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Smoked my first gourd calabash

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by SenatorXMG, Oct 25, 2011.

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  1. SenatorXMG

    SenatorXMG Member

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    Well....never thought I'd ever be interested in buying one...but I've added a new unsmoked Strambach gourd calabash to my collection.

    Loaded it up with some Nightcap last night and gave it a whirl. Honestly, I was surprised at how well it smoked. Cool and dry. I did notice it reduced the nicotene levels but that's alright by me. The flavour may have been a tad bit muted, as well, but not enough to turn my opinion negative. I'm looking forward to loading it up with a blend that I once found to heavy in latakia.

    I would heartily recommend anyone who has never tried smoking one of these to consider one in their next bout of TAD!

    Cheers!
     
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  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    There you go! That's a great use for these pipes. Glad you're enjoying yours.
     
  3. Ol Brokedik

    Ol Brokedik Active Member

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    Feeling a bit Sherlockian, Holmes?

    OBD.
     
  4. user1975

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    Bashes are a wonderful thing aren't they!
     
  5. ruffinogold

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

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    I think a gourd / Meer is the best !
     
  6. SenatorXMG

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    Smoking the 'bash again right now...I'm amazed at the coolness of the smoke. Here's a pic:

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  7. user1975

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    Very nice!
     
  8. Mike Pomery

    Mike Pomery Active Member

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    I always wanted to try out a gourd pipe... until I realised it was a plant.
     
  9. YOJiMBO20

    YOJiMBO20 Member

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    And briar and cobs are...?
     
  10. Mike Pomery

    Mike Pomery Active Member

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    Door handles?
     
  11. SenatorXMG

    SenatorXMG Member

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    Ha ha ha!!!

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  12. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    Anyone else having trouble seeing an image? :(
     
  13. Puff The Magic

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    Gourd bashes ROCK!

    Dont have one now but did in early to mid 90's. Great smoker! Pioneer I believe, and block meer. Nice and dry smoke. What I found that gives a very similar smoke is a Butera coloring bowl atop a meer. Purtyneer eyedentukal! :)

    Ed
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  14. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    It's the blue one shaped like a "?" right?

    ;)

    Ed
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  15. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    Arg. Must have a twitter account to view?
     
  16. SenatorXMG

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    How is this?

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  17. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    Way better for the not-twits among us. :D Thanks.
     
  18. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    That is a serious bash! Congratz!

    Ed
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    Looks too new btw ;)
     
  19. Jayson H Bucy

    Jayson H Bucy Member

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    Gorgeous pipe man, here's to many years of great smoking from it!
     
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