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Old 09-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #281
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I think I'm blowing smoke out of my pipe. I just double checked my order, it was a 3.5 oz tin of MacBaren Virginia from Pipes and Cigar for 14.65. What arrived is 8 ounces of loose leaf Virginia #1. I was a bit dissappointed it was loose leaf because I ordered a tin. - Strike 1

But thought 8 oz is alot of tobacco for ~$15. I talked to a guy at the store and he said my 8 oz of loose leaf should be $19 (okay but I wanted a tin dmnd it) He said I could return at my cost and once they recieved it they'd send out the tin. Strike 2

No offer to send a new tin first with a free return shipping label. Strike 3

Maybe I'm being hard on them. But I wanted a tin! errgh!
Who did you talk to at P&C? This is completely inconsistent with everything I've heard from them in the past.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #282
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Thats good to hear. Not sure who it was I talked to but maybe I caught him off guard with my complaint. I did get 4.5 more ounces than I would have with a tin.

I guess this falls into the first world problems category.

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:32 PM   #283
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Cool pipes Dan. Never seen that before (but I know that is what you were describing the other day). Of course, I've not studied a lot of pipes either so...


Smoked a bowl of that Balkan Sasieni last night in a Cob. I admit I was really put off by the smell of the tobacco but, DAMN! Has to be just about the best non-aromatic blend I have smoked to date. Amazing smokey-earthy-tobacco flavors from that one.


I concur on the Balkan Saieni...the smell in the tin reminded of Drum cigarette tobacco..which I loved when I was a cigarette smoker, but in the bowl it was amazing...I am most certainly going to keep a tin of that on rotation..
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:32 PM   #284
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Thats good to hear. Not sure who it was I talked to but maybe I caught him off guard with my complaint. I did get 4.5 more ounces than I would have with a tin.

I guess this falls into the first world problems category.
I think my twitch about wanting a tin comes from having not bought consistently from any one place. With a tin, I have a reasonable expectation of what I am getting. From bulk, I have no real idea whether one shops Virginia #1 is going to be anywhere close to what I got from the other shop last time.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #285
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So here's a question for you pipe smokers out there.

I smoked a good bowl and a half last night. Slow and steady I still haven't been able to avoid tongue bite. Is this something all pipe smokers just deal with or do some pipes/tobacco's really have zero bite?

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #286
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Being a fan of history and archeology, I've considered getting a traditional English clay pipe.


I really like the historical aspect. They were popular from the late 1500's through the late 1800's, and were so common as to be considered a fairly disposable item, and are one of the most common archeological items found on digs in the British Isles.
A common image of workers from those periods is often one with a pipe clenched in the teeth ... so much so that skulls on archeology digs sometimes show a specific groove worn into the teeth from people having clenched one of these pipes in between the teeth for most of the day.

Some really interesting pipes and accessories including Pipe Knives available for purchase at this site ...
http://www.sheffieldexchange.com/pipesand.htm
also
http://www.dawnmist.demon.co.uk/pipesale.htm

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:56 PM   #287
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So here's a question for you pipe smokers out there.

I smoked a good bowl and a half last night. Slow and steady I still haven't been able to avoid tongue bite. Is this something all pipe smokers just deal with or do some pipes/tobacco's really have zero bite?
It's qwirky for me. i can light a pipe and get bite after the first several draws and then nothing. Or I can get a bite from every draw, set it down and let it rest for a while, light it up again later and it's pure silk.

Some tobacco's have no bite, some only bite in certain pipes. Some bite no matter what, filters help here. Some only bite when they are fresh but after a month they stop.

I just deal with it as best as I can. I like to drink and smoke too. Bite can make that particularly uncomfortable.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #288
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My pipe, tobacco and other paraphernalia has been delivered to the house! Now I just gotta get done with this hitch so I can get home and get that puppy broke in.

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Old 09-29-2012, 02:40 PM   #289
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Blah. Mine won't be till Thursday. I got 6 different tins to try. Also my stout should be carbed up enough by then to .

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #290
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My work pipe.

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