It has been quiet, I must admit.
I've been finding myself smoking a lot of burley this summer - in a
cob, of course - the heat and humidity seems to call for it.
In May I sent an order to McCranie's with burley in it - MacBaren's
Burley London and two tins of Country Doctor. It got hot before the
order arrived, so I went out to Tobaccoreviews.com, read about
drugstore blends, and tracked down some Carter Hall at one of the
drugstores. Not bad - not great, but not bad. Smoked the entire pouch,
while smoking the stuff from the order.
Then I found that a local gas station, that has a "smoke shop", had
most of the John Middleton blends. I bought a pouch of Kentucky Club,
and smoked that up. I just bought a pouch of Prince Albert to try.
They sell these blends for $2-$3 a pouch. (Got one of PA Soft Vanilla,
too - didn't have any aromatics, and had a taste for one in this heat.
$2.99 - wotthehell.)
I've also smoked about 75 grams of the 100 gram tin of BLB, and a tin
and a half of Country Doctor (2 oz tins). Decided that's a bit much
for the Doctor - one tin is enough for the summer. I think I'll try a
tin of Union Leader next summer - I already tried Revelation and
If you like burleys, it's definitely worth trying some of these
old-time blends - especially at the $2-$3 range. I like KC better than
CH, but neither is bad - even though they don't touch BLB.
Oh, I also tried some fancier burleys that came in a box pass. Nothing
really jerked my chain - they tended to have perique, and I'm not a
big perique fan.
Smoke in peace,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> LOL! Too quiet! I'm still here and I'm still puffin' - work has had
> me out of town alot lately (I hate it when that happens). The one
> nice thing about the travel is going to different pipeshops and
> meeting other pipesmoking populations. I've been spending quite a bit
> of time in the Nashville, TN area and have grown to think of Elliston
> Place and the 3-10 pipeshop as a home away from home. Both shops are
> really great, the way you would want your local B&M to be. I got to
> sample a few new blends while down there and really enjoyed the
> company. The pace of life is slower down there so people actually
> stop and chat and smoke a bowl and even though the shop closed at 8 we
> usually stayed and talked pipes and tobacco until 11:00.
> Happy puffin'
> --- In email@example.com, "Randy Weiser"
> <Randy_Weiser@y...> wrote:
> > So, is anyone STILL smoking, here??? It's been VERY quiet lately!!!