What Are You Smoking? June, 2013

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  1. jdto

    jdto Well-Known Member

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    MacB Navy Flake in my grandfather's Brigham VIP.

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  2. PipeSimmo

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    Looks like there's a Sunday Strang Party going on today. :beck: So, 677KS is your Strang dedicated pipe now? :toast:
     
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  3. highstump

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    Good morning (at least for a few more minutes) and a happy father's day to all! :)
    Jim, I don't know how you got that tin of Edgeworth slices to last this long. Two weeks was my personal best.
    Edgeworth RR'd in a Mastro, with the last cup of coffee for the morning.
     
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  4. JimInks

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    Yes. I looked at the pipes uncommitted to particular blends, deciding which would give me a pure taste from the tobacco and be a clencher so I could smoke it while I work. This Savinelli has always smoked like a dream, so it was the pick. I almost went with another pipe, but I'm saving that for something unexpected, whatever that may be.
     
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  5. jdto

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    It looks like I'll DGT the Navy Flake for later today. The wind is just too annoying to allow for an enjoyable smoke.
     
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  6. JimInks

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    I only smoke a bowl of it once, maybe twice a week, when my taste buds are ready for the full flavor. Two of the three pipes I dedicated to it don't have big bowls. The one that does is pitchin' a fit that it's not been used lately (it's a good pipe, too), so I may have to smoke it soon. As it is, I've managed to ration out the ES as long as I can because I can't afford a tin at current prices, and I love to smoke it. I've about an ounce left. And I thank you for your generosity every time I smoke a bowl of it. Many thanks once again.
     
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  7. Longshanks

    Longshanks He who shall; so shall he... wait, who?

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    Went out on a job Saturday morning... got to the site and was told to sit awhile because the load wasn't ready. So I pulled out the Arlington and loaded it with Half & Half and reached for my lighter and tamper... not to be found. Left them in the top drawer of my dresser. So I looked in my pipe kit... no matches or lighter or spare tamper to be found. Man-genuity kicked in... I pulled out my bugout bag and grabbed the magnifying glass and had the pipe lit in less than 30 seconds. Haaa! Take that Alzheimers!

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  8. PipeSimmo

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    I'm sure the shape and size of that bowl develops the flavor of Strang just perfectly. :)
     
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  9. JimInks

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    It does. It's an apple, and those pipes have enough width to let various flavors waft in and out of a smoke. I think Strang needs a wide bowl, maybe even wider than the one I'm using. A narrow bowl is too restrictive to the full experience of this tobacco. At least, in my opinion.
     
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  10. PipeSimmo

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    Exactly. My preferred pipe for Strang is the Pete 302XL - quite similar shaped bowl. If I had a bigger pipe, I would use that one instead.
     
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    Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Dark Flake Unscented in my Jost's "Olde English Deluxe" cavalier.
     
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  12. Waino

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    Good evening,

    Karl Kargl Special Rolle in a Danske Club 11.

    I´m away for a week or so. Be well, everybody.
     
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  13. cobbsmoker

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    Afternoon everyone, McClelland St. James Woods in a Dr. Grabow Royal Duke.
     
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    Ashton Guilty Pleasure.
     
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    Happy Fathers day to all to whom it applies. Wonderful bunch of guys here, your children are very lucky

    On the Bayou in the Oscar Lucite
     
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    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Another bowl of Grasmere. Saw two
    movies that had pipes in them today.
    Moonrise Kingdom - the main kid
    character smokes a cob. Now, The
    Greatest Game Ever Played (golf) -
    Several pipes in this one.
     
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  17. PipeSimmo

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    Sometimes it has to be sweet. McClellands VA #24 in the Polinski ROCK.

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    EDIT: oh - and I finish my first tin of #24 with this bowl. That means I have a free mason jar:ohyh:, which means I will open my next sweet VA McClelland soon - Dark Star! :thu2: NICE, can't wait.
    I liked the blend #24 very much, I guess I will reorder that one.
     
  18. dBear

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    Smoking Black Lung in the Sav blobby pipe, but imagining Strang with each post you guys make. Looks like Simmo started some kind of a Strang revolution here!

    Hey, Lucky & Marc - well done on posting pictures! Looking forward to seeing all you guys's pipes!
    Also noticing Sid's been posting a lot of pictures the last while, too. More Pictures = More Better.
    Very glad to see WickerMan today. You've been super industrious, friend! (Have you guys seen his plants?)

    Happy Father's Day smoking, y'all! :bing:
     
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    The revolution has only just begun! :csmile:
     
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  20. Mount Mandolin

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    Good afternoon. Reiner LGF in a Dunhill. Most certainly NOT watching the U.S. Open.

    And happy Father's Day to those of you who are fathers, or have fathers, or anything like that. We're having a steak dinner at my parents' house for the occasion, something that is a real rarity around here. Should be really delicious.
     
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