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  1. craiginthecorn

    Lane Closing in US--Should I Worry?

    Ha ha. Atta way to stir the pot! @woodsroad
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    Who Has The Guts To Try This Aromatic Tobacco?

    +1 on Hendricks. Makes a fantastic martini. In truth, I would try this tobacco, but wouldn’t buy a tin to do so, except as something fun to do with a group.
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    Lane Closing in US--Should I Worry?

    I just checked again, John. Looks like Leonard Wortzel, Vice President, Marketing and Product Development at Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane posted this: “...regarding the factory news... First, nothing will happen for almost a year. Second, the move will have zero impact on blend...
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    Who Has The Guts To Try This Aromatic Tobacco?

    Cucumber and dried fruit. At least it’s not a garlic dill flavor. Available at Esterval’s.
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    LET'S PLAY: Pipes Around the World

    Thanks!!! Yes, I've smoked the Russian, but it's a recent acquisition. Vladimir Grechukhin makes superb smokers. His engineering is perfect for me. I haven't smoked the Ceylonese nor Ottoman pipes. They are simply on display. I believe that the pipe from Ceylon had actually previously been...
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    LET'S PLAY: Pipes Around the World

    Thanks! I 100% agree! Beautiful shaping, briar, and stain. The other side is equally beautiful, too. It was an astounding bargain, but prices have more than doubled on Li’s pipes since, and deservedly so.
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    LET'S PLAY: Pipes Around the World

    Ceylon. Ottoman Empire Russia - Grechukhin South Korea - Kim Jong Wook China - Zhiputang (Li)
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    Show Me Your Plug Cutters

    How well does it cut flakes from the plug? I've seen two basic designs. There's the paper cutter style, like yours, with a semi-circular blade. Then, there are the guillotine-style with straight blades. I'm not sure which would cut better flakes. These appear to be designed mostly to cut off a...
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    Polishing Stem Airway

    Be careful with a pipe cleaner in a drill. I've done that cleaning up estate pipes and it can sometimes hang up in the airway, causing the pipe cleaner wire to twist on itself. I've never done any damage, but I think it is possible.
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    Rubbing alcohol reacts with vulcanite?

    If it smells like sulfur, it's vulcanite. Sulfur is added to rubber to harden it. If you can smell it, there's a good bit of oxidation that has resulted in sulphur being brought to the surface. And even if the cold water helped, I will bet you can taste the bitterness of the sulphur if you put...
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    Rubbing alcohol reacts with vulcanite?

    How to get it back to black, by our own georged:
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    Anyone sous vide?

    I do, but my wife doesn't like steaks made with it, which was one of the main things I bought it for. Believe it or not, I've used it to "bake" some briar stummels which were musty smelling. It didn't work.😐 I also use it to heat my sparge water for brewing. Handy tool.
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    New Gawith Blends!

    Synjeco has a few blends made for them by Samuel Gawith. The Holker Twist is an excellent VaPer rope.
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    Show Off Your Peterson's Here!

    That's encouraging. Maybe they're finally fixing that problem. I recently received a rusticated 312 as part of Mark Irwin's NAP project. Peterson donated the pipe and Silver Gray made the super-cool stems. I'm assuming the pipe was recent production, based upon the style of rustication, yet it...