Schnootypooch

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Real NameAlexander
Joined2015-12
Last Visited2017-04
LocationAustralia

I started smoking a RYO called white ox, which is a dark fire cured tobacco, my graduation to pipes was inevitable.
I love dark varieties and blends, Virginias are lovely in this respect. Also very fond of cherry aromatics, as i find this to be a complicated flavour for any tobacco company to master.

As far as pipes are concerned, briars are king. We all know this. And the humble corncob is always a winner. I own multiple pipes, but dont use filters. Im yet to find a pipe that i would consider my 'go to' pipe, as they all have varying qualities. And to be honest, I have found $5 corncobs that smoke better than estate pipes worth hundreds.

Tobacco; i purchase new varieties in sample packs of 10 grams, then decide if its worth a larger purchase for cellaring, which is accomplished using mason jars for varieties that need to breath, and hemostatic re-sealable pouches for varieties that like a slight choke hold on their oxygen. Hemostatic pouches, when placed in a warmer area, can further ferment the tobacco, altering it dramatically. So be careful, and as usual....

Happy piping

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Favorites

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-12-07 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 224 ★★★★ 3.2
2015-12-07 Samuel Gawith - Firedance Flake 130 ★★★☆ 2.7

Wishlist

Date Blend Reviews Avg Rating
2015-12-07 Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish Sweet Cherry Cream 1 ★★☆☆ 2.0

Reviews

10 reviews
19 helpful votes
4 star:
3 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
2 Recommended
2 star:
2 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
3 Not Recommended

Preferences: Virginia 3.6

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2017-04-23 McClelland - 2017 Holiday Spirit 8 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2015-12-21 McClelland - 2015 Holiday Spirit 11 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.8
2015-12-07 Peter Stokkebye - Cherry (No.3) 24 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.2
2015-12-07 McClelland - No. 705 Walnut Liqueur 12 1 ★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.3
2015-12-07 McClelland - No. M-27 Three Cherry Blend 28 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.6
2015-12-07 Samuel Gawith - Firedance Flake 130 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2015-12-07 Samuel Gawith - Black Cherry 42 1 ★★☆☆ ★★☆☆ 2.7
2015-12-07 McClelland - Dark Star (Personal Reserve) 224 5 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2015-12-07 Samuel Gawith - Brown Rope No. 4 Rum 7 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.4
2015-12-04 Borkum Riff - Cherry Cavendish (Ruby) 130 4 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 2.1