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Old 09-27-2012, 04:37 AM   #241
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The problem with living where I do is there aren't any tobacco shops around. Well that's probably not completely true since I haven't really checked recently. I think the last time I bought tobacco locally it was at a mall store called John (something). Not bad, they have a few cigars and bulk pipe tobacco but no "specialty" tins. And no Frog Morton. Looks like internet shopping is going to be the win, again.
Instead of beer swaps we should start doing tobacco swaps!
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:44 AM   #242
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Fixing to buy a pipe here. I'm interested in a churchwarden.. Been browsing the net. Also I never have "broken" in a pipe.

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:04 AM   #243
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Czm, Breaking in a pipe. Somebody on this huge site could probably explain it scientifically but I'm no scienitist.

Virgin briar will not lend a lot of flavor to the smoke and can burn hot. As tobacco is smoked charred carbon layer will build, the "oil" for lack of a better word, will sink into the briar. The wood will be seasoned with the flavors of the tobacco smoked and as the layer builds these flavors build, the cooling qualities improve as the "cake" on the walls of the side build. Guys that smoke pipes on a regular basis actually have to clean out this cake. For me, on most of my pipes I'm still trying to build a cake (sounds weird) I have pipes from my dad's and uncle's collection, they were both serious pipe smokers. Their old pipes have a nice burn't cake and the bowls smell sweet. Those are the best smoking pipes I have.

Hope that makes a little sense. I'm typing between commercials and my daughter keeps calling me saying dad come here X-Factor is about to start up again.. X-factor. Not my favorite show to watch but it's some family time.

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:18 AM   #244
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Right. Need to google proper steps to season. I've had a corn cob before. Smoked my own tobacco I grew. In fact I still have few lbs I grew and bought from over year ago .

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Basics to breaking a pipe in is thirds. Pack the pipe a third the way full. Smoke it this way many times and a cake will build on the bottom part of the pipe. Next pack it 2/3rd's the way full and do the same, build the cake and then pack it full and smoke to build the top third.

Smoking a pipe and making beer have one common denominator - Patience!

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:36 AM   #246
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Fixing to buy a pipe here. I'm interested in a churchwarden.. Been browsing the net. Also I never have "broken" in a pipe.
Lol I just ordered myself one! Should be at the house when I get off my hitch at work.
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Thanks for info. In fact this place I found online may just get a new and an estate.

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Lol I just ordered myself one! Should be at the house when I get off my hitch at work.
Pipesandcigars.com I seen a wizard gift kit but out of stock.. What you end up gettin?
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Pipesandcigars.com I seen a wizard gift kit but out of stock.. What you end up gettin?
I ordered: Roma Churchwarden Pipe - cwROMAthree Large - Billiard
From pipesandcigars.com, also ordered tobacco and some other odds and ends
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Instead of beer swaps we should start doing tobacco swaps!
That's actually a pretty good idea. An ounce or two of pipe tobacco shouldn't cost more than a postage stamp and envelope.

I'm up for a trade. PM me if you're interested.
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