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Dottle Diggers by Lawrence

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  1. jvnshr

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    While discussing ember chasing with our lovely forum member chasingembers, we realized that some nice articles written by our forum member Lawrence were lost, I managed to find them using Wayback Machine:







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    Everybody hear that? I'm lovely. Thanks for the retrieval Javan!

    I like coffee exceedingly.
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    Everybody hear that? I'm lovely.
    I think he likes your mustache. Thanks for finding these, Javan. I'll be giving them a read later

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    Everybody hear that? I'm lovely. Thanks for the retrieval Javan!

    You are welcome, these articles are great indeed. I've been smoking pipes for more than 2 years and yesterday I realized that although I've managed to improve my tasting skills in these 2 years, my other skills (packing and lighting) haven't developed that much. I am still using lots of matches and relights to keep my pipe lit. Hopefully, there articles will reduce the amount of my relights.

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    I think he likes your mustache. Thanks for finding these, Javan. I'll be giving them a read later

    I've just realized that I used the word 'lovely' instead of 'beloved', haha Gentlemen, please be informed that we are both married and have kids.

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    Gentlemen, please be informed that we are both married and have kids.


    think he likes your mustache.


    I love the laughs I get from here!

    I realized that although I've managed to improve my tasting skills in these 2 years, my other skills (packing and lighting) haven't developed that much.

    I've been smoking pipes for nearly thirty years, and constantly learn new things. When I first started, an older gentleman told me that you can learn how to smoke one in a day, but it would take more than one life time to master.

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    That's true Duane. That old gentleman was a wise guy.

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    So using rounder tampers is one of the keys to success

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    From a post I wrote 3 yrs. ago,

    Many of you would be interested to know that Lawrence is something of a Renaissance man too. In addition to his contributions to our hobby, especially his erudite blogs, he is also a 3rd? generation Marine, an accomplished musician, biker, teacher, and holds an MBA or comparable advanced degree. So he's been around the block a few times. I tease him something awful, but he knows I hold him in high esteem.


    He was a mod here for a time, but left suddenly, and not co-incidentally (I think) following the birth of a granddaughter. Cosmic may know the back story, I don't.

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    He is also just down the road from me. However, I have only ever met him at The Briary, and he was the one who told me about this place. Great guy. But, I haven't seen him at The Briary even for well over a year.

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    entlemen, please be informed that we are both married and have kids.

    I didn't realize that you two were married, much less have kids. That's good to know. This is a very accepting forum, for sure.

    On dottle smoking,.. I've tried it, and with Virginias and VaPers, it really makes for a rich creamy smoke. However, the disgustingness of saving those dottles is not worth the effort, IMO. But, I would highly recommend people to try it at least once or twice. It will give you an idea of how stoved a Virginia can taste, and get even more intense as it stoves further. Worth the try, but not a very practical practice.

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    No sh**, Sherlock! Damp dottle is gross. But if you dry it overnight on your mantle, it'll make a perfect morning smoke.

    [Gagging at the thought.]

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    I hope he's doing well. I miss seeing him on the site.

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    Bob-

    Are you the senior most poster (who's active)?

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    Other than Kevin, I believe so.

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    Does your dottle lose it's flavor on the bedpost overnight?

    If so, put it on the mantle...

    I would be shot before sun up, I am sure.

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    Thanks jvnshr... Lawrence was a good friend that I've lost contact with, I miss him along with a few others that use to be very active here.

    As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
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    jpmcwjr Said:

    Bob-
    Are you the senior most poster (who's active)?

    Bob Said:

    Other than Kevin, I believe so.

    But don't forget about Cortez, he has been around almost as long.

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    I didn't realize that you two were married, much less have kids. That's good to know. This is a very accepting forum, for sure.

    I knew that someone (like Cosmic for instance) is going to misinterpret it, so I added "married to 2 lovely ladies", then I thought that someone else (like Cosmic for instance) is going to ask if each of us is married to 2 women and deleted it.

    On dottle smoking,.. I've tried it, and with Virginias and VaPers, it really makes for a rich creamy smoke.

    Dottle smoking??? What are you talking about Cos?

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    You can't win around here, so I just laugh.

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    The Weez is still active here after all these years.

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    Dottle smoking??? What are you talking about Cos?

    Lawrence posted many times about saving the dottle, which is the last bit of tobacco in the pipe if you don’t smoke it down to the bottom. Sherlock Holmes also did this. Then dry them out and smoke them again. The tobacco is stoved by the heat and becomes almost a Cavendish of sorts. I wouldn’t recommend it as a regular practice, but is worth the effort if you are curious about how “cooking” affects flavors.

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    The tobacco is stoved by the heat and becomes almost a Cavendish of sorts.

    One can also observe this with the second half of the bowl, if the blend contains Virginias. They caramelize and form a delicious flavor.

    Especially with Royal Yacht, but you knew that...

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    Lawrence posted many times about saving the dottle, which is the last bit of tobacco in the pipe if you don’t smoke it down to the bottom. Sherlock Holmes also did this. Then dry them out and smoke them again. The tobacco is stoved by the heat and becomes almost a Cavendish of sorts. I wouldn’t recommend it as a regular practice, but is worth the effort if you are curious about how “cooking” affects flavors.

    Oh, I see. That explains the name of his blog - dottle diggers.

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