of the usual bus ride.
I took the ...
It depends on what you like. Many people think of FVF as the definitive VA flake. Squadron leader is a mild english. 1792 is special one, strong, and unlike anything else I have tried. No experience with Balkan flake, so if it were me that's the one I would try, lol.
This makes me long even more for my SG tins en-route from 4noggins. I've tried them all except FVF and that balkan flake is something special after a year of aging, covered in sugar crystals and big flavor hit.
Smoke whatever you haven't tried, or all of them, then go back to the shop tomorrow and pickup tins for the cellar.
At the moment I've got them in my cigar humidor which is at about 65% this is probably too humid right?
Should I leave them in there or do I put them down in the basement?
Pipe tobacco doesn't need to be kept humidified like cigars, if the seals are fine just keep them somewhere dry and cool, otherwise pop 'em open and store in jars. Don't keep pipe tobacco with cigars either, the cigars will get infused with pipe tobacco flavor.