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Mikem
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PostSubject: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:20 pm

Well with all this time on my hands recovering from my surgery and February not too far away it is time once again to start planning for the annual Spring Forward Box Pass. This will be the Fifth I have put together. I have already placed an order for the following tins.

Wessex Red Virginia Flake
Wessex Burley Slice
Samuel Gawith Chocolate Flake
McClelland Grand Orientals Katerini Classic
Dan Tobacco Sweet Vanilla Honeydew
C&D Sunset Harbor Flake
C&D Star of the East Flake
C&D Purple Cow
Ashton Winding Road
GLPease Embarcadero

Still thinking about the bulks and some more blends to get the show going.

Some things I'm thinking about, take it to twenty-five people instead of last years 20. Running the pass on BOB instead of at Knox. Possibly splitting the box in two and having one start in the west and one in the east. Both boxes going to all twenty-five participants. The problem being postage twice. This might be offset with the fact that there are two smaller boxes traveling the countryside instead of one giant crate moving about. Plus then you get two chances to trade different blends instead of one and you don't wait as long before seeing the box. Maybe one box English, the other Virginia and Aromatic. I would still keep the keep the box for six days rule.

If you have any suggestions or blends you might like to see in the pass let me know. Give me some ideas on new blends that are available that I can add to the pass. That is what this whole thing is about, trying out new blends.
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:03 pm

Hey Mike,glad all went well!!!!Man,postage X2 is no problem with me,and I love the idea !!Sign me on for year 3? Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:23 pm

I'm down with the 2x's but I'd prefer both boxes be mixed (Va, English, Aro, Burley). If I got a big box of English I'd have to just send it on. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:41 pm

Whatever format you wish to choose is fine by me Mike.

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:00 pm

Hi Mike, Hope your feeling ok, the real job starts now, remember we are still praying for you, is this box-pass like having two women? I'm in. Ken.
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:02 pm

I like the 2 box split idea. Shipping 2 smaller boxes couldn't be any more expensive than shipping Babs was last year Laughing

I'll be most happy to send a few things to ya to get the first boxes well stocked Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:16 pm

Mike,

Sounds like fun, please count me in. Some blend suggestions, Samuel Gawith St. James Flake. Samuel Gawith 1792. GLP Filmore GLP Westminster. Maybe some Shaving supplies. Mike I look forward to being a part of this box of good will...
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:02 pm

Sounds like some great ideas Mike and everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:03 pm

One box or Two which ever you decide, count me in. With two boxes those at the end of the list will be at the begining for the other and won't have to wait in anticipation as long.
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:10 pm

Mike,
Everything sounds awesome! Pen me in on the list of future "passers"!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:25 am

I like the 2 box idea, but I'd be good for either version. Count me in!
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:51 pm

Two boxes sounds good to me too. One box, two boxes, mix or match . . . . . . . . heck, whatever you think is best Mike. Please count me in.

Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help. I'm more than happy to send a few tins to help get things going. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:11 pm

Mike,

Those ARE great ideas.

Don't think I am not watching this develope.

I just have not decided.

Something about spectating this one is appealing.

For guys who have never done a box pass, this is the epitome of box passes,,,,,,,,,jump in,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ANY level of participation is welcomed and worthwhile.

Can I squeeze a new BMW into the box?
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:32 pm

TJ, what blend is BMW? lol! Gentleman I do need some ideas on "newer" Virginia or Virginia/Perique type blends to put in the box.
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:50 pm

[quote="mdmiller5"]TJ, what blend is BMW? lol! Gentleman I do need some ideas on "newer" Virginia or Virginia/Perique type blends to put in the box.[/quote

Mikem,

I've enjoyed the heck out of Solani's #633 "VA Flake with Perique".....Because Solani has had a some real stinkers in the past Mad ,I'm sure some folks have passed this great blend up...

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:31 pm

Doc's right,

Solani 633 is exceptional.

I have a tin going right now.

Also have a tin of Sam Gaws St. James Flake going as a compliment to it.

Both are splendid,,,,,,,,,,,,,and sooooooooooooooooo different.

I also woul suggest Laurel Flake,,,,,,,,,,but it looks like that one has gone away,,at least for now.

I have six tins of Laurel Flake and will share them with geek & afro , axe and they shall receive.


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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:38 pm

GL Pease Stratford, Mike. It's not new, but it's a fine example for the Va/Per.

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:42 pm

I'd say consider Dorchester and Astley's 109, both excellent Va's. 109 is a very well mannered german made medium bodied flake with a slight sweetness to it and Dorchester is a shag cut Vaper with an amazing fig-like tin aroma and excellent flavor profile Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:52 pm

Thank you for the suggestions gentleman. Just what I was looking for. The more and more I think about it, I might break BAB's down to two baby Bab's. One starting in the West, the other in the East. One Virginia, Virginia Perique and the other English and Aromatic(?) or maybe English, Cigars. We shall see.
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:08 pm

Due to Alfredo's kindness I have been smoking Pease Cumberland and it is really good! I wouldn't mind seeing some of it in a pass!
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:59 pm

I'm in,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,of course!

Two boxes going in reverse direction sounds cool but logistically difficult for Mike,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,NAH!

I like Jasons idea of two boxes of MIXED English/va's. Gives more options for each handoff. Plus opportunities for "paybacks." he he he

Watch out for PB,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,get him guys!

I will have a different strategy this year. I will hold the box for the set number of days, smoke samples, trade tins for tins. My "adds" over and beyond trades will be "samples" only.

Give me some ideas of what yall would like to sample,,,,,,,,,,,,besides my Dunhill's.

No soup for Kramer. He's on a diet,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,as soon as the Super Bowl is over and the cheese heads loose.

Expect rusty tins from the Tin Man!

lol! 'n @ afro
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:44 pm

I'm excited about this year's pass. Learned a lot in the past year and have some good things to add this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:24 pm

Even' Mike, If you need anything look over my cellar @ Knox, and let me know! Ken.
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:57 pm

thomas james wrote:


No soup for Kramer. He's on a diet,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,as soon as the Super Bowl is over and the cheese heads loose.

Expect rusty tins from the Tin Man!

lol! 'n @ afro

I usually keep the oil can handy but I will be careful not to let any of the rusty ones slip into the box Smile.

By the way Mike, what is the general time frame for this box pass? I may be on the road for a few days during our spring break, which is the week of March 16-22. If the box is passed to me that week, maybe I can work something out with afro , since he is just down the street from me.

Gotta' refill that oil can now . . . . . .
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Spring Forward Box Pass Number 5   Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm

Tin Man, see the post for the Pass. I am sure we can work around your schedule without any difficulty.
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