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one month observations...

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by AkBuba, Aug 26, 2012.

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  1. AkBuba

    AkBuba Member

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    So, I've been smoking a pipe for about a month now...
    I've accumulated 3 smoking briars, 2 more that I need to referb, and a cob. The Peterson St Pat and Medco.
    I've got about 12 tins; nightcap, bluenote, squadron leader, and autumn evening. Also some blends that folks have given me... I still cannot tell what i like the best as far as flavor goes. I smoked a sample of a blend tonight in both the medco and the cob. The medco seems to have the most open draw next to the cob, but the cob, shucks - you could push a washcloth through that one! lol
    While I like the cob, i think i like the medco a little better. I think Rick Newcombe has something on the opening up pipes to a certain sized opening.

    Tonight, i was sitting out on the from porch, enjoying my pipes and the room note - it's raining out and fall is here. Winter, and -40 is coming. Not sure how I'll work out smoking outside then... So I'm definitely enjoying the peace and wonderful weather now! It's a great life.
     
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  2. ATXPipe

    ATXPipe Member

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    Great observations! Glad you're enjoying the hobby, I know what you mean about winter...we have the opposite problem here, during the summer I pretty much quit smoking as 104 degrees outside doesn't quite get me excited about sitting outside with a pipe.
     
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  3. 1858remington

    1858remington Active Member

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    Pipe smoking is all tial and error, But when you hit on the right combination, its sure bliss
     
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  4. jeff394

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    Man, at the end of my first month, I had just graduated from 1-Q to McC's 5100. What a collection!
     
  5. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    ....are you a bit cautious - starting all your hobbies then?
    OT
     
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  6. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    Aww, cut him some slack. Some guys are just naturally apprehensive!
     
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  7. AkBuba

    AkBuba Member

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    Its not caution.... money's tight.

    :)
     
  8. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    In one month you have accumulated 5 pipes, including a couple of restores plus a whole bunch of tobacco's. I think OT was being a little facetious, and frankly, so was I.
    Nice start to your hobby.


    Happy Smoking,
    Paul
     
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  9. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    ME!....as if I would!:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Arkie

    Arkie Active Member

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    It sounds as though you are off to a great start.
     
  11. Marker

    Marker Active Member

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    Where you from? Sounds like around the block from me :)
     
  12. AkBuba

    AkBuba Member

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    Marker,
    I'm in North Pole, AK. Work in Fairbanks.
    :cool:
     
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  13. MacNutz

    MacNutz Active Member

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    I would say you've made a good start. Some parts of this thing can't be rushed. the taste awareness will develop and get sharper as you go. I've been at it for a little over a year and my tastes, what I enjoy, have altered greatly over the course of the year. For the first three months or so I had two pipes. One briar and one cob and crap OTC tobacco. (Captain Black)

    I suppose you have to use on line retailers if you live in Alaska. good thing such things exist now. :)
     
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  14. AkBuba

    AkBuba Member

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    yeah, online is definitely my friend!
     
  15. raf66

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    I'll add to what a couple others have already alluded to. That is, when you start out with a new hobby you really jump in with both feet! And I mean no disrespect by that. Good for you!

    When I first started, heck even for the first couple of years that I smoked a pipe, I had tried maybe 3-4 blends (exclusively OTC aromatics) and had purchased 2 pipes. That's great that you've essentially amassed 6 pipes and 10 different blends of tobacco, all in your first month! You also didn't limit yourself to the normal 1 or 2 goopy aromatics and 1 or 2 drugstore pipes in your initial pipe-smoking journey, which is something that many beginners do early on and which has undoubtedly been the cause of people leaving the hobby before really getting a good start.

    I applaud you for your "uninhibited" foray into the wonderful world of pipe-smoking. Enjoy.
     
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