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Corn Cob Pipes Bargain

Brown Thumb

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Depends on when you bought them. They had a really bad drought awhile ago (5 years ago?) and as a result their cobs were noticeably smaller. All is well again and the cobs have returned to their "normal" size.
I got mine shipped June 5 2014. Dang, time flys, was that a bad yr for corn :confused:
 

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Not so much.. it had no sticker, the bottom barely is not perfectly flat, this thing is amazing!

should have maybe got this one too. >>>
 

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Original. Remember to me this anecdote:

Sir Winston would usually smoke his cigars down to a couple of inches. During his later years, the butts would be collected and given to his gardener to smoke in his pipe. (Lucky gardener.)
 

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Yes. An interesting article.

In the Semois article, click on the tiny image captioned, "Viewpoint at Rochehaut." It looks to me like a well eroded impact crater--with a town in the middle.

I have smoked Manil's Semois, as well as American-grown Semois (both thanks to Jitterbugdude). The pouch aroma is sugestive of Habano 2000 wrapper or of dark air-cured leaf (from WLT). In a pipe (a corncob), it offers a taste similar to straight, medium-strength burley. JBD's Semois is somewhat more floral than Manil's. There is no question that it smells and tastes like all natural tobacco. Unlike burley, I detect some tongue bite, even when "sipped" slowly through the pipe. I would rate the nicotine as a notch above medium. The room note is vaguely and mildly cigar-like.

Bob

Marc, Your Bouchon looks awfully tidy, compared to the raggedy ones that Manil makes.
 
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