Todd T.
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Smokingpipes Gear - Plateau Briar Pipe Kit Acrylic Stem-Straight
Nice Block
Well,against the norm, I am smoking this as is with few modifications. Yes, I know it is supposed to be a project, but after looking at it for some time and my fast smoking habits I said go for it. I will never overheat this bad boy and what have I got to lose. I did slightly bore out the stem a little for more air flow. Sometime in the future I will try my hand at making something special on another block but the sheer humor of smoking the thing as is had me from the start. It is a very good project piece for those so inclined.

Cornell & Diehl - Carolina Red Flake 2oz
Oh So Good.
Got my tins today and after 15 minute dry time I fired it up. This is a great red Virginia with a smooth taste and no bite. Mid nic hit and a wonderful bready and slightly incense retrohale. I definitely like it and I am not a expert reviewer, but I have smoked baccy for 40 years.

Rattray's - Exotic Passion 100g
A Pleasant Tobacco
Nice citrus orange taste from beginning to end. Pushed it hard through a small Medico Silver Crest Dublin. No bite at all and filter was really dry at end. Nice mellow sweetness, lovely orange taste, and mild to mid strength. No moisture at bottom of bowl. I generally try all aromatics through a filtered pipe and this tobacco proved to be a winner. Good stuff!

Erinmore - Erinmore Mixture 100g
Nice change of pace
I rather like the slight sweet and tart edge of this stuff. Nice mid nic level. I smoke it wet or dry and it still delivers a good smoke with no bite. Very slight fruit flavor with the tobacco flavor dominant. I mostly smoke C&D traditional blends(Which I absolutely love), but this makes a nice change of pace when I want something different. Good stuff but gets some hard knocks in the reviews.

Erinmore - Erinmore Mixture 100g
Nice change of pace
I rather like the slight sweet and tart edge of this stuff. Nice mid nic level. I smoke it wet or dry and it still delivers a good smoke with no bite. Very slight fruit flavor with the tobacco flavor dominant. I mostly smoke C&D traditional blends(Which I absolutely love), but this makes a nice change of pace when I want something different. Good stuff but gets some hard knocks in the reviews.

Cornell & Diehl - Night Train 16oz
Straight Up Tobacco
The one thing that I will say is that I love the Cornell & Diehl "no nonsense" approach to tobacco. I have tried several of their blends and have not been disappointed in anything that I have smoked. This is a smooth,complex,and stout pressed cake that is ready for smoking right after being rubbed out. Straight up tobacco flavor with a solid kick in the differential!

Mac Baren - HH Mature Virginia 16oz
Smooth Smoke
I really like this MacBaren offering of Virginias.Sweet and lightly smokey,no bite,and light to mid nic content.Not to be confused with flake tobaccos,but basically a stuff and puff tobacco.Who could argue with a tobacco that smelled like a backyard B-B-Q in a bag? love it!

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