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I am looking for a tobacco with Kendal Kentucky level nicotine, but in ribbon form. I am having ...
I am looking for a tobacco with Kendal Kentucky level nicotine, but in ribbon form. I am having the hardest time getting packed properly. I can pack my nightcap just fine, but shags are proving difficult. I have tried some flakes and ropes but they are not beginner friendly. Anyone?
I figured I would try pipes, got a deal on a nice stanwell. Bought a captain black sampler. I didn't care for any of them (will trade), then some nightcap....pretty nice. But so far nothing that grabs me. Please help! I like the ritual, but the tobaccos have not been up to par.
Thanks for the recommendations guys, I will check out royal yacht. MarkC, I will keep a watch on my little cubby mailbox. ;D
Okay, I've got another for you: Dunhill My Mixture 965. Like RY, this ribbon cut easily packs and lights fresh straight from a new tin, and has an excellent vit-N hit. Unlike RY, it is an english blend, with some Cavendish. I can see this becoming my morning-afternoon smoke.
Either are absolutely foolproof for a noob! With a little light tamping, you should easily smoke the bowl through to a fine ash (I've only been smoking a pipe since the first of this year.)
Depending on your level of nicotine tolerance, in low levels N is a stimulant but in high levels it is sedating. OJK (Burley/Va) as I previously mentioned also has a great kick, is an easy to pack ribbon, but find that it does need a day/two to dry. The BLB is a strong english (I like this for night), and is a user friendly cake that also needs a day/two. When you work back up the the flakes, you might try Sam Gawaith's 1792 and Squandron Leader.
Ok, MM965 is now on the list. I have had 1792, it burned poorly even after a day of drying, and theplus I still found it lackinginicotine. I went to dark birdseye, which I like, as well as KK, my favorite is brown Irish twist though, I even got that to burn well. Nightcap is a favorite as well. I just find the shag cuts of the GH tobaccos difficult to deal with.a any tips?
By the way, thank you guys very much for the recommendations, I would type longer responses as I think I seem curt, but I have to respond using a phone with a tiny keyboard, so it is very difficult. I really do apprechiaye the help!
Another vote for the dunhill 965. I've only been smoking a pipe for about two months myself, so it's definately newb friendly. I'm about halfway through a tin of it and can usually get to the bottom of the bowl in two to three matches. A little "air time" definately helps as it is a bit moist (just a slight bit) straight out of the tin.
I had a tin of GL Pease Jack Knife ready rub and C&D Exhausted Rooster deliver this weekend as well, both have a respectable nicotine level. The C&D Rooster is a broken flake that I ordered specifically for the learning experience of smoking flake so I don't think that would be what you're after.
The ready rub is a different story. The first bowl I didn't finish rubbing it out and had several relights. I've smoked two others where I've fully rubbed out and it packs and smokes really well. As a matter of fact I just finished a bowl with only two matches. Very newb friendly (for this newb anyway) and it hits the nicotine "spot" just right for me.
Another one to consider is Peterson Irish Oak, reminded by a sample of it I'm smoking now. Also reminded that I forgot it on my 4noggins orders. The mypipe discount expired at 12a, but you can still get 10% off with the coupon code facebook - just make sure you click on "apply," as I learned, and it will confirm the discount.
I think everything mentioned here so far has a "local" review. A sneakier way is to look at what smokers here have "Open" at tobaccocellar.com/puff-username, frequently an indicator of what that person deems "smokable".
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I suggest you go to tobacco reviews.com and do an advanced search for ribbon and a strength range of from strong to overwhelming. That produces 34 items in the results, but most of them are not widely available. from there you can read reviews on those which look interesting. I wouldn't put a lot of stock in the ones that only have one review.
Last edited by Nachman; 03-26-2013 at 11:35 AM.
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