Hello everyone. Been a while since I posted but have had a lot of health problems lately. Back injuries among other things. Any how I picked up my stand alone pipe today(Peterson Donegal) and proceeded to sample some of the tobacco I received from a sampler I traded for from a member at snuffhouse.org. I have a pound and nine ounces now of a mix of English, Virginia latakia, Virginia, perique, straight Virginia, English and aromatic blends. I believe there are a few orientals in there as well. My only problem is I own one pipe and I would like to smoke more often than once daily. I don't have the money right now to put on an expensive briar so I was looking for some suggestions or input. I placed a bid a Missouri Meerschaum cob on ebay but am sure I will be outbid by tomorrow when the listing ends. Lots of cheaper estate pipes on ebay but I am not sure what to look for. I would like to keep the total bill under $40. Are cobs a good way to go? Also I am living in a limited space now, a small bedroom in my parents house holds all of my goods. My pipes currently rest on a closet shelf but I read that it may be better to let them sit stem up. How many of you use a pipe rack? Tonight I tried a bowl of Soulmate by patton, and quadruple virginia by patton. I enjoyed the soulmate the most. The straight virginia blends may not be to my liking. It left a real strong aftertaste. The bowl did not smoke as well as the oriental blend. It was still tasty and I plan on finishing the ounce sample. I have yet to try any of the aromatics I received but am going to as soon as I have another pipe. I have been using the Peterson for English and virginia tobaccos only. I also found a place called stehrling tobaccos online and they are sending me a sample of on of their blends. Anyone know or like these peoples tobaccos? Thank you for reading my long post.