Just like the pipe tobaccos I smoke, I like to try as many of the cigarette tobaccos I might find out there too. Some are definitely better than others, for different reasons.
I guess a good place to start is by saying that I use the Top-O-Matic machine with tubes. It's the second cigarette rolling machine I've had, and I like this one a lot better because of the handle it has at the top... makes it a lot easier for me to keep the machine from moving when I use it. This machine is great for us because I like 100's and hubby likes king size... and we can both use the same machine without changing anything on it every time we make cigarettes.
Right now I'm smoking Three Sails
, recommended to me by Jack up at the N. Greenbush store. He had me try one of his while I was there, and it was good... for a Virginia blend. Normally, I'm a Turkish blend smoker (ie: similar to Camels), but for the price and weight, the Three Sails was the best bargain IN STOCK at the time. Three Sails is a "shag" cut, which I've discovered is the best type for the machine I use. Because it's a smaller cut, it doesn't seem to get jammed up in the machine like longer cuts do. THAT is something I'm going to have to remember next time I buy tobacco.
I've tried Red Cap
as well, which is the best bargain on the shelf, and the taste is good, but the longer cut of the tobacco makes for a lighter cigarette than I like. Would probably enjoy it in a pipe though.Cockstrong
*coughnicenamecough* is a great tasting tobacco, and I don't remember having trouble with it jamming, or what kind of cut it is... but I did enjoy the taste. (Yes, I did buy it solely because the name made me laugh in that guttermind kind of way LOL)
My favorite is still Bugler's Turkish blend
in the blue tin. It's the closest taste to Camels that I've found... but it's kinda pricey for the weight. I will treat myself to some once in a while though lol.
I'll be looking for more shag cuts because I'm really happy with the way they roll in the machine, and smoke out of the tubes. Now... to find a good Turkish blend in a shag cut... that'd make me a helluva happy Wench!