Why is it that all the beginner guides I read recommend against corncobs? I'll maintain that a MM corncob is the perfect starter pipe. Hell, half the time I light mine up I want to remove the qualifier from that phrase.
Ha, and it goes to further my suspicions that anti-hipster propaganda is all started and controlled by hipsters who want us to all to hate them. I know, I know, it doesn't make sense at first. It's just as stupid as Al Qaeda wanting us to hate them. ...along those same lines anyways. Otherwise, we all wouldn't give a rat's ass about them.
But yeh, corn cobs, ha ha ha! :wink:
This sounds like something written by someone who hasn't smoked a pipe very long, and it's actually quite pretentious. The article is filled with regurgitated common opinion on top of personal preference. Not that I can blame him, if I were to attempt something similar you'd read a lot of words about how great Ennerdale is.
A lot of contemporary writing seems strained/snarky, and this is no exception. The advice seems generally useful/solid, but I agree, who are these people who diss the cob. Makes no sense and makes me question most everything they say. This is funny, and aimed at someone like me:
"Not every pipe-man carries a combative attitude, let’s be clear, but plenty seem to have forum avatars of an eagle or The Declaration of Independence, and they sign every post with a quotation about blood and trees and liberty or some shit. Listen to the friendly kinds of help on the boards and let the others go back to weaving fishing lures and hating our black president."
Actually some very sound advice. BTW, I love the Rainbow Flag sticker on his Subaru.
Better yet, buy ten Cobs at $3.39 each in a Grab Bag and you have a full rotation for the same price as one regular pipe.
(And if one mush have Briar I can't think of anything better than the Briarworks Classic line.)