This is a discussion on Tobacco of the Month Poll (January 2013) within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Let's hear some nominations for next month!
ABF and Escudo have been on the list a LONG time! And Red ...
I would definitely participate if we did the rope.
Maybe even a "generic rope". A few coins in the mail would cover the people without a rope/twist, not even of any kind, and no real interest in buying any, just so they could give it a go and add their reviews. (Only those promising a review get a sample, right?) A few would have some in their cellar where it's been gathering dusk because they find it unsmokable (but they HAVE to light another bowl for the review, even if they don't actually finish it ). The Happy Bogie never made the grade, but maybe a more Gothic example, like Black Irish X, would appeal more to the dark personalities here.
Vegetarian -- that's an old Indian word meaning "lousy hunter". -- Andy Rooney
Ok, I'm at work posting from my phone. I think I got everything, but if I missed something, just remind me.
In order to keep things as newbie friendly as possible, we haven't been allowing any HTFs. FVF is currently unavailable at both P&C and SP.
Dave - what's Capstan? I'm not familiar with it, and I'm not seeing it at P&C or SP (though I am just poking around on the websites with my phone, and I may have missed it).
I'll definitely second 1792. This one has gotten a lot of chatter here lately. I've got a tin with about a year of age, and I'm dying to pop it!
Jim - Which rope? Or should I list a couple (and risk splitting the vote )? Black ropes seem to be getting the most attention, and the GH ropes are available in bulk, and also available as pre-sliced, so I would suggest GH Black Irish X/Sliced Black Twist. I'll put that down (and I'll personally second this or any rope ), and if you change your mind or want something different, we'll change it.
The tobacco of the month for January will be Frog Morton's Cellar. Review thread will be started on or around January 1st.
The tobacco of the month for December is Hearth and Home Anniversary Kake! Click here to post your review!
A & C Peterson Escudo Navy DeLuxe
Solani Aged Burley Flake
McClelland 5100 Red Cake
Samuel Gawith Navy Flake
Samuel Gawith 1792 Flake * seconded
Gawith Hoggarth Black Irish X (or Sliced Black Twist) * seconded
Gawith Hoggarth Bob's Chocolate Flake
You know I found it in my BM and saw it had pretty good reviews on tobacco reviews and never thought to check if it was even available in the states. It's a navy flake though. Smells good. I withdrawl that but would love to see dunhil flake back up for nom.