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Old 03-24-2012, 03:32 AM   #11
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Yes sir. Best smoked while sitting on a hilltop with your best gal.
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I used to go northern pike fishing early in the mornings and take the pipe and some cherry/vanilla tobacco along. Those were fun mornings. All alone in nature; great aroma/flavor; and pretty darn good fishing.

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Old 03-24-2012, 04:06 AM   #13
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I am also smoking my pipe tonight at our neighborhood poker night.

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Old 03-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #14
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Pipe smoking is certainly something I deem to call "One of the finer things in life." Unfortunately, I quit smoking tobacco almost 4 years ago. I was a heavy cigarette smoker and occassionaly lit up a pipe to relax around a campfire while backpacking with friends.

I often still think about smoking a pipe, but I'm a little nervous if I packed one up it wouldn't be the last...

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I hear you there. It is easy to fall back into the habit. Trying to kill mine but keep slipping back here and there. The last pipe i enjoyed was with my wife up in Fresno at a hookah bar. it was actually a lot of fun that evening.
Dan I agree it is a lost art. The whole idea of tobacco is taboo now in America, but I do love the smell of a good pipe or cigar.

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Fired up an old briar pipe tonight. Reminds me of better days. My wife bought me a few of my pipes, one is a thick bowled 1/4 bent briar. I have sat with it more than once on a few evenings close to Hawaii shores.. Cool trade winds blowing in, a moonlit sky that rivals all others. Just me with a beer and a very nice pipe, aromatic tobacco. Got to admit, almost as good as a great cigar.

Miss those days.

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Old 09-14-2012, 05:04 AM   #17
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Cheers Dan. I recently bought some CAO pipe tobacco and dusted off an old Grabow pipe I had. I'm a cigar and sometimes a pipe is a nice change in scenery. I don't know that I'll ever by a frequent pipe smoker but I can really appreciate an evening on the patio with it.

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I'm the same way. Cigars mostly, although got to admit haven't smoked many of those recently either. But man, a good smoking pipe is not something that happens overnight.

I was reading a story by John Wayne, he was a young man. Said Francis Ford used to give him a pipe to smoke and break in. Cause they do take some breaking in. My dad and uncle's briars had a nice burned in layer of carbon(?). What ever it is they are the coolest smokes in the collection. Seasoned well.

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Yeah I was always told to "clean" but not scrape a new pipe because you want that cake layer to build up and act as insulation. No one in my family smoked cigars or pipes but they still always made my feel "at home" for some reason.

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Not sure how old you are but when I was young many men smoked pipes. It's gone out of style now. Seemed like man smoked a pipe. The luxurious odor of pipe smoke filled the air. I guess nobody knew or cared about second hand smoke back then. Hell, my dad was a physician and all his physician friends smoked pipes.

All I remember was man it smelled good. Aromatics mainly, cherry, vanilla, vanilla-cherry. I think part of the smell was the briar smoldering. Really funny difference between smoking and smelling somebody elses pipe tobacco. In my experience, except from smoking my dad's seasoned pipes. Most pipes smell better than they taste. Most, not all.

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