more tobacco then you have pipes

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Hi everyone,

So im at a point were i have more tobacco then pipes and im trying not to care about it but its still on my mind. I got about 10 samples and 6 mason jars full of tobaccos but i only have 5 pipes.

So at the moment i got 2 pipes for aromas, peterson 312 and a tracy mincer doodler.
ben wade pipe for english and was thinking of adding another pipe to the english one of the mark twain set.
and keep 1 for periques such as frogs ?

im trying to tell my self that i wont notice any ghosting since im new but it still on my mind.
 

JescoWhite

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I used to very diligent about only smoking similar blends in a pipe. I had a couple that were strictly for English blends, a couple for aros. Once I started getting into VAs I only smoked them out of my aro pipes at first. Now I smoke VAs out of any pipe regardless if it was primarily an English pipe or aro pipe. I really don't notice much ghosting at all if any. I also gave up on smoking aros and obviously these are the ones that are more likely to ghost your pipe.

Personally I would not smoke aros and lakelands out of the same pipe that I smoke English blends. But VA's are fair game, I smoke those in all of my pipes. I don't think you would have a significant issue with ghosting if you smoked Perique blends in your English pipe and vice versa.
 
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I find that as long as you dedicate a pipe to latakias, one to strong aros, and one to lakelands, it all works out. Burleys are great for building cake or taming ghosts. If I want to change a pipes "designated" blend I will smoke a few bowls of Carter Hall, or Golden Extra first.

That said I have a pipe that was ghosted with vanilla that I enjoy smoking English out of now, the first couple times I smoked a latakia blend in it were especially delicious. I have more than a few pipes that are all-arounders: meers, meer-lined briars and cobs.

Main thing is not to worry too much apart from lakelands, vanilla, and cherry, most other ghosts can be easily tamed.
 
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So this Lakeland tobacco is a region were Samuel Gawith and Gawith,Hoggarth make their tobaccos? So i would have to have a pipe for squadron leader?
 

HCraven

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So this Lakeland tobacco is a region were Samuel Gawith and Gawith,Hoggarth make their tobaccos? So i would have to have a pipe for squadron leader?
Yes, no, and yes. Yes, that's where they make SG and GH, but no, Squadron Leader is not in the Lakeland style. They are marked by floral notes and/or Tonquin flavor, and don't incorporate Latakia or Orientals to my knowledge. Squadron Leader is just a classic English blend, and yes, you should devote a pipe to it, if only because it's that good.
 
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Thanks guys for the info, its fun reading up on all this, just doing a search on lakeland i found out about a family feud with the gawith family and thats how they split.
 

nesta

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They're both good, but GH is better than SG (okay, not really, but it's what I favor). SG and GH's scented "Lakeland" blends are pretty different in style from each other. SG tends to be dominated by tonquin and herbal flavors, whereas GH uses tons of florals. I've yet to find a SG blend that tastes like flowers, and I've yet to find a GH scented blend that doesn't.

I have a number of pipes dedicated to "Lakeland" blends. Of these, I use a La Rocca Dublin, a Royal Coachman bulldog, and now a Grabow Viking for floral blends. This includes GH scented blends, St. Bruno, H&H's Lakeland Brickle and Fortissimo, and probably if I ever get my hands on some, Condor.

I use a Luciano ball and a Bjarne Viking bulldog for SG scented blends, as well as a MM legend. Because these blends come in assorted flavors, I also use these pipes for other traditional flavored flakes such as Erinmore and Peterson University Flake, neither of which would be considered by anybody I know of to be "Lakeland" style tobaccos, but which are quite different from Amerian/Danish style aromatics. These don't seem to ghost particularly strongly, but the floral blends do. I will also smoke the likes of Grousemoor, Kendal Cream Flake, and Sam's Flake in my Peterson System, and have yet to notice any substantial ghosting that a bowl or two of PA doesn't get rid of.

I smoke natural burlies and Virginias in any pipe I wish, but do find that floral tobaccos, aromatic tobaccos, and latakia ghost and at least some residual flavor is to be expected if I do this. With floral tobaccos the "ghost" is so strong that I might as well be smoking a floral scented tobacco. This ghost is also extremely tenacious, which in the long run is actually a good thing if you like the taste and you're short on money. GH tobacco is expensive. Run out? Smoke some PA in your Ennerdale pipe and you'll notice a difference but it will suffice!
 

nesta

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I do keep a couple of pipes on hand strictly for natural blends without large quantities of orientals, latakia, or flavorings. Mild semi-aromatics that won't strongly flavor the next bowl are okay, such as Exhausted Rooster. These pipes are generally reserved for straight burley and Virginia blends. Perique doesn't tend to ghost pipes as far as I can tell, since it is generally used in quite small portions and exists in many different styles of tobacco.

I have I think twenty two or twenty three pipes...thats nothing compared to some of the folks on here :confused: ....but I don't really forget what's what generally. And sometimes I just don't care and smoke something in whatever I feel like. I'm really only picky when it comes to strong American/Danish style aromatics and when it comes to tobacco with a floral scent to it.
 

gunsmoke

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I keep my latakias separate from my aeros & keep them separate from va, va/pers & va/burly. So 3 sets of pipes but that's about it. I don't have any specific blend dedicated pipes.
 
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