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Florida_man
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Trying Amphora Kentucky blend for the first time. This stuff is good and a lot sweeter than I expected. 
is any one else getting down yonder today, this is the first release in years I’ve been excited about.

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I’ll have both Down Yonder and Steamworks on the way later!

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I just ordered my down yonder, if there’s still some steam works left when I get paid I’ll buy a tin.

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Doblone d’ Oro in a Georgetown Belge. 

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Having a bowl of peter stokkebye luxury navy flake in a royal comoy 625 volcano.

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Having a bowl of watch city old dominion, in a savinelli made for the slow smoke World Cup 2019 in Ukraine. 

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It’s sort of a reset/palate cleanser day for me, I’m smoking Carter Hall in a cob. 

DeathMetal.org
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Smoking "Old Joe Krantz" in a Savinelli that looks like it's been through the wash.

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On my way to a tin of 3P, I stumbled over something on the floor. Backing up with an oath, I picked up the object that had stubbed my toe. It turns out that someone in the family had to cram something into my "cellar," basically an anomalous giant walk-in closet in our guest room cum office cum exercise room, and it had dislodged a five year old or more jar of "Old Joe Krantz."
 
When the gods hand you something to smoke, you really should not offend them, and besides they have been good to me and my briar puffin' habit for a long time. Consequently, I started today with a bready, yeasty, spicy, fruity, and smoky bowl of Burley with Virginia and Perique that is the formula for "Old Joe Krantz," basically a big brother to "Haunted Bookshop" and a little brother to "Burley Flake #1," still one of the best smokes in the universe.
 
They changed up the formula; I liked it better when it was crushed or shredded pressed and aged Burley, not a little ribbon cut, because it was stronger in flavor and nicotine, but this is very close. Like all C&D blends over the better part of the last decade, there is some propylene glycol or something like to it to keep the leaf pliable and in my view, probably cut down on mold, which C&D had a little scare with before this all began.
 
The bowl starts off with a typical Burley tempest, a campfire-roasted bread flavor with a slightly bitter vegetative undertone, but then the Perique floats to the top and the Virginias caramelize, introducing this unpredictable sweetness among the wafting threads of nutty, grainy, and buttery Burley goodness. I could smoke this one all day.
 
While the reviews say it is really strong, I find it a solid medium-to-strong with lots of flavor, since the Burley lifts up and expands whatever it is mixed with, and there is a good amount of Perique in here along with the red Virginias that give it a wine-like sweetness.
 
The marketing team attacked this blend a few years ago and spun off white, blue, and red varieties which were unexceptional and less powerful, but if you go for the original, you will find a challenging protean flavor profile in a blend that is easy to smoke and brings lasting enjoyment.
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CRASHtheGREY
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MM Elite Party Line in an MM Elite Cadel.

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DeathMetal.org
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Are those cute little fountain pens? Look perfect for travel size.

CRASHtheGREY
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My favorite pens. Opus 88 Mini. I have a collection of these pens in a bunch of designs. Best pocket pens ever.

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DeathMetal.org
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They look really handy for everyday use. There are a great number of fountain pens that are beautiful, but I would not want to carry them around. I keep a Pilot at my desk for easy use but have defected to the "people who carry around free pens with slogans on them" for portable use.

CRASHtheGREY
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I only use and carry fountain pens.

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I'm with you. Most of my fountain pens are vintage stuff. Although, what is probably my favorite is a Sailor 1911M.

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I don't know about them being the best pocket pens ever. 🙂

My favorite pocket pen is the old Sheaffer Tuckaway.

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An exaggeration, for sure. Lol. They are my favorite pocket pen.

Deckard Cain
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I've been using ink pens for years now.  I deal with some carpal tunnel syndrome.  My hands are plenty strong to do a lot of things however pressing down on a pen makes my wrists hurt right behind the thumb. My doctor recommended I find something else to write with, and pencils aren't any better.  I discovered the ink pen.  I have several that are made by cross.  And as you know a person can write effortlessly for long periods of time just by dragging their pen lightly on the paper.  In my job I have to correct a lot of quizzes and tests. The ink pen with a red cartridge is excellent. 

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Gawith Hoggarth Whiskey Twist, sliced thin and folded in a Stanwell Hans Christian Andersen. 

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The Whiskey Twist has really been working for me. It’s all I’ve smoked since yesterday and I’m smoking it now in my Stanwell Hans Christian Andersen. 

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I'm smoking a mix of my own: 1 part Hearth & Home Marble Kake, 1 part Sutliff FGT 51 (80%) + Sutliff Maryland (20%), 2 parts Gawith Hoggarth American Black Cherry, 1 part Wilke Black Cavendish, and 1 part Sutliff Stoved Virginia.

Been smoking this all day in a variety of briars and my conclusion is that it can use a bit more sweetness. It's on the bland side.

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Today was vaper day again.  Salty dogs on top of St Bernard Flake.  The Salty Dogs is sweeter and flavors the St Bernard flake a bit but as you go into the bowl you get more virginia forward.

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Curiosity got me so I popped a can of Steamworks and I’m smoking it in a BC calabash to check it out. I’ll probably do the same with Down Yonder tomorrow. 

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Very nice looking pipe. Calabashes are superb smoking pipes.

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Today I've been enjoying some 20 year old Peter Stokkebye Navy Flake that I found in a box. Using my Weber Shellbrooke Canadian.

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Down Yonder in my Butz Choquin calabash. 

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Steamworks in a Stanwell Hans Christian Andersen. I am really liking this blend a lot. 

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GLP Windjammer in a St. Claude cutty. 

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Finished up a bowl for Samuel Gawith Best Brown Flake a couple of hours ago. 

And now on my last 3rd of a bowl of Mac Baren Mixture Scottish Blend in a Milano 101 Rhodesian.

Pipes Comics
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My breakfast !

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Royal Yacht in an IMP meerschaum Rhodesian. 

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