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Do You Dedicate Pipes To Only One Blend?

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  1. cigrmaster

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    I generally dedicate my pipes to certain genres. I have my VA,Vaper,Vabur flakes and plugs pipes and then some pipes for aromatics. I also dedicate certain pipes to one specific blend. Over they years I have found some great combos and I stick with them.

    For example I have 2 of my Rad Davis Lovats dedicated to my 2007 batch of Stonehave. I have a Trever Talbot Goblin dedicated to my 2012 GL Pease Navigator. I have a Lane Era Charatan Dublin dedicated to any vintage SG Full Virginia Flake. I have a few more of these examples but you get the idea.

    So who else is doing this or am I the only nutcase?

    Harris
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    I loosely dedicate pipes to genres, that's as far as I go.

    But, you are definitely a nutcase either way.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    You're not a nutcase because you do that; you're a nut case for other reasons. But a mostly lovable nutcase, to be sure. You and Peck have proven that beyond a shadow of a doubt!

    I don't happen to do that, and it seems like a good thing®

    BTW, get Peck back here; I love the ball breaking you guys have perfected to a high art.

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    So far, not enough fine pipes for that much dedication. I'm smoking VA, Vaper, and Vabur out of the same pipe, and all English out of another. Maybe one day, I'll break it down further, but for now this works.

    My cobs take any and everything, so I some what I want, when I want out of them.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    I dedicate pipes to certain genres for the most part, other than my cobs. I smoke whatever in those. I do however have my semi-churchwarden nording valcano that I do have dedicated only to C&D Dreams of Kadath. It's my favorite blend I dont want any other flavors coming through.

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    I have two Castello 15's that are dedicated to Capstan.

    I didn't plan it that way, however. I just seem to smoke a buttload of Capstan.

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    And the hunter home from the hill.
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    Except for the one that will never be smoked, my Weavers are blend specific. The rest of my collection is genre specific.

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    -Edward Teach
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    I loosely dedicate pipes to genres, that's as far as I go

    This^^^

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    I'm similar to Harris. Mostly, genre specific at first, but over the years I have a few pipes that become blend specific. It got easier once my cellar matured and I had more pipes in my collection. Now I'm Pavlov's dog. Just the site of a few pipes makes me think specifically of one tobacco I pair it to. For example, one of my 55's always makes me want to smoke G.L. Pease Key Largo because that's all I smoke in it.

    Examples of specific blend/pipe combinations for me:
    -Rattray Exotic Orange/Passion: a craggy blasted yachtsman
    -Stonehaven: Morta poker
    -GL Pease Gaslight - Castello magnum poker
    -GL Pease Key Largo - Castello 55
    -Salty Dogs - small blasted dublin

    Neal
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    I have one pipe dedicated to 1792 Flake to contain the ghost. Other than that, nah. I have far more blends than I have pipes, so it wouldn't work.

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    Sure I do, doesn't everyone.

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    Dunhill 3 year and Haunted Bookshop have their own pipes, other than that it is only by the genre

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    In principal it seems like a great idea, but I like Jameson so I screw up the dedicated pipes pretty quick. I've only managed to dedicate pipes to specific genres of tobacco. Lats, Va/burleys, and aros. But within the genre, they get a variety of blends.

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    As the group has noted Harris, you are a nutcase. But in a very good way my friend! I definitely dedicate pipes by genre. I break every pipe in by smoking a Virginia blend in it. The vey best smoking pipes remain as a Virginia smoker. Those that don't make the grade get an inferior genre stuffed in it from that point forward.

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    I have a Rinaldo Skipper that is dedicated to aged Robert McConnell Oriental. Once the Latakia has died, it's ready to go. Other than that, I only dedicate by genre.

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    Have a Bill Shalosky chimney billiard that smokes FVF so we’ll that I dedicated it as such, and a IMP meter that tastes so good with HH Syrian.

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    I mainly just dedicate my briars to genres but I have several that are dedicated to one blend only. Blends that get a pipe (or two) dedicated to them are, Condor, St. Bruno, 1792, HU Sissinghurst & HU Daddy Gefftl. Condor gets several different briars as does St. Bruno.

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    I dedicate my pipes to genres. A few are dedicated to specific blends. I also have a few test pipes.

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    It looks like there are plenty of guys who dedicate in the same way as I do. It is an interesting phenomena on how we go blend specific. I don't believe any of us said to our selves I am going to start smoking x tobacco in y pipe because it will be a glorious match. We just kind of find our way into these perfect combos.

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    I don't believe any of us said to our selves I am going to start smoking x tobacco in y pipe because it will be a glorious match.

    I actually commissioned my Weavers for particular tobaccos.

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    embers, did all the combos work or did you have to adjust a couple? I have been smoking nothing but 2012 Aslteys no 44 Dark Flake in my Weaver Volcano and it is spectacular.

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    No. I tend to smoke flakes more often than not from ones with wider bowls, but that is only a tendency.i will smoke any tobacco I like in any pipe I own.

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    I have one pipe dedicated to being dedicated. Otherwise no.

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    embers, did all the combos work or did you have to adjust a couple?

    I had to adjust the cut of the blends in a couple of them but I still smoke the blends originally intended for them in them.

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    embers, that is pretty cool. I have bought most of pipes based on how well I think they will smoke my flakes, but none for a specific blend.

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    They were top favorite blends and I wanted to add a little whimsy to them. Black Frigate conjured piratey images of islands and volcanos. Yenidje Highlander is heavily oriental forward. Oriental leads to Asian imagery like fugu blowfish. They were all paired psychologically. Even the ones he gave me as gifts were paired that way.

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    I dont, BUT I do understand why some guys would. The flavor of different blends can linger.

    I however smoke only burley blends, so it's a non issue for me.

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    No, you're not a nutcase - you just have a fine palate,
    lots of choice (being in the USA), and a generous allowance
    for indulging your favorite vice (minor though it is).

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    Yeah I separate them. Especially since blends with latakias leave a pungent aroma for a good while.

    Pierre
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    I used to dedicate them... but since I became a lover of lakelands. I don't worry about it anymore.. I mean why be mad for the Lakeland ghost?

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    I have Lakeland dedicated pipes. They tend to be my larger pipes.

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    I used to, but then I realized because of it there were some pipes that weren't seeing as much rotation. Now I pretty much have whatever blend in whatever pipe.

    If I was into Lakeland or English/Balkan blends then I probably would dedicate those to certain pipes.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
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    I have a couple of pipes that I dedicate to English blends with Latika but otherwise, do not dedicate pipes. I should say that I smoke mostly Lane BCA and Butternut Burley and those are nice blended together so I don't see the need to dedicate pipes to those. I need to branch out and try different tobaccos. I have some Escudo and Nightcap that I tend to use the same pipe for. Churchwarden got me onto Old Toby which is a fun smoke. It's a little sweet but very nice for a late night snack.

    I agree with whoever it was that said he could smoke anything anytime in his cob. I have a number of MM cobs and they are amazing. I have seen several here that say that all they have are cobs and never have to worry what they put in them or how often they are smoked. I have some very nice briars but if I could only have one pipe it would probably be a MM General.

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    I use mainly morta, clay and meers and I clean them with hot running water after each smoke. Doing so there is no need to dedicate them to a blend or genre as I never had issue of ghosting them doing in that way. I use a cob to taste new blends just in case they are something weird.

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    I dedicate pipes to Latakia and for SG,GH and other British style tobaccos. I have no problem with Va and Va/Pers in the same pipes. I also dedicate pipes for Kentucky and any kind of Burley forward tobaccos.

    Posted 3 months ago #

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