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mechanic

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Dec 1, 2018
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Hello everyone just got in to pipes a few days ago been a 2 pack a day cig smoker for about 10 years trying to convert over had pipe for about 3 days and have been cig free for 2 so far so good. Looking foward to this forum seems to have very helpful people thanks

 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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Mechanic, first off, welcome to the insane asylum we call the forums. Plenty of great conversation and tips for the newb. Once you get the hang of the pipe, you will not miss the cigarette one bit.

 

bnichols23

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Mar 13, 2018
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SC Piedmont
Mike, I can't believe you didn't give him the 3-point advice like you usually do. -evyl grin-
Howdy & welcome from upstate SC, mechanic! Watch out for the occasional obvious lunatic, & anyone who bad-mouths the crew of a certain pirate ship. ;)
Bill

 
May 22, 2018
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Welcome. Just one thing to keep in mind just because a tobacco is rare does not mean it is good and just because something tastes good in 5 years does not mean it tastes good fresh.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Jan 8, 2013
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Watch out for the occasional obvious lunatic, & anyone who bad-mouths the crew of a certain pirate ship. ;)
Aye, we'll 'ave ye keelhauled fer sure, mate. 'Til then, welcome! Pull up a chair, grab a flagon o' ale, 'n smoke yer pipe. 'tis always good t' 'ave new hands here! :clap:

 

hotjazzbaby

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Nov 30, 2018
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Ahoy! New myself and also trying to kick a 10 year cigarette addiction. What do you like to smoke?

 

scloyd

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May 23, 2018
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Welcome to the forums Mechanic and congrats on being cigarette free for two years. :clap:

 

mechanic

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Dec 1, 2018
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Thanks for the warm welcome folks now if i can get usps to actually deliver a package to my correct address il be in good shape all my local bnm has is lane blends and i dont care much for 1q

 

jndyer

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Jul 1, 2012
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Welcome. I look forward to reading about your journey. BTW, what tobaccos will you be receiving?

 

mechanic

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Dec 1, 2018
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Plug tobacco seems to intrigue me for some reason. I ordered a tin of gaslight and some 1q cause it was cheap but i got a ounce of the 1q from local store to have while waiting and dont care much for it

 

wyfbane

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Apr 26, 2013
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Mechanic, best thing you ever did was transition to pipes. There is plenty of nicotine to be had and we are a much more affable group (generally).
Welcome aboard and I hope you find this place as terrific as I do.

 

jaytex969

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Jun 6, 2017
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Welcome to the forum! 33 year ex- cig smoker here. It is very do-able.
Lots of variables with pipe, tobacco, technique and personal preference. Don't give up and the right combo will find you.


 

ravkesef

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Aug 10, 2010
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Hi Mechanic, welcome to the Forum, where you’ll find several thousand of your closest friends willing to give advice, support, and just plain, simple friendship. Herewith the advice I give to all new smokers. It really works. I’ve been smoking a pipe for 59 years, and I have a slight idea of how th3ese things work.

1. The tobacco should be drier than you think it should. Some smokers actually like it crispy dry, though that’s just a shade too much for me.

2. The tobacco should be packed much looser than you think it should. A pipe that’s packed too tightly will be hard to draw, and will yield an uncomfortable smoke.

3. The pipe should be smoked much slower than you think it should. Sip, don’t puff. This will give you a smoke where the wall of the pipe will be comfortably warm to the touch.
As to lighting methods, here they are in ascending order of temperature:

1. Beeswax impregnated string burns ~250C

2. Zippo 575 F or 301C

3. Match, 1100F or 600C

4. Butane 3590F or 1977C

Please note, a butane torch should never be used to light a pipe as it scorches the tobacco and very likely the pipe itself.

 

weezell

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Oct 12, 2011
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Get yourself some Prince Albert or Carter hall! Go with that in a Missouri Meerschaum Cobb pipe for a while, you'll be ok then...