Well, after much reading in the forums I went out and got a pipe at the local Tinderbox. I was looking at a really nice Savinelli, but went with one of their briar shop pipes as I'm still in the discovery phase. Bought two types of tobacco, their Wilshire and the guy recommended his fav smoke, Georgian Cream. I like the Wilshire much better than the Cream. Today, I stopped in and asked for a straight no frills tobacco blend. I bought their Sherlock, and really enjoyed. What I know as of right now I'm not a aromatic fan. I'm also the type once I find something I like I tend not to switch a/o change, so... Could someone please clue me in how to search for the non-aromatic type of tobaccos?. I also see a lot of your guys smoking tobaccos from tins, what are key words/descriptions when searching for the above mentioned type of tobacco? Please feel free to post any recommendations...TIA Btw, thanks to all who've posted in here. Wealth of info and following your guys' directions on packing, lighting, tamping, and smoking allowed me to smoke a bowl to ash the first time. Oh yeah, just ordered me cob pipe tonight!