breaking in a pipe tobacco...

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  1. MrJarvis

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    Ok, I just got burnout.

    lesson learned. Im going to burleys for a while.

    I have heard the best blends for breaking in a pipe are prince albert and carter hall.

    I notice prince albert has a regular, a soft vanilla, a cherry vanilla, etc.

    does one of these work better for breaking in pipes than others?

    Also, on the tobaccoreviews site they list the main blend as being alcohol/liquor flavored. Im thinking this is only meaning to refer to the whiskey flavored blend, but do they all have a booze flavoring??
     


  2. cobbsmoker

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    Tobaccoreviews in my opinion is a joke with lots of disinformation and poorly written reviews about different tobacco blends, Prince Albert in any of it's flavors, Carter Hall or SWR will work just fine for breaking in a pipe, don't believe everything you read at tobaccoreviews.
     
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    so the other question is have is does the general basic blend have any kind of booze flavoring to it? Im a recovering alcoholic, so I avoid those types of blends completely.
     
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    I have smoked both Carter Hall and Prince Albert and detect no alcohol in these blends.
     
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    ok, great thanks!
     
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    Your welcome, pick up a pouch of Carter Hall if you can find it locally, I think you will find it an enjoyable smoking experience while breaking in your new pipe.
     
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    i cant find it anywhere! I called wallgreens, walmart, and my local smoke shop doesnt carry OTC's at all (or any pipe tobacco that doesnt come in bulk)...
     
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    Do you have any local cigarette discount stores? They usually carry OTC pipe tobaccos, if not, you will have to go online and I would recommend the WV SmokeShop. www.wvsmokeshop.com
     
  9. Spillproof

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    At the risk of getting flamed here, I do not smoke anything through a pipe that I do not want to smoke, particularly when breaking it in. If I'm going to smoke Va's out of a pipe, I break it in with Va's. If you LIKE OTC's then use them to break in a pipe. If you don't like them, why do penance?

    And as long as I'm saying unpopular things, maybe check out Lane's Best Burley Without Bite (BBWB). I like it in a cob.
     
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    I broke in my canadian Sav with Dunhill 965 and that is the only tobacco it has ever seen. Go big or go home...
     
  11. cobbsmoker

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    I believe this thread started from another post where he was breaking in a new pipe with a moist aromatic and the pipe got hot and caused a crack in the bottom of the bowl and he wants to smoke a tobacco that will smoke drier and help fill in and cake over the crack in the bottom of the bowl and why the recommendation for a Burley.
     
  12. MrJarvis

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    in my best phill hartman impersonating ed mcmahon voice "you are CORRECT sir!"
     
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    Mea culpa. Sorry for adding any confusion.
     
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  14. cobbsmoker

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    Not a problem Spill, I would agree with your advice under normal circumstance. :beck:
     
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  15. cobbsmoker

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    If you have access to a cigar you can also use what pipe smokers call "pipe mud" to fill in and cover over that crack. It is no more than cigar ash mixed with a drop or two of water into a stiff paste, applied to the bottom of the bowl, smoothed out and allowed to cure for a couple of days.
     
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