Last night a friend of mine came over and his wife. Him and I have been cigar smoking buddies for over 16 years. Recently, before getting together, he mentioned he was interested in trying the pipe. So I picked him up a MM Legend corn cob, a czech tool, and some pipe cleaners. They came over last night and I showed them my pipe collection and tobacco collection. I let them see and smell some and explained the different types; aro's, English, Va/Pers, flakes, ropes, etc. Well my friend's wife who sometimes smokes mini flavored cigars too, seemed game. Luckily I had an extra MM cob laying around. I really didn't know what to start them with smoke wise. I decided to have them try an aro and the 1st one I started with; Peterson's De Luxe Mixture. I showed them how to pack it and gave them the 101 on smoking, etc. They loved it! (see below pic) My friend was up for bowl 2 and wanted to try another aro, so I gave him a bowl of Dan's Blue Note. He liked that too. So... I sent them home with a very generous sampler package of aros, English, some Va flakes, etc. So let's see if they become and stay dedicated pipers. I showed them and sent them the links to here and TR, so maybe we will see them here soon! A good time was had by all. Now maybe I donn't have to smoke alone.