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Old 09-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #231
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That pipe you posted Dan looks just like the one I eventually found out was meant for weed. In case you were curious, cigarette tobacco tastes nasty out of them...
Funny how that works eh? Considering most of todays quality tobacco's are reserved for cigarette production.

It's too bad most pipe tobacco's are so heavy that if you do inhale, it's like sucking on the chimney of a steam locomotive. i could drop cigarettes completely if I could get enough nicotine from smoking a pipe. Good Snus is too hard to come by and import Snus is too expensive. I am just not sold on the eCig yet. I'd like to try but I am a skeptic. For all we know, those thing could kill ya'!


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Old 09-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #232
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Lol. My buddy imports his snus and complains about the price all the time. Cigarette tobacco we used was probably pretty crappy. I was on a backpacking trip in Israel with two friends and we decided to buy a pipe from a hookah vendor and tobacco at a liquor store. Then tried to smoke without doing any reading, knowing about packing, etc etc. Disaster.


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Old 09-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #233
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Lol. My buddy imports his snus and complains about the price all the time. Cigarette tobacco we used was probably pretty crappy. I was on a backpacking trip in Israel with two friends and we decided to buy a pipe from a hookah vendor and tobacco at a liquor store. Then tried to smoke without doing any reading, knowing about packing, etc etc. Disaster.
Most cigarette tobacco's are either Burley or Virginia. The former, I've read, is not a very good smoke unless it is cased. we all well know that cigarettes are cased with nicotine additives. At least pipe tobacco's are up front about what casings are used for flavorings.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:48 PM   #234
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I love smoking a pipe as it makes the stupid crap that I say seem intelligent when holding one. My only issue with smoking while drinking is it seems to burn my taste buds and mute the beer's flavor. Suggestions!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:58 PM   #235
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might I suggest stronger spirits whilst smoking and beer when you are not?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #236
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UPDATE, because you care:
Stopped by a real tobacco shop last night. Picked up sample sizes of black cavendish, royal cavendish, and morning pleasure. So far I tried the black, and although nice and aromatic it was too wet I think. Morning Pleasure has been the best so far. Will smoke again on Friday.

The wife said that me smoking a pipe is "the opposite of cool". I think I'll keep it.
Black cavendish smells wonderful in the pouch and when I smell somebody else smoking it but I've noticed it does need to dry out a bit before it smoked. Very wet tobacco for sure but when the moisture content is correct a beautiful smoke.

My Virginia no 1 arrived in the mail yesterday. I thought I had ordered a tin but it was an 8 oz bag. Was a little dissapointed that not in a tin. But man it smells so good and it is not super moist like the tinned stuff. Probably brewing this weekend and that tobacco is going to take center stage!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #237
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I love smoking a pipe as it makes the stupid crap that I say seem intelligent when holding one. My only issue with smoking while drinking is it seems to burn my taste buds and mute the beer's flavor. Suggestions!
I found English blends over aromatics, longer stems and slower draws help a lot. Every time I'm in a rush I get tongue bite.


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Old 09-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #238
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These are Swedish pipes. All it says is Swedish Dollar on the pipe. The bowls are screwed on and a little peice of sponge sits under it. Not the best photos. They are a good smoke actually.

I need to get a better camera. These aren't the best pictures.

Has anybody seen anything like these before?


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Are the bases and stems metal? The idea is similar to a Falcon or one of the other metal stemmed pipes with a screw on bowl.
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I love smoking a pipe as it makes the stupid crap that I say seem intelligent when holding one. My only issue with smoking while drinking is it seems to burn my taste buds and mute the beer's flavor. Suggestions!
Keeping moisture and the gurgle down are the best things to prevent pipe bite. Slow draws are key, and tobacco quality can make a difference as well. If you get moisture built up, run a cleaner down the stem to wick it up.
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Are the bases and stems metal? The idea is similar to a Falcon or one of the other metal stemmed pipes with a screw on bowl.
Nope the stem, base of the bowl and threads attached to the bowl are vulcanite (hard rubber)

The bowl itself is briar. These are actually very cool smoking pipes with the exception of the vulcanite threading.

I'm talking myself into packing one up with the McBarren's Virginia #1 right about now, but alas can't because I'm in the house. Maybe on the half hour car ride to work tomorrow!


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