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Setting up a Beginner's Guide?

AlexAlex Member
edited November 2006 in Snuffhouse Archives
I regularly read about requests by beginners who would like to get some proposals, which snuff they should start with. And I definitely can remember the time I began to snuff. The amount of offers by local stores was poor and the amount of offers online was absolutely confusing.

What do you guys think about setting up a guide for beginners. I thought about something similar to a wine guide. We could recommend snuffs according to some categories like mentholated, scented and pure.

Anyone willing to help me?
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  • AlexAlex Member
    edited March 2007 PM
    Good to see you like the idea. Lets try to work it out. I anybody else wants to join, feel free to do so.

    Of course, if someone is interested in snuff as a stop-smoking aid, my suggestions would be different.

    Well, I would not recommend taking snuff as a substitute for smoking. I am more into pleasure, than fighting addiction. I understand your point anyway.

    Let me do a rough sketch:

    1. Step: Get to know the basics

    To get to know what snuff is about, we recommend slightly flavoured or unflavoured types. The basis of a snuff is the tobacco used.

    Snuffs:
    Blue Crest by Samual Gawith
    High Dry Toast by Fribourg & Treyer
    Irish "D" Light by Samuel Gawith
    Irish "D" Original by Samuel Gawith
    Kendal Brown by Gawith Hoggarth
    Kendal Brown by Samuel Gawith
    Latakia A0 1860 by De Kralingse
    McCombie by Samual Gawith
    Taxi Blue by Dingler


    2. Step: Try some flavours

    If you think your nose is ready for some experiments, you may enter the world of flavourings. They come in very different types, so that you need to find your favourite taste.

    Snuffs:
    A/P by De Kralingse
    Dr. Verey's Medicated by Samuel Gawith
    Morlaix by Fribourg & Treyer
    Old Paris by Fribourg & Treyer
    Original & Genuine by Mc Chrystal's
    Princes by Fribourg & Treyer

    3. Step: Extraordinary ones

    This category includes snuffs from both ends: high quality snuffs and weird ones.

    Snuffs:


    Everybody: Please feel free to criticise, change or add as much as you want to. This is just a sketch and I am happy about any contributions.
  • AlexAlex Member
    Does anybody wants to add his favourite snuff here? Or maybe a snuff on this list shouldn't be recommended?

    I want to make this a PDF with some additional information.
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  • AlexAlex Member
    edited March 2007 PM
    Thanks for all the comments! The McChrystal's O&G is on the list already. The others will be considered.

    All right than. I think we should start with the categories and move to the snuffs after that. What about:


    Unflavoured and slightly flavoured types
    Fine and Dry
    Fine and Moist
    Coarse and Dry
    Coarse and Moist
    Flavoured types
    Fine and Dry
    Fine and Moist
    Coarse and Dry
    Coarse and Moist

    Alternatively, we could start collecting the snuffs and try to categorise them afterwards.
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  • AlexAlex Member
    edited March 2007 PM
    I personally don't care about nicotine, but a lot of people do. So, we should add it, you're right. I would say we should collect the snuffs first and see which categories are needed.

    A/P by De Kralingse
    Blue Crest by Samual Gawith
    Dr. Verey's Medicated by Samuel Gawith
    Kendal Brown by Gawith Hoggarth
    Kendal Brown by Samuel Gawith
    Latakia Ao 1860 by De Kralingse
    McCombie by Samual Gawith
    Morlaix by Fribourg & Treyer
    Old Paris by Fribourg & Treyer
    Original & Genuine by Mc Chrystal's
    Princes by Fribourg & Treyer
    Taxi Blue by Dingler
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  • AlexAlex Member
    In my opinion this would go one step further. What I thought about was a document to store it local or to it print out. A short overview of snuffs which a beginner might want to try. Your proposal is something I originally thought about. I guess it would end up in a database containing all these things. Interesting, but also quite a lot of work for which I don't got the time, at the moment. In the long run, I would love to integrate such snuff cards.
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  • AlexAlex Member
    edited March 2007 PM
    Actually, we can do so in the category snuff types. This would be very similar to the reviews, right? Still, I also would like to give an overview.
  • AlexAlex Member
    edited March 2007 PM
    Here is a first sketch of what I thought of. Any comments (including correcting my English) are welcome!

    Edit: The Snuff Beginners Guide can be found at the FAQs.
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  • AlexAlex Member
    Hi Mo,

    thanks for the feedback. I removed the double description (not online yet). I will also move the shops to the end with some notes on which of the mentioned snuff they carry. I thought a description of the 'how to use snuff' might be too much. But I could include some pictures and the four points you mentioned.

    So far,
    Alex
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  • AlexAlex Member
    edited March 2007 PM
    True! I will also add this to the guide. Making a choice isn't always easy, you're right. :-) Thanks for the hint.
  • AlexAlex Member
    Updated. (see this comment)
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  • AlexAlex Member
    A real life test would be great. I uploaded the revised version (Setting up a Beginner's Guide? # 18). Thank you, Mo.
  • AlexAlex Member
    Again a newer version with hints to prevent the snuff hitting the throat (Setting up a Beginner's Guide? # 18).
  • AlexAlex Member
    Any further comments? If not, I would publish it here at Snuffhouse for downloading.
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  • AlexAlex Member
    All right, I added some pictures (Setting up a Beginner's Guide? # 18). I am glad it helped.
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  • AlexAlex Member
    Thank you guys for the feedback.

    Jeff, I think taking a Pöschl in the beginning might be misleading. Once upon a time, I started with the Gletscherprise myself. Today, I wouldn't touch it any more. Only for comparison to other snuffs. The good thing of the Pöschls is, that you can't get them in your throat, unless you eat them. The texture and scent is nothing special nor very pleasant for a beginner. People use it so much because Pöschl is doing a great marketing job, I guess. The snuff is okay, but there are far better ones out there. To sum up: In private, I would not recommend a Pöschl to a beginner, so I don't want to do it here. Being a serious snuffer, you have to try them, of course.
  • AlexAlex Member
    Version 1.0 available at the FAQs. Thanks everybody for the help!
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  • AlexAlex Member
    Columbia Oil? Good question. I have read somewhere that it serves as a flavour carrier more than a flavour itself. It also adds a certain moisture, I guess.
  • AlexAlex Member
    Thanks for the enlightenment.
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