24th February 04:10
I am new to pipe smoking and enjoying (almost) every minute of it.
I now have six pipes, two straight and four in various degrees of
I started out wanting a nice aromatic, and I am still looking for one,
or several. I was lucky enough to receive some samples of tabacco with
one of the pipes, one of which was Dunhill Nightcap. Its not an
aromatic but I found it to be very tasty with a nice aroma. I was
warned that it's strong but I really didn't find it to be too strong,
just damn tasty
I have been trying to smoke slowly, though with the cold weather here
in ohio it's hard not to rush a little bit. I have been taking two
puffs (on the pipe) at about one minute intervals. Is this too fast?
I haven't been getting too much bite and the bowl isn't getting hot,
but I am getting water in the bottom of the pipe, not much but more
than I was expecting.
Hopefully when I find a nice enough aromatic I will be able to smoke
indoors, currently she who must be obeyed is holding fast because it
doesn't smell nice enough.
I would like to trade for some small samples of tabacco with a fellow
pipe smoker. I have some rather tasty cigars, or I am willing to pay
cash should that be preferable.
What I am looking for is some nice aromatics, any flavor as long as
its something you like yourself, and maybe a little of the plain leaf
tabacco so I can taste the difference between Virginia and Latika(sp)
I am more than willing to do multiple small trades.
And I would ask that if you don't want to trade but have a favorite
tabacco, aromatic or not please post and let me know about it
Also any favorite places to buy online would be appreciated as I am a
long way from a tabacconist.
24th February 04:10
I am not rich in the aromatic fields but if you send me your snail
mail I will send you some samples of different baccys that I have,
they run all over the road, well they were not run over on the road,
my tastes run all over the road.
Slow smoking is not long intervals between puffs necessarily, it is
slowly drawing the smoke in from the pipe. Keeps it just lit and the
Welcome to the brotherhood friend
24th February 04:37
Zed, you may notice (if you hold the pipe in your teeth), bent pipes smoke
wetter than straight pipes - Moisture flow down... and the cold weather
with warm breath will contibute to the H2O by way of condensation...
John Hamilton McGrath
24th February 04:38
Thank you for the welcome Tom
That looks like a nice site Dennis, I now have it bookmarked
Terry I sent you an email, thanks much.
I will try out a slower but more regular puffing technique with my
next pipe full and hopefully I will need to light less often
24th February 06:23
I am new to pipe smoking as well, and quite frankly I'm amazed that you are
able to keep your pipe going with such a long wait between puffs. I find
intervals of 5 - 10 seconds (on average) works pretty well for me, though I
am far from finished perfecting my 'technique'. Also, I use gentle puffs for
the most part, with an occasional long, slow draw. So far I have not had too
much trouble with overheating, but like yourself I do get water in the
bottom of the bowl. I think it's great that you can space your draws so
widely; you probably have nice, cool smoke.
Aha! Yes, that apparently is not an altogether uncommon occurence.
Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to experiment with a great number of
tobaccos, as many in this group have; but I can suggest a few that, as a
begginer, I have found very pleasing.
Peterson Sherlock Holmes:
I don't know if this is really considered an aromatic or not, but there is
certainly some flavouring present. Upon opening the tin, you are greeted by
a fragrant scent of apricot and licorice (or at least I was), which is
present in the smoking but does not dominate. You can taste the tobacco in
this one, as well. It took me a bowl or two to adjust (previously all I had
smoked was 1-Q, SH being the second pipe tobacco I had ever tried), but then
I began to enjoy it. Not the most complex blend you can find, but you may
want to give it a shot.
Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader:
This was my first foray into the English blends, and I would highly
reccomend it to any beginner who wants to start exploring that style. I
won't try to describe it, except to say that it's not too strong and I found
it just an absolute pleasure to smoke. This happened to be my third tobacco
ever, and I'm glad I didn't wait any longer
24th February 06:23
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