Hi all, I've been visiting the site and reading posts for several weeks and decided to become a member. I am a member of a few other forums, but read more than I post. I figured I'd drop a line to introduce myself. I've been a pipe smoker for about 4 years. I had to take a short break from it due to health reasons, but things are back to normal. I smoke mostly cobs as I really can't afford to by the nice briars. I do have a few basket pipes that were gifted to me and they are decent smokers. My taste in baccy's has changed over the years. I was a Vaper lover for awhile, then straight Virginia and now I am most partial to blends with a nice bit of Latakia in them. Right now I am smoking mostly Shortcut to Mushrooms. A friend gifted me a nice size sample and I really enjoy it. Right now I don't have too many choices as far as baccy goes, as I sold off most of the toby in my cellar and my pipes when I got sick. I couldn't stand seeing and smelling all that wonderful tobacco knowing I couldn't smoke it. It all worked out, as I was able to use the money to help my daughter get her computer she was saving up for. I don't mind smoking cobs and OTC blends. I like to live a simple life and keep things simple, so it all works out just fine. I do love the hobby and to talk all things pipe related. Glad to have found this forum. Look forward to reading more posts and getting to know you all. These forums are a great learning resource. I may even visit the chat room from time to time. Be well and peaceful puffin'. Brian (beardedpiper) Sorry mods. I just found an introduction thread that this should go into. Can someone move this post to its correct spot. Sorry.