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What'cha BRIAR azzhats smoking 100,000?
tonygraz Offline
#3601 Posted:
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3632 - Vintage Black
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#3602 Posted:
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3633 - Stokebyes French Vanilla
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#3603 Posted:
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3634 - Stokebyes French Vanilla
3635 - Vintage Black
3636 - Grandma's Apple Pie
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#3604 Posted:
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3637 - Vintage Black
3638 - Grandma's Apple Pie
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#3605 Posted:
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3639- Vintage Black
3640 - Stokkebye French Vanilla
3641 - Grandma's Apple Pie
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#3606 Posted:
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3642 - Vintage Black
3643 - Stokkebyes French Vanilla
3644 - RLP6
3645 - Smokers Pride Vanilla Cavendish
3646 - Vintage Black
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#3607 Posted:
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3647 - Vintage Black
3648 - Stokebyes French Vanilla
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#3608 Posted:
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3649 - Vintage black
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#3609 Posted:
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3650-Test Batch #1, Bur's Black Watch Blend

DGT'd and burned really well. Funny as the blending baccies aren't moist at all
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#3610 Posted:
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3651 - stokebyes burley
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#3611 Posted:
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Pease Cumberland with a little bulk red VA mixed in.
tonygraz Offline
#3612 Posted:
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3653 - Stokkebyes French Vanilla
3654 - Vintage Black
3655 - Classic Black
3656 - Grandma's Apple Pie
tonygraz Offline
#3613 Posted:
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3657 - Vintage Black
3658 - Irish Cream
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#3614 Posted:
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3659 - Classic Black
3660 - Stokkebyes French Vanilla
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#3615 Posted:
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3661 -Stokkebyes French Vanilla
3662 - Grandma's Apple Pie
3663 - Vintage Black
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#3616 Posted:
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3664-Three Friars in a cob
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#3617 Posted:
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3665~ Condor Original ready rubbed in a CG cob
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#3618 Posted:
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3666 - Vintage Black
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#3619 Posted:
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3667-McConnell's Scottish Cake in an MM Great Dane Egg,with lots of miles on it but it is my best smoker
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#3620 Posted:
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3668 - Vintage Black
3669 - Gandma's Apple Pie
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#3621 Posted:
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3670 - Vintage Black in a small meerschaum
3671 - Stokkebyes French Vanilla
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#3622 Posted:
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3672 - Stokkebyes French Vanilla
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#3623 Posted:
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3673-PS LBF
3674-PS LBF again......well aged this stuff is really good
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#3624 Posted:
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Any tobaccos one of you gentleman would recommend a noob in the non-aro variety?
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#3625 Posted:
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Phil you smoke a pipe before?

Non aero have you tried Va’s, burley, fire cured, Latakia, orientals, balkans?

Any preferences?

Let me know I could send a few samples your way.
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#3626 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Phil you smoke a pipe before?

Non aero have you tried Va’s, burley, fire cured, Latakia, orientals, balkans?

Any preferences?

Let me know I could send a few samples your way.

PHIL!
do not answer. Z is insane.
Phil222 Offline
#3627 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
Phil you smoke a pipe before?

Non aero have you tried Va’s, burley, fire cured, Latakia, orientals, balkans?

Any preferences?

Let me know I could send a few samples your way.

I’ve never smoked a pipe but thought I might give it a go. Ordered a cob and a couple ozs of luxury twist flake and something called pirate kake.

Thought I would ask on here before I threw any more darts blindfolded. From what I’ve read, it sounds like I would probably lean towards Va’s, but who knows? I do have some cigars or cashola around here that I could swap for some samples.

Frank, I would typically heed your advice but Z seems like a reasonable feller. Cool
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#3628 Posted:
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oy.
this won't end well...
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#3629 Posted:
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The Pirate Kake is a big Latakia blend. Try the Virginia first as the Kake will ghost that pipe (you’ll taste it in everything you smoke). Good start to get an idea of what you like there. Try those two and let me know what you think.......the LTF is going to be more prone to delights, gurgling and tongue bite but I like it better myself. It’s a little more regimented than cigars but it’s enjoyable.
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I first tried smoking a pipe in high school, then every couple of years tried again but never could really hack it. My decision to quit cigarettes began my pipe smoking era. What I looked for was a decent aroma and bite free taste. Cobs helped with the bite, then the cleaning of the pipes became time consuming. Non-aromatics didn't provide a good aroma or taste, so I went with aromatics. Smoked many kinds of pipes with several gimmicks, but finally settled on E A Carey pipes with the magic inch system which needed much less maintenance. Finally became a fan of black cavendish tobaccos but still look for something that might be as good or better for me. Cut way back on the pipe smoking 20 some odd years ago when I bought tobaccos in 5 lb. bags. Always get back to pipe smoking when time is limited or it's cold out.
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3675 - Vintage Black Cav.
3676 - Stokkebyes French Vanilla
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Thanks for the info, fellas. After smelling the Pirate Kake, I chickened out and jar’d it. Not sure I’m ready for that one yet. Tongue bite aside, I enjoyed the LTF. Very sweet, but enjoyable.

Probably need to work on techniques for a while and develop my palate a bit before I get too crazy about blends. There is definitely more of an art to the pipe than cigars.

Gonna grab another cob and maybe one or two more blends. Any suggestions on a straight VA blend? Maybe a burley/Va??? Thanks in advance.

3677 & 3678 PS LTF in a cob.
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#3633 Posted:
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Phil222 wrote:
Thanks for the info, fellas. After smelling the Pirate Kake, I chickened out and jar’d it. Not sure I’m ready for that one yet. Tongue bite aside, I enjoyed the LTF. Very sweet, but enjoyable.

Probably need to work on techniques for a while and develop my palate a bit before I get too crazy about blends. There is definitely more of an art to the pipe than cigars.

Gonna grab another cob and maybe one or two more blends. Any suggestions on a straight VA blend? Maybe a burley/Va??? Thanks in advance.

3677 & 3678 PS LTF in a cob.



Don't feel bad ........I won't smoke anything with Latakia in it.If I want to taste a camp fire I'll damn well build my own and cook on it.

Technique will come with time.

Look to MM Country Gentleman,the MM Great Dane Egg is my favorite but almost impossible to find.The CG's are very good.

Cobs just scream Va's and Vapers.Send me your snailer........I have some excellent Vapers I could send sampler's of.

3679~H & H Anni Kake
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#3634 Posted:
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Phil, don't mistake kindness for weakness!

I once mentioned that I had an interest in pipes. Whistlebritches, ZRX, and Dave W who no longer posts coordinated a 3 Pirate attack on my sorry azz.

That was a few years ago, I don't post when I smoke a bowl or two, but I still haven't finished it all. Tons of baccy, pipes, pipe cleaners, pipe tool, magazines...and they don't even like me cuz I'm a liberal!

I keed, I keed.

Overall, I'd say pipe baccy has more and better flavors to discover, but it's just so easy to grab a cigar and start relaxing so I smoke those way more often than pipes. But I like pipe tobacco more.

Also, do most pipe smokers use the "filters"?
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#3635 Posted:
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I have a pipe....machined it myself, 35 years ago...never use filters....works great....my favorite baccy has been the Mendocino Greeno, or the Tied Stix...Anxious
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#3636 Posted:
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tied stix!
gotta be 35 years for me.
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#3637 Posted:
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The "magic inch" is not actually a filter or anything that Drafter has. It's a paper like sleeve that meters air into the pipe smoke being drawn. There was another air adding pipe called the aerosphere, but it didn't work anywhere near as well as the "magic inch". I've smoked the Dr. Grabow pipe with a filter, but all it seems to do is stop or slow down a hot ember.
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#3638 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
The "magic inch" is not actually a filter or anything that Drafter has. It's a paper like sleeve that meters air into the pipe smoke being drawn. There was another air adding pipe called the aerosphere, but it didn't work anywhere near as well as the "magic inch". I've smoked the Dr. Grabow pipe with a filter, but all it seems to do is stop or slow down a hot ember.

I have the Grabow "filters". They do impede smoke volume on some but not all pipes.
not sure if they are needed or not.
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#3639 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
tied stix!
gotta be 35 years for me.


Bangkok/Pattaya 1984............I brought some home.A months leave that I don't remember.........but my friends here in Texas damn sure didn't forget.
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#3640 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Bangkok/Pattaya 1984............I brought some home.A months leave that I don't remember.........but my friends here in Texas damn sure didn't forget.

we woulda had a great time if I knew ya then!
You'd love rman too.
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#3641 Posted:
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The Magic Inch....that's what my wife calls me when she wants a little....very littleAnxious
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#3642 Posted:
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The Latakia is smokey but it burns cool, don’t be afraid of it. You wanna be afraid try some of the Tamboluka stuff Gregg sent me or some Peterson Perfect Plug....that’ll put you on your Kiester. If I was only allowed one type it would be VaPer. I like the sweet pepper. VaBur is good too, burley generally has a nuttier taste but to me I feel the nicotine with burley. It’s hard to go wrong with a VaPer it usually just strength and quality of tobacco differences IMO (well that and the ammount of Perique).

3680~ Esoterica Pembroke in a generic briar bulldog
Phil222 Offline
#3643 Posted:
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Appreciate all of the advice in here...very helpful.

No relights today...burned much cooler...think I'm gettin a handle on this

3681 - PS LTF
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3681 - Vintage Black Cav, in a small meerscaum
3682 - Stokkebyes French Vanilla
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#3645 Posted:
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3684 - PS LTF
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#3646 Posted:
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3685~PS LBF
3686~and again
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#3647 Posted:
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3687 - Bur's Burley Black Watch (Test batch #1)

Probably adding more latakia to the next batch
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#3648 Posted:
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3688 - Vintage Black Cav.
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#3649 Posted:
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Taking the new cob for a test drive.

3689 - JP Storm Front
3690 - C&D Pegasus
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#3650 Posted:
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3691 - Vintage Black Cav.
3692 - Stokkebyes French Vanilla
3693 - Grandma's Apple Pie
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