And while I’m on this little swing fest ... here’s another piece from Sun Valley Serenade ... Chattanooga Choo Choo
Seriously swingin hard. Turn this up and fullscreen too. It don't get no cooler than this ...
btw that guy at the beginning and elsewhere is a very young Milton Berle (I know, I know ... I say that like everyone knows who the hell I’m talking about ... just humor me ;-)
Somehow I missed this post the other day Jacob.
Ha! I was going to post Chattanooga Choo Choo after your post on Kalamazoo. Love that song!
Enjoy reading all the post on this thread. I had no idea so many people still smoked pipes. The cool weather is soon coming; I think I'll have to buy a can of my favorite McBarens Virginia no. 1.
If I remember correctly, it’s been quite a few years since I've had a tin of the stuff. A light smoke, the tobacco is very sweet, almost molasses smelling. I'll have to break out my coolest smoking pipe because if I remember correctly, this stuff tend to burn hot and can singe your mouth if smoked to quickly. But it is good!
Edit: Just ordered a tin. 14.95, not bad but shipping was 9 bucks!
09-20-2012 06:39 PM
I don't know if it is the cooling weather, this thread or both but I'm really craving a good pipe smoking evening on the front porch.
I have a few Dr Grabows as well. They are thick walled ones and smoke fairly cool.
My favorite two pipes are a straight square bolwed drugstore pipe (one of my dad's old pipes and very well broken in) and a.. I think it's a Savinelli. I'm going to have to break into the pipe cabinet tonight and start dusting them off. The Savinelli looks like this one. Very light and cool smoke. Attachment 76415
The churchwarden is a Savinelli, and the other one is a Kaywoodie. Took that picture with the stem removed to show the metal "stinger" on the inside. Apparently a lot of people remove that but I don't mind it. Like I said I'm new to this so when I do gurgle the stinger keeps the moisture in the bowl, and keeps the smoke drier in general. I love the churchwarden but I tend to get a lot of liquid carry over...
I'd wanted to try a pipe for a very long time and gave up on it after a couple of disastrous attempts culminating in an attempt involving what turned out to be a weed bowl and cigarette tobacco. Finally the release of the Lord of the Rings blurays made me want to try again so I did my research this time, started with a corn cob and then picked these two up!
09-21-2012 07:52 PM
Here's a usual problem for me. It burns down the center, charring a layer, and leaving the edge untouched. I was barely into the bowl when the weak smoke that I had started falling off. It's an accidental blend of 2 or 3 captain blacks. Spilled tobacco became consolidated tobacco.
Welp, the Frank method is a smashing success. Sitting on my patio puffing away as I type. Nothing fancy, just some Walgreens Vanilla Tobacco. I need to get myself some good stuff and see what I'm missing. In general, what are people's opinions on the loose jars of tobacco seen in cigar/pipe shops?
And, if we're posting beard pictures, here's mine at its height of greatness. I was studying abroad and I burned out my beard trimmer in an Australian outlet (woops) and decided to grow my beard out until my parents came to visit. About 3 months. Picked it out for this picture: