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  1. jdto

    jdto Active Member

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    I use the matches when the wind permits and often do my initial light standing in the doorway with them. I am getting a pipe Zippo, but for the time being, when I have to fight wind, I just use a cheap plastic Bic. I smoke on the balcony when at home as we can't smoke in our apartment.
     


  2. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    Carter Hall in my MM hardwood. The very definition of awesome....
     
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  3. Mount Mandolin

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    Enjoying what may be my favorite all-around blend, Larry's Blend (from Hearth and Home), in my Soren freehand. It's a strong, full Balkan, with deliciously buttery Orientals and just the right amount of Latakia for me. HIGHLY recommended to everyone, and I mean everyone.

    Earlier, it was some Solani Aged Burley Flake 656, in my Peterson System Standard 303. That's great, great stuff for all you Burley-heads and non-Burley heads. I don't even like the OTC Burleys (too much PG in them, if I may say so), but I love ABF. It's off the charts.
     
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  4. Motard

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    LBF in a DrG westbrook bent Dublin. My cellar is running uncomfortably low, please hurry mr postman....
     
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  5. Mount Mandolin

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    I am absolutely DYING to try Bob's Chocolate Flake. And what is a "Dunhill Man Meer", by the way? I know this post is a day old, but I sure hope you enjoyed that smoke... I bet you did! God, I've GOT to find some of that stuff!
     
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  6. Lestrade

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    Boswell's Bear Blend in a Tekin Tiger Meer.
     
  7. Mount Mandolin

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    Well? Man meer? I confused!
     
  8. Lestrade

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    Yeah I love BCF!

    A "Dunhill Man Meer", is a generic term for a figural carving of an old guy with a beard smoking a pipe of himself. Here is a pic of my Latticed Version.

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  9. Mount Mandolin

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    Oh, lovely! Really beautiful! I really need a Meerschaum. You've got me in a Lakeland state of mind, so to speak, and so 1792 it is, for me! I'm off to load my delightful little straight brandy (a second that I believe to be of Barling's make, or possibly Charatan). It has several little fills on it, but it has very sightly grain on it, particularly a very nice grouping of birdseye about the left flank. It does remarkably well with things like 1792, and I find it a very nice pipe. All I need to do is to replace the rather ugly lucite stem that some lug put on there with Vulcanite and it will be a very nice pipe indeed. Anyhow, it's the tobacco that counts around this thread, I take it, so I shall say again: 1792 Flake!
     
  10. Mount Mandolin

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    Well, just wanted to come back and say how much I dearly love that wonderful pipeweed, 1792 Flake. If I sound a bit frivolous and/or ridiculous, it's probably because I'm borderline high on nicotine. Whoever it was that said their body physically craves this stuff, I can absolutely understand. It is powerful, strong, intense, and yet so very wonderful. I really need to pour some money into the Lakelands next time I get a chance. The two I have are the 1792 and the Bracken Flake, and the Bracken Flake is a very, very odd tobacco. I cannot quite figure it out, to tell the truth. It's... just... weird as all hell, that's what it is. I need to give it another try sometime soon, as I'm getting more and more used to and into the Lakeland blends, so I believe I will stand a better chance at comprehending it next time, and that's probably all thanks to 1792! Glory to the Lakelands!
     
  11. Trauma

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    Trying some MacB Club Blend in my Ropp. First try of this stuff, I have to say I like it but probably wouldn't buy anymore of it.
     
  12. Mount Mandolin

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    I just went into the closet to try a couple of tobaccos I hadn't smoked in a little while. First up was 1820, which is absolutely pleasant little English mixture of a fine shag cut that packs, lights, and burns like a dream. JF Germain never disappoints me.

    Second was Peterson's Sherlock Holmes, which is a fine tobacco if your tastes agree with Virginia and Burley mixtures. The Burley in that particular mixture is quite pleasant, and it has a very nice aroma to it, even though it isn't an aromatic. So for those of you who enjoy Burley, give it a try!

    Next, I think I'm going to fire up a little bit of Peterson's Irish Oak. It's a fine tobacco with very nuanced flavors, which I enjoy very much. It's aged in oak barrels, apparently, and it's Zimbabwe and (I believe) Malawi leaf. It makes for quite a pleasant mixture, but it must be nursed, not puffed hard, in order to draw out all the flavors that it contains. I would recommend that it at least be given a shot if you feel that that sounds appealing. It should be noted that the nicotine content is rather noticeable, as seems to be the case with quite a few Peterson tobaccos, and overall, I enjoy it on occasion.
     
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  13. Motard

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    Sweet Killarney in a general
     
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    A basic, no name Cavendish in a Dunhill Shell Briar, shape #50.
    It's a rainy Sunday morning here in London but the Cavendish / Dunhill mix is the perfect way to start the day!:bing:
     
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  15. Lestrade

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    Gawith Red in a MM General.
     
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  16. ol gto

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    CB Gold in a bent DG
     
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    Good Morning,

    Comptons Balkan in a Squatch ball.
     
  18. kb7get

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    1-Q in the MM Ugly cob. Found out one of the local tobacco shops house blends was it.
     
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  19. ol gto

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    Lane 1-Q in a DG Duke
     
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  20. colorduke

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    SWR in a 31 westbrook/coffee.
     
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