Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by jpberg, Feb 1, 2013.
For the ride home I'm gonna have some FVF in a Sav Opera Billiard.
Started day with Boswell Berry Cobler in the ll bean, was on a job where I could smoke while working. Then co-worker attempted to remove 3 fingers with a table saw. Was sent home so now enjoying Squadron Leader in the breb
Frogmorton on the Bayou in a Peterson 80s. Green tea. Good combination. +4C(39F)H34%
John Sylesbury Luxury Flake in a small SMS bird dog meer. Hot black coffee on the side. 55 degrees and sunny here in the desert today.
McClelland Oriental Cavendish in a Mr Brog Army.
Just finished a nice bowl of HoC First Pipe in the Squatch. Getting this pipe broken in fairly quickly, as this briar is seemingly invincible. Every time I smoke, I empty the ashes and look at the heel, and there's never even a trace of moisture. Really nice wood, clearly. Such a great blend, too. I wish it was less expensive, because it's a blend that I really need to have in my rotation. Alas, Steven Books will get my money anyway, because he knows good and well that he's the only one who makes a blend like this. It's just terrific stuff.
Danish Mixture Orange Coco.
Snowmaggedon this morning, well 2” but undaunted we waxed the sled runners, harnessed the dogs and struggled into our fur Parkers ! OK Mrs Wicker put her boot grips on and we plodded out for the bus to Skipton – it’s Wednesday Narrow Boat day. I left Mrs Wicker ice climbing in the high street and went to see what the guest beers were today. First pint was a Leeds brewery New Moon 4.3% Black IPA it was OK lots of body and a good hop taste but Black IPA ??? the pipe was a Butz Choquin maître pipier de-lux fait main (hand made) St Claude France with a brass Army mount stem, smoking Germain’s Special Latakia Flake
Mrs Wicker landed and we went inside to warm up Mrs Wicker a Cappuccino and I tried a
Batemans brewery Hooker – golden bitter 4.5% with the slogan :-
“have you got the balls for it”
OK taste notes :- there’s a hint of citrus in the top note with tastes of xmas pudding and fruit mid notes with nuts coming through in the base ! Nuts indeed or should that be Bollocks ? to the Bear it’s all subjective and just tastes like Beer this one not startling but not bad, the New Moon was better because it had more Hops and the Bear likes Hops !
Mrs Wicker had warmed up from the ice climbing and had a 1/2 of Timmerman's brewery Lambic (wild yeast ferment) Strawberry Ale 4%.- I had an Ilkley brewery Timothy Hughes Pale Ale 3.5%, hoppy almost an IPA and more to the Bears liking than the Batemans,
these two were so spot on we both had another, Brenda had said "this is like pleasant pop" after the first taste of the Strawberry but followed that with I can feel the effects of this ! after the second 1/2, but at 4% the Bear said he’d be more inclined to complain if he couldn’t !
back to the bus station with the snow turning to rain for the trip home.
cheers all Wicker Man
Edgeworth Slices (thanks Highstump) in a 1984 medium bend black grain etched Savinelli Non Pareil 9310 poker. And hot tea.
First time I've been able to say, "Hey, I have one of those pipes too!"
Old Dublin in a straight MM pride with a Sweetwater IPA. I've been on both a Peterson kick and an IPA kick lately. So far, good combo.
Ennerdale in its
dedicated Falcon apple.
heines blend in the pete
taking this out to garage to see if i can roll this pipe around in the pipestone dust pile
who ever said "Not a Speck of Dust"
really needs to come to my work shop
C&D Burley Flake#3 in a mini MM cob.
Ouch! My nose hair...
First taste of Erinmore Flake. Eh have to see if it grows on me.
I have to admit, not my joke...
Latest pipe smoking purchase?
Honey Meade under Trout Stream in my Savinelli Champagne EX
MacBaren Mixture in a bent Aldo Velani Silver.
MacB navy mixture in my Spillproof.