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bentbulldog

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PostSubject: Using Corn Cob for tobacco sampling    Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:33 am

So I got A LOT of tobacco sampling to do. Mostly "aromatic" type blends but also a few english, virginia, and Lakeland blends.

I was a gifted a pretty Country Gentleman Missouri Meer Corn Cob and was wondering if it's a good a idea to try all these blends out in this cob before putting them into my briars?

I'm well aware that there is a unique interplay between pipe material and tobacco and I may LOVE a blend in a briar that was aweful in a cob (not sure if thats probable, but possible silent )

So far I have about 12 blends to try out. Would this be a good idea? Is one cob insufficient?

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PostSubject: Re: Using Corn Cob for tobacco sampling    Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:21 am

I think using a cob for sampling is a great idea. Although the smoking experience you are going to get will vary between Cob vs. Briar, it will still give you a good idea if you are going to enjoy said blend and do so on the cheap.

As for a single cob? well I'm not a "get just one of a thing" kinda guy. I have 4 cobs that see pretty heavy rotation and I mostly smoke Aro's out of them. One of my favorite smokes is Grousemoor out of my cob-warden as the first pipe of the day. Also that way I don't funk up my good briar with that nasty Aro Tobaccy. Laughing Just pokin fun at the aro lover in you with that last part but I will say a properly set up cob is a fantastic smoke and I see many more cobs in your future.
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PostSubject: Re: Using Corn Cob for tobacco sampling    Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:42 am

I use cobs, and recently picked up a lot of 20 small clays from Ebay. They both work well for me. I can pick up small cobs here for about 5 bucks, and they work great as well for sampling.
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PostSubject: Re: Using Corn Cob for tobacco sampling    Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:10 am

You can get a bag of 10 Missouri Meerschaum seconds for about $30.00.

Kaiser has posted the link a couple times.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Using Corn Cob for tobacco sampling    Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:00 pm

http://corncobpipe.com/index.php/10-pipe-grab-bag-of-smokable-seconds.html

...there ya go.

The only thing I'd suggest to anyone trying tobaccos out of any pipe is to discover the base flavor of the material (and that can vary from briar to briar) so they can pick it out from what the tobacco tastes like. Once that happens, you start picking up on other things fast. Cobs have an advantage: they won't vary too much in flavor, and the flavor they have is distinct. The problem: yes, it tastes ever-so-slightly like a bit of sweet corn.

Not such a bad thing in my realm.

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