Feel free to post tobaccos (no weed allowed), pipes, collections, pics of favorite combos for going /out/, pics of what you're doing with your pipe and any questions you might have.Want to get into smoking pipes without spending too much cash? Get a Missouri Meerschaum Legend corncob pipe and a pouch of either Prince Albert, Carter Hall or Half and Half tobacco, available at most drugstores. What you'll need: pipe, tobacco, lighter or matches, pipe cleaners, and either a regular old nail or a pipe tool (combination tamper, scoop, and small pick). All of these together should run you less than $20. Having trouble keeping your pipe lit? Fill it with less tobacco and smoke it slower than you think you need to, lightly tamping as needed when the smoke starts thinning out. If you're still having trouble, try filling your pipe this way:https://youtu.be/0XHYPso7TXsOld thread >>12140386Come on in and get comfy.
back where we belong imho
Making some Frankenstein blends tonight. Just finished a bowl of a 50/50 mix of D&R Picayune and C&D Pirate Kake. Might try it with less Pirate Kake next time. Bit too much latakia goin on. What are you guys smoking?
>>1492603Just some basic bitch Carter Hall n a small cob. Nothing special, but it makes fishing a little bit better, 10 minutes at a time.
Going to Uhles in Milwaukee to pick up some one of my favorite /out/ blends. Hunts club
I recommend everyone Belgian beer to drink with their pipe!>>1492601This is a nice pipe. I'm going to buy myself a churchwarden this year
>>1492603Finishing up the night with some Sutliff Heavy English. Easy mild all day bulk blend.
wewAny recommendations on a decent sub-$100 churchwarden? Or just recommended churchwarden brands?
>>1492749Chacom, Butz Choquin, Savinelli, Peterson, AKB Meerschaum.All of these have decent options in the $70-$100 range.
>>1492749mines a BPK that i got for 41usd equivalent. pretty decent pipe, just to try out the shape, dont like em much to be honest, just too bulky and unwieldy
Reminder, tobacco smoking is harmless, possibly even good for you:>The Smoking Scare Debunkedhttp://wispofsmoke.net/PDFs/Whitby.pdf>Smoking is Good For Youhttps://www.scribd.com/document/44685607/Smoking-is-Good-for-You-William-T-
>>1492813What do you think about BPK pipes in general? Considering getting one of their small pipes for hiking and such since its fairly cheap.
>>1492847>two books full of scare quotes>both unsourced>from the same personYeah, no. That which is asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.
>>1492599Pipes are for wannabe hipster fag
>>1492927You'd love em then.
any leaves in here? i'm moving back home (bc) and i'm really interested in pipe smoking. are there any shops in the vancouver area you could recommend to a newbie, or would my best bet be looking online? thanks friends
>>1492917Evidence is provided in the books and there are studies in the picture.
>>1492959Actually, no they aren’t. The guy lists a bunch of publications, but nothing is cited from them. It’s just two books full of him making shit up. This is why even tobacco company executives in the 1980s-BEFORE they cucked themselves and settled-were calling him “nuttier than a fruitcake.” They were sincerely worried he would wreck their credibility. Think about that.
>>1492847>>1492959If this was even remotely true, why aren't the tobacco companies shoving it in everyone's face?
>>1492948Online at 4noggins, unless you enjoy paying over double the price locally. Keep your purchases under 7oz or so, and try not to go over $70-100. Likelihood of getting intercepted and taxed by customs is very low that way.
>>1493164They've lost the propaganda war, it's too late.
Just bought a cob pipe, any tips yall got to make it last? Heard you can burn through the bottom. Also what is the best flavor for a cigar smoker/someone who doesnt like sweet tabacco. Pic unrelated.
>>1493278That's bullshit and you know it.
>>1493298Don't use torch lighters, use pipe cleaners after every session and generally avoid too much moisture exposure to your pipe. If your shank extends into the bottom of the bowl you're generally pretty safe. As for flavors, check out blends with some latakia and/or perique in them. Latakia for smoky taste and perique for spicy. Enjoy.
>>1493275many thanks, your advice has been noted
>>1493309Appreciate the tips man, will do.
>>1493298All cob pipes are not created equal. Which cob pipe did you buy?If it’s a Missouri Meerschaum, it’ll last you years. If not, you might get a couple of bowls.
>>1493358Some sort of brandless clone i bought in some vape shop, been meaning to buy a meerschaum and saw they had a similar looking one to the country gentleman so i bought it. Probably still gonna get the country gentleman i was just really excited about having a new way to smoke tabacco.
>>1493377 I basically did the exact same thing 2 days ago. It's some knock off but it's worked so far. I'm going to head into the city and look for a churchwarden and some decent baccy soon
>>1493389like a thinner one maybe?
>>1493389This is a typical "lady pipe" if thats what youre into. But I wouldnt worry too much about a pipe looking manly. I think its more the act of smoking a pipe rather than the actual pipe that alludes to "manliness".
>Imagine being such a cuck that you still smoke in a time where only degenerates and poor people smoke.>Imagine ignoring all the data warning you of how dangerous tobacco is.>Imagine starting a discussion on the internet shilling an addictive, deadly drug in an effort to encourage others to join in on your gross habit.Truly abysmal. Maybe turn these circle jerks into “reasons to avoid the cancer plant so you can enjoy going /out/ instead of going to chemotherapy with half your jaw removed.”
>>1493698Hopefully it will happen before they get a chance to breed and contaminate the gene pool. We should be encouraging these vile vices
>>1493699>>1493698>giving a shit what other people do that doesn't affect youokay
My pipe cleaners leave some residue in and around my pipe sometimes, is this normal?Or are my pipe cleaners just shit
>>1493882you do pipe lceaners until it clogs, then yhou do more through "wet" cleaning
>>1493882What do you mean by residue? I got some cheap pipe cleaners off ebay that always shed some of their cotton. Used to collect inside the pipe, get soaked in gunk and blast into my mouth sometimes. Now I usually just brush them against my hands and smack them against a hard surface to remove some of the loose cotton before using them and it works all right. Never had this issue with pipe cleaners of decent quality, though.
>>1493889Yeah it's the loose bits I'm talking aboutThanks for clarifying
>>1493882>>1493889If you mean tobacco residue then that happens to me as well. You might want to try pipe cleaners with either harder or softer bristles and see if that helps. Getting it completely clean with pipe cleaners is quite the challenge nevertheless, that's why people tend to do a deep clean when it's starts to negatively effect their smoking experience on a regular basis.
>>1492847I say it's true therefore it is.
Just ordered this nice lovat. Can't wait to turn it into my official "dad pipe"
>>1494148Lovat is love
>buying pipespffft anons, you know chads make their pipes, don't you?
>>1494209I'd actually be interested in learning how to do it. Seems like it could be a really cool and unique hobby.
>>1494209...Because Stacy is SO in love with a man who smokes, and a pipe at that?Let’s not fool ourselves, anon. We all know what we are, and it’s not Chad.
>>1494209Making a pipe is easy. Making a pipe that is a recognisable and good implementation of a shape like apple or zulu is bloody hard. Making my own pipes just made me appreciate the pipes I didn’t make even more.
>>1494226I've never wanted to be Chad. I'm just me and I like me.
>>1493164They aren't allowed to, court orders prevent them from making any positive health claims about their products.
>>1492752Second, my second pipe was a Savinelli churchwarden, very excellent
started reading this. second books coming too.
>>1494314This is unironically the chad mindset
Hey guys so I just bought a bit of a cheapo pipe from a tobacco store with a good draw on it because I got excited on vacation and I just noticed it has a small cursive “Changleng” on it. Did I just buy a chinese piece of shit that’s gonna make my throat explode one day?
>>1494409post a pic of it
>>1494409>Did I just buy a chinese piece of shit that’s gonna make my throat explode one day?It's possible that you didn't, but the Chinese are not exactly well known for using quality, noncarcinogenic materials in their shit. If it's too late to return it, just try it out and see how it smokes.Don't buy chinkshit when cheap Western alternatives exist. Mr. Brog and the no-name French manufacturers make decent inexpensive pipes.
>>1494347Smokingpipes is running a sale on Savinelli pipes today. Saw someone talking about lovat shaped pipes, saw a nice black and black Savinelli lovat for $70~ there earlier. Not buying many briar pipes these days, or I would have picked it up.
Finally got myself a Missouri Meerschaum corncob and also bought the last tin of Peterson Old Dublin that was available in my county
Going to the local pipe shop tomorrow, lads. Very excite to buy my first legit pipe and some good tobacco.
>>1494968Sounds nice, Anon. Be sure to report back with your pipe and tobacco picks.
>>1495017Tobaccos will probably be some house blends of theirs but we'll see.
Newfag here from /ck/. Thanks. This shit is good.
>>1495040Kaywoodie and their sub-brands (Yello Bole, Rocky Briar) made a lot of those and similar models back in the 1930s-50s. You can find good condition examples them on the ‘bay for not too much money.
>>1492599I don't smoke at all. I used to smoke hookah a bit, but only for the first 20 minutes or so, because it would get harsh and I'd just stop enjoying it. I can blow smoke rings pretty easily, but don't like cigars or cigarettes. I do however like the idea of packing a pipe to smoke around the campfire at the end of a long hike. Will I look like a pussy coughing up his lungs if I bought a simple pipe and some tobacco for an upcoming trip?
>>1495481My enjoyment of smoking increased drastically when it went from an active to a passive activity. Comfiest sessions have been when occupied with something else like playing cards, and nearly forgetting I was smoking to begin with. Check out the breath method as well and you will probably have a good time.
>>1495481You shouldn't cough up your lungs because you shouldn't be inhaling pipe smoke.
>>1495502It's safe to inhale non-aromatic blends.
>>1495502so just a lot of spitting like with a cigar?
Lads, I just bought my first actually decent pipe and had my first actually decent pipe smoke. Holy fugg this is good. Got some house blend from my local pipe shop and it's fucking dope. How relaxing with a cup of coffee sitting outside watching the clouds.
>>1495507>>1495524(You)>>1495563Glad you're enjoying it, Anon. What kind of tobacco does your blend have? I'm digging bright virginias with some perique lately. A picture of your set up would be neat if you don't mind.
>>1495570here you go, senpaithis blend is just cavendish and I love ityes, make fun of me for being a LotR fag and getting a churchwarden
>>1495594More power to you, Anon. Never had a churchwarden myself, but they look cool for sure. Hope you got some real long pipe cleaners for it.
>>1495601Aye. I think this'll be a hobby that I quite enjoy. And these threads are maximum comfy along with /ck/'s /deenz/ threads.
>>1495605>/deenz/My god I didnt know there were others like me. Anon you have opened my mind to a whole new world. Kippers and deenz are my chosen snacks.
>>1495676based and deenzpilled
what pipes for frontier/civil war larping?
>>1495988Clay, maybe corncob.
>>1495988Probably corn cob as that would be the material the common man would smoke with back then. Although clay pipes would make sense as well too.
>>1494356I'd say it's ironically the Chad mindset
>>1495988Civil War was the age of cigars, especially Cheroots and Coronas. Pipes were mostly smallish clay bowls with easily replaceable reed stems or homemade out of hardwood for regular soldiers. Inexpensive and breaks down for easy travel. Bowls were pennies, and if a stem broke, a replacement was growing wild by the nearest river. Rich folks had meerschaums. Corncob pipes weren’t around-they came along in the late 1870s. Briars were starting to be common in France and England, but weren’t widely imported yet-that would start in the 1880s and 1890s. >pic related-Jefferson Davis’s meerschaum pipe
>>1496223you don't happen to know more about this era of cigar smoking?
Does vulcanite really oxidize as easily as the internet leads me to believe?
>>1496223Wow I did not know that. Thank you history anon.
I have money to throw away so why not. Just quit cigarettes and I want a reason to sit on the porch again.
I wish I still had my good pipe. But not for outings. I will only smoke safe inside my house. Last week we had the best weather all year. So I took old smokeytums (my pipe's name rip) for a hike. I laid out a blanket by a stream in the sunlight and unpacked some comfort items. I got my a palm of England's finest and swirl packed smokeytums. Got in a few good puffs. That's when my life changed forever. Cody Lundin came roaring out of the bushes and slapped me so hard it broke my pipe and left me dazed. The next thing I remember he I was face down in the stream with Cody Lundin mounting me. He lifted my face out of the water and showed me my broken pipe in his hand. He said "This can get you killed out here dimwit" I begged for him to please let me up and he did after I promised to never bring some stupid kook pipe into the wild again.
you said no weed but are crack pipes okay?
>>1496772How often do you need to oil it
>>1496826Maybe once a year, if that.
>>1496258Not too much. Just that most of the common cigar sizes were laid down around this time, and smaller sizes were by far the most popular. The gigantic cigars everybody seems to smoke now are really an exaggerated 20th Century thing.What I find most interesting about this era is it was the time when they were literally writing the rules of marketing. Every company had dozens of brands marketing to whoever might want to buy them, and were watching closely to see what sold better than others. Soldiers, sailors, hunters, patriotism, sporting scenes, dogs, horses, scantily clad women, racial stereotypes-cigar makers threw everything against the wall to see what stuck during this time. Some of it worked, some didn’t, and everything people learned about marketing after this was built on what the cigar makers found out in this time.
>>1496872>it'sdid no one proofread the advertisement?
>>1496862That's not even remotely as bad as people make it out to be
>>1497102It’s proof that Americans get it honestly. Their parents and grandparents were just as dumb, no matter what they tell themselves.
>>1497159If you smoke multiple bowls per day, every day, you might need to do it more, but for occasional smokers it’s not a big deal at all.
>>1495676>snacksYou're supposed to eat them as a meal. When you're hungry in between meals, that's a good thing. You don't need to "snack". Snacking is an invention of fat people. Good source of protein if you're trying to put on muscle but to eat them as a little hold-you-over until mealtime, is childlike and quite frankly, pathetic.
>>1497253Snacking on Doritos is literally a fedora meme. They snack big time.
>>1497252>Snacking is an invention of fat peopleI'd venture to say it was "invented" by hunter-gatherers that were munching on any little thing they could find.
wattup niggas does anyone roll their own cigarettes?I already smoke pipe tobacco occasionally.
>>1492599faggots the lot of you>>1497252proof from above
>>1497377>faggots the lot of youYou say this like this is a new discovery, and yet you’re on 4chan. Are you really that retarded?
>>1493698>sent from my iphone while at the bar
>>1497252its true, your fat mother often snacks on my dick
>>1497454Well it's not big enough for a meal.
What are you going /out/ this weekend?A good pipe makes a stroll in the woods just a bit more comfy for me.
>>1498299I wish I could go /out/ this weekend but I'm working. Maybe next week.
>>1498299That's a nature trail. You dont really go out in the woods.
>>1498642Not everyone can spend weeks away from their jobs. Some of us can only do day trips on the weekends. I know it’s not much, but when I’m already working 60 hours a week, i’ll take what I can get. It’s still better than sitting in a fucking chair all the time.
>>1498642Outside is /out/. Didn't expect to find elitists on this board but here you are.
>>1498821I don't even use animal trails, anything less that blazing your own is for filthy casuls. And if you bring your own water instead of drinking from muddy streams, you might as well stay in a hotel and call that /out/.
I’m starting to think the three step method is a sick joke
>>1498881I used it for like a week when I first started smoking. Tried the rubbing palm method and that sucked too. Finally switched to the Frank method and stuck with that. Just had to dial in the exact level of plug compression that worked best for each pipe and tobacco style. IMO, this style of packing offers the most control over tobacco density.
>>1498881I hate it. I finally gave up and decided to just do a straight gravity fill on my bowl. As soon as I started doing that, the flavor went way up and my problems went way down. Now gravity fill is all I do.
>>1498839Hey, i like lying to strangers on an anonymous Toltec food milling Internet board too! We should hang out.
want a straight missouri meerschaumdo i get the legend or the country gentlemen?please and thank you
>>1499048Spend an extra 20 and get a bones.
>>1499061>reddit meme pipeno, i like corn cob
>>1499018How do you do a gravity fill with anything other than finely cut/rubbed tobacco? Like, flake and ribbon and whatnot? Seems like it would just bunch up at the mouth of the bowl and give you very little actual tobacco inside. How long does a bowl last with this method?
>>1499021I bet you wear hiking boots instead of slippers woven from the surrounding flora, you scrub. Stick to car camping.
>>1499172Depends on how said flake/ribbon/etc behaves best. With some flakes, I could fold and stuff it into the pipe and it would smoke great. With others I had to rub it apart in my hands and then do the gravity fill for best results. Erinmore flake was that way for me-i had to rub it out.
>>1498918I used to not have much luck with it but this time around it’s given me much more pleasure than the last 20 bowls with three step. just a bit hard figuring out how big a plug to make>>1499018How exactly do you go about that?
>>1499472Just fill your pipe up to the top loosely with tobacco and don’t use any pressure to cram any more in before lighting. Pipe won’t last as long, but you won’t have nearly as many problems with things staying lit.
Whatcha lads smoking today?
>>1500012the finest generic pipe tobacco. I'm try some of you guys fancy stuff. I just have to drive a few miles.
>>1500012Mac Baren Vanilla Flake.
>>1500172based fellow /ck/ newfag
>>1492599My current collection, pic 1
>>1500012Hearth and Home BlackHouse
>>1500249I really like the top one. What is it?
>>1500254That's actually my first pipe. It's a Dr Grabow Lark. I collect that specific brand of pipes as you see but I also own a Kaywoodie and a Peterson
what a cringe thread
>>1500258eh, don't like it then leavewe're enjoying ourselves
>>1495377It seems like that faggot mod's decision to move the last thread to /ck/ was not as bad as it initially appeared.
>>1494148I've had a few smokes out of this and I've got to say it's fantastic. The dadliest pipe I've ever owned. I smoke my rhodesian meer while it rests, I've been giving it a day or two to rest. Here's a pic of my meer before I smoked it for the first time.
>>1500769looks fucking fantastic
>>1492959With absolutely no peer review? Fuck no.Also>1986
So how do you guys pack your bowls and how often do you have to relight?
>>1501488Plug method, usually a few times, with increasing frequency as I get to the bottom of the bowl.
/ck/ here again. Been enjoying my Plum Pudding and Orlik Golden Sliced, but it was time to try some new stuff.>>1501488I've found the two step method the best so far, but I will have to go back and try others because I realized that I was packing too tight when I started.>how often do you have to relight?Same as this anon>>1501570>usually a few times, with increasing frequency as I get to the bottom of the bowl.
>>1501605You Americans get some pretty cool tobacco, none of which are available in my area. As for me, I have recently bought a tin of My Mixture 965 and one Squadron Leader but I haven't opened any of them yet. Which should I pop first? I'm currently leaning towards the Squadron Leader.>>1501488>>1501570Pretty much this, I use the three step method but going to try the air pocket method next.
>>1501605I gotta admit, those overly dumbed down black box warnings gave me a chuckle.
>>1493385>>1493377my chinese cob experience has been that they burn out after 40-100 bowls, but missouris are a multi-year pipe. Mine is at 4 years now, and the only wear is on the bit.>>1492614carter hall is the best tobacco known to mankind. some latakia sprinkled in a prince albert base is also good.
>>1494300>>1494223>>1494209>>1495988One year I grew some cherokee gourd seed corn in the garden with the goal of just getting the experience, and recreating a historical pipe ca.1620-1890. Turns out the hardest part is the stem by far. And the cob cannot be hollowed out to more than maybe half an inch. Any field corn will replicate the effect. The experience was that the cob was a bitch to make, it burned out after 4 smokes, and they were rightly seen as very disposable objects for their time. People saved stems, not bowls due to the stem being even more of a bitch to make. The only tobacco that one could smoke would be fine shaked plug. Modern drug-store cube cut would clog and choke.Missouri cobs are purpose bred hybrids, with ultra-wide pith, and would have been totally foreign in previous time periods. Most old worlders carved theirs by hand, and those pipes were small, very short stemmed bowls. The closest commercial product is the lathe turned missouri hanrdwoods.>>1494409what's the tobacco. A cheap pipe is fine, but if you're putting captain black in it, you're on a bad foot.>>1495037if in doubt, go prince albert or carter hall. most cherry blends are top-noted and taste nothing like cherry.>>1495524some people salivate, some don't. I think it's due to the brain associating mouth activity with eating. I salivate, but it's with any tobacco.
How do I improve the draw of a pipe? I bought a brigham with a bent stem, but the draw is frustratingly worse than my corn cob pipe. The hole in the bowl seems to be very small, so I think the tobacco is clogging the hole once it starts compressing near the end of the smoke. Any way to fix this?
>>1503427Is the draw hole tight even when the bowl is empty? If not then I think you are packing your tobacco too tightly in that bowl. If it is a tight draw with an empty bowl then that does suck. I heard of some guys using a 5/32 inch drill bits to widen the draw hole in their pipes although that was with meerschaum pipes. Briar would be a lot tougher. Sorry I couldn't give any better advice.
>>1503427Drill out the air hole to a wider diameter.
>>1503427Wider draft holes draw easier, but there’s a balance to be struck as well. Bigger draft holes also suck up ashes more easily at the end of a bowl, which then goes straight into your mouth. And that’s no fun.If the pipe is brand new, i’d say just smoke it awhile before doing anything permanent to it. As you smoke your pipe more the edges around the draft hole will char and open up a bit, making the draw easier too. If I had to choose, i’d choose a new pipe with a draw that’s just a bit too tight, because it will open up as it is smoked and be just right after breaking in. That’s what most pipe makers do too.
Anyone have experience widening their bowl? I got a Mr. Brog and the bowl is a bit narrow for my liking (plenty of wall thickness though), I'm thinking to widen it a bit with the drill press. Smokes ok, but it's by far the narrowest bowl out of all my pipes, and I really can't see any reason for it. Anything out of the ordinary to look out for?
Never smoked a pipe before but I've enjoyed cigarettes, cigars and snus before. Where is a good place to start with pipes? Not looking to spend too much but also don't wanna be smoking straight chinese BPAs
>>1504404cool, thanks anon
What's the difference between a straight and bent bit other than preference? Is one more comfortable than the other?
>>1504471Bent is often more comfortable to clench, straight might be slightly easier to clean.
>>1504404Looks great, especially that you get a big variety of tobacco samples. But how many pipe cleaners are included? Only ~3 are pictured, you're gonna need way more than that.
>>1504471Aesthetics, basically. Bents are a bit easier to clench, as the center of mass is closer to the face.
>>1504528>>1504536thanks. Gonna pick up a corn cob pipe. Shopping on 4noggins as I'm from Canada. Any recommendations on tobacco brands?
>>1504543which of these should I get rid of?
>>1504570Thats a lot of aromatics.. Maybe try some pure virginias instead or english blends.
>>1504570Trade out something for Orlik Golden Sliced, maybe some 3 Nuns or Escudo as well. Also, careful with the amounts. Le ribbit suggests that going over 10oz increases the chances of customs catching it, and you've got a couple pounds' worth. Then again, your total price is under $100 leafbux, so maybe it will pass. I've always kept my orders at like 3 or 4 tins a pop, but I'm interested if bigger orders will sneak by. Be the guinea pig and report back with what happens. Also, 4noggins is the best. Last shipment they sent me was labeled "packing supplies", which is technically correct...
>>1504093Many of the cheaper Mr. Brog pipes are made of pear wood, which is not nearly as fireproof as briar. That may explain the super-thick bowl walls. More meat in the walls means a longer time before the bowl burns out, as pear wood is much more likely to do.
>>1504534Probably just one pack, but pipe cleaners are cheap and widely available. He should have no trouble getting more.
>>1504641thanks for the suggestion. I got rid of the big bags and I'm gonna keep it to 10oz
>>1504570I prefer carter Hall to Prince Albert, and Half and Half to either of them. And that’s a LOT of aromatic tobacco. I’d choose one tin of a really good aromatic of your choosing per flavor. That way if you don’t like it, you won’t be out 2-1/2 pounds of tobacco and $50. Good vanillas are Mac Baren Vanilla Cream and CAO’s Bella Vanilla.Try Cult’s Blood Red Moon for a good cherry. >>1504641Seconding most of this too. I found that I like English blends like Escudo and 3 Nuns much better than aromatics.
>>1504570Get some Bengal Slices and Plum Pudding
>>1504647The pipe in question is a Mr. Brog made of morta. As it is right now, the walls don't get particularly warm, so I think I'll be able to add 1/8" to the bowl diameter without too much issue. I'll put a bowl coating on afterward to tide it over until a cake forms, so I figure it should be alright.
How's this to start boys? Gonna order tomorrow.
>>1504684I will get some in my next order.
>>1504839Should be fine. Remember: with aromatics, smoke sloooow. They're also less forgiving of a shitty pack, so if there's any doubt that your pack is good enough, pull the tobacco and pack again. Easier to take an extra minute of repacking, than fighting with a poorly packed bowl for an hour.
Went to a tobacco shop in leafistan today and holy fuck. It was like $40 for a 50g tin. That is criminal. Idk how those shops stay open.
If I want ti larp as a sailor what should I smoke and what kind of pipe should I use?
>>1492599Hello! I have a question. Will I have any issues buying a used pipe? I started with a cob pipe to see if I would like it and sure enough I love it. I’ve since wanted a pipe with a bent stem and eBay has some used pipes at (seemingly) reasonable prices. Have you guys bought used pipes? Anything to look out for?
>>1505438No the shops fault the price includes a 100% tax or something. Kind of like gas.
>>1505534Ive only bought used pibes, I have around 30 atm (I only use about 12 of them). But you wanna look up how to clean it at least inside bowl and stem. If you have a buffing reel as well you can make it look as good new.Look out for tooth bites in the stem, cracks around the bowl and stuff like that.
>>1505534Over 90% of what I have are used pipes. Cleaning them up isn’t a big chore, but it does take a little time, along with some 91% isopropyl alcohol and a pack of pipe cleaners. The biggest thing is to look at the condition on the front end. Pipes are everywhere and cheap, so you can afford to be choosy. Things you want to avoid are:Bowl cracked or burnt through (black spot on outside of the bowl). Mouthpiece broken or bit throughShank cracked near mouthpiece (can be fixed with a metal band, but unless it was a very expensive pipe, it’ll usually cost more to repair than you paid for the pipe.)All of those are dealbreakersThings that look worse than they are include:Mouthpiece all brown and oxidized (can be cleaned with a magic eraser and water)Top of bowl eroded by flame (top can be sanded down level easily with high grit sandpaper on a flat surface)Bowl has a thick layer of ash inside (clean it out with a pocket knife)Pipe plugged up with tar (can be cleaned out with pipe cleaners and alcohol)Outside of pipe dirty (clean with a damp paper towel)Mouthpiece will not come out of shank (put in freezer for 20 mins then gently twist apart).
>>1505657>>1505710This is exactly what I hoping to hear, thanks.
>>1505715Np. You can find non-restored pipes in large quantities for next to no money, which is what I have done. But if you look long enough on ebay (if youre american) youll find some great refurbished pipes for cheap as well im sure. I have a bunch that im trying to get rid of, but im in europe so wouldnt be worth the shipping cost.You can always post a link to whatever pipe you want and we can take a look at it.
>>1505732Do you get the bulk non-restored ones on ebay? I was looking on leaf ebay and there aren't many pipes domestically.
>>1505737No I get them on a few similar websites in my country and sometimes on facebook. But I think pipe restorers snatch them up quickly because theres money to be made from them.Ive been lucky to find some on an old website that doesnt get much traffic, so I was the only bidder. Ive ended up with 700 dollars worth of pipes and I only paid 45.Garage sales and thrift shops sometimes sell them too, but its not a thing I could go looking for as its kinda rare.Antique shops sell them too, but theyre usually overpriced.
>>1505743Interesting. Thanks for the info.
>>1505737I used to. Not so much anymore. Usually they’ve all been sorted through and the bulk lots are all budget brand stuff that aren’t anything special. I now have enough of those to last me the rest of my life. Now I want to get quality brand names, and that costs more money
>>1505771Thats not necessarily true. Ive got BBBs, Mayfairs, Stanwells and other danish handmades from bulks. In fact the no-names ive acquired are often in such bad shape that theyre not even worth restoring and only the expesive pipes are left.It really depends on the seller, if its a pipe enthusiast who knows what hes selling then ye, hes gonna sort the good stuff, but if its relative selling pipes from a dead grandparent or similar, you might be surprised.
>>1505776True, and i’ve gotten a couple like that too. It’s not completely unheard of. But the bulk lots full of cheapo off-brands and Brylon monstrosities far outnumber the ones with premium brands. I’ve actually had far more luck finding premium stuff locally than online.
>>1505482You want to smoke some kind of flake tobacco, that's why they call it navy cut.
>>1505852Or rope. They used both pressed cakes and twisted rope on ships.
>>1492603>Bit too much latakia goin on.I don't understand this sentence. It doesn't make sense.
>>1505898Allow me to translate: "Latakia is shit"
>>1505960Said no one ever
>>1505960Still not registering.
>>1505960Yeah I don't get it.
>>1505710>Top of bowl eroded by flame (top can be sanded down level easily with high grit sandpaper on a flat surface)what sorts of stain do folks use for pipes?>>1505960why do you personally not like latakia?
>>1500769isn't the whole point of these ones that you don't need to let em rest?
>>1506704Minwax stain pens. They’re available at hardware stores for a couple of bucks and one pen does a couple of pipes. I refinished an old Peterson 309 in a Red Mahogany stain a couple of years back. Pic related, came out great.
>>1506751Speaking of which, what exactly happens when you don't let your pipe rest?
>>1506797Here’s a before photo.
>>1506704Eh, I don't mind it if it's used very sparingly, I just don't like lat-heavy blends. All it does it make things taste like smoke.
>>1506799For the most part resting is a meme, a marketing ploy to get people to buy more pipes. If you want to start a rotation and rest some of your pipes, they will smoke a little drier afterward, but not really enough to justify the extra cost.
>>1506751The comment was referring to the lovat referenced in the previous post. I do not rest the meerschaum.
>>1506805I'll bet your pipe is sour af
>>1506799Not much. There may be a very small risk of getting so much moisture in the wood that it finally expands under heat and cracks the bowl, but you've got to be smoking dripping wet and very frequently for that to come close to happening.
>>1506797Wow, I never knew. Now i’m excited to touch up my old rimcharred fishtail
cheers my pipe bros. hit yo pipes wit me. you know we be smokin on tha good stuff tonight ya know wha im sayin
>>1506812Nope. Cleaning it is still a thing I do. I just don’t rest my pipes.
>>1505482Depends on the era and country of origin you’re larping in. From 1500 to about 1870, almost all pipes were clay. It was waterproof, cheap, light, plentiful and easy to clean.After 1870, briar pipes started to come onto the scene, with cobs showing up in America around the turn of the century. From there on, most everything goes, though Europeans usually smoked briars and Americans had a mixture of briars and cobs.
>>1498299Not strictly out but I've been driving around Wiltshire, visiting churches and other historic buildings, walking an hour or two at a time before driving more.
>>1498881It's good for when you're starting out and you're getting used to packing/lighting/drawing. Now I mostly just gravity fill with a pinch on top.
>>1500012Squadron Leader and Winter Time Flake. Going to go onto some 1820 Mixture in a bit.
>>1505482Can't go wrong with clay pipes. They were used really up until the 1970s which is when the last factories commercially making them went away.
>>1508365If the mouthpeice was clay too it did a number on your teeth, might have had something to do with that.I'd carved myself a nice pipe out of mesquite that looked like a clay pipe and while visiting a friend that lives downtown I had a smoke on his back patio at his apartment, went back outside later to smoke another bowl and somebody swiped my sweet pipe. Told my friend about it and he said that the basketball americans would steal anything that wasn't nailed down. So I made a shitty cob pipe with a mallow stem until I can find another suitable piece of mesquite to carve another pipe. Think I might have to drop a screen in the bottom to keep it from burning through. The top of the bowl got a bit crumbly on me, I used a knife to drill it out, next time I try to make a bowl for a cob I'll use a drill bit instead.
>>1508699>basketball americans kek
>>1508699Hardly. I've smoked clay pipes for a while and no sign. Just don't clench like mad.
I'm not the only one who finds tobacco sweet am I? I don't go for aromatics at all. But your average english tastes as sweet as plum pudding. I'm smoking some XX twist and it's so sweet and fragrant.
just smoked the last bowl I had of dunhill navy rolls.escudo isn't available where I live, so I don't know if I'll ever find a vaper to replace it. It was my favorite /out/ smoke in the spring and summer time.
Not going /out/ but I'm gonna take a slow stroll over to my bakery and get some tidying done. What should I smoke on the way?
>>1508776Not the guy you responded to, but it's always fun to see traces of pipe use on the human skull, like pic related. Do whatever you want, though. You probably won't have effects like these if you never clench.
>>1508953Thank god for vulcanite and acrylic pipe stems. Fluoride toothpaste isn’t too bad either.
>>1508953interestingly, as far as ive been able to verify, most of the sculls you see like that actually had dental work to accommodate the pipe, as oposed to the pipe causing that. teeth are hard as shit.personally i use rubber bits just because i like it more, no clue if it actually helps, i just use it cus i like it more
>>1499048Up to you. Legend has a hardwood stem going through the bottom of a smaller bowl, Country Gent has a hardwood plug in the bottom of a larger bowl. Both will last quite a while, but the CG will last much longer. if you don’t smoke that much, get the legend. If you do, get the Country gent if you want a longer lasting pipe.
>>1509174>Fluoride toothpaste isn’t too bad eitherRIP ur pineal gland
>>1509175Many of the skulls found belonged to farmers, seamen and other commoners. They were not people that could generally afford dental work to accommodate a recreational activity. Also, it is specifically mentioned as "abrasion" from prolonged use in the literature, often from a very young age. Check out "Tell-tale teeth: abrasion from the traditional clay pipe" by S. Kvaal and T.K. Derry, it is a fascinating article. And the picture in >>1508953 is from the Natural History museum, and it specifically mentions "wear-and-tear from a clay pipe".
Started pipe smoking 10 years ago and gave it up after losing interest. Started getting back into it last year, and I only smoke my cobs now. In the jars I've got 3 different Boswell English blends (I think countryside, northwoods, and one other I forgot its name. I bought all 3 to check them out, they're ok), Orlik golden sliced, Some old full virginia flake I've had for years and just had it stored during break from smoking, a little bit of leftover Nightcap and MM965, Escudo navy deluxe. I also have a full sealed jar of bulk Nightcap that I plan on keeping sealed for a few years before I open it up. I'm going to miss 965 and Nightcap
>>1509343is frog morton as good as reddit says?
>>1509551Nah man you're not missing much. It makes a good first impression, especially for someone trying non-aromatics for the first time. But it's relatively mild and one-dimensional compared to some other English blends. It's like the laphroaig 10yr of tobacco, if you're a whisky drinker. It's a good way to jump headfirst into the realm of peat (or latakia in this case), but there are others out there that have way more depth and character. It doesn't mean it's not worth going back to, just know it's not going to blow you away compared to other good english blends. I would still buy it if it were available today, and it's a shame it's gone, but I'm not going to buy it on eBay at 5x or anything silly like that. I hope that makes sense
>>1508935Oooh, what's it like owning a bakery? That's cool af.
>>1509648I guess it's the same case as for Dunhill blends where people tend to exaggerate a bit. It was good tobacco for sure, but nothing I found mind-blowing, at least for the blends I managed to try before stock ran out.
>>1509551Try Squadron Leader or H&H Whiteknight; both are better imo desu
>>1509690Probably. I enjoy nightcap and other dunhill blends, and it's a shame they, along with frog morton, are gone... But there are other tobacs out there, and it's ok to move on to something new
Ordered my first English blend, what can I expect from this blend?Also, holy fucking shit The Netherlands is a shit country to be a pipe smoker
>>1510052A baseline English blend, good for establishing how they taste, with a good taste but nothing special.
>>1510052You guys can get snus pretty easy I would imagine. It's hard to get anything in Canada
any of you know any good pure virginia blends? I've tried blue capstan so far but wasn't particularly impressed by it, not sure if it's because my inexperienced palate just can't appreciate it yet.
>>1511036Orlik Golden sliced, Mac Baren Virginia no 1
>>1511036Just buy some bulk peter stokkebye or newminster virginia flake, both are fantastic. Virginia itself is very mellow and easy going tobacco to begin with. Good, pleasant tasting for all day every day smokes. Dont expect a burst of flavor like english blends. More subtle flavor.
I'm jealous of americans who have access to a wide variety of tobaccos from different companies like Hearth & Home, G. L. Pease, Cornell & Diehl, Sutliff, and quite a few others, all of which can't be found in Europe.
>>1511805me to euro anon>t. leaf
>>1511805>>1512005Do they just not export them to your countries or what?
>>1512164I think it's more a case of european tobacconists not wanting to import it. There's 1 (yes literally just one) tobacconist in all of europe who imports Cornell & Diehl blends, but I haven't bought from them since it's expensive as hell.
>>1512164Well you can get some good blends in Canada but the taxes are absurd
>>1512214Only chumps pay taxes when we can just order pipe tobacco from the US under the radar.
>>1509690Dunhill was cut perfectly, opinion of flavors aside it always smoked down with no issues.
>>1512700Ribbon cut always gives me issues. I pretty much stick to flake or plug these days
>>14964603 year matured was my go to. Can't get it now.
>>1501631They are pretty similar. The Dunhill is a bit richer. I couldn't get into SL
I'm gonna try and smoke this fungus in my pipe.Is this a stupid idea?
>>1513618>Can't get it now.It's available at Smokingpipes and Pipes and Cigars
>>1514252I'm in the UK. Discontinued here. Charatan rebranding now. Have found a similarly fantastic mature VAPer made locally so it's all good.
>>1514184Say one thing for anon, say that he's adventurous.
>>1514184Don’t know. Try it and report back to us.
>>1492847Tobacco smoker here, can confirm emphysema is a myth.
>>1514413aye, and say he's got poor luck
What are some good aromatic blends?
>>1514706Erinmore FlakeCult Blood Red Moon CAO Bella VanillaLane 1Q
>>1514184may aswell smoke your ass hair with it
>>1514946>Lane 1QIMO, it's a condiment aromatic, good for mixing with other stuff, but pretty boring by itself. A popular blend is 1:1 or 1:2 Lane 1Q and BCA.
>>1514199>>1514413>>1515116Well... I tried. It's a great tinder and smoulders quite well on its own, however, it's hard to get it packed right so you can smoke it like you would tobacco. It tastes like ash, so nothing special. 3/10 would not recommend.
>>1511036IMO, and I say this as a Va fan, Va on its own is a bit underwhelming. Smells great, idea is great, but its pretty subtle, and many are hard to keep lit and not become bitey. After a few years of trying, I drifted into virginia-perique blends or virginia-burley. Then I discovered mature virginias, with either burley or perique are even better: bolder, richer, easier maintenance. In the US you have the best of this type IMO, but it's hard to get hold of: Esoterica Tilbury (made by JF Germain in jersey). Dunhill 3 year matured is really good too if you can get it. Macbaren had a 'HH' special matured Va for a while then it disappeared, I forget what it was called. (Btw the 'HH' specials are on the whole well worth grabbing if you see one, regardless of what it actually is.)
Not pictured: another Neerup, & a pouch of "Casey Jones Hero Blend" in my car, & another kiribi. I like aromatics.
>>1515649By the way, first I've had "Lane" tobacco; got their "buttered rum," & it's pretty fuckin' enjoyable.
/ck/ here. Been upgrading1/2
>>1515649How's Tsuge tobacco?
>>1516154I like it enough. Some are better than others, & the one pictured I like. I'm terrible with names, but there was one (something warrior) that I didn't even finish. That Lane is VERY nice, though! I've never had their stuff before, but this buttered rum has inspired me to try a few more of their offerings on my next order. I'm really impressed with it.
Here ya go!
finished one of my tins of My Own Blend "Athena" and i gotta say, its by far the best aromatic ive ever had so far, mostly because i would barely have guessed that its an aromatic! just a pleasent lingering smell of cherry and some like notes of cherry and maybe vanilla? on the taste
>>1492599Do you have Prince Albert in the can?
>>1516813Which tobacconist sells that one, fellow dane?
>>1516911I don't know. Got gifted 3 tins of it by a friend. Don't know when or where it's from
>>1516920this store sells ithttp://www.cigarshopmacanudo-copenhagen.dk/
Just made this and i don't even smoke. Should i start or should i sell this or something?
>>1517221Neat. That's the old Davidoff cigar shop, used to have the big wooden Indian and all, hadn't been there since it changed names
>>1517285Neat. Try it out for yourself and see how well it works.
>>1496697what the hell did i just read
>>1517285What's the bowl made of?
>>1517425Wooden parts are birch, the middle part is some random bone, the darker bits in between are leather and the mouthpiece is a white tail deer's antler tip.
>>1517433doesnt the antler taste bad? also i would worry about the smell of the bone if it gets hot? thoughts
I know most people don't like it, but the Brigadier Black Sherman's March is actually pretty good. Dried some out and stuffed it in my cob, and then rolled a few cigarettes with the rest.Way better than I expected for something budget.
>>1517459No, i don't think so.
>>1492948how do you plan to have money left over for tobacco aftrer you pay your $1800/mo rent you goober?
>>1495377>FIVE tobaccos mixed togetherim gonna take a wild guess that they are using up leftovers.
>>1517978Whatever they use, it's fantastic
>>1511036Sameual Gawith's Virginia Flake is solid stuff.
>>1517978Or it could just be a very extensive blend. A lot of the time you only need a little of any one tobacco to alter the flavour profile dramatically.
>>1518072Why is this always out of stock
>>1518165Because they are a small shop, and only make it when they have ALL of the ingredients there to make a run of the stuff, no matter how long that takes. That’s why some of their famous blends go years between batches. If the new stuff they get doesn’t match up with the old stuff in quality, or isn’t available at all, they don’t run a batch. They’d rather make one run every five (or more) years of awesome stuff than make continuous runs of something that’s not quite right. I’m not always convinced. While I respect their integrity and commitment to quality in those matters, sometimes I just want to be able to pick up some of their stuff that the local shop too.
>>1506854Hi, Marcel. What tobacco?
>>1500769Maybe five or six smokes out of it so far. The stem is darkening juuuuust a little bit, and you can start to see the mottling and the tiny little veins in the polish start to stand out. I wish I had a better camera. Can't wait to see how good this thing looks after a solid year of smoking.
>>1500769>>1518339This is still my favorite smoker. I love the lovat, but I'd smoke this exclusively if I wasn't trying to break-in the briar. I like how I can smoke aromatics, favorite unflavored tobacs, or try new blends out of this without having to worry about ruining it with a bad smoke. If you can find an affordable meer that suits your tastes, I recommend it.
>>1518339>>1518341I'm using the wooden pick-end of an 8deco bamboo tamper ($4.00, come on) to loosen the bowl after each smoke. I wipe the inside clean with a tissue paper and the outside with a Savinelli magic cloth. I keep it looking rrrrreal nice. I wouldn't dare take it /out/. I've got another rusticated Peterson briar and my lovat for that.
>Ordered a resupply of tobacco.>Should have arrived today. >It has not.I'm a little annoyed.
>>1519543>tfw have resupply and working from home, but it snowed again
>>1518339I hope thats tar and not rim darkening from heat.
>>1519558Can meerschaum even get burnt>>1519558?
>>1519964i would think it could char but not burn?
>>1519558It's a little of both. One of the most useful things I've learned about how to properly enjoy a meerschaum pipe came from the YouTuber Bremen Pipe Smoker when he said that his most loved meers were the ones he didn't spend time caring about. Go ahead and let your match linger on the rim a little if it gives you a better light. Let the bowl darken and don't hold it by the stem unless you enjoy looking like you're an anal retentive cunt. You will notice a difference in where the pipe colors by the way you hold it when you smoke. Enjoy the experience and your pipe will look beautiful no matter what you do to it. Don't worry about scratches here and there, that's what makes it your pipe. It's not going to end up in a museum and your son will never appreciate it as much as you did. Just smoke the fucking thing and don't do it with a white glove on. Meers are nice pipes, but they're just pipes.
>>1520405Right, they just char a little, and it's a far thinner layer than char on a briar. You can even remove it with a fingernail or the rougher, sack cloth side of a Savinelli polishing cloth.
This is a good example of what I was writing about before. You can see where they held it when they smoked. This is far better-looking than an evenly colored meer because it has character and depth to it. You aren't a king and you aren't paying an indentured servant to huff tar through a coloring bowl for you between smokes.
Here's another angle. You can see the inside of the bowl and the rim have blackened. The top was likely black until they wiped it. I think a charred top looks a lot better and even cleaner on a well loved meer.
>>1509343Is that a novelty Protomen Zippo i see?
yo, any place manke this kind of pipe that arent just tourist wall hangers?
>>1520846Curious about this as well. Though I've seen some people claim that the tourist ones smoke fine.
>>1494209>He doesn't kill his own deer and use every part>Chad
>>1521330>>1521332>>1521334Fucking cool. Thanks for the new idea anon.
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