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Ghostbusted!

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Tony Malerich, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. Tony Malerich

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    A very kind individual sent me a sample of Bosun Cut Plug earlier this year. I wasn't sure I would find the Lakelands agreeable, but it was worth a shot. Sadly, I didn't think to use "secondary" pipe and instead packed it in one of my favorite Pete's, a St Patricks 107 from this year. Suffice it to say, the tobacco and I did not come to an agreement (though I did hold out for the whole bowl). A few weeks later I packed in some straight VA and thought, "wow, this is weird... wait... Oh no!!!" It has been a slow process since then of occasionally suffering a tainted bowl to get that ghost out. Tonight I packed some Holger Dansk mild orange and FINALLY it's sufficiently reduced such as to not negatively affect my smoke. Yay, I have my pipe back!
     
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  2. Arkie

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    I don't intend to hyjack the tread but I gotta ask, how was the Holger Dansk? I have a tin of it and I'll open it as soon as I smoke up what I already have open. In the meantime my curiousity is killing me.
     
  3. TedVig

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    I just opened a tin.great stuff. Kinda reminds me of those chocolate oranges crossed with coffee. Tasty.
     
  4. Tony Malerich

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    Not a worry, the thread wasn't intended to be any exciting so hijack it to your hearts content. I lifted this description from P&C and I'd say it's pretty spot on. "A superior mild and cool tobacco made from Virginia tobaccos with a touch of Black Cavendish and orange bouquet." I've smoked a few bowls of this now and it has been mild, mellow, no bite with a nice bit of orange to it. Quite agreeable on the whole.

     
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  5. Moonrover333

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    Glad ya liked the h&d
     
  6. Splat

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    Tony, if you wanna try exorcising that ghost then do the salt and alcohol (S&A) treatment to the bowl. I accidentally smoked a strong aro in my Orientals-only pipe and it drove me nuts so I did the S&A thing and all was well. :puffy:
     
  7. Fbones24

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    I am in the process of exercising the ghost of Firedance Flake from a pipe.
     
  8. Splat

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    Never had it. If it's really strong you may have to do a double treatment. :csmile:
     
  9. Moonrover333

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    Exercising? Like pilates? Or maybe crossfit?
     
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  10. Splat

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    :haha: Hey, whatever works! :)
     
  11. Fbones24

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    Crossfit tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM actually. Then on to exorcising the Firedance ghost.
     
  12. Fbones24

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    To be honest, exorcising this Firedance in my Stanwell is proving to be an exercise in persistence.
     
  13. Splat

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    Are you just smoking the wanted tobacco in that pipe, or have you tried the S&A treatment to it?
     
  14. Fbones24

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    I'm just letting it play out. I actually liked the flavor of Firedance and have been smoking Vas in this pipe. So when the berry and brandy ghosts pop up from time to time, I let them play. Eventually, they will get bored and go away.
     
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  15. Splat

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    Sounds like that may be a pretty nice combo ya got there. Enjoy it.
     
  16. Biggles

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    Sorry...I thought this was another Bill Murray thread. :bangin:

    Seriously though, I've had good results using OTC burleys to shift an especially resolute ghost in the past. I prefer 5 Brothers but PA does just as well.

    On the other hand, I have several resident friendly ghosts who are always accorded a place of respect on my rack; Condor first among them.
     
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  17. BigJ

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    I had the same problem. I gave my pipe a salt/ alcohol treatment and smoked ALOT of 5bros to clear it out.
     
  18. cigrmaster

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    I have a pipe that I had dedicated to Lakelands when I was checking them out and I have not touched it since. I keep looking at it with dread, knowing I will have to smoke the crap out of it to get the ghost out. I am actually thinking of sending it to have an ozone treatment done to it. Has anyone ever done one of those?
     
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