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Old 10-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #431
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What percentage humidity should pipe tobacco be kept at?
Strangely this is the one area I'm not completely anal retentive. While my cigars never move more than a few percentage points away from 65%, when I buy pipe tobacco I toss it into a ball canning jar and leave it in my pantry. I couldn't tell you what the humidity is, just that I have some stuff that is a good 3 years old now and is much improved and none of it is too dry. Some is a bit on the moist side (no mold) that I can tell from the touch, for that I pull enough out to fill a bowl and let it sit for a bit to get to the dryness I want. I wish I could give you a RH that you could use, but I just go by feel. That is the downfall of premium tobacco, it is finicky and is something of an art...but, a little time with it and you will be able to not think about it, just know what is right for you.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:24 PM   #432
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Ps. I know this is a pipe smoking thread so forgive me. Going to throw up a picture of my new kegerator, still in the works. Fourth tap coming soon and a big Harley Davidson sticker on the freezer door. It also makes a great place to display my pipes!
Nice setup Dan, wish I had 4 taps, but 2 is all I have room for. Does the garage environment have any impact on the briar as it changes from hot to cold, wet to dry?
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Nice setup Dan, wish I had 4 taps, but 2 is all I have room for. Does the garage environment have any impact on the briar as it changes from hot to cold, wet to dry?
Thanks. Have to admit though only one tap for beer. The other three soft drinks/gatorade/iced coffee.

Not that I've noticed. Pipes on top of the kegerator I just put there recently but they have been living in a pipe cabinet in the garage for years. Having said that, winters here are fairly mild, I don't think the garage has ever got to freezing temps, maybe a few hours on the coldest of nights. Humidity is not much of a problem here either. So I don't know what the effect of freezing cold and damp weather would be.
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Thanks. Have to admit though only one tap for beer. The other three soft drinks/gatorade/iced coffee.

Not that I've noticed. Pipes on top of the kegerator I just put there recently but they have been living in a pipe cabinet in the garage for years. Having said that, winters here are fairly mild, I don't think the garage has ever got to freezing temps, maybe a few hours on the coldest of nights. Humidity is not much of a problem here either. So I don't know what the effect of freezing cold and damp weather would be.
I suppose it would have made sense for me to look and see you are in CA...up here in Western Washington humidity and temp extremes is always an issue
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:38 PM   #435
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Ps. I know this is a pipe smoking thread so forgive me. Going to throw up a picture of my new kegerator, still in the works. Fourth tap coming soon and a big Harley Davidson sticker on the freezer door. It also makes a great place to display my pipes!

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Edit. I need to update my camera date stamp. I just took the picture about an hour ago.
That is a beautiful setup!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:19 PM   #436
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Just ordered a new Savinelli! Pipesandcigars.com has a sale going on them right now.

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Strangely this is the one area I'm not completely anal retentive. While my cigars never move more than a few percentage points away from 65%, when I buy pipe tobacco I toss it into a ball canning jar and leave it in my pantry. I couldn't tell you what the humidity is, just that I have some stuff that is a good 3 years old now and is much improved and none of it is too dry. Some is a bit on the moist side (no mold) that I can tell from the touch, for that I pull enough out to fill a bowl and let it sit for a bit to get to the dryness I want. I wish I could give you a RH that you could use, but I just go by feel. That is the downfall of premium tobacco, it is finicky and is something of an art...but, a little time with it and you will be able to not think about it, just know what is right for you.
Once the tin is cracked, canning jars are the way to go with tobacco. Seal it up and forget about it!
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Once the tin is cracked, canning jars are the way to go with tobacco. Seal it up and forget about it!
See, you are all advanced and stuff, I just buy an ounce or two of bulk from Kirsten's in Seattle...love their Mariner blend.
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Once the tin is cracked, canning jars are the way to go with tobacco. Seal it up and forget about it!
Nice, wife just bought a ton of these..
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Haven't posted in here before, but I enjoy an occasional pipe smoke. My dad smoked a pipe always when I was young.

I smoke a Dr. Grabow De Luxe 9845. It is a very nice smoking pipe circa late 1930's.






I am a lucky bastid in that I still purchase from the same quality shop my old man did when i was a tiny tot. I have great memories going to Uhle's as a kid with my dad. http://www.uhles.com/

:edit: apparently they ship! You guys should have a try of their stuff, it is very good.

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