That's kind of funny, Father! I thought when ordering those blends "I like HB and OJK, I should like these!" As far as the kin thing goes, I believe we are all brothers in one way or another.... I've also found that our tastes in tobaccos seem to be pretty similar!Fr_Tom wrote: ↑Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:04 amFor the most part, I have a pretty good idea if I will like something or not. It is not that much of a risk. I would claim too that anyone who liked OJK and HB would likeThree Friars and Big-n-Burley. There are just some folks who hate C&D burley or can't abide perique I suppose.Peacock wrote: ↑Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:42 pmAh the old @Fr_tom approach eh? Leave no tobacco unsmoked, don't give up until you've burned minimally a pound Happy it worked out for you. Maybe I'm just a picky mf'er but I would be PO'd to grab a lb and then hate itJohnny wrote: ↑Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:43 pmTaking advantage of the 15% off C&D bulks, the second of two orders came in....UPS is slow and the first order won't arrive until Wednesday....
1lb Haunted Bookshop
1lb Three Friars
1lb Big N Burley
1lb Old Joe Krantz
I like both Haunted Bookshop and Old Joe Krantz even though the cut isn't what it used to be. Those are both just regular stock. Three Friars and Big N Burley are new to me but I figured I'd get a pound of each anyway. I've tried both today after jarring up everything and I love both blends!
KK is another who sometimes buys a pound to sample something. The theory though is that we are twins separated at birth. There may be a genetic marker for this sort of thing that they find in the genome. Johnny may be kin in some way.
@Peacock I'm pretty good at guessing what I like and have had pretty good luck with it. Sometimes it takes quite a few bowls for it to get good. Always try a tobacco in different pipe sizes and see what works for you. The first try of Three Friars in a group 5 was amazing but might not have suited me in a smaller bowl. Years ago I was sent a sample of OJK to try and I thought the guy was playing a prank on me and let their dog pee on some tobacco It smelled horrible to me and was afraid to try it. When I got up the nerve to try it, I fell in love!