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Oh, man, oh man oh man oh man. Duuude!

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by AndyLowry, May 28, 2011.

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  1. AndyLowry

    AndyLowry Member

    Aug 28, 2010
    I've never been particularly fussy about setting certain pipes aside for specific tobaccos, but I just had one of those "smoke of the month" moments. Thanks to bluepipe, I have a rapidly dwindling pouch of Condor that I've been trying in various pipes (ghosts? heck no, I'm not superstitious). It's been pretty danged good in every pipe so far, though the finish is more harshly cigarrish in some than in others.* On a whim, and in the spirit of "tobacco and pipe from same country," I filled a Dunhill Shell with Condor, spit over my left shoulder three times to drive the ghosts away, and lit 'er up. Oh, man. Ah, wilderness. Ach, du lieber. Aaaaah, men. Unbelievable. Amazing. Stupendous. Or, as hipsters said in the late 70's, "sooooooper."

    Bent, thin-walled, billiard-bowled, caked pipe-- that's the ticket for Condor. Tonight, anyway.

    *A conical bowl gets downright unsmokable at the bottom with this blend. With straight Virginia, it just gets better. Go figure.
    BradNTX and Dunlibi like this.
  2. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

    Sep 25, 2009
    Dude ! Cool ! Youre having a pipe bliss session ... carry on
  3. Zfog

    Zfog Member

    May 15, 2011
    Very nice, glad your enjoying yourself!
  4. Dunlibi

    Dunlibi Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Ahhh, Condor.
    It's good isn't it Andy?
    St Bruno is milder with the same 'room note'
    However Condor does...... How can I say it?......Leave a smile/impression on you?
    As soon as you light up, you know it's how an aromatic should be perhaps?
  5. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

    Jun 10, 2009
    Love when a pipe goes "ON" with a certain tobacco. Nice.
  6. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    I've rededicated a number of times trying to match a smoke with the right pipe. Just recently changed two pipes to different tobaccos. Living with ghosts is o.k. as long as they're welcome. Making the changes has improved the quality of the smokes.

    Just another reason why smoking pipes never gets boring. There's always something interesting going on.

  7. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    I've been working outside in the Texas heat this afternoon. Your post, Andy, has inspired me to give up for the day and smoke a bowl in the cool ac of my study. Glad you are having a great tobacco moment. :toast:
  8. Beale

    Beale Active Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    Congrats on the great experience! Beale.
  9. HCraven

    HCraven Active Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Pipe smoking is always a pleasure, but every once in a while we get a glimpse of true pipe nirvana. I've had a few of my own, notably with SL, HOTW, and the post-Chas. Rattray, pre-K&K version of Three Noggins (I've heard that it was blended by either Robt. McConnell or some Danish firm; in any case, they screwed that one up in the most beautiful way). Anyway, it's just the greatest thing when pipe and tobacco come together to create such an experience. Cheers, Andy!

  10. Mike Pomery

    Mike Pomery Active Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    It's more annoying when a mediocre blend knocks your socks off in a way that none of your other favourites can... but only once per five tins. Worth it?

    Not sure yet.

    Carry on, Sir, with your Golden Smoke.
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