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puros_bran
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PostSubject: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:53 pm

The Commish is standing down this year (and hopefully only this year) but in an effort to preserve the tradition I am going to attempt to stand in for him. As you can tell I pretty much just copied his long standing rules and whatnot..( It is his gimmick afterall)



Brothers and Sisters of the Briar. It is that time of year again to wish spring would hurry up and get here and for the "Spring Forward Box Pass". This will be the Seventh "Spring Forward" pass that has been put together. We have always had a good turn out and fun has been had by all. So get those fuzzy slippers out and sign up. I encourage all new Brothers and Sisters of the Briar who have never participated in a pass to sign up. It is a great way to test out new blends and trade for blends that you might like. For all of you who have participated in years past I also encourage you to sign up again. In the next couple of days I will be posting some of the blends and tins I will be putting in the box.

PLEASE read and understand the following parameters BEFORE signing up for this box pass. I’m sure there are some folks who have never been in a box pass before, so if those of you who are old hands at this would please just bear with me, I’ll clearly outline the “rules” of this pass. If you have any questions or want some kind of clarification, please pm me.

--This pass will be limited to 25 participants or the cutoff time of March 10th whichever comes first, first come first served! This means the Box will "hopefully" leave me no later than March 15th. If 25 folks sign up before then. There will be no exceptions made to the deadline or the limit. If you do not understand the concept behind a box pass, please pm me for an explanation BEFORE signing up for this pass. Sign up requirements are at the end of this post.

--This pass is open to USA Residents ONLY! We have many brethren across the borders that we’d love to have participate in this pass, but issues with Customs makes this impractical, at best. Our apologies to those Brethren of the Briar outside the USA.

--Each participant can keep the Box for a maximum of six days, if you want to ship it sooner you can. Hopefully this will give you longer to sample the goodies. Feel free to sample from the open tins and from the bulk tobaccos (but, please be sure to reseal the baggies that contain them once you are done…thanks!). All that is asked in exchange for this is that you leave something in the box for others to sample. If you would like to take a couple of bowl full’s of the bulk or open tins to sample at a later time please feel free to do so. While this is fun, please remember that your fellow Brethren further down the list from you are anxiously awaiting the box’s arrival. Uncalled for delays spoil the fun! If an unforeseen emergency comes up that you cannot get the box out within the six days please let me know so other arrangements or adjustments can be made. Everyone realizes that things do happen.

--When shipping the box to the next participant the use of Priority Mail service with Delivery Confirmation is required. Shipping via UPS is also acceptable. A word of caution, from past experience. The box postage usually runs between $10 and $16 due to its size and weight. I try and set up the order so that the box has the least amount of travel between participants as possible. If you are a new participant and funds are limited please let me know when signing up and I "might" be able to help. It is also perfectly acceptable to have a "hand off" with a fellow "BOB" if you live close by. It's a great excuse to meet up with friends and share a bowl or two from the box.

--If the box is beginning to show some wear and tear, please replace it with a new box. "It can make it one more time" thinking in the past has resulted in items being lost due to the box failing while in the shipping company’s hands.

--Puts and Takes should be of like kind of items in the box. If you take a sealed tin, replace it with a sealed tin. If you take a partial tin, replace it with a partial tin. The only caveat is that sealed tins can be used to replace any tobacco in the box. Partial tins in this box will be individually placed in Ziploc bags, so please be courteous and place your partial tins going into the box in Ziploc's as well (this is to insure that they do not dry out).
--Bulk tobaccos in the Box are mainly for sampling. If you have a favorite bulk you would like to share with the Folks following you feel free to add it to the goodies. Just be sure to Ziploc the tobacco and make sure it has a readable label. If you would like to take a couple of bowl full’s of the bulk to sample at a later time please feel free to do so. If you only have "bulk" type blends available in your area to purchase for trading let me know and I am sure we can work something out.

--Tobacco used for Puts into the box should be of good quality and should be blends that you would like others to try. This is not a disposal service; it is an opportunity to sample and trade for some tobaccos you may not have had the chance to smoke and to give your fellow Brethren of the Briar a chance to try some tobaccos they may not have tried before.

--Please, no glass containers. One word—breakage! ‘Nuff said!

--Puts and Takes should be notated on the list enclosed in the box. Additionally, all puts and takes should be posted to this thread of the bulletin board. Remember: That’s part of the fun of participating in a box pass is watching the thing play out on the board!

--Due to past experiences, I find it necessary to include the following statement: Inclusion in this box pass is purely at my discretion--I reserve the right to refuse anyone. As a side note. The only time this has happened was people who asked to be included “after” the box had already started to make the rounds.

--The ONLY person who is allowed to change ANY of the Box Pass rules is myself.



SIGN UP PROCEDURE

This is easy. Send me a pm with the following information (in the following order, please):

--BB handle
--Name
--Address
--email address
--Phone number (only to be used as a last resort for contact and will not be included in box list)

I will send you a confirming PM letting you know that you are in the pass. If there are more than 25 people who sign up, I will use the time stamp on the emails I receive to determine the cut-off point.

I'll be posting a list of the goodies that will be in the Box in the next couple of days so be on the lookout.

Regards
Puros_Bran
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:28 pm

The List:

Just Pipes

Mark

JeremyT

Frost

Kapnismologist

Pipetongue

Puff Daddy

Nate560

Shadrack

Tennessee Dave

Clueless

Pegleged

DoverPipes

Rugbysh9

Carlos

Eggman

Gandalfpc

Hunter5117

Happypipester


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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:34 pm

PM Sent tongue
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:34 pm

pipetongue1 wrote:
PM Sent tongue
That did it, I'm in. PM sent Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:35 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:37 pm

PM sent.
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:39 pm

Yo PB, Mike always seeded the box with stuff he'd accumulated from past passes and donations. Let us know how you want to fill the sucker. I'll donate, it would be a disgrace and unfitting the MikeM name to not have it weigh 10 pounds out of the gate Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:57 pm

PM sent looking forward to this thanks for taking this on.
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:21 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
Yo PB, Mike always seeded the box with stuff he'd accumulated from past passes and donations. Let us know how you want to fill the sucker. I'll donate, it would be a disgrace and unfitting the MikeM name to not have it weigh 10 pounds out of the gate Smile


Let me dig around a little tommorow... I can get her to ten pounds before she leaves.. And I even have Walnut to go in it ..

One other thing: In years past guys have put 6-16oz samples in the box.. I'd like to avoid it this year, it's a very nice show of generosity BUT they tend to dry up by the second half of the pass. Lets try to keep our samples to a reasonable size, say 2-3 oz or so tops.. If need be we can chuck more in a envelope for about 2 bucks and have it 'catch up' to the box.
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:46 am

PM sent. Sounds like a lot of fun! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:18 am

Teaser Samples

MacB H&H Vintage Syrian
MacB Dark Twist
C&D Haunted Bookshop
C&D Habana Daydream
C&D Orthodoxy
C&D Plantation Evening
Hearth & Home Anniversary Kake
Hearth & Home Marble Kake
McClellands FM Across The Pond
McClellands Christmas Cheer 2005
Sam Gawiths FVF
GH & C and SG Black Ropes
Uhles #71
Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
Stokkebye English Luxury
GLP Westminster (going to open a 1lb can and stuff down in there, smoke all ya want)

I have three more boxes and a shelf to look through...... I'll gather up a tin list and finish the sample list tommorow.
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:58 am

PM sent
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Location : Olympia, WA
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:35 pm

I'm going to bow out this year fellas. With the new laws in WA against shipping and receiving tobacco products, to include pipe tobacco, I'd rather not risk the box getting confiscated. I'm pretty sure the risk is low but just in case. That and I don't feel like being a convicted felon... Doesn't look good in the resume. Laughing

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PostSubject: Box Pass   Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:29 pm

I'm in, I hope.
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:03 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Teaser Samples

MacB H&H Vintage Syrian
MacB Dark Twist
C&D Haunted Bookshop
C&D Habana Daydream
C&D Orthodoxy
C&D Plantation Evening
Hearth & Home Anniversary Kake
Hearth & Home Marble Kake
McClellands FM Across The Pond
McClellands Christmas Cheer 2005
Sam Gawiths FVF
GH & C and SG Black Ropes
Uhles #71
Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
Stokkebye English Luxury
GLP Westminster

Dang!

I count only two of those that I have actually tried already. I may have to call out of work for a few days to make some extra smoking time...I wonder if I can get AFLAC coverage for that?
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:06 pm

Just remember to take a little and add a little and good lord only knows what we may get to try..
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:47 pm

11 up, 13 more spots. A couple old timers standing down this year to give you Box Pass Noobs a shot, get in here..
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:06 pm

PM sent

Thanks for your undertaking this mission!
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:32 pm

PM to PB sent cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:41 pm

Even though I won't be a part of this years festivities, I've just gotta take a minute here and recognize Bran's efforts on this little project. Take my word for it folks, the time and expense that goes into organizing something like this is'nt insignifigant. Bran kindly took the reigns over (this time around) from a seasoned veteran of six of these who because of other obligations was unable to undertake it himself. I have no doubt he'll do a great job with it. Have fun guys!
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:17 am

PM sent!
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:10 am

Probable starting tin list.. still trying to decide if 15 is enough to start with.. What do you guys think?

sg: Best Brown Flake,Balkan Flake, Squadron leader
C&D: Briar Fox, Sunset Harbor Flake, Organic Pipe Dreams.
Petersons: Sherlock Holmes, Irish Flake
Ferndown Black & Tan
MacB Mixture
Davidoff Flake Medallions
Butera Kingfisher, Pelican
Heinriches #314
McConnells Scottish Flake


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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:03 pm

PM sent. Did some maintenance in the forum, so this thread should be Stickied at the top for easy location. sunny

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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:08 pm

16 up, 9 spots left.
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PostSubject: Re: 7th Annual Spring Forward Box Pass.   Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:57 am

Any more takers? don't wait to long, I've been known to start things early before.
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