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Alright veteran pipers...perhaps this has been discussed and I’m not seeing it. But, I experience flavor declines as I go through certain bowls. Blends like Nightcap and OJK, or for that matter non aros that aren’t Virginia heavy...have good taste and some change as the bowl progresses. With aros, and some non... I get halfway or a bit more and the flavors seems to disappear.
Is it the nature of pipes? Am I smoking wrong? I do go slow and have learned the breathe method... but, I still get to a lacking flavor enjoyment part. Do I slow down? Speed up? I could use some wisdom on this topic.

i do like some sweetness, but I also really like some of the “English” blends if you will because of the flavor profile lasting. Burleys with perique and Virginia are also quite nice. I like the nic content of them as well. Perhaps I’m a non aro smoker trying to find too much in aros?

your wisdom is appreciated.
 
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I don’t smoke a lot of Aro’s so maybe someone who does will chime in. It’s my understanding that what you’re describing ia fairly common and it’s just the nature of the casing. There are some aro’s that do maintain the flavor all the way through, maybe try some different blends. With non aro’s if you lose flavor or start getting a cigarette/ashy taste it’s a sign of smoking too hot/wet
 
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I don’t smoke a lot of Aro’s so maybe someone who does will chime in. It’s my understanding that what you’re describing ia fairly common and it’s just the nature of the casing. There are some aro’s that do maintain the flavor all the way through, maybe try some different blends. With non aro’s if you lose flavor or start getting a cigarette/ashy taste it’s a sign of smoking too hot/wet
It’s mostly the aros. Maybe I’ll get a smaller pipe or pack half a bowl. Sometimes it leads to nice tobacco tastes - but, often aros wind up being blah. Most non aros don’t do that and they are a joy to the end.

thanks for the info.
 

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I'll assume you're smoking briar?
This applies to all blends: for a pure tasting smoke give clay, meerschaum or porcelain a shot.
This will help indicate if your pipe is the flavor slayer or your tongue is closing in on retirement. :LOL:
Clays fit everyone's budget.
 
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