Multipurpose Tool EditionFeel 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, still. God help you.Having trouble keeping your pipe lit? Fill it with less tobacco and smoke it slower than you think you need to, lightly tamping as needed when the smoke starts thinning out.If you're still having trouble, try filling your pipe this way:https://youtu.be/0XHYPso7TXsOld thread >>2434982Come on in and get comfy.
>>2492621Just tried these for the first time: Guilty Pleasure, Plum Pudding, Nightcap, Quiet Nights, and Haunted Bookshop. I enjoyed em all well enough though Haunted Bookshop hits a little hard for me. Pic is from August.
>>2492634Comfy, where do you live?
>>2492644East Tennessee, right against the Smoky Mountains
what are some common and cheap, but good, wooden pipes I can get off ebay? I don't even smoke nor intend to but I find pipes to be beautiful tools and I'd like it as shelf filler
>>2492621Just got me some 4Noggins Hobbits Weed, and some Boswells Northwoods and Military Force. Really like all of them. Big fan of Nightcap too.
Will smoking a pipe help my horrible bowels and cure my lactose intolerance
>>2493168Very likely not. Tobacco can cause diarrhea and stomach discomfort, but for some people with extreme GI issues, oral tobacco has been to help.
>>2492634Plum pudding and nightcap are two of my favorites, if you enjoyed those you might try Drucquer & Sons Levant Mixture. Also hello fellow TNfren
>>2493489What am I looking at?Is the anon that's carving his own pipe here? How'd it turn out? What did you use to carve the inside
>>2493208I'll check it out, thanks! and a hello to you as well
>>2492621using this clay pipe by Townsends its good. and cheap. https://www.townsends.us/collections/tobacciana/products/the-traveler-clay-pipe-p-484
>>2492634If you liked Plum Pudding, Quiet Nights and Nightcap you should give these three a try as well: White Knight, Bengal Slices and Blackhouse. Pic is of of my favorite English/Balkans. Nightcap is missing though. Mac Baren Latakia Flake is another one I really enjoy. If I had to choose an absolute favorite it would be Plum Pudding or White Knight.
>>2492691Dr Grabow, basket pipes, if your budget isn't super low I'd buy a Rossi or Irish seconds (Savinelli & Peterson factory pipes with some minor imperfection and sold for like half the price)
>>2493489Kek>>2493168Yes, it will straighten your crooked back and cure your halitosis too
>>2493489I chuckled.>>2493951It's a joke based on OPs pic, Anon.
i miss the fuck out of smoking a pipe. I had a whole cellar. But randomly developed sebhorriec dermatitis and had to stop cause it was making my fucking eyebrows fall out. I now have literal pounds of this stuff. Life is a bitch.
>>2492634Yeah, the first time I tried Haunted Bookshop I was like holy shit. I love the taste, as it’s very cigar-like with the spice and nuttiness, but the nicotine hit me hard. I’ve tried other supposedly strong blends like Royal Yacht and HH Bold Kentucky, but Haunted Bookshop still wins in the strength department.
>>2494271You can also get White Knight in bulk as Sutliff Balkan Sobranie Match. It uses the same ingredients and proportions as White Knight, and it’s even blended by Russ Oullette. The only difference is it’s not tinned and it has a bit less age on it. You can get a pound of it for less than $35. Highly recommended for cellaring.
>>2494850Uhhhh, you wanna send it to me? I’ll pay for shipping
Anybody tried these Rattray’s Joy pipe kits? I ordered this one, the sandblasted #113, because I wanted a good travel pipe. Didn’t want something expensive, but I still wanted a quality briar, and Rattray’s makes good pipes. It was only around $80. Hopefully it’s decent.
Anybody here like Gawith blends?
I wanna touch on something said in the last thread >>2442388 . Does anybody else have the problem this anon has with wide chambers? I thought it was just me until I saw his post. I have a Savinelli 320 KS with a .91” chamber and that damn thing is impossible to keep lit. Even when it does stay lit, it’s only the very middle that’s lit. The sides end up becoming charred but not actually burnt to ash, making it hard to tamp. I find that a .75” chamber diameter is generally the best.
>>2495603Yes! Only tried Squadron Leader, but it's great. Only thing I noticed is how moist it is out of the tin. Also heard the extra moisture can be good for aging the tobacco.
>>2495603Yeah bretty gud. Wish Samuel Gawith would restock more often. Got plenty of GH&Co. but running low on Sammy.
>>2495603please start exporting to the EU again
>>2495734It seems the Gawith Hoggarth blends have been harder to find than Samuel Gawith lately. Like I know of a few places that still have had Squadron Leader and others in stock since May, but I’ve been trying to find some GH Brown Irish Twist, Black Irish Twist, and Bob’s Chocolate Flake and it’s out everywhere. I luckily still have a lot of Ennerdale Flake jarred up.
>>2495548Weird coincidence but I'm looking at exactly the same kit except the colour is "grey squirrel" but in the UK. Out of stock though.
>>2492621I only vape daily but now that its getting cold I'm bringing out my pipes. Currently hitting the Plum Pudding and Quiet Nights in a Meerschaum cob. Come Thanksgiving will probably break out the Nording and American Black Cherry. I gifted some Nightcap that I'm eager to try as well.
>>2496527I love Nightcap, finished my first tin and I have another on the way with some of that Plum Pudding I've been hearing so much about.
>>2495548Just got my orders in today. I’ll let you guys know how this Rattray’s pipe is. It’s solid in the hand.
>>2497150This is the best first smoke I’ve had in any of my pipes. Never had a brand new pipe smoke this well. I have 4 Savinellis that don’t smoke this well. This is also the first time I’ve smoked Rattray’s Old Gowrie and it’s delicious. I guess Rattray’s is a winner.
>>2496054Hmmm I havent seen much Samuel Gawith in stock naywhere for a while, but I'm not looking at tins, just want to grab some of their boxes. Also really only looking for St. James and FVF, and maybe some 1792 though I'm less keen on that one.As for the GH&Co I'm pretty stocked up. Only got like half a tin of Ennerdale but I've got about a pound of brown flake aromatic which, while not the same, is close enough that it scratches that same itch.
What's a good Oriental blend? I've been pretty sick of Latakia for some years now but with the cooler weather it might hit the spot. I think my main problem is that I've got a fuck ton of Vintage Syrian and I simply don't like it. Smoked some old dried out Penzance and it was almost pleasant. The Vintage Syrian for some reason just tastes like overpoweringly waxy or soapy in a bad way, and I say that as a fan of Lakelands. I guess it's definitely more waxy than soapy.I just want a quality blend with light Latakia and plenty of Orientals I guess. What's out there?
>>2497400Oh and preferably available in bulk, don't want to faff about with tins.
Are there any good field guides to things you can smoke without dieing? Or do you guys know of anything?
>>2497403Sutliff Balkan Sobranie Match. It’s blended by Russ Oullette as the bulk version of Hearth & Home’s WhiteKnight. It’s excellent and affordable. I have two pounds of it cellared.https://www.pipesandcigars.com/mobile/p/match-b-s-o-s-m-pipe-tobacco/1488782/
Anybody here have experience with St. Bruno? I’ve been wanting to try it for awhile. I’ve heard it similar to Ennerdale Flake and other Lakeland types. I’m watching Still Game on Netflix and I guess St. Bruno is seen as the fancy OTC blend over in the UK.
>>2498173I would not say it's a 'fancy' one, not by a long shot. Certainly a decent one, but very much a reconisable and familiar one. It's just one of those ones, along with the likes of Clan that you can pick up in any tobbaconist worth their salt and plenty of other places, big and small, besides. A reliable stable if you will.Good choice on watching Still game though, that's some good comedy.Also as an aside, Doc Brown in Hamish MacBeth is known to smoke StBruno... along with more, shall we say, aromatic choices.
Someone plz recommended pipe and baccy for me
>>2498413https://boswellpipes.com/product/boswell-northwoods-2oz-tin/For an English blendhttps://4noggins-com.myshopify.com/products/4noggins-bulk-tewksbury-hobbits-weed-match?_pos=1&_sid=9b74382ab&_ss=rFor an aromatic.
>>2498418Thanks anonI used to think this shit was wack but I changed my mind. Can't wait to try it out on my backpacking trip next month.
>>2498413>>2498418>>2498441Goddamn I'm looking on Amazon and there are so many good looking pipes. Any anons have any ones in particular they like?
>>2498445I like the eriksen pipes.
Does tobacco smoke and smoke in general help protect from the things that go bump in the night?
>>2498470Is it true that you either want briar or corncob? I want something nice looking but it looks like cob is the most economical
>>2498471It won't save you from getting ravaged by rabid wendigussy, but it will deter small bitey insects fairly well.
>>2492621bros whats the difference between pipe tobacco and cigarette tobacco
>>2498523Meerschaum and morta are good too. Pipes made from other types of wood besides briar and morta can be sketchy. Some woods have oils deep inside that can be toxic. Generally you’re safe unless your pipe starts burning through the bowl, but it’s still better to be safe.
>>2498529Well, cigarettes generally use low grade Burley. There’s also usually hardly any tobacco in a cigarette, meaning you taste burning paper and low grade Burley. However, Burley is a type of pipe tobacco, but it’s usually the highest grade Burley. Burley used in a pipe tobacco blend will typically have notes of cocoa, nuts, and sometimes brown sugar. But there are many other different types of tobacco used in pipe blends; you can have Virginias (Lemon Virginia, Red Virginia, Stoved Virginias, etc.), which often have a fruity, citrusy, earthy, grassy, and tea-like flavor. You can have Perique which is only grown in Louisiana bayous and cured in logs and has a very spicy and plum-like flavor. You can have Dark Fired Kentucky which is a type of Burley that is cured over burning wood, giving it a kind of smoked BBQ and herbal flavor. You can have Oriental (Yenidje, Izmir, Bosma, Drama, Smyrna, Samsun, Xanthi, Katerini, etc.) which comes from the Northeast Mediterranean and the Levant, and usually has an herbal, incense-like, and spicy, very fragrant flavor and aroma. You also have Latakia, which is the most important component in “English” blends and is a type of Oriental that is fire cured using aromatic woods from the Middle East, giving it a sweet, smoky, and incense-y flavor and aroma. It used to come from Syria (Latakia, Syria) up until the Syrian civil war, so now it comes from Cyprus while still using the same techniques as Syrian Latakia. In general, all of those types of tobacco have very strong flavors, which is really the point of pipe smoking, as opposed to the low grade Burley in cigs that tastes like burning cardboard. They don’t use flavorful tobacco in cigarettes because people smoke them for the nicotine, not the flavor. There was a point in time last century when luxury cigarettes did contain Oriental tobaccos, but that stopped when cigarette companies realized smokers were more concerned about nicotine than flavor.
I've smoked Orlik golden Sliced for years, havnt smoked in like, a year, because for me, its for bars or a treatI promised myself i will have a smoke for the first snowfall of the year
>>2498525haha thanks, yeah I knew about it keeping the bugs away but I didn't know if there was any protections beyond that in the lore.
Been out of the smoking game for a while but now that I'm back into it I've gone through everything I had cellared. What newish tobaccos should I try? so far it sounds like Plum Pudding is a must try but what else is out there that is a go to? Thinking about picking 2-3 of new aromatics, virginias, english, etc
Although I think I'll get something nicer eventually, do anons have any thoughts on this for a beginner pipe? I plan to use it while backpacking exclusively and I'm new to pipes so I figure an inexpensive beginner pipe is ideal. Any recommendations?Missouri Meerschaum - Ozark Mountain Hardwood Tobacco Pipe - Oval Bowl, Straight Bit https://a.co/d/63hVTFl
>>2498808Oh fuck nevermind I see it's made of mapple meerschaum fuck
>>2498445I've just started in the past 6 months and have bought a handful of corncobs of different styles and the Whitlucks pipe starter kit which was pretty decent and came with a nice pouch. Not sure what kind of pipe I like yet, dig some baccy though.
>>2498559this is why I love these threads, best general on 4chan
>>2498699CheckedFor aromatics check Hobbits Weed at 4noggins. For English blends I really like My Mixture 965 and Nightcap buy Peterson (formerly Dunhill), and fwiw 4noggins has knocked it out of the park on my orders as far as shipping is concerned. Super quick, just got my first Plum Pudding from them in the past couple of days. Pretty good.
>>2498810>>2498808No, it's made of maple. It's not Meerschaum whatsoever. The name is sort of a joke, since Meerschaum is a premium material from a totally different part of the world, but corn cob pipes and hardwood pipes in the US are just as cherished by many, and also smoke well.
>>2498808That’s fine. I forgot to add that the hardwood pipes from Missouri Meerschaum are completely safe in my post here >>2498539. They probably won’t last long and will probably smoke hot, but you don’t have to worry about anything toxic from MM.
>>2492621What pipe shapes are most comfortable for holding your pipe in your teeth without hands? Any ideas, experiences?>>2498471I remember one encounter with a wild boar in the woods when I was starting out.I was hammock camping. I found a nice place without any high bushes and with trees that were just perfect distance from each other to hang my stuff from. Grass looked like there was an old, forgotten hiking trail there. It's something common here, so I didn't worry about it and set up my tarp and hammock.Late at night, when I was just chilling and smoking I heard steps and breaking of twigs. Sure enough a fucking boar was getting closer to me - I set up my camp not on an old trekking trail, but on a trail made by wild animals. It was constantly grunting while I was just lying there terrified. When it got close enough to almost touch my tarp it started loudly sniffing. Then it loudly snorted in clear disgust and left. Thank god I didn't move or tried to scare it away. Later I learned that boars when frightened are more likely to attack than to run away. Smell is a good way to deter wild animals. Not being a complete retard that sets up a camp on animal tracks and trails is also a good idea.
>>2498871>What pipe shapes are most comfortable for holding your pipe in your teethGenerally lighter, somewhat shorter pipes, or more bent so they rest on your chin. The key here is leverage against your teeth. Less feels better.
>>2498471that pic is 100% accurate so yes
>>2498559Also for many cigarettes they take the broken up floor sweepings and tobacco dust and literally make it into paper which they then shred to give the appearance of proper whole leaf tobacco.All about manufacturing efficiency and profit margin above all else.
>>2498471Can someone explain the yellow light and stepping away from the trail by the river plz
I cannot settle on a begging pipe on Amazon can an anon just fucking pick one for me
anyone have a macqueen? thinking about getting one
>>2499317>yellow lightBugs can't see red and yellow light very well
>>2499322Chances are your first pipe will get damaged one way or another, so just pick something cheap. Personally I'd pick cheapest wooden pipe (pear or cherry; in my experience corn pipes are really fragile) with a place for a 9mm filter.You can still smoke without a filter in a pipe like this, so no skin off your back if you dislike this, but if you do like it, you won't regret it.
>>2499633np, good luck with your purchase
>>2498808I have one of the Ozark series and it smokes like shit.You should either get a MM brand corncob, or go to antique shops and flea markets and find an estate briar for like 20 bucks. Clean the stem thoroughly with pipe cleaners soaked in high proof liquor, and if the cake is too excessive ream out the bowl with sandpaper. You'll have a way better smoke that way.
I don't think I've ever smoked anything with a lot of Perique tobacco in it, can anyone recommend me a blend that really highlights Perique so I can get the experience of it and see if it's something I like? Best if it's available on 4noggins as they are one of the only websites that ships to my gay ass state
>>2499672Should I try Bayou Morning? I found that on 4noggins
>>2499704I believe that’s a perique-heavy blend, so yes if you’re for a strong perique flavor.
>>2499672try Bnb tobacco too, I use them 4noggins and Boswells to get mine shipped in my gay ass state.
>>2499672>>2499897I was just reading on the PipesMagazine forums that apparently a lot of people have been having bad experiences lately with 4noggins. I’ve never had a problem ordering from them though. Probably just a bunch of grumpy boomers.https://pipesmagazine.com/forums/threads/4noggins-tobacconists-missing-in-action.94300/
Just bought pic related in one of the recent 4Noggins sales.What am I in for?
>>2500062I'm a fairly new pipe smoker, I've only ordered from 4noggins twice but the shipping was fast both times and I have no complaints. Got my Plum Pudding I can finally try.>>2500083Quick shipping.
>>2500083How is capstan original $16 but the navy cut $300?
>>2500151Original is the stuff that is made now, I think Mac Baren is making them. The Navy Cut isn't made anymore, that is probably an old tin. I know Tolkien used to smoke Capstan Navy Cut, and these days its just called original.
>>2500154That makes sense>Tfw I want to try getting some cellar series baccy but I don't have the patience to leave it alone for 10 yearsOn an unrelated note, are plugs really that much better for taking /out/ ?
>>2498819I copied that down , good info and I've been a pipe smoker for a dozen+ years. I'll note about matches , keep them handy obviously but if you are leaving no trace carrying out them is a pain or ensuring they are fully extinguished if you are leaving them. I prefer while in the woods to use the pipe zippo so I don't have to curb my auto reflex to flick the match at the ground when done. Also helps when you have constant wind. I use the zippy itself as a wind break for the bowl when too windy when i have just lit it then i use my fingers when it burns down a little (you can buy a wind guard, but they tend to i.part a metal flavor to your smoke) I have absolutely heard a snuffle from something big in the woods that I was unaware of and being far too quiet for it to have spooked. Luckily the wind was in my favor and blew thru those dense trees. Idk what it was but it didn't mind being loud in a forest.
>>2500164>>Tfw I want to try getting some cellar series baccy but I don't have the patience to leave it alone for 10 yearsIf you just keep buying stuff eventually it'll be 10 years from now and you'll have old tins you never got around to opening. Happens quicker than you expect.
If anybody is interested in a good bulk balkan blend, Arango Balkan Supreme is fucking amazing. I bought a half pound 7 months ago and jarred it up, but I didn’t care for it much when I tried it fresh. Trying it again right now for the first and it’s beautiful. Creamy, smoky, herbal, spicy, with some incense. Gotta by a couple pounds for cellaring.
>>2500259Interesting, I may have to grab some of that.
just got a corncob pipe, can i smoke from it everyday or should i do it every other day? i read that its not good for the pipes to smoke them every day
>>2500314The general rule is a wait time of 24 hours for every bowl you smoke, so it depends on how many bowls you have from it a day. If you only have one bowl a day then smoking it everyday won’t be an issue. If you have several a day then you should probably wait around a week to smoke it again. Then again, it’s a corncob so nothing too bad should happen.
>>2500323ok thanks, also is there something impromptu i can use as a pipe cleaner? didnt pick one up on the order so and i dont want to pay for shipping again
>>2500325I used to use a twisted up paper towel to clean the bowl, shank, and stem. Not as good as a pipe cleaner, but it works well as a temporary solution.
>>2500325I use my pipe tool to clean out the bowl and a small piece of wire like what is in the middle of a pipe cleaner to run thru the stem to get out the gunk when it gets bad ... I only clean it well once I can't draw thru it ... and I smoke my pipes hard and hot and don't give them breaks.
>>2500325Oh yeah, an unfolded paper clip could come in handy too
Grabbed this...whatever type of pipe this is - oom paul? for a couple bucks on fb marketplace. Just finishing cleaning it then I'm going to give my Missouri Meerschaum creeper in the corn a spin
>>2500439Nice, good find Anon
>>2497400L. J. Peretti Tashkent is probably the best oriental blend on the market at the moment, followed by their Oriental #40.
i seasoned some 3 liters of tobacco with rum this summer and it stinks up the whole house even trough 2 ziplock bags and metal container i use to store it got maybe 4 more liters of cut up dried leaves waiting in garage and i like to smoke them more than my seasoned, fermented and moist crop so far
>>2500751It's a bit late for complaints
>>2500739I’ve really been wanting to try that. I love Balkans and I hear Tashkent is amazing. Also wanna try Royal Blend and Omega.
>>2500751>a natural plant doesn’t belong on /out/>literally an outdoor, natural plant, doesn’t belong on /out/Okay, guy.
>>2495603>squadron leaderHell yeea buddy
>>2497189I would really like to try a Rattray, but they're all filter pipes which has never been my thing.
>>2501073You could always buy an adapter. That’s what I did since I don’t like filters either.
>>2501046Are you suggesting that this is a botany thread?
>>2501146He's suggesting you are a POC and that you should kysGot it?
>>2501146I’m suggesting that considering tobacco pipes (briar wood, corn cob, etc.) and pipe tobacco itself (nicotiana tabacum) are organic and can be found in nature, and considering pipe smoking has a long and fabled history with adventurers and outdoorsmen, it is completely reasonable for it to be on /out/. If you don’t like it, leave.
>>2500756Are you buying bulk amounts of tobacco or are you growing your own? If so, how's that going? I've been thinking of growing some but I don't have a whole lot of space to do so
>>2501046>>2501343Just because it's natural, doesn't mean it belongs on out.We don't discuss weed here for a reason.
>>2500062I've ordered tobacco twice from them and no complaints on my end. Everything showed up as ordered.I got their English sampler to try to educate my palate a little on English tobaccos, I got a little disappointed because that overwhelming Latakia made them all taste more or less the same though that could just be me being an uncultured swine.>>2499793Yeah I could read that in the reviews, I was looking for personal experience from you fags, anyone ever tried it or got a better recommendation?
>>2501600But you do discuss boots, jackets, compasses, walking sticks, etc. do you not? For many, especially throughout history, a pipe has been just as important of an accessory in the outdoors as a compass or a comfortable pair of boots. Denying that pipes haven’t been an important part of outdoors culture over the past few centuries is an admission to your ignorance of outdoors culture.
>>2493951Its thr ratio of pipe smokers to frozen car doors.>>2498471Id assume so. Squirrels stay away if I'm pipe smoking>>2492691Wgat state do you live in? Id reccomend going into antique shop and buying one. In Local rual CA i paid maybe 20 bucks for this pipe (pictured). Its an english one and has worked well for a few years. The tobacco is from a local smoke shop that offers much variety by the OZ (5$)
>>2493951 I was carving the red oak oneI used just a large drill bitt for the bowl, it ain't the prettiest but it works. I haven't done much progress since last picture, air flow isn't great. Hunting a cornfield rn so planning on wasting my time on pipes soon again
how many bowls would one get out of 50 grams of pipe tobacco. i imagine it depends on the size of the bowl but i'm just looking for a rough estimate. i live in a dickhead country where that much costs about $120-140
>>2502623holy shit thats a lot, in my country 50g costs me 45usd and i thought that was insane kek, i can get around 8 bowls with 10g where each smoke is about 20-30 minutes long, so with 50g probably around 40 bowls each. I use a mid sized corn cob pipe, ~19mm diameter 31mm depth.
>>2502623Must be Canadian? I’ve heard horror stories of tobacco prices up there. In a normal sized pipe (.75” x 1.5” chamber), you should be able to get 15-20 bowls out of 50g with a smoking time of around 50 minutes to an hour. You can order from 4noggins which has great prices AND ships to Canada.>>2502640Yeah, tins are $35 in Commiefornia and I thought that was extreme. That’s why I mostly buy online. I couldn’t pay what the other anon is paying.
How fast should I expect 4noggins to ship? I'll be at my parents next week and would rather not have my package stolen because it arrives while I'm away
Am I dumb for smoking in the deer stand?
>>2503097I got my last order from them within a week of ordering it. Don't expect them to send tracking info, tho.
>>2503097>>2503102My last order came with tracking and showed up within a week and several days before the ETA on the tracking. Really impressed with 4noggins, my order with BnB tobacco was a hassle.
Anyone else hatmaxxing?
>>2503101Not at all. Always have my pipe when I’m hunting.
>>2503184You know it
I may be dumb because apparently this is already a thing, but packing rubbed out flake really loose makes it burn so much better and taste so much better. I was having problems with flakes before because they would constantly go out and taste like ash. Then I started packing it really loose, and it improved so much. Come to find out, most people already loosely pack rubbed out flake. So if you have problems with flakes going out or not tasting great, pack them super loose. Gravity fill it, lightly push it down just to the halfway point, gravity fill again, and use the fleshy part of your thumb to make sure everything is in the bowl, BUT DON’T PUSH DOWN. Do a char light, use the weight of the tamper to even out the charred tobacco without putting any pressure, do another light and tamp it the same way, but you’re not done yet. After tamping it a 2nd time, the tobacco should be down to the 3/4 mark of the bowl. Do your true light and it should be good to go. Packing it looser means the bowl won’t be filled, but because flake tobacco, even when rubbed out, burns slower and expands, you’ll still get a good 40 minutes in a regular sized bowl. It’s actually those characteristics (slow burn, expansion), that make it smoke terribly if you pack it tightly.
Anyone recommend a good Balkan? Preferably something you can buy in bulk. >Strong nicotine preferred I had been buying C&D Byzantium but it's pushed up to like $60 a pound shipped, getting neck in neck with tins of tobacco, so shopped around for something else. English blends while cheaper just aren't doing it; Sutliff Dunhill London Mix irritates the inside of my mouth when not cut with something else and C&D ismir turkish smokes well but is pretty bland. Both being kind of subpar pushes me back towards some kick in the pants, room clearing Balkan blend.
>>2503441Arango Balkan Supremehttps://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/Balkan-Supreme/balkan-supreme/product_id/151152Creamy, spicy, smoky, buttery, with a bit of natural sweetness, and occasional bursts of wood and herbs. Awesome, awesome blend. I would recommend maybe jarring it for about 3-6 months before smoking it though. It’s also very highly rated at 3.8/4.0.https://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/9052/arango-balkan-supreme
>>2493171Is oral smoking or just chewing?
are they a meme
>>2503448Yeah tbhfam. It’s literally only LARPers that smoke them regularly. It’s still good to have at least one Churchwarden though, maybe for special occasions or something.
>>2503448Longer stem = cooler smoke. That being said you can get cooler smoke just by smoking more carefully, I imagine they're a pain to clean properly, they're easy to damage, and they are ridiculously overpriced. Sure, they are a bit of a meme, but I'd still love to add one to my collection - it must be comfy sitting in a chair with a good book and a pipe that you can hold while keeping your arm on the armrest.Historically churchwardens were popular also because:- clay pipes often had long stems, because you were supposed to snap off the end to keep it more hygienic - as far as I know it was a common practice in taverns, where guests could borrow a pipe from the innkeeper.- expensive pipes were a symbol of status and longer stems gives more room for artisans to show their skills.- you can stab someone in the eye and kill them :^) [ok, just joking, but historians did found two such cases]
>>2503448Mostly, but they're not any more expensive at the "real pipe" level so if you're already looking at your 3rd+ savinelli or peterson or something just buy one for the meme For $30 my pearwood Mr. Brog churchwarden smokes as well as anything and does make certain brands of tobacco more palatable.
>>2492621I've always wondered what your guy's opinions were on normal cigarettes, i know they're filled with chemicals but it just feels better when i'm at a pub with friends since smoking a pipe would be fucking rediculous in a public setting in this day and age. I like to reserve my pipe for whenever i go bushwalking and can just enjoy it on my own but i'm curious on your opinions.
>>2502623tobbaco blends has the best prices, i've only ever gotten the celtic tobacco which is absolutely lovely but the fucking price man, $125 for 50g is insane. I love Australia but it's tobacco laws are fucked, can't wait till we get conscripted to buttfuck nowhere and tobacco is cheap.
>>2503432maybe that will help me out with the Capstan blue I picked up. Not digging it near as much as the other blends I've found. I also just might not like straight Virginias, thats the only one I've tried.
>>2503432>>2503564Packing loose is good practice, another is drying it out a bit since flake often has a bit more moisture. I've also had luck with rubbing it out much more than I thought was reasonable. Try to rub the ever loving shit out of it, like really get in there and try to rub it to shreds. It will still somehow expand quite a bit so pack loosely even after this.
>>2503542Hate the smell of cigarettes. I usually go for cigars/cigarillos when at pubs
>>2503542Cigarettes are shit. If you’re worried about image, go for a cigar or a cigarillo at least. Cigarettes are good for one thing and one thing only, and that’s nicotine.
>>2503542We live in ridiculous times friend. Who cares if people think smoking a pipe is strange.
>>2503542I think they're the worst thing to happen to tobacco. Before cigs came around, everyone smoked but it was not really a big public health issue because they weren't inhaling and weren't smoking fucking 20 times a day. Addiction was way less of an issue. Everything was cool for literal centuries until companies figured out that if you get everyone smoking cigarettes, they smoke a lot more because it can be done in a quick smoke break throughout the day. Plus they get way more addicted and need to buy more of your product. Then it all went to shit, people started dying like flies from lung cancer, then tobacco use got stigmatized and pipes and cigars got caught up in the legislation that followed even though cigarettes are basically solely responsible for the health crisis. Also they taste like ass.I also don't want to be that fucking guy who brings a pipe to the bar. I buy cigarillos for going out with friends. My guilty pleasure is those Al Capone cognac-dipped cigarillos, they smoke as fast as cigarettes and taste pretty damn good for what they are
Where is a good place to get herbal blends without tobacco to smoke?
>>2503748Internet. Just search them. I've tried a couple by Bear Blends, and I find it a harsher, hotter smoke than tobacco.
>>2503748I would just recommend tobacco desu. If you’re worried about carcinogens, you’re gonna get them with any type of burning plant matter. Might as well smoke tobacco which tastes delicious.
Guys, I just created an amazing blend. 50% Haunted Bookshop and 50% Peter Stokkebye Optimum. You get the hearty nutty fullness and spiciness of Haunted Bookshop with the aromatic tinge and sweetness from the Optimum. It reminds me a bit of Ennerdale Flake, which is weird since the topping on Optimum is nothing like the one on Ennerdale Flake. Anyway, I’m calling it Optimum Bookshop.
>>2503790I like Haunted Optimum. I find it adds the interpretation of one smoking Optimum in a pipe heavily ghosted by Haunted Bookshop.
>>2503789>you’re gonna get them with any type of burning plant matter.Yephttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3340105/Everything you burn that goes into the lungs ain't great so might as well do it with something you enjoyThat being said, what are some good low nicotine blends?
>>2503824Yeah I kinda started to lean towards that too. Haunted Optimum it is.