Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by user0003, Jun 13, 2009.
Dunhill Nightcap in my MMCG.
Sugar Barrel in a GBD pot.
Peter Stokkebye Proper English in my Ben Wade Canadian. Really anxious to get my Johs bulldog soon! It's very likely going to be a catch-all Oriental/Latakia blend pipe
GAF in a cob... beer in the other hand.
Nightcap in my Ben Wade Blasted Apple
Longbottom Leaf in a Viking Head Meer. Watching Yo Gabba Gabba with the kids.
PSEO in a cob.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of a member who shall remain nameless, I am enjoying my first ever bowl of Penzance in one of my Sav 76's. Very much a Latakia-forward blend, but there's more going on here. Calling it a Lat Bomb wouldn't do it justice. I can see why you folks stockpile this one.
Hey, sounds good, Herb!
Funny how trying a blend in a different pipe can make a world of difference for one or the other. I have this slightly bent Brebbia billiard, and to be honest it's my least favorite pipe. Spiderwebbing (unsure if it's my fault or not, as I bought it when I was a virtual newbie) in the bottom of the bowl, usually an odd taste at the bottom, smokes hot and wet and all that.....well, because it's a cheap pipe anyway (Brebbia Night, their "basket" line) I haven't taken care of it and it is one of my less beautiful pipes...though none of them will win any prizes. Anyway, I usually smoke Kendal Dark in it, for a few reasons. First is the pipe smokes lousy, so a shag cut tobacco with little moisture in it like Kendal Dark is a good thing in my opinion. Less time for the smoke to go south, less moisture to gum up the works. In addition, the pipe is cheap and not so beautiful, so it is perfect for keeping in my pocket at work for my breaks. When I have Kendal Dark in it, I can finish a bowl in just under 15 minutes, and I have 15 minute breaks. It leaves me full of nicotine and cheer, and my pipe doesnt need to be cleaned until I get home. Being empty at that point, I can put it back in my pocket with no worries. I've been out of Kendal Dark for months, and havent smoked the pipe in weeks.
I just lit a bowl of W.O. Larsen Signature Vintage in the Brebbia Night, and it's smoking like a dream. This may become my third aromatic pipe. I need to get more Kendal Dark, which has a robust but moderately floral Lakeland-type scent which is very present in the smoke but doesnt ghost too badly. Despite being the primary tobacco for this pipe historically, there is next to no lakeland ghost in this smoke. Smooth, cool, dry-smoking fruity flavors of the Signature Vintage. I'm sure most other aromatics would smoke wet and hot and gurgly in this pipe, but this blend is working very well indeed!
I am a happy smoker! I thought this pipe was unredeemable except for a smoke break pipe with a strong shag cut leaf. Turns out perhaps it can perform well with some other tobaccos.
3Oaks in a Kabik, Stoli rocks, just back from the beach, got a damp and sandy dog on my feet, nice day...
C&D Bayou Morning Flake in a Pietenpauw Lovat.
Old Gowrie in a Squatch pot.
Alamosa in a little Italian basket pipe.
Balkan Sasieni in a MM Great Dane, black coffee on the side. I just realized I virtually never smoke latakia blends in cobs, but I don't know why.
Two bowls in my brand new Dwaugh Clay Dog, one of Clan and another Peach brandy. Both bowls smoked well right down to the bottom, I really like this pipe.
I tend to do the same thing. For some reason Latakia blends just seem more suited to a nice heavy briar while Virginias and Burleys seem perfect for a cob.
Mc B Navy in my Capet
C&D Black frigate in my Legend.
I wear it as cologne.
Thanks to Puff's inadvertant subliminal messaging, GAF in a Verona Naturale four square. Sweet tea on the side.
Ferndown Yellow & Brown in my Savinelli prince. Should have smoked it in the Ben Wade billiard. I love this tobacco, and this pipe, but despite being spiced with Orientals, this really is first and foremost a Virginia dominated blend. Still I'm quite happy to be smoking it!
McC Virginia Woods in "Kremer's first prize" Savinelli bulldog, water on the rocks along side.