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  1. gatorlope

    Kiseru Pipes and Kizami Tobacco

    Here’s a thought that might work, though I haven’t tried it yet. Unspooling a coin of Escudo (which are sliced very thin!) would give us a small pile of very thin cut quality tobacco. Certainly that would be enough for a bowl or two in a Papa-San kiseru and even more in one of the smaller pipes...
  2. gatorlope

    Kiseru Pipes and Kizami Tobacco

    I saw a reference some time ago that said some kiseru smokers in Japan were actually buying cigarettes and then using the tobacco from them in their pipes. :rolleyes: I think that just about any of us could work up a more viable alternative with all of the quality tobacco that we have on hand!
  3. gatorlope

    Bastard Blends

    I tried the Virginia And Bright Virginia tobaccos separately, but was unimpressed by either one, then with the Perique it was a bit better. They’ll probably go into a large catchall pouch that I keep. It’s where I toss leftover bits from various tins and mix in an occasional bit of tobacco that...
  4. gatorlope

    Bastard Blends

    Nah, my sister’s got the gardening gene in our family. I sent her some seeds. She’s planted them and they’re growing in her back yard!
  5. gatorlope

    Bastard Blends

    Better, but I still like my Escudo.
  6. gatorlope

    Bastard Blends

    I’m trying a little of each of the Virginia and Bright Virginia that came in separate pouches in the Bastard Blends jar. Then I’ll try the two mixed in equal parts with the Perique, just to see how that changes things.
  7. gatorlope

    Bastard Blends

    I waited to answer your question since I have Perique from two different sources- the Perique that comes with the Bastard Blends and the Perique that I ordered separately from Pipes and Cigars. They are both packed loosely, but there were obvious differences. The Perique that I had ordered...
  8. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    And the Frank method is to insert tobacco and light my fire? (In this instance, it takes more than friction!) puffy
  9. gatorlope

    Bastard Blends

    Mostly I’ve been using the Perique to spice up otherwise bland blends of tobacco that I’ve been trying out.
  10. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    So, today I popped a cherry tin of War Horse Ready Cut (Burley, Kentucky, Perique & Virginia - no Cherry!) and am enjoying it in one of my hItherto unsmoked Erik Nording freehand pipes . Hopefully that will assuage the “night terrors” that might have been brought on in some of the veteran...
  11. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    Hi, Paul! Don’t take this thread too seriously. I don’t know if it’s the same for you but here in the states, Cherry is a synonym for virgin, so if you read the thread title and follow the question through with the first entry, it’s a play on words. So, whaddya think? Do I need to find a...
  12. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    War Horse? Bar, Ready Cut or Green? I just popped a tin of the Ready Cut, which is a blend of Burley, Kentucky, Perique and Virginia and found it quite satisfying. I’ll probably try the other two eventually, but chose this one first, since I’ve been enjoying the Perique blends.
  13. gatorlope

    Pipe Widows

    Congrats on the sobriety! We all have our vices, but it’s no good when you endanger yourself and others. Welcome to piping and I hope you find the satisfaction and enjoyment that I have.
  14. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    Yeah, unused, definitely! Cherry tobacco for a virgin pipe! It just seemed appropriate! 🙃
  15. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    I do have an American Indian pipe made of antler that has a heavy cake and a very mellowing effect when I smoke tobacco in it, so I would call that a friendly ghost! I just can’t say what the former owners might have smoked in it or if it was even tobacco!puffy🙃
  16. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    I do have some “Bootlegger” tobacco and they have since changed the name to “Drunken Cherry”, which might be of some help when accosting a virgin pipe... hahau:eek::LOL::oops::ROFLMAO:rotf
  17. gatorlope

    Our Very Own Rep at Lviv World Cup for Slow Pipe Smoking

    Very cool! I like it that they have a pipemaker to sponsor the competition and provide a standard pipe to make it a fair competition.
  18. gatorlope

    Baofa Butane Pipe Lighter. Worth the Investment?

    I’ve got about a dozen Clipper lighters scattered around the house. Very convenient, refillable and just the right diameter if I want to use the base to tamp my tobacco before I light it.
  19. gatorlope

    What does your Scene look like?

    The door to my backyard shed. Some of the ferns are taller than me! (6’+)
  20. gatorlope

    If I’m lighting up an unused pipe for the first time...

    ..., should I be using Cherry tobacco? hahaupuffynanarotf