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Re: [Pipe smokers] McClelland Matured Virginia #27

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  • Shootist51
    Thanks, Joe. I haven t had any luck finding any. shootist51
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 26, 2010
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      Thanks, Joe. I haven't had any luck finding any.
      shootist51

      --- In pipesmokers2@yahoogroups.com, Joe H <periquefreak2003@...> wrote:
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      > I'm pretty sure they don't have a bulk version of the #27.
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      > Joe H
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      > --- On Sun, 9/26/10, Shootist51 <shootist51@...> wrote:
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      > From: Shootist51 <shootist51@...>
      > Subject: [Pipe smokers] McClelland Matured Virginia #27
      > To: pipesmokers2@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 9:05 AM
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      > Just opened a tin of this broken flake tinned in 2004.
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      > This is my first experience with this blend and I really like it. After 6 years on the shelf, the "ketchupy" aroma is fairly subdued and the moisture level still seems to be a bit high, but drying for about an hour yields a smooth, sweet smoke.
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      > The tin states that this is a "orange-red, shag-cut cake", with a "mellow flavor and a light, subtle aroma". As stated earlier, I would say it is more of a lightly broken flake which ranges from a rough shag to a flake.
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      > After a bit of drying, I stuffed a load into my pipe, leaving a small air pocket at the heel. A thourough charing light resulted in an uninterupted smoke through about the first half of the bowl. With a light tamp to settle the ash the relight was enough to finish it off.
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      > I foung that the flavor was a subdued sweet haylike taste that produced a pleasing enough room note to evoke several positive comments from others. I had not a bit of trouble with any bite, but I like Virginias at a slow smoulder, so a heavy puffer may find their experience different.
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      > Normally, I smoke SGFVF. I may have found a mild, smooth replacement to tide me through the current shortages.
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      > Does anyone know if McClellands packs this in bulk?
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