This thread was inspired by a contest that ran from Jan. 20th to Feb. 20th 2018 and can be seen here - http://www.cigarforums.net/forums/vb/genera...-open-tin.html
Good times were had by all and when the contest came to an end interest was shown in keeping the party rolling. For this new thread the rules will be relaxed in hopes of encouraging maximum participation. The general idea here is simply to open a "tin" of pipe tobacco, smoke at least one bowl, and share your thoughts on the blend and/or it's description along with some photos if you can.
The “tin” does not need to be a tin. Pouches, boxes, jars, bags, tubs, single bowl samples gifted from a friend, etc. are all welcome. If you’re opening it up and smoking it, we want to know about it.
Please share your “tin” openings with the group whether it’s a blend that is new to you or one that you have smoked before. First impressions are great but we also want to hear about blends that you’re coming back to after smoking them in the past.
Please provide your thoughts on the blend after smoking at least one bowl but do not feel obligated to provide an in-depth review. A few words will suffice, lengthy detailed reviews are fantastic, and anything in-between is fine. I don’t want folks to feel intimidated by a requirement to provide an official review so please feel free to share as much or as little as you like about the experience.
Don’t forget the pictures!
Everybody loves to see photos so please post at least one if you can. The tin, the tobacco, the pipe you’re smoking it in, and more are all fair game. This is not a requirement because we still want to hear about your tin openings even if you don’t have the time or means to include a photo, however, photos are fun and strongly encouraged.
Tanks to those that encouraged the creation of this thread and thanks in advance to those that participate in the future. It has been said that we're living in the golden age of pipe tobacco with over 2000 blends currently available on the market. Let's make the most of the situation by exploring the vast array of blends available and sharing it all here with our fellow pipe puffers.