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The Pipe Smoking Thread

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Sharaz_Jek, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Sharaz_Jek

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    Sounds good. I'll be looking forward to it. :)
     
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  2. whiskey

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    Smoking some hard to obtain Motzek #8 in the pipe below. This is a good mild English.

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  3. madlag

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    Smoking some new stuff tonight. This Stanwell vanilla is excellent in my Sav pipe.

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    I had a tin of Sherlock Holmes, not my kind of thing, too sweet and a bit bland for me. Did you enjoy it?
     
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    I haven't tried the Sherlock yet. Thanks for the pep talk about it though haha.

    I def like the sweeter tobacco. It smells awesome.


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  6. Sharaz_Jek

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    I received the package today, gentlemen. Pretty impressive selection. It's so difficult to choose. lol! But I think I'll start with Balkan Sobranie since it has been on my list forever. Cheers, whiskey
     
  7. whiskey

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    I like the Bengal Slices a lot. It could be my desert island tobacco.


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  8. Sharaz_Jek

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    As I was perusing that stood out as one I'd probably really like.
     
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  9. baconboyrlz
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    I miss when I could smoke a pipe on campus between classes. I had this nice little quiet spot, out of the way of people, and it had a bunch of trees, and comfortable benches, it was just relaxing to read a book and smoke a pipe. Then they made it a smoke free campus, and that all went away, which sucks, because college is stressful, and that was a nice way to get some down time, and relax.
     
  10. Sharaz_Jek

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    I remember when you could smoke everywhere restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, etc. It started going overboard when they banned smoking in bars and outdoors, anywhere. I'd light up and, being the old school punk rocker I am, simply ask "What are you gonna do about it?" if someone says something. Then they'd probably run to their shrink in a fit of emotional anguish.

    Anywho, I just lit up the Balkan Sobranie in my MM "Diplomat"... Darn this is good stuff. This could be my favourite latakia blend so far, if not my favourite of all. It's definitely going in my rotation. I love the silky subtleness. Once you think you have it figured out, the flavour changes.
     
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    I wish it were like that. I'd love to have a pipe in class. My Dad was a punker too, and I've grown up on punk so I too have a bit of that punk attitude.
     
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  12. whiskey

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    I went to dinner with the family and we took my truck so I could smoke a pipe on the ride home. I had a bowl of Bengal Slices in the Dagner. My non smoking wife and 17 yo daughter didn't so much as give me an eye roll. 2 years ago I would have been "complained" to death for such an act. My gentle immersion techniques have resulted in great tolerance of my pipe smoking.

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  13. kertap75

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    My back had been killing me the last few days. But there is no reason why I can't enjoy a mild aromatic blend from my local shop while I lounge on the couch
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  14. whiskey

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    I've been like kertap75, laying around on the couch most of the day. We had a dose of snow, so I have been smoking up the man cave. Then, as sitting and surfing the net seems to do, things turned expensive. I was enjoying this Peterson 221 and thinking about how I had been meaning to pick up another 221.

    So, this...

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    Turned into this...

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    A new pipe on the way. I do love this 221 shape with the fishtail stem. It clinches perfectly.


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    Wow!
     
  16. Sharaz_Jek

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    That's beautiful. I love the 221 shape too. I have one I'm still breaking in. They're balanced just right for clenching without any effort.
     
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    The 221 is the shape my 2014 Christmas pipe is in. It is easily one of the best shapes I have ever had the pleasure to smoke.
     
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    It's pretty much the same as my POY 2009 too. Though I have to admit, that 'Dublin Castle' looks if anything better! :D
     
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  19. Sharaz_Jek

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    Having a bowl of Classic Burley Cake this afternoon and I'm enjoying the heck out of it. I tried this once before back when I was VERY new and didn't have the hang of things so I really didn't know if I liked it or not.

    Update on the pass-a-round box: I'm starting to bag a bowl or two of the blends I haven't tried yet and I have most of what I plan to put in ready to go. Some goodies like Condor, which can only be bought in the UK. Some Old Joe Krantz, Hal O'the Wynd, Full Virginia Flake, etc. Pretty much running the gamut of pipe tobacco with some oddities in the mix too.

    I'm not going to be able to get to the post office until Wednesday but it will be in the mail that morning and off to kertap75 .

    Here's a teaser till then. (sorry for the poor photography) :)
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    Morning piping brethren. It's looking like a couch and football kind of day. I'm drinking coffee and smoking a bowl of Pembroke I packed last night.

    If I get up enough gumption, I may cook something for dinner.


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