My first Jima...and the question of Aros

Discussion in 'Metal Smoking Pipes' started by Rymw, Oct 28, 2013.

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  1. Rymw

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    My first Jima won on eBay arrived a few days ago. After some de-caking, but not the rim for the coke helps to disguise the fine chips around the edge, I filled her with some Stanwell Melange. First impression not good. Bland tasting and bit like a shark! All the aros I filled in her from BR Cherry Cavendish to MB Scottish Mixture and Plumcake turned out the same.
    Was getting desperate until I met a smoke pal and he had some MB HH Mature VA. Then she smoked like a dream...which made me dig out some leftover MB Original Choice. Absolutely fabulous, despite the baccy being all dried up and over a month old.
    Would love to know if anyone here has a similar experience or what smokes best in a Jima?
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    Jima's are cool. Enjoy.
     
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    I love Melange. Gotta get me some soon.
     
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    Thanks Coastie.
    Yea, Jima's are pretty cool looking and I'm awaiting the second one which is Red in colour to arrive :)
    But it seems as if they need to have the right baccy to smoke cool, too, LOL.
    I read in The Revolution of the System Pipe that the French hardly smoked Aros so perhaps that's why the Jima doesn't seem to do well with Aros.

    I agree with you, the Melange and Scottish Mixture are pretty decent Aros :)
     
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