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The modest pipe edition

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 corncob pipe and a pouch of either Captain Black 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 $25.

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/0XHYPso7TXs [Embed]


Old thread >>2345649
Come on in and get comfy.
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Apologies for the OP lacking a number, it should be #62 for those keeping score. The previous was #61. Lots of pipes in LotR
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>>2369999
I like that they actually smoked pipe in the 2000s lotr
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>>2370003
https://youtu.be/VIxutqscljs
It's such a great trilogy, I made sure to get the fancy DVD set with ALL scenes and such. There is a part cut during the tree rain on the tower where the hobbits steal a couple barrels of pipeweed.
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I have a few pipes I enjoy, but I don't like old plastic bits. Does anything have experience or know of aftermarket bits made of something else that works ?
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>>2370007
It's pretty good that they kept that little detail in, it's one of those bits in the book that really sticks in the mind quite neatly for the contrast while also providing some nice insights into Saruman's two-facedness.
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Does anyone have any sort of advice for reading? I find it nearly impossible to read while smoking pipe, I either concentrate too much on the pipe and then don't comprehend the text or I neglect the pipe and have to work the bugger 20 times because it goes out.
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>>2370070
I would say stories with shorter chapter (older books) that you can think about if/when the ember goes out. I read a book about a man visiting the hollow Earth and the chapters were like a few pages each. Inherently fiction gives you more to think about during the reflection than balance out with nonfiction (not that hollow erth is fiction)
>older fiction stories
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on the cusp of buying this presmoked estate Peterson standard system Model XL305
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>>2370098
or this Rhodesian, but i like a lower hanging pipe so i lean more towards the first one
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>>2370070
Practice, I struggled too but can now read and smoke at the same time no problem.
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>>2370070
never had much of a problem with this, for me it was more laptop computer work, but im an old man now, happened before i knew it.
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I only have corn pipes, does it really make a difference to smoke with a briar pipe?

( I only smoke with 6mm charcoal filters )

I ordered a special pipe zippo otherwise it's too much shit to light your pipe outside
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>>2370447
briar is cool, but corncob works for much less and you don't feel the need to baby it as much
wouldn't hurt to get one and see
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>>2370098
First one looks cool
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Good morning gents, I’m new in business and my damn pipe goes out every other 5 min
>what do
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>>2370561
let white ash built up, keep consistent cadence, pipe going out is not a bug but a feature, its okay if it goes out.
i´d also say try learning the technique where you put your hand over the rikm of the bowl sealing it, you can get a real good ember that way
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>>2370003
I read that they almost didn’t. They wanted Gandalf to chew mints or something
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Out birdwatching, seen some finches I haven't before and some kind of larks.

>>2370100
I find hangers really heavy and prefer a straight billiard but the rhodie or a Dublin look like they would smoke real nice.
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>>2370845
Also deer.
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I used to smoke cigars when i went out camping. I like cigarettes here and there, but they're far more dirty, and the politics and nature of the companies behind them are despicable, and turn me off from them. I'd be interested in trying a pipe but all research points me to the fact that all three of these are equally dangerous. I like tobacco, but is there really no safe way of smoking it? I don't like vapor products, and the whole appeal of tobacco is the smoke feel, taste, and smell.

Of course, everything in moderation. But nicotine is addictive, and i don't want to feel like i've become dependent like i have in the past.
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>>2370873
Pipe smoking is probably safer than cigarettes, especially if you don’t inhale. I’m don’t, and don’t find that I need to in order to enjoy it. But the most important thing is going to be finding quality tobacco. I have been contemplating growing and curing my own, but the effort might outweigh the benefits.
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>>2370845
>I find hangers really heavy and prefer a straight billiard
Same, is why I got a brigham straight rhodesian (someone used my pic as an OP for this thread series once)
How is that navy spools? worth the price ?
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>>2370873
Just from experience, I consider pipe smoking and cigar smoking to be my favorite hobbies, but I’ve never become addicted. I’ve gone a month or two without smoking. Hell, I really only smoke Fri-Sun with no urge to smoke the rest of the week. The only thing I guess I could consider myself addicted to is collecting various cigar blends and pipe tobacco blends. I have around 700 cigars and around 30 pounds of pipe tobacco cellared up lol. But all that being said, I’m not addicted to actually smoking those things. So I don’t know if it’s because you don’t inhale those things and thus aren’t absorbing as much nicotine, or if I’m just not prone to nicotine addiction. I wouldn’t worry about it, especially if you say you enjoy smoking here and there. That tells me you aren’t prone to nicotine addiction either.
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>>2370447
Cobs smoke cooler and drier in my experience. The only downside is they probably won’t last forever. For a decent and affordable smoking experience, stay with a cob. For a special piece that will last until the day you die, go with briar.
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>>2370447
Do what you wish.

I will say that the 6mm filters in most cobs are a joke. The filters in a lot of European pipes work a lot better
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>>2370561
Pack it less and smoke slower.

If you’re really new, don’t pack at all. Just fill your pipe with loose tobacco and light it. You won’t win any long smoking competitions, but you will have a pipe that smokes well all the way down without many problems.
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>>2370873
Yes it is dangerous and addictive. You would still be smoking, after all.

Question: how did get around this mental dilemma with cigars and cigarettes, and what about pipes is hanging you up?
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>>2371153
I haven't had anything but orlik and a few virginia blends to compare it to. There's a little more going on than golden slices and it's a slightly tangy vaper with more complexity than the usual hay notes from the virginia. I might get the sokklebye rolls next but I have a few jars of a c&d vaper that's half perique to go through first. I like how you just stuff two rolls in and it's a perfect pack every time.
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>>2371196
With cigars and cigarillos i've never experienced addictive hangups from quitting, though when i had a stint of smoking cigarettes instead, i did feel the nicotine withdrawls when i put them down. Its a shame too, since i see the appeal of every kind of smoke, and in terms of feeling i think i like cigarettes the most, but just by definition of inhaling it it's always going to have that addictive quality.
>>2371276
I started with cigars and moved to cigarettes from there. Just never tried pipe smoking so why not? I don't have a problem with doing any of them despite the risks involved, it'd be no better than liking to drink knowing full well what it does to your liver. Both nicotine and alcohol generally just destroy the body. I would say that i'm hung up that something i like is dangerous for me, but hell that's just most things in life at that point. I wish we were at the point where the risks of carcinogens were fully negatable. I would love to try a genetically modified tobacco that doesn't have nicotiene in it.
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Question about quantity. I'm going hiking for a week and want to bring a pipe with me. I've smoked before a fair few times but only with a friend's pipe and tobacco. How much should I bring for a week in the wild, maximum of two smokes a day?
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>>2372180
For a week and two bowls a day 2oz should do you. I’m typically able to get 12-15 bowls from a tin, depending on the size of my bowl.
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>>2370845
>I find hangers really heavy
In general low hanging bents and semi bents are way easier to clench because they have less of a lever. That only plays if you use a reasonably small/light hanger. I have several in the 40-55g range and they are all very comfortable to clench and hike away. Pic related is my vintage Brubu, it weighs 50g and it is the most comfortable pipe to clench I ever tried, probably because it was designed for alcoholic farmers doing physical work and smoke pipe all day long. I smoke this one often whilst walking/hiking, light it, hang it in your mouth, tamp down tobacco every 10 min, lasts around 4 km.
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>>2370873
I've never had a problem with addiction. I'll smoke semi-regularly for a couple months, then I might go months without one. There are definite health risks, but they aren't as high as cigars and cigarettes. Unlike cigarettes, you don't inhale, so anything in your lungs is second hand. Unlike cigars, you don't have wet tobacco leaves pressed against your lips, so you've got lower risks of oral cancer. I make a point not to drink alcohol while smoking, as alcohol can strip the protective mucous of the mouth and increase risk.

At the end of the day, it's about moderation. I don't smoke multiple times a day, nor do I smoke daily. When I'm in the mood, I might smoke a few times a week. Yes, it can cause cancer. So does alcohol, pollution, sunlight, and microplastics. You'll always be exposed to stuff that causes cancer, so I figure I might as well enjoy the ones I like responsibly and take reasonable precautions. I try to stay healthy and I've got insurance for checkups and such.
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>>2372899
I wish you'd get an additional sticker without the warning so that you can replace the attached one.
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>>2374047
the stickers are a turn off, not in general but for the brands that allow them to be there
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>>2374675
>for the brands that allow them to be there
Government requires it in many cases. It's not a choice, it's forced under duress.
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>>2375510
for that reason, I don't support them
they let it happen, why wouldn't it be forced on them
others dont have the same stickers, what's different
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Finished off one of my mason jars which means it's time for me to buy something new. Here's what I currently own
>Capstan Navy cut
>Captain black royal
>Missouri Meerschaum great Dane
>Gl Pease gaslight
>Legend maritime morning
>Shitmix (when there's only a bowl or two left of something I throw it in the jar so it's an ever changing blend)
Theres some aromatics, a vaper, and 2 orientals. What do I get to round out the selection? I've yet to have a tobacco that I haven't enjoyed so feel free to hit me with whatever crazy recommendations you have
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>>2375617
One that I’ve recently tried for the first time that’s really good is Mac Baren HH Old Dark Fired. And you can get it in bulk for a decent price. The tin/bag note smells like sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce.
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>>2375511
Do you even read the bullshit you write?
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>>2375645
more than you, apparently
actually read my post- the third line, specifically
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>>2375647
>required by law
I guess they drew them themselves because they like the stickers so much you dumb fuck!
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Are those silly wind caps actually worth it or just a meme?
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>>2375752
i have one, never had it it on me when i needed it, the pins that hold it weakened over time, now i dont use it anymore
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>>2375642
I've heard a lot of people praise ODF across various forums. might have to give it a go. the other one's I've been eyeing are the classic dunhill blends - nightcap, morning, my mixture, etc. never had them (other than dunhill flake) but now they're being produce by peterson. does anyone know if they're still as legendary as they used to be?
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>>2375708
>that wasnt the quote
actually read my posts before you respond to them, silly boy
>>2375752
good to use only when you actually need to because >>2375793
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>>2376189
>does anyone know if they're still as legendary as they used to be?
As far as being the same as the blends when they stopped production, yes they’re exactly the same. They were made by STG then and now. However, some of the blends are different to the Murray’s produced blends, which were produced from 1980s-2005. And of course, they’re different than the actual Dunhill produced blends pre-1980s. A lot of old timers say that the post-2005 tins taste different, especially blends like Elizabethan and Royal Yacht, but they also say that if you’ve never had pre-2005 Dunhill/Peterson blends, it’s not that big of a deal as the newer blends are still quality tobacco.
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>>2376383
I don't understand how it's so hard to just keep the same blends. The only reason it would change, with change in ownership, is if they intentionally lower quality to save costs. If that's the case, ignore the feelings of nostalgia and find a better brand.
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>>2376386
From my understanding, when Murray’s took over from Dunhill, it was because Dunhill ran out of aged tobacco. Basically like what happened to McClelland, except McClelland just quit altogether without selling their name when they realized they couldn’t make blends of the same quality. I heard the Dunhill produced blends had a certain “rotten” smell to them when they were first opened due to the amount of aging the tobacco had gone through. When Murray’s bought them, Dunhill had used up all their aged leaf, so Murray’s started using fresh leaf and substituted the Syrian latakia with Cyprian latakia.
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>>2376403
it's been a few decades, tho
can they not commit to letting some batches age ?
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>>2376409
True. I’d rather have the high quality of a somewhat hard to get manufacturer like Gawith than a lower quality with a mass produced readily available manufacturer. Peterson should order STG to start producing less and start aging more to get the original Dunhill quality back.
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alright so other than Old Dark Fired, I'm also looking at dunhill Elizabethan, Hearth and Home Fusilier's Ration, Hearth and Home Cerberus, and 3 Nuns.
those of you that have had any of these, what do you say?
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>>2376189
I've had Nightcap, EMP and De Luxe Navy Rolls all under the Peterson name and it's still top notch stuff.
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>>2376358
>actually read my posts before you respond to them, silly boy
Those stickers are mandatory by law and there is no choice of putting them on or not. You're question was therefore entirely stupid and you should feel stupid, fucktard.
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>>2376896
>continues to no read the whole post
I suppose I will have to quote myself for you, then:
>"others dont have the same stickers, what's different"
aka other brands, from the same countries or sold in the same country, don't have the stupid sticker- I'm pretty sure they aren't seeing how long they can go. Now watch as you don't answer this
I don't care, I don't buy brands that nascar racing their products. Half of the reason you buy a tin over a bag is the aesthetics of the design
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>>2376468
Elizabethan is solid. Not necessarily the best VaPer, but extremely reliable when you want a proper VaPer taste and some nicotine. From what I understand, it does taste different than the pre-2005 Murray’s version, but it’s actually a bit of an upgrade. I’ve never had the Murray’s version personally, but I have had the Sutliff Elizabethan Match, which reviews say does taste nearly identical to the Murray’s version. Based on that, I would say the STG produced Elizabethan is superior. Much more complex, tangier, spicier, and just more flavorful overall. The Elizabethan Match is decent, especially for the price, but it’s mostly sweet breadiness with a hint of perique. Maybe try both and see which one you prefer.
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Just tried Haunted Bookshop yesterday. I’m sold on it. I know it’s a love it or hate it blend, and I think I love it. Reminds me of when I get a plugged up cigar, so I cut it up and smoke it in my pipe. It’s musty, earthy, nutty, a bit cocoa-y, and really spicy. The nicotine hit is strong though, so I don’t think I’d be able to do it more than once a day, or even everyday, but I’m definitely gonna be smoking it occasionally.
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>>2369994
New fav. Got it for $28 at an antique store, never used it seems, but somehow the stem was cracked and glued (sloppily) back together. Doesn’t affect performance, and it’s hardly noticeable anyway. Very fun to puff on, though it’s hard to get a great big smoke cloud goin like I can on some others I’ve got. Only thing I don’t like it’s that it’s got a plastic mouthpiece, anyone know if I can replace it with something organic?
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>>2377335
Man I asked the same thing >>2370026
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>>2377335
Bought these from ebay a few days ago. Butz Choquin and Ropp as far as I can tell and none saw use before. Some came with metal filters They smell like old man, sadly. Anyway, the Ropp has a cracked stem as well and the mouth pieces are dirty for some reason. You can buy mouthpieces for sure. Don't know about organic though. Maybe make one yourself.
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>>2377630
If you or someone you know has an ozone generator that could take care of the smell.
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>>2377335
>anyone know if I can replace it with something organic?
Classic calabash would be amber stems, good luck finding them. Other than that horn works very well, it has a really nice feel to it. You can find old horn stems on Ebay (Germany mostly).
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>>2375793
>>2376358
Thanks guys! In that case I won't bother with them, seems like a waste of money if they don't last long.
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>>2376966
>aka other brands, from the same countries or sold in the same country, don't have the stupid sticker- I
They do you dumb fuck, they do. It is just there is many countries in Europe and some have different stickers than others. You're still a fucking retard, even by American standards. Nob please stop shitting up the thread.
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>>2377796
>they do
ah well if that's the case why don't the others use the same invisible stickers then? I don't see anything visible. maybe you don't read too well
>unrelated urinepeon rambling about americans
ah, go figure
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>>2377796
>They do you dumb fuck,
no they don't you dumb fuck. it's a crapshoot, some brands have stickers, some don't. sometimes it varies even between different blends from the same manufacturer.
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>found pic related on the Internet
>use of cow bones: for smoking pipes!
Wait, what? What parts of pipes were made out of cow bones?
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Kayaking on the Sacramento river.
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>>2378276
Stems most likely. I know there are Arab pipes made out of camel bones though.

>>2378278
Nice. What you smoking?
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Unpopular opinion, but I don’t like big bowls. Since I’ve bought a 320, the latakia blends I smoke in it just aren’t as full flavored as when I smoked them in smaller bowls. I’m getting a wider variety of flavors, but when I smoke a latakia blend, I don’t wanna taste a lot of Virginia, and that’s what’s happening with this big bowl. Just like with big ring gauge cigars, you get a wider flavor, but it’s not as concentrated and powerful. I think my sweet spot is .75-.80. This .90 diameter chamber just ain’t working.
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>>2378375
>.75-.80. This .90 diameter
ok, interesting.
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>>2378068
>but in America they don't have stickers
We're talking Europe here, they all got stickers, the are mandatory by law and normed in shape, size and text. Please realize how stupid your argument is and go fuck yourself.
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>>2378375
Your sweet spot (19-21 mm) is pretty much a standard here in Poland.
Do you have any experience with even smaller pipes? I'm thinking about buying something really tiny. I rarely have an hour of uninterrupted time to smoke my pipe, but I could easily find 15-20 minutes to do so. Pic related, 8mm diameter.
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>>2378398
Not him, but in my experience if you need a small pipe for a quick smoke a flatter chamber is better than a thin chamber. If you have an excessively thin chamber you get problems, it doesn't load nice, it doesn't burn nice, it doesn't smoke good. on the other hand if the chamber is just shallow it works halfway decent. Eskimo shape is is pretty good at that, I got an estate Stanwell 392 and it is fully loaded about 30 minutes. If you need to go even faster then something like pic related is built for the job.
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>>2378390
then take it to /int/ you stupid fuck, because we're talking america here.
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Chill out you two
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>>2378406
Sadly there were no such flat pipes available at my local store. I got myself this cute little baby instead, mini bic lighter for comparison. What surprised me the most is how quickly it warms up and cools down, because of thinner walls. I kinda like it.
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>>2378390
Hi, OP here, this isnt your personal thread. I don't care about the overstepping government control you allow, and promote, in your own country. My point stands, and like >>2378068 said, it's a crapshoot
Maybe next time.
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>>2378657
And the fact still stands, Euros get stickers, if they want or not. All the amerifatty comments on stickers are just retarded, deal with it.
>>2378434
go do a school shooting or larp as a nazi or something, then post pics of $8 corncob.
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>>2378690
>go do a school shooting or larp as a nazi or something, then post pics of $8 corncob.
kek, as an American this is breddy gud :DDDD
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When is the best time to harvest deer tongue for maximum flavor? And which leaves? The base ones or ones on the stalk?
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Also, do any of the rest of you enjoy deer tongue in your pipe blends? I like it, a nice slightly spicy vanilla-cinnamon-ish flavor. Only blends that include it AFAIK are C&D and to be frank I'm not a huge fan of their tobacco in general.
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>>2370873
pussy
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any australian pipers here
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Imagine thinking smoking is a hobby and not a coping mechanism
t. lifetime smoker
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>when you pack the tobacco just right so you can sip very slowly and get lots of flavour but no bite or ash mouth at all
only packed my pipe like 2/3rds and still smoked for about an hour
an hour of delicious bright Virginia goodyness
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Hey retards, looking to try pipe smoking. Got a few questions:
As a britbong, where should I be buying my pipe and what should I be looking out for? Can I just go on amazon and get a random cool looking corncob? Is there any nice non-tobacco blends to try? Any recommendations on where to get tobacco?
I used to smoke a cigarillo every other day so barely a smoker, would love any other advice.
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>>2381652
Aren’t all hobbies kind of a coping mechanism though? A form of escapism?
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>>2381838
physical addiction hits a lil different. If it works for you, it works for you and thats great, even though your health might suffer. Some people dont find a coping mechanism ever. I just feel like Im seeing a lot of people delude themselves about it like I did. Then you end up smoking (pipes, cigars, cigs, dohka, whatever) for 20+ years and you sound like Tom Waits and start hacking whenever you have to walk up stairs. And its become such a part of your life that everyday things seem empty with out it. Im projecting a little here, and I know that. I'd say if you wanna be /out/ not smoking would be a great place to start. Unless you live at high altitude like me, then who the fuck cares. Fun fact for all you smokers who want to do some high alt /out/ing, smokers are used to having less oxygen in their blood stream and you dont suffer nearly as much as other people when you start gaining alt. I can snowboard all damn day at full blast and do hikes with massive altitude gains because of that and good cardio. Cant do that shit without biking or something in the off time.
tldr maybe think about addiction as a hobby, unless youre at high alt and exercise regularly then go wild I guess fuck it
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>>2381652
>that projection
Dude, if you're hooked, that's you. I choose to smoke my pipe on occasion, because I like the experience. I am not drawn to it. I don't crave it. I go long enough periods to demonstrate not being dependent on it.
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>>2381862
This. I haven't used mine in months.
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>>2381652
One time I was hanging out with my friend, and he said we should go to the store for cigarettes because he wanted to smoke. I had a spare pipe with me which I offered him instead, and he said, "No, I need nicotine".

That reassures me when I think about pipe smoking becoming a chemical addiction. It's not just less nicotine compared to cigarettes, it's basically none. (weird Mac Baren Extra Triple Giga Nicotine McVomit blends aside, and no one smokes those who isn't a cigarette smoker anyway). I sometimes smoke a cigar or a hookah, and there's considerable nicotine in that, but not in a single bowl of an average sized pipe filled with average tobacco. I have never craved my pipe, and I only notice the mild relaxing/invigorating effect of the nicotine if I'm paying attention to it.
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>>2381854
>end up smoking pipes or cigars for 20+ years
>start hacking whenever you have to walk up stairs
Have you ever met one single person that smoked pipes or cigars but not cigarettes (and didn't inhale) that got coughing and shortness of breath issues? Mouth cancer we're at greater risk for but that's about it. Only cigarettefags get COPD.
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>>2381796
mysmokingshop is a pretty good retailer in the UK. But I'd also suggest looking for a local tobacconist, a proper tobacconist, there should be one near you that isn't just vape trash.
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>>2381652
i havent gotten into pipe smoking yet but ive done my share of smoking, and not gotten "addicted," so; for me recreational nicotine is just that
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>>2381886
Thanks anon, I went with my initial purchase on Smoke-king just because I had already signed up and they had the same initial things I wanted. Rate my cheeky little cob? Coming in 4-6 days, so keen lads
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>>2382391
My advice is get a full size cob. I have a tiny one like that, it's smokable but will be a frustrating experience if you're not used to tamping and keeping a pipe lit. At least here in the States you can get a full size cob for like $5
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>>2382431
Didn't think of that, just thought small bowl = small smoke. I will see how I go and probably buy a bigger one anyway
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>>2381854
I get what you’re saying, but considering I don’t smoke cigarettes and thus don’t inhale, I don’t have any respiratory problems present. Plus, I do a lot of hiking in my free time, typically at a 3,000ft-5,000ft elevation. A lot of those times, I also have my pipe with me. I’ve gone months without smoking pipes or cigars with no withdrawals. I actually only smoke on the weekends as well, never on weekdays. I consider it a hobby because I’m more “addicted” to the collecting aspect. I like trying as many blends as possible. I like picking up a new pipe shape when I can. Idk. I just think some people are prone to addiction and others aren’t. If you are prone, then yes you should be careful and should probably stay away from nicotine. But if you aren’t prone to addiction, then I see no harm at all with smoking in moderation.
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>>2382454
I find for a quick smoke a wider but shallow bowl works best. Narrower ones are more frustrating.
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>>2382454
If you want a small smoke, just get a normal pipe and put less tobacco in the bowl.

It's just going to be more user friendly that way. Stays lit longer, you don't have to keep re-lighting it and then walking this frustrating knife's edge between your pipe going out all the time and roasting it so hot it loses all the flavor and you get tongue bite. That tends to happen with low quality smaller pipes especially if you don't have the feel for smoking one yet.
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>>2381873
I fellate the pipe and have never smoked a single fag in me sorry existence.
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after having two kinds of pneumonia in the left lung at the same time (wet lung liner and dry lung cavity), im kinda worried about smoking again, even though i only smoke like 3 times a month, but i went from a pretty healthy guy to getting winded walking to the third floor even after recovering

got covid after that ordeal and it was a fucking fart in the wind compared
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>>2382610
not that im worried about the "consequences" of smoking again, i just dont wanna cough like a soldier in WW1, ruining the calming experiance
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>>2382610
I had pneumonia in 2015 and COVID in 2020 and 2022. I’ve noticed no negative respiratory issues while smoking a pipe/cigar since then. I had to take a break from smoking for a couple of months when I had COVID though because I lost my smell and taste. I tried smoking and it just tasted like hot bitter air. My taste and smell is back to normal now though.
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>>2382841
Man. I've been having recurrent covid like every other month. My lungs are fine but my fatigue is through the roof. Like ten-twelve hours of sleep and I feel like I need more when I come down with it. For a couple weeks at a time. I try to stay active but I've lost weight simply because I'm not lifting anymore and I just don't have the energy for it. Anybody got any similar problems or remedies short of amphetamines?
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>>2381862

Same here. I started my pipe habit a year ago (I briefly smoked my grandfather's estate pipes when I was younger tho) as a way to quit smoking cigarettes and it has 100% worked. It's killed whatever impulses I used to have that forced me to crave nicotine hourly, even when drinking, because I have to wait for the perfect time and place to enjoy a bowl. Also despite the high initial investment of a pipe collection and small cellar, I'm saving on average 80-100 euro per month that I would otherwise have spent on rolling tobacco because I haven't had to stock up for at least 4 months.
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I love me some Haunted Bookshop, bring on the burley!
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>>2383423
Haunted Bookshop is really nice. Reminds me of a cigar, with the earthiness and spiciness. The nicotine knocks me on my ass if I don’t eat before I smoke it though.
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>>2382854
When I got COVID, both times, I forced myself to go outside, no matter how fatigued I was. Whether it was a moderate hike or just sitting on a park bench in the sun. It lessened my fatigue and helped with my cough.
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what companies sell an organic tobacco with no chemicals no flavor and no additives? it’s hard to find any
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>>2369994
I go into the woods to vape weed. I Use a Pax 2. Originally got it for indoor use, so I might go back to smoking. Never tobacco, would rather smoke the wild rose along the trail. Stimulants insult Yahweh
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>>2383630
>Stimulants insult Yahweh
Good thing I’m a Gnostic. That demiurge fuck can suck my pipe.
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>>2383557
whole leaf tobacco
also check the fair trade tobacco forums, there are small farmers you can buy direct from
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>>2383717
I have been there, but now I give thanks to Jah every day for the day. Anger and gratitude can coexist
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>>2370003
I swear to god these movies were just one big pipe commercial

https://youtu.be/r1j9LVVUiFg?t=123
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>>2369994
Pipe thread
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Noob here, what type of tobacco should i use to break in a pipe?
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>>2384178
Depends what you plan to smoke in that pipe.

The rule of thumb is if you use a strong flavored tobacco, especially aromatics, in a pipe, those flavors will ghost in the pipe and tamper with the flavor of a more mild tobacco like a Virginia. So if you're being really particular you smoke like with like--have a pipe for aromatics, a pipe for Virginias and mild tobaccos, a pipe for English etc.

Honestly I don't find it matters that much for everyday smoking. You should have at least one good all-around daily driver pipe that you can smoke anything out of. If you're being a fucking connoisseur and need a completely untainted smoking experience to taste a tobacco get a fresh corncob for 5 bucks.

>tl;dr the only concern is flavors ghosting in the pipe. So smoke whatever you will smoke out of it regularly and it'll be fine
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>>2384159
Not gonna lie, seeing them blowing smoke rings inspired me to try a pipe fo the first time.
Still can't blow smoke rings for shit, but one of my pipes puffs out rings like a machine, so half-win.
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>>2384241
Yeah that makes sense, i like aromatics because thats what my dad has always smoked so its nostalgic, i bought a pipe a little bit after i made that post and some captain black original and started the break in with that
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>>2384159
>>2384245
I believe a decent amount of pipe smokers started because of the LOTR movies or books. I know that was at least partially why I started smoking a pipe. That and my grandma’s boss was always smoking his pipe when I was little and I’d visit her at her office. What’s funny is this was in the DoJ office in the Federal Building in San Francisco. Even in 2002 this guy was still smoking in his office. It’s bizarre considering what an authoritarian hellhole that place has become. But anyway, that smell in the office, the LOTR movies, and the fact I was already smoking cigars are what drove me to try a pipe.
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>>2384241
>You should have at least one good all-around daily driver pipe that you can smoke anything out of.
This. I have a couple dedicated Virginia pipes and several dedicated English pipes, but the pipe I smoke the most is a Savinelli seconds pipe that I smoke anything in. From English to aromatics to burleys. You’ll hear people on forums saying “Gregory Pease said you have to let your pipe rest for a week!” or “Russ Ouellette said you have to have at least 5 pipes dedicated to each type of blend!”, but all the old school pipe smokers just bought a $10 Dr. Grabow and smoked that their whole life. I actually like the weird mix of flavors you get at the bottom of the bowl from all the ghosting from various blends.
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>>2384344
I actually bought a pipe two weeks ago specifically because I had rewatched LoTR. Enjoying it for its own sake now but still like to LARP like I'm in the Shire from time to time.
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>>2384759
The best thing IMO is to go for a hike, pretend you’re journeying from the Shire, all while smoking your pipe. I hate LARPing, but something about smoking your pipe while hiking is transcendental.
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i like to smoke after chores. find some shade, pitch a chair, and light up.
>t. aromatic in cob only soi
today might light up some plum pudding in my savinelli
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>>2385292
>Plum pudding
I've got some of that in the mail, let me know what it's like.
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>>2384241
>So if you're being really particular you smoke like with like--have a pipe for aromatics, a pipe for Virginias and mild tobaccos, a pipe for English etc.
>>2384358
I only smoke English blends. Some have a bit of Burley in, some a bit of Cavendish, but all in all it is all English blends with not toppings. All my pipes are reserved for English and all have this lovely Latakia smell to them.
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Fishin'
Drinkin'
Smokin'

That's the life
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>>2386082
nice pic!
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planted some red clovers to make tea out of them but i also have some recollection about people using them in tobacco mixes so will try that out later this year
other obviously legal wild herb advice is welcome
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>>2384344
>>2384759
>>2385070
I respect that. Though I started smoking a pipe because I got a taste for cigars and they were getting fucking expensive
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>>2387225
I feel you. I spent probably $8k on cigars from 2018-2020. Now that I’m into pipes, I realize just how expensive cigars are. For the price of one cigar, you can get a tin that’ll last 15 bowls. I still have a pretty large collection of cigars, but I’ll probably hold off on buying any for a couple years. Pipe tobacco is more within my budget lol
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Will smoking keep me safe from animals both during the day and while sleeping
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>>2385292
shave your neck
>>2385835
it's smoked by people who smoke it to talk about smoking it and because they heard people smoke it
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>>2387766
>it's smoked by people who smoke it to talk about smoking it and because they heard people smoke it
It does have a great flavor though. It’s just a pain in the ass to pack and keep lit.
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>>2387919
>It’s just a pain in the ass to pack and keep lit.
crumble cakes tend to do that,
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>>2382391
I'm this retard.
Pipe arrived (pic related), nice and small. As anons predicted, it was difficult for me to light properly and keep going but once I got the hang of it, I enjoyed a nice 5-10 minutes of puffing. I was smoking some Ashton "Guilty Pleasure" and other than a bit of bite when I forgot it was a tiny pipe and not a cigar, it was pretty nice. Also, Smoke-king, where I got this and the tobacco from, gave me a cheeky little mint chocolate. Very nice.
Anyway anons, any other advice to give? Anything I should keep in mind? I was going to get a nice entry briar, but was wondering if the stem shape matters? I know a shorter stem gives a hotter smoke, but is the actual shape just aesthetic? How about bowl shapes? Cheers.
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>>2388135
I really like the eriksen pipes.
They are not super expensive either.
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>>2388160
Link to that blue one? Looks pretty cool.
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>>2388135
Biggest difference is bent versus straight stem. Bent is gonna put the pipes center of gravity closer to you, so many people feel they are more comfortable for clenching - just holding it in your mouth, without your hands, that is. You don't feel as much force on your teeth. Bowl shape is largely aesthetic. If you like having a small pipe, the Ropp Etudiant line is a reasonably priced small briar. Picrel is the rough size of the line up. I have the J10 shape, which is slightly longer, and I love it.
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>>2388258
Oh, and if you want a full size briar, the Morgan Bones pipes are a pretty good deal.
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>>2385835
When I first tried plum pudding I loved it. That smokey sweet incense note when you first light it up. However, the last few times I had it, it just wasn’t as flavorful. Like no latakia flavor at all. Maybe I got a bad batch.
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>>2388160
I watched a review of the Eriksen pipe and the spiral inside the bowl started melting after just one session. He did smoke it a bit hot for the test, but it made me a bit skeptical. Have you experienced anything similar to this, any melting or deformation?
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>>2388772
No, I have had no problems with it. I do run it with the stones all the time. I love the clay filter and it is the best filter system I have ever used.
I can't recommend them enough.
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>>2388834
All right, thanks. I like the concept of the rocks and have considered getting some for my other pipes. I assume they would work fine at the bottom of a regular pipe as well. For reference, here is the review.
https://youtu.be/R-7e9oQNKAE
He shows the melted part around 13:30.
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>>2388135
>How about bowl shapes?
Similar to cigars the main difference is aspect ratio. A wider (usually shallower) bowl seems to open up the flavor a bit more, whereas a tall skinny one is more concentrated. Beyond that it's just aesthetics. In general though I just prefer a big fat tall and wide bowl I can pack a shitload of tobacco in though lol.
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>>2388869
>>2388308
>>2388160
Thank you boys
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>>2378390
oh my god you dumb fuck, this guy gave you like a dozen posts for a chance to read what he said and then you go DURR ITS NOT REAL

well it's fucking real, one pack of cigarillos at the store has no warning and then the next has a big warning label.

>>2378068
I really don't know what it is. I think they're ugly too and don't see why they can't make the warning an easily peeled sticker revealing the design underneath. Or put the warning sticker on the packaging that's discarded when you open it.
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>>2381796
for the love of God and everything good in this world please stop giving money to amazon. I'm fucking begging you
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>>2389567
I spent £2 on Amazon just to make them deliver me a small box of matches directly to my home.
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>>2388846
>I assume they would work fine at the bottom of a regular pipe as well.

I use Nording Keystones in all of my pipes. Regular Nording briar, Tsuge briar, cheap basket briar, cobs. They work great in all of them.
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>>2389562
>well it's fucking real, one pack of cigarillos at the store has no warning and then the next has a big warning label.
No it's not you dumb fuck. All cigarillo packs have stickers on it. You claimed bullshit and now you try to do damage control instead of just admitting that you're one stupid idiot.
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which one is better and healthier air cured or flue-cured tobacco? I heard air cured is worse because of bacteria but I don’t know what to believe
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>>2370076
>The coming race
>Fiction
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>>2389562
>the truthful reminder
>>2389627
>the false denier
>"You claimed bullshit and now you try to do damage control instead of just admitting that you're one stupid idiot."
Atleast three people aren't one person, schizo.
>"one pack of cigarillos at the store has no warning and then the next has a big warning label. "
Is my experience, too- with tobacco and eastwoods

>>2389774
It's a great written documentary. Don't tell anyone, but the reason I created the e-tool thread was to reduce the humanity's distance from the hollow erth.
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>>2375793
>>2375752
so wind caps are fucking stupid
if you pack a pipe correctly you can smoke it with the pipe facing upside down
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>>2389627
>No it's not you dumb fuck.
yes it is you stupid fucking troglogyte. I don't even know why you're making this shit up. None of us would care except it's really annoying when someone is so stupid and so wrong and you feel the need to set them straight.

>All cigarillo packs have stickers on it.
wrong again, you stupid eurotrash subhuman. What do you call pic related? Is it not real? If I went to the store and took a picture with a timestamp would you believe me then? I doubt you would, you would probably say that what's in front of your face isn't real. A very odd thing to argue but I guess you have nothing better to do in your backwater european shithole nation that apparently has cuck warnings on everything. lol. I can buy a pack of cigs and all it has is the sugeon general warning in small text on the back instead of whatever gory picture the EU masters decided to put on.
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>>2389844
No it’s def worth it if you’re outside sitting on a windy summer day, else the burned tobacco will fly all over you
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>>2389907
you must have photoshopped off the sticker. can you timestamp when you saved the picture next time
>>2389912
This. When it's really windy (but like just wait yo) or actually raining
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>>2389918
>you must have photoshopped off the sticker. can you timestamp when you saved the picture next time
kek. maybe his endgame is for us to mail him a box of them without the sticker as proofs
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>>2375752
just turn pipe upside down
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>>2389844
>if you pack a pipe correctly you can smoke it with the pipe facing upside down
Not necessarily. The tobacco won’t fall out, but the ash will, and the ash is crucial to keeping a steady cherry going.
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>>2389907
>What do you call pic related? Is it not real?
And advertisement. Get it to your thick dumb american fuckskull, all tobacco products have to have the sticker to be sold in Europe. Your argument was moot from the second you made it and all your posts since have been utter garbage damage control. go fuck yourself and stop shitting up the thread!
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>>2390831
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_packaging_warning_messages#European_Union
I mean seriously, looking that up is not that hard.
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>>2390831
Well shit, what's the point of them stickers if ya cain't even read 'em *spits terbacker* At least put em in English er summin!
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>>2390831
nobody gives a shit about europe, lol. What, did you think we were talking about fucking shit ass europe? And what's more, nobody even said that your shitty stuff doesn't have the warning label on it. We just said ours doesn't and you sperged out, lol.
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>>2390831
>heavy projecting
we get it, you LOVE americans
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I'm sitting outside in my shed in 90f. With humidity. Getting even more humid. Smoking my pipe before I go back inside and play more Project Zomboid. I hate this fucking state so much. NC has absolutely nothing going on for it, and it keeps getting hotter each year thanks to climate change. I'm unironically going to end up as a climate refugee and move north when I can. I used to think I would die here in the state I was born in and now I can hardly wait to get the fuck out when I can.
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After a bunch of bowls I'm finally starting to get some flavor out of it.
Doesn't taste that great to me though.
Damn aromatics.
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>>2383548
Sounds wonderful after reading up on it. Would it be a good blend for a beginner, or should I start with something more mild
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>>2392336
Don't move north, it sucks up here
T. New Yorker
Nice country upstate though.
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>>2392728
I mean I’m pretty new to pipe smoking and I love it. But my nicotine tolerance is high since I’ve been smoking cigars for awhile. Wouldn’t hurt to try though.
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i just picked up pic related as my first non- corn cob pipe. how did i do? is it decent? sorry for my ignorance.
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>>2393707
Is that one of the Missouri Meerschaum hardwoods? Supposedly they're decent little pipes, but I haven't gotten to try one.
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Check out the glorified nail I made out of pattern welded steel for pipe tamping.

Just out of curiosity how much would you pay for something like this?
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>>2393866
entirely subjective, and it looks very nice and impressive, good on you on the craftmanship, but personally i wouldnt buy it.
for me it falls into the same catagory as ornamental toilet seats or a gold pair of tin snips. everyone get the Czech tool, everyone has the Czech tool, its like making a Damascus steel Bic lighter
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>>2393870
Absolutely agree. The time it took me to make would make it almost egregiously expensive to be worthwhile. I could work the time down a decent bit by making a bunch at a time, but still.

Think there is a market for 100ish dollar pipe tamper considering some people pay so much for high end briar pipes.
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>>2393882
>Think there is a market for 100ish dollar pipe tamper considering some people pay so much for high end briar pipes.
Make another one and put it up for sale online. Worth a try. If somebody’s willing to buy a $1,200 pipe that smokes the same as a $120 pipe, somebody will be willing to buy a $100 handcrafted tamper.
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Anybody else try Dan Tobacco Midnight Ride? Wasn’t what I was expecting, but it’s interesting. The latakia is quite subdued, similar to EMP or Presbyterian. I’m getting orientals and perique primarily, with only a hint of latakia and virginia in the finish. I was expecting a full blown English, so I’ll explore it more.
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Anyone have much experience smoking mugwort? I read that it's enjoyable but I tried smoking some and it was vile, heavy smoke. I was thinking it would be nice to go 50/50 with some tobacco and something else. I've also read about side effects from Mugwort, anyone experience anything intense?
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>>2393981
I may just do that. They're fun and pretty easy to make.
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>>2393996
Sucks on its own. I wouldn't bother mixing tobacco with it. It can be an okay addition to herbal blends, try mixing with Damiana.

Herbal smoking blends are one of those things that get talked up a lot by pussies that won't smoke tobacco and high school kids who want to look cool or have a cheap and legal way to get high. In reality their psychoactive properties are way overhyped, they are very, very mild if present at all. I think I have noticed a slight calming effect from damiana and scullcap blend which is my go to for an herbal smoke. I smoke that blend because it has a pleasant flavor, not for any effects. If I want to get high I will smoke weed, not mess around with random herbs.
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>>2394237
Thanks anon. Yeah I thought if the side effects were actually noticeable, my government would ban it lmao.
T. Britbong
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>>2394316
Mugwort won't make you hallucinate. But it may cause some fucked up dreams later that night. That's about it, and really only if smoked (or a tincture is sipped -- thujone is not very soluble in water) shortly enough before bed.

>>2394237
These are definitely fair points.

I've seen some occasional posts about how much some people enjoy the flavor of smoking some common, non-psychoactive herbs. So I tried it hoping for that, and really, to be able to smoke some of them, they need to be drier than tobacco, and so burn faster and hotter, and it smelled OK, sure. But it wasn't as pleasant of an experience as actual tobacco in the pipe.
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Something so /comfy/ about smoking a pipe on a hike. Taking in the view, enjoying the day.
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>>2394953
>it may cause fucked up dreams later that night
I have actually heard this as well. My friend who smoked mugwort with me one time to try it out said this happened to him. I tried a few times and never experienced it personally.

Apparently they used to call it "sailor's tobacco" because sailors would smoke it. I don't know why they would, I thought it was hot, dry and bitter. Maybe the dried mugwort we got from the local hippie food store was shit quality or something.
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>>2395280
Yeah, it's why it's a "might" cause some fucked up dreams. And who knows, maybe it did but you didn't remember them? We supposedly don't remember most of our dreams.

Thujone is a neural exciter, but I am not certain to what extent or what is a guarantee. I'm definitely not an expert on the topic.

I do know, however, that it can build up if used often, and excessive amounts can cause systemic damage. And so it bothers me that a lot of herbal smoking blends are based on mugwort with other herbs for aroma.
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Man, I just can't seem to gel with the roll cake of MacBaren's Latakia Blend. Either I have trouble getting it started or if I succeed I can't keep it lit. Let it sit for an hour and dry out as well. The few times I have actually managed to get a bit of a cherry rolling it definitely tasted quite good but then it escapes me.
Also, I think my neighbour loathes me and the ol' tobacco smoke.
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>>2381871
personally, I do think I've become addicted just by smoking pipes and the occasional cigar. Everyone's addiction sensitivity is different though.
smoking pic related as I type this
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>>2369994
Just tried it with a shitty plastic pipe with a metal bowl and Captain Black, even then it was pretty good. I think I can get used to this
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Santi are you in here? If so tell me what camp we camped at ?
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>>2395788
Yeah, it can totally still happen though I doubt you'd have trouble kicking the habit if you needed to the way a pack a day smoker would.

Also there is the psychological component to it, if you always smoke at the same time or while doing certain activities (driving a car is a common one), you'll feel a craving for it if you break the routine.

>>2395824
At least start with a corncob. 10x better than the shitty metal bowl pipe and just as cheap.
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>>2395107
I've never felt more comfy than a couple of weeks ago. Sippin' some tobacco on the shores of Loch Lomond.

Also, a general question: What are your favourite beginner blends?
I'm currently enjoying some Gawith Hoggarth tobacco, (not exactly sure what) and was thinking of branching out into something more adventurous. I hear plum pudding is nice?
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I have 8 pipes and only recently bought my first ever corn cob. Smoked some Kentucky Bird in it and Jesus Christ on the cross does it get hot fast. One draw and she's gushing. Min-maxing at its best, or worst.
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>>2369994
Good morning gentlemen, I'd like to start smoking a pipe, but I truly have no idea where to start.
I enjoy the act of smoking, but I tried vaping and it made me feel like shit and I don't enjoy all the added chemicals of cigarettes. Is pipe tobacco just pure leaf, without all the added things that will kill me? I understand that smoking is inherently unhealthy, but I'd like to mitigate the health risks for my indulgences

What pipe should I start with? I admit I'm inspired by LOTR, being a massive fan of Tolkien and his works, I've always thought Gandalf's long stem pipe was the coolest thing, but I don't know the mechanics or benefits of any one pipe/tobacco. There is a smoke shop near my house that sells pipes and accessories, but I'm worried I'll be swindled due to my ignorance
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>>2381871
>Hookah
I've no addiction towards Hookah smoke, I managed a lounge for a few years and would smoke nightly (dark leaf, blonde leaf, even non-tobacco) and never felt addiction. I can go weeks without smoking and never feel a craving. Most of the time if I want to smoke, it's because there's company and I enjoy the social aspect
But then I tried vaping, I got the lowest nicotine juice I could find, I think it was 0.3. and I was completely addicted. It wasn't until a friend told me I should try stopping for a week that I realized I was subconsciously reaching for it while sitting at work, talking to people etc, very scary.
So I can't say I'm resilient to nicotine addiction but maybe the vape juice has something else addictive to it.
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>>2396210
Pipe tobacco is a lot 'cleaner' than cigarette tobacco, yes, though it obviously depends on which tobacco it is and finding one you like may take a couple of tries.
A churchwarden pipe (that's the term for the long stemmed ones) is a pretty good one to start with due to having a rather cool smoke and it does come with the benefit of being quite aesthetic too so if you don't take up using it it's at least something pretty for the mantlepiece.
Missouri Meerschaum did (do?)a nice line of mini-churchwardens, they're relatively cheap at ~£25-30 so not much of an investment to worry about if you don't like it, though if you want to go with something solid there's Petersons who do a good line of churchwardens at £70-90.
Do some looking about online and don't feel pressured to buy the first thing you see, pipe smoking is all about taking it easy and so should the buying of them be.
One more thing - never buy from China.
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>>2396210
Broadly there is two types of tobaccos, naturals and aromatics, the later ones have been sauced an now taste like peach or vanilla. Naturals are mostly blends of different tobaccos, Viginia, Burley, Oriental, Perique, Latakia, Cigar leaf, Cavendish and what not. There is literally thousands of variants and no one can say what you like best. Best is to check if your tobacco shop has house mixtures, smell those, pick what you like best.
For the pipe, you'll need some cheap pipe tools, a clipper lighter, and a pipe. The long stem pipes you mentioned are reading pipes, you hold em in your hand whilst reading a book sitting at home, they are impractical for anything else.
For beginners pipes, try a common shape, bruyere wood, some ok tier beginner pipe will be around €40
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>>2396234
>>2396236
Thanks for the detailed responses.
I would prefer the longer stem pipe I would think, as I dislike harsh, hot smoke when smoking other things like hookah, e-cigs or any weed.
I'm not very sure what type of tobacco I would like, ideally it would be lower nicotine (I don't really enjoy the head buzz and too much makes me nauseous) it's just the act of smoking that I love. I suppose a mild, sweeter tobacco would be good for me.
What are some good online resources? I can't tell when something is biased or untrue about pipe smoking, I have no frame of reference unfortunately

I do like the idea of a reading pipe being unsuitable for everything else. Having something readily accessible in my pocket will prompt me to smoke more than I should. Whereas something that requires a bit of effort before sitting down to read/relax sounds very nice
What are some things to look out for when choosing the quality of a pipe/tobacco. You mentioned not buying from China, anything else?
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>>2392336
Why not put some sort of air conditioning or ventilation in your shed then dummy?
I live in Florida so the air is basically water and it's just as hot, but I've got a covered section on my lanai with 4 fans to keep air moving. I can sit out here all day without much discomfort if I really wanted to
It does, unfortunately, require a wind cover on my pipe due to the fans but that's a small price to pay
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>>2388259
I forgot to say thank you for the helpful response anon, so thank you for the helpful response anon.
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Any personal "all-day" tobaccos that are very forgiving even while wallowing in Satan's coals?
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>>2396379
Schürch SOB works nice on a hot day, not sure if it is an all day tobacco, but it is the mildest English I have.
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>>2396490
What do people mean when they say mild? I understand sweet, peppery, velvet-y, etc but mild when it comes to tobacco has never made sense to me
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>>2396490
Looks rather difficult to obtain.
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>>2396503
In this case the taste is just not that overwhelmingly strong and the nic hit is mild. Like if you smoke some heavy latakia English blend you get real strong taste and it is intense like a fat cigar and you can only really enjoy it after a full meal with a stiff drink to go with with. This SOB is rather light, lots of Orientals, Yesindje tobacco gives it some weird alkaline creaminess that you normally only get from Turkish cigarettes. The latakia is tuned down and the selected Virginias and Perique are also not dominant. It's a weird but great mixture that makes it easy to smoke a quick bowl any time of the day with out getting a buzz or being overwhelmed by the tastes.

>>2396523
I believe you, outside Europe it is only available from one online vendor. Thing is the guy that makes this mixtures, Hans Schürch, he is born blind and he has built himself a tobacco company solely on mixing pipe tobaccos exclusively by his sense of smell, taste and feel. He puts out some pretty legendary quality. I do a pilgrimage to his shop once a year and buy in bulk, by weight his mixes are cheaper than most commercials blends.
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>>2396539
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Just some random pipe vibes
https://youtu.be/ltVtnCzg9xw?t=342
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At the risk of sounding silly, should I be producing large thick clouds when smoking a pipe, similiar to a vape or hookah, or should the smoke be thinner and less volume, as with a cigar/cigarette? I struggle to determine if my pipe is properly lit and smoking correctly and seeing videos of people smoke produces varied results. Some people can blow rings of thick smoke, while others puff out only whisps
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>>2396816
I think it comes down to what produces the best flavor for you and not over heating your pipe.
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>>2396210
>>2396244
I disagree with >>2396234, I started with a churchwarden and found it really hard work to learn how to smoke with. It wasn't until I bought a cheap estate (2nd hand) pipe I really got to grips with smoking. The worst part is I was sold on the "reading pipe" aspect of a churchwarden too but I found they're actually terrible if you're doing anything at all with your hands, a good bent pipe I can clench works better for me. Maybe you'll get on better with a churchwarden than me but I'd honestly stick with a cheap missouri corn cob to start with so you can learn your preferences before spending too much.
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>>2396816
I always ignore the smoke and focus on coolness and flavor. A good rule of thumb is that the pipe should always be pretty close to going out. If it is ripping hot it will produce more smoke, but also you will get tongue bite and the flavor will not be as good.
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>>2396826
>>2396998
In regards to flavor should pipe smoke ever be acrid or harsh? I have a hard time with cigars because of this, though I think the heat from the smoke plays a factor
My best comparison would be hookah, which is not harsh at all and can have very bold (if one dimensional) flavor
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Food, drink, nice cool weather and a fresh bag of tobacco innawoods. Little things really can cure a shitty week
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>>2397024
That's like asking if whiskey should be harsh. Yes kind of but there's good harsh and bad harsh. There's a kind of harsh it gets when you're smoking it too hot, or the tobacco is stale or dry, that is just all around unpleasant flavors. If it has those qualities you're doing it wrong. If it ever tastes nasty and sour or prickles your tongue something's not right.

But then you have flavors that can be really robust to the point that some people might call them harsh. Kind of like 120 proof bourbon, if that's what you're into it can be a very desirable quality but it can come across as harsh or rugged to newcomers. If you think that a cigar is harsh, as long as it was a good and fresh cigar, this is probably the issue. Just like someone might like a light smooth Irish whiskey but not a rugged Kentucky bourbon, the more robust flavors might just not be your thing. Try a mild burley or Virginia tobacco, or an easy aromatic like Lane 1-Q, if you get harsh flavors out of those you're doing something wrong.

Hookahs are not a fair comparison at all. The flavor is made to be one-dimensional like you said, but also pulling it through the water cools the smoke and changes its character completely. And with a hookah you inhale into the lungs vs. a pipe where you just puff it in your mouth.
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>>2396816
I suppose it depends a little on what it is you're smoking. Some leaves burn a lot easier than others, or at least that's how it feels for me personally. An aromatic tobacco you're supposed to SMELL, not so much taste. So a lot of smoke from the bowl itself is the way to go. Unironically, softly blow into the mouthpiece now and then to both cool as well as produce some aromatic smoke. When it comes to drawing you're essentially just pulling down the ember deeper into the chamber. I'm not good at drawing on purpose either so often I just breathe through my nose and then it's a more natural process instead of actually pulling on the mouthpiece. The best way in my opinion is, if you just experiment with different ways of smoking your specific pipe and tobacco. Once you actually try different things; whatever that may be in your case, and get a smell or actual taste that you like and reminds you of the one you get when smelling the raw tobacco in the pouch then you repeat that.

Ironic as it may be due to me preaching, I still think you shouldn't listen too much to other people. Just do your own thing and try different practices. Pipe smoking in my eyes is all about the individual. I have never smoked a single fag in my entire life but also had serious pneumonia when I was a wee lad; almost killed me in fact. My nose is constantly dorking it up and one day I can smell just fine and the other I can barely breathe. Always had a different kind of experience when it comes to smell and no knowledge of anyone around me that helped to ease me into pipes except my father chain smoking when I was little so I detest cig smoke. Basically, I had to just find my own way of doing things and so should you. Just do whatever you enjoy the most, bud.
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>>2397051
>Cigar flavor being rugged and harsh
This is probably the case, I'm not sure what the cigar was specifically but there were some that I didn't enjoy due to that, they also had a very leathery after taste, reminded me of peat
The cigars I do like are the Romeo Y Julietta love stories, which are fragrant and sweeter without the hard taste of leather, so I'll probably ask my local tobacconist for a pipe tobacco with a similar profile
Unfortunately I've gotta wait til Monday, but I am excited to try.
What stem length would you reccomend for cooler smoke without being very long like a churchwarden? I dislike the aesthetics of stubby pipes anyway, they remind me too much of crack pipes or weed pieces
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>>2397083
>what stem length would you recommend for cooler smoke
Stem length doesn't make as much of a difference as people think. Stubby pipes do smoke a little hotter but any average pipe should be fine. And this sounds counterintuitive but I find a large bowl helps, both wide and deep. That helps you get a coal and keep it going with minimal re-lighting. Pipes with small bowls I find I'm constantly going between re-lighting it all the time and ripping it way too hot, or the pipe going out, no in-between.
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>>2397089
I like the aesthetics of this anons pipe,
>>2397044
and I'll probably use the image as a reference to my local tobacconist when I go there tomorrow. Good to know about pipe length and bowl size, thanks anon
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>>2397092
This is that pipe;
https://corncobpipe.com/product/shire-cobbit-corn-cob-pipe/
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Anyone know how long sealed tobacco tins hold its contents fresh? I've got 2 tins i bought back in i think 2017/2018 and was wondering if they're still as fresh or that i shouldn't bother.
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>>2397262
They should be fine. Try smelling the tin first. If you can smell the tobacco, the seal broke at some point and is probably stale. If you can’t smell tobacco, it’s not only fine, but better than when you got it as the tobacco had time to age. People age tins for 10-20 years all the time. Like I said, it should be fine.
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Does smoking tobacco help suppress hayfever if it's particularly bad one day?
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>>2397587
might distract you from it i guess? i dont have any allergies, might clear your nose a little
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>>2397597
Instinctually I feel it might help.
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>>2397268

Didn't know that. Thanks anon.
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>>2397587
I wouldn't know about that, but I can confirm it is an excellent deterrant against biting insects like midgies and cleggs.
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>>2397587
Hmm, now that I think about it, it might help with allergies. Thinking back, there were times in spring where I was sneezing, my eyes were watering, and my nose was plugged up and I ended up smoking my pipe. It seems like it did always clear up. It might be because I retrohale a lot. Maybe it clears blockages up. Idk.
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>>2397587
>>2397597
>>2398490
I think it's just heat that clears your sinuses. Same way drinking hot tea helps. Especially if you retrohale a lot that would bring the warm smoke up near your sinuses which might loosen shit up. I can't imagine how it would help with any other allergy symptoms besides sinus related ones.
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>>2398616
Nicotine is anti inflammatory
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Did anyone score one before it went out of stock?
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>>2398616
The first time I had COVID I smoked a cigar outside everyday. It was February 2020 before there were any official cases near me, but I 100% had it. We were having unusually warm weather for that time of year, around 80 degrees. It helped me so much. When I tested positive two times after I did the same routine. Smoke outside and retrohale a lot. It really cleared me up. Plus I think tobacco is an ACE-2 inhibitor, which helps with COVID.
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>>2399128

Bro I think those were dowel sticks coated in varnish because you sound like a braindead goof
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>>2399132
t. 5 times vaxxed
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>>2399132
>got COVID 3 times
>got vaccinated before the second two times
>felt exactly the same as the first time
>somehow a braindead goof because I found something that worked for me
Don’t believe, read the “science” that you so blindly worship.
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.13.198630v1
Unless you believe that it’s only “science” when it fits your narrative. Faggot.
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>>2399111
I-Is that a shroom cob?
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>>2399153
Shit, wrong link. Check this.
https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/nicotine-replacement-therapy/
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>>2399146
kek
>>2399128
I got it in december of 2019 fresh from a lad doing business in the original area

Was watching the Man in the High Castle and Rockwell was present season three with corncob. Nice
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>>2397597
>>2398013
>>2398490
>>2398616
Thank you for the replies to my probably odd question, and you too>>2399128
I will be visiting a smoke shop on Thursday and picking up a pipe and tobacco.
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>>2399111
Cute, never seen this before but I want one now.
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straight or curved anons?
Do you really have to use filters?
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>>2400006
>straight or curved anons?
When I first started smoking a pipe, I only smoked bent pipes and always said that straight pipes weren’t my style. Now I smoke straight billiards almost exclusively, specifically smaller billiards around 5.2-5.5 inches long with a .75x1.5 chamber. I find they’re easier to clench, they gurgle less, and they fit the perfect amount of tobacco. I also have a Canadian that’s a bit longer at 6.1 inches, but the chamber is the same size and smokes very well. It’s really personal preference though. Some say that bent pipes clench better and smoke cooler. I’d say try both and see what you prefer.
>Do you really have to use filters?
No. I don’t use filters. In some of my pipes I use the filter adapter to tighten the draw if it’s too airy without it though. Again, it’s personal preference. But I figure I don’t use a filter when I smoke cigars, I don’t need a filter for my pipe. There are some people who swear by a filter and say the smoke is less harsh and more flavorful, so again, try it out, see if you like it.
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>>2400006
I use dudeweed paper filtertips or balsa wood in my cobs. Works fine for soaking up a bit of moisture and prevents getting bits of tobacco in your mouth.
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>>2400006
I love the keystone filters
I can't stand the paper ones.
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>>2369994
does a pipe help with keeping mosquitos and ticks away ? like the smoke
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Hello people. I've been enjoying smoking a cigar every once in a while, and I would like to try smoking a pipe. However the whole process of packing a bowl and lighting and tamping and relighting just seems tedious. With cigars I can light once and finish the cigar no problem. Is it really as tedious as it seems?
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>>2400317
To my understanding many people turn the tedium into a ritual they find enjoyable. I'm also just beginning to smoke a pipe and I too find it a bit tedious, but that's because I feel like I'm doing something wrong and have to constantly reference a YouTube video to ensure I didn't forget a step
I think eventually it becomes second nature, like tapping a cigar or tending hookah coals
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>>2400279
Dunno about ticks but Mosquitos it does not, at least in my experience. Then again, the things love me and colonize me every year so maybe there is no help.
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Picked up my first pipe, this Missouri Meerschaum Legend and some local blend tobacco (the tobacconist said this was their most popular aromatic).
I've smoked 3 bowls out of it so far and while I enjoy the act of smoking the tobacco doesn't have much flavor (it smells incredible though, I'd love a candle of it) even if I retro hale.
Keeping the pipe lit is a hassle but I'm sure that's due to my inexperience. Actually smoking the pipe is a bit difficult as it's very different to what I'm used to (inhaling things like joints or hookah). I've tried using the breath method as explained on a YouTube video, but I end up blowing more smoke out of the pipe than I do my mouth or nose, which feels wasteful (it's also not relaxing since I'm quite focused on doing it right).
I haven't experienced tongue bite though the top of my mouth gets a bit prickly after a bit and I'm not sure why

I'll probably finish this ounce and determine if I'll stay in the hobby, I must admit it's hard for me to reconcile the health risks (it's been hard to find information on pipe tobacco that isn't related to cigarettes) and the lack of flavor is irritating
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>>2400279
Yes.
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>>2400541
>smells incredible but doesn't have much flavor
That's normal for aromatics. Try moving on to some more standard tobacco like virginias and burleys. Don't smell nearly as heavenly but you can actually taste the flavor. Go back to the smoke shop, explain the problem and ask for some recommendations. If you're just buying from a drugstore or vapefag "smoke shop" try Half and Half, that was my gateway drug into non-aromatics. You can even try blending it with your aromatic to try to get the flavor and the room note at the same time.
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>>2400541
"Aromatic" is a trap word. You're not supposed to taste an aromatic but smell it. Blowing smoke through the pipe and into the bowl isn't a waste for an aromatic by that logic. Your first pipe smoking sessions are always going to suck somewhat or at least bring you back into reality. Just keep going and get some different tobacco.
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>>2400559
>>2400564
>Aromatic is a trap
Shame because if this tasted like it smells I'd probably smoke 8x a day.
What tobacco would you reccomend? I had asked the tobacconist for something that wasn't too heavy on nicotine and had a sweeter flavor. I've had some cigars that are very leathery and acrid tasting, and I did not like those at all
He also mentioned that the tinned stuff has preservatives and other chemicals added, which scared me off them. As I mentioned, I'm trepidatious about the health risks and I'd like to be smoking as close to pure leaf as I can.
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>>2400573
>sweeter flavor and not too heavy on nicotine
Definitely go for a pure Virginia. Ask for the tobacconist's recommendations for Virginias. The nicotine is low, the flavor is gentle but a little more taste than an aromatic, and it is slightly sweet. I like to blend virginias with aromatics sometimes.

Warning about Virginias, they can be a little more challenging to smoke, they like to run hot so it's easy to get tongue bite if you don't keep it cool enough--or to overcorrect and keep letting your pipe go out. You might want to practice your technique on what you have first.
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>>2400573
Some basic Virginia. Make sure it's not *cake as they're a bit of a cunt at first. There is plenty but I advice you do some research on the internet before you go to the store. Ideally you already have a good idea of what you want. Something something Mac Baren or maybe, if you have access to it, Dan Tobacco as they seem to be offering a few different pure and non-aromatic virginias.
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So there's an old pipe that I need to clean. It's a cheap savinelli, I think it's a savinelli university something, but I'm not sure.
I'm thinking that I probably need to use food grade alcohol (the 99 kind), is that right?
Also is it bad to just have the pipe immersed for a day or so, and let it dry for a week?
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>>2400737
Just stuff cotton balls into the bowl and pour in some everclear.
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Vaping is superior
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>>2400766
You are literally inhaling seed oils
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>>2389658
>bacteria
>tobacco being lit up to 500 degrees
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how are these tobaccos?
gl pease navigator
captain earle ten russians
c&d billy budd
i have a high nicotine tolerance
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Aye, first time I use the ghetto method of rehydrating very dry tobacco by using a wet tissue and putting it on top of the opening of a rubber-seal glas before closing it. 10 hours and this grampy is a wee lad again.
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>>2400317
Setting it up before smoking takes longer than a cigar, but there are several methods of packing and cadence that ensure an easy process while smoking. As a cigar smoker, I had the same fears as you. It became natural after about a week of practice.
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>>2400919
>gl pease navigator
somewhat weird rum topped viginia/kentuck mix
>captain earle ten russians
Latakia bomb
>c&d billy budd
Latakia bomb with cigar leaf for extra nasty room note.

>>2400573
>Virginia
hard to smoke, old school, somewhat bland, comes often mixed with a little of Louisiana Perique tobacco to spice it up
>English Mixture
Virginia, Perique, plus Latakia and Oriental tobaccos, probably the most popular non aromatic blends
>Scottish Mixture
Same as above, just add some sweet fermented Cavendish
>American Mixture
Bit of everything, often with Burley whch is mellow, malty and nic heavy, dark fired Kentucky and Virginias

You have a rather small cob there and it'll be always hard to stay lit. get a regular size cob or pipe. And stay with ribbon / coarse cuts for starters, they are easier to smoke than flake or plugs.
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>>2400919
>captain earle ten russians
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>>2401015
I'm a weird minority in the pipe smoking world. Alone I most often smoke "mild" English mixtures that aren't that heavy on the Latakia, one of them is actually spiked with burley which really mellows it out.
In company I often load a Scottish mix because the Cavendish smell is that original sweet pipe smell that people love for some reason.
Sometimes I like a heavy mix, Lat bomb, cigar leaf. After a rich meal with a drink.
Haven't smoked much Va/Per lately, maybe I should buy some again and give it a try.
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>>2401022
>any tins in particular?
I'm Switzerland based, I have the weird constellation that a 50g tin of C&D or GP will cost around $22 whilst I have 4 pipe shops that do their own 50 bulk blends which all cost less than half that. So the only import tin that I regularly buy is C&D bow legged Bear which is a heavy American with Latakia and it has some nice chocolaty sweet mellow heaviness I can't get here.

Other than that I smoke Schürch #128, SOB, #407 and #129 regularly, I smoke the Balkan Mixture from Wellauer, English Mix #7 from Wagner and Peter's standard mild from Roman Peter. I also used to smoke Holker Twist Rope from Synjeco, but it's been some time. All of those are basically unobtanium outside Switzerland and neighbouring countries.
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>>2400737
You can look it up but I wouldn't bother going that crazy with it unless it's gross. I just run a pipe cleaner with >100 proof bourbon through the stem and use the same bourbon on a rag to wipe out the bowl. You can ream the bowl out with sandpaper to get rid of some of the old cake if you really need to, but I don't bother with that either.
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>>2400988
I have done it successfully sandwiching it between damp paper towels in the microwave for like 30 seconds. Smokable but not nearly as good as fresh
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>>2401009
Latakia is the spicy, cigarette, flavored tobacco right?
>Small cob
They had 3 available (many briar, but I didn't want to spend the money until I knew what I liked/was doing), a very small crack pipe looking one, the one I purchased and a very large one. I didn't realize this was considered small
I suppose I'll try to go in there and pick the tobacconist's brain when they aren't busy. I imagine that's not too uncommon, I don't know what the fuck I'm doing and I've got enough questions to push this thread to bump limit. They do allow smoking in the shop as well, so maybe he can critique my actual technique and make the smoke more enjoyable
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>>2401115
In fact, Latakia has pretty much nothing to do with fags. It can be spicy but it has a lot going for it depending on the blend.
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Do you guys prefer house blends or tinned/package tobaccos? The preservatives in the tinned stuff keeps me only buying local but it's hard to discuss tobaccos with other people because of it
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>>2401143
>preservatives
What's that then? It's tobacco in a tin, bud. They don't put anything else in it.
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>>2401145
I was told they add chemicals for shelf life, much like cigarettes
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>>2401146
Who told you that? The local tobacco "blender"? They want you to buy their shite instead of something else then, I'm guessing. Very poor, such behaviour.
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>>2401115
>Latakia is the spicy, cigarette, flavored tobacco right?
Na, Latakia is an oriental tobacco that gets smoke dried over pine wood and has a very deep smoky smell. Cigarettes are mostly burley, occasional they have some orient tobacco in it but thats not Latakia but some Turkish variants mostly.
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>>2401143
>>2401146
Here’s a tip: stores that make their own house blends are still getting their tobacco in bulk from Sutliff, Stokkebye, Cornell & Diehl, etc. If they claim other companies are putting stuff in their tobacco, they are too, since they’re getting their tobacco from those same companies. Unless they grow, harvest, cure, and process their own tobacco, they’re just trying to get you to buy their own stuff. I’m not knocking house blends either. I’ve had some very good tobacco blended by my local tobacconist. But it’s literally just tobacco they bought in bulk from other companies blended in certain proportions to give it its own unique flavor.
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>>2401115
>Latakia is the spicy, cigarette, flavored tobacco right?
Hmm, you must be thinking of burley, although burley isn’t spicy. Latakia is smoky, woody, leathery, sweet, and savory. Like you just threw some incense on a campfire. It’s delicious and nothing like a cigarette. But if you are looking for a spicy blend with a slight cigarette tinge, try some Haunted Bookshop. It’s a great burley based blend with some perique for spice and a bit of Virginia.
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>>2401385
I appreciate the recommendation but I'd actually like the opposite, I can't stand cigarettes, even the smell makes cough, so if Burley is what's primarily used, I'll stay away from it
The description of Cavendish sounds quite nice
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>>2401393
Remember that the smell other people smell, and the flavor the smoker tastes, can be very different.

That applies especially with cavendish. The room note is amazing but it can taste kind of bland unless blended with other tobaccos.

Latakia is kind of the exception here. It both tastes and smells like your face is in a fucking campfire, and that can be a good or bad thing depending on what you like. But it tends to overpower other flavors.
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>>2401399
>Smell and taste can be very different
That's what I'm currently experiencing with this aromatic blend. It smells absolutely incredible, I seriously wish my entire house could smell like this bag. But it tastes like nothing. This is the description given on the ships website
>Blended with just the right proportions of golden Virginia and Burleys, the blend of toasted Cavendish tobaccos takes on a zesty dimension. This is one that gets better as you smoke it all day long
So I suppose you and other anons are right about Virginia and Cavendish being a bit bland. Perhaps I'll need to get something with some body, without leaving my mouth feeling and tasting like leather (like some cigars do)
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>>2401393
>The description of Cavendish sounds quite nice
I’d stay away from any primarily cavendish blends. As others have said, it’s bland and flavorless on it’s own. If it’s used as a condiment, it can sweeten and smoothen out a blend. But by itself, even if it’s flavored, it’ll just taste like hot air. Also, I don’t think Virginias are bland at all. They have a lighter flavor than latakia for sure, but they aren’t bland. They are sweet, tangy, bready, toasty, and sometimes earthy or fruity. A quality Virginia blend tastes amazing. Cornell & Diehl Opening Night is a really good straight-Virginia blend that has no toppings and is readily available. Just high quality sweet Virginia leaf. Or, if you are looking for a darker more in your face flavor, a latakia blend will be the way to go. There is a bit of leatheriness in latakia, but not as much as a cigar, and I personally think latakia has more flavor than any kind of cigar tobacco.
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>>2401410
>Cornell and Diehl Opening Night
Thank you for the recommendation, high quality leaf with nice flavor is all I really want
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>>2401451
What did he mean by this
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>>2401381
Now thats bullshit , sorry.
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>>2400279
Only around your face, depending on how much of a cloud you're making
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>>2401447
Also try browsing this site to find well-reviewed tobaccos. Or if there’s a certain tobacco you heard about, you can search for it and read reviews and notes.
https://www.tobaccoreviews.com/Search
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I'm trying to get into this shit but all the pipes seem to have gay as plastic mouth pieces. No I won't suck tobacco through plastic. I need wood or clay. I went to a tobacco shop too and they mostly just seemed confused that I didn't want plastic. Plus the plastic just fucking looks stupid
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>>2401753
That’s just how it’s been since the 1800s, anon. Vulcanite, then bakelite, then acrylic. Not many pipes use bakelite anymore, but vulcanite stems have been around since the late 1800s and acrylic stems have been around since the 1930s. There are some artisan pipes that use wood stems, but a lot of the time even those are lined with vulcanite or acrylic on the inside. The reason for that is the wood absorbs a lot of the stuff that goes through it, making it harder to clean and having the potential to clog up the narrow air passage. In other words, your briar pipe that’s supposed to last forever wouldn’t last forever with a wood stem. Clay pipes typically have either no separate stem or a wood stem, so you could go that route, but it won’t last as long as a briar or meerschaum pipe.
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>>2401753
>easy to clean
>does not absorp shit
>can bite into without breaking it every second smoke
>doesn't give of a secondary taste
>easily replacable
>can make it "translucent" so as to spot moisture
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Does anyone know where i can find a porsche tobacco pipe 907 p3611 I'm titanium? Everywhere I look says sold out and even though I specify tobacco Google keeps giving me car parts
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>>2401777
>is gay
>probably punps you fu of microplastic
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>>2401882
You're putting it in-between your lips in order to suck on it and draw out something warm. It's gay as fuck regardless of the material.

As for microplastic: Anything is full of that shit now. You're smoking tobacco, dumbo. No matter to what lengths people go to sweet-talk it, you're still partaking in something that will fuck you in one way or the other. Microplastic or mouth cancer or inhaling through retro. It's an potentially painful analfuck of a past time adventure either way. Just sit down and enjoy the fucking pipe for life is already gay enough as is, might as well just butter up your arse and enjoy the good kind of fucking you'll get anyway.
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>>2401890
Unlike you, I'm not a pussy ass giver upper
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>>2401753
>>2401756
>>2401890
All good points. Unless there is an alternative, no more fruitless back and forth child talk. I too would like an alternative, but it doesnt seem an option except custom
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>>2401879
>porsche tobacco pipe
Out of production for several years now due to license issues. Try ebay for estate or NOS.

>>2401919
You can always spend the extra cash and get something with an amber steam. OR just ignore the blatant trolls.
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New thread?
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>>2402377
So it is done.

New thread:
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