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A Cellar Milestone

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  • Started 1 year ago by peckinpahhombre
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  1. peckinpahhombre

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    I had a bunch of orders come in yesterday (including an 8oz bag of the fabled Stonehaven, which I have yet to open), and I have finally hit the 100 lb mark (106 lbs to be precise). I think from here I have to figure out what my cellaring goal is. I did some math and at my current pace I am only smoking about 3-4 lbs per year, which means at my current trajectory I am at the 25-30 year mark.

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  2. eibhir

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    That's great! Before you know it you'll have 100 yrs worth saved up!

    A smile will always keep them guessing.
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    Wooow, Congratulations! That's quite an impressive cellar. I am working up to it. I bet I have...7 lbs!

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    I hope you write me into your will.

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    That is awesome. Now that I have started to figure out what tobaccos I really enjoy, I am going to shift from PAD mode to a more TAD oriented one. How long did it take you to get to 100 lbs? You have any pics of how you are storing it?

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    I've got 1 pound cellared lol

    I'm still trying everything I can get my hands on before I commit to cellaring.

    Congrats! MAKE IT 200 LBS THEN STOP.

    Just kidding, never stop.

    "I was born to lose. So I'll die to win." -Breaking Benjamin
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  7. peckinpahhombre

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    I actually started in October. My goal was to get to 100 lbs by the end of 2013, but I'm a little ahead of the curve.

    Basically, so far I leave in the tin everything I buy in a tin, except for (a) Solani Silver Flake - I jar up the bag that comes in the, (b) Wessex Gold Brick - which I also jar up, and (c) Penzance and Stonehaven - I jar up those flimsy bags asap.

    The only thing i really buy in bulk is LBF, SJF and FVF (the latter two I buy however I can get them - tin or bulk, I don't care).

    I keep everything in my mancave (a detached coachouse that is heated and has A/C).

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    I actually started in October. My goal was to get to 100 lbs by the end of 2013, but I'm a little ahead of the curve

    Damn, you've been buying a lot of baccy!

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
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  9. peckinpahhombre

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    Let;s just say that Ted at Smokingpipes and Rich at 4noggins should send me a card for my birthday

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    Let;s just say that Ted at Smokingpipes and Rich at 4noggins should send me a card for my birthday

    lol!

    (actually, I got one from smokingpipes too)

    "Be seeing you"


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  11. rmbittner

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    I actually started in October.

    Oh my! I have about 112 pounds so far, give or take. But I've been collecting since 2004!

    And no birthday cards yet from SmokingPipes (even though they're pretty much my sole supplier). . .

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    Congratz on the milestone.

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    Well, I guess you're set with tobacco for the apocalypse, now all you need is 10,000 gallons of diesel, a 10kw genny, and 9,000 pounds of non-perishable food stuffs and you can disconnect yourself from society and spend the rest of your days lounging about with a pipe in one hand, an MRE in the other and the droning racket of a 25HP diesel engine in the background

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    BTW, I want to add that I hope everyone who is cellaring -- for whatever reason -- is also stocking up on pipe cleaners. I think we'll always be able to find a flame, no matter what happens in the future, but if we ever do see pipe tobacco disappear from the marketplace, we're still going to need pipe cleaners. I try to pick up a gross every now and then.

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    I think the Old Cajun said before as far as pipe cleaners go a 22.cal gun cleaning kit goes a long way for the task of a pip cleaner.May even be a bit cheaper than buying all those pipe cleaners for the pipe cleaner apocalypse. I just started smoking back in Nov/Dec and I have around 15+ lbs. Congrats on the 106lb milestone

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    I'm coming to chill with you when the zombies take over! Congrats man.

    The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
    ~Albert Einstein
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    Oh my! I have about 112 pounds so far, give or take. But I've been collecting since 2004

    I envy you. I have felt rushed in my cellaring efforts because of all of the dire predictions about where pipe tobacco is heading. I would have preferred to have done this on a much more leisurely pace, trying out new blends and being more precise in my objectives. I would estimate that about one-third of my cellar consists of tobacco I have never even tried, so I am taking a gamble for sure.

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  18. nsfisher

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    Well mate, any tobacco is better than no tobacco.

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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    We will need your full address so that we can inspect each blend for mold spores .

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
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    I am still experimenting with all different types of tobacco-now I'm on Virginia flakes. I would like to 'cellar' but I'm still not sure which ones I truly love yet. My taste keeps on changing.

    Allan

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    Make sure your property insurance is up to date.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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