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  1. glockguy55

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    Hope everyone is doing well today. My name is Josh I'm just getting into pipe smoking, I just wanted to introduce myself. I just recently placed a order of a handful of tobaccos, most of which are aromatics because they sound the most appealing to me. I have a Baraccini pipe, I have also ordered a Mr. Brog pipe so any input on those brands are more than welcome. I plan on posting my first experience in the next few days once my tobacco comes in. Any advice is welcome, thanks all.

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    Welcome to pipe smoking and the forum

    Life's most valuable treasure is..Love
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    Warm welcome!

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    Welcome from Arizona!

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    Welcome from upstate SC, Josh! Glad to have you with us! I think you'll enjoy the lunatics here. We're mostly harmless, with a few exceptions like the pirate crew.

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    Welcome from CA. Tons of great info here about all things pipe smoking.

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    Thanks for the welcome fellas.

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    Welcome from Texas!

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    We're mostly harmless, with a few exceptions like the pirate crew.
    We're mostly harmless as long as nobody shivers our timbers and as long as the cleaning fluid is kept out of reach.

    Welcome!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    You bet, any time! BTW, on advice, dry tour tobacco (depending on how moist it is), pack loosely to start & progressively firmer to the top, & smoke slowly until you you develop a cadence that works for you.

    And lastly, that's too fast & too hard. I said "slowly." When you think it's way too slow, you'll be close to correct. Seriously.

    Bill

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    Haha much thanks brother, I'll definitely put your advice to use.

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    Welcome to the fold, Josh.

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    Welcome to the forums, Josh. Aromatics have a nice tin note but it takes some time to get the flavors out of them while smoking. I also suggest you to try some mild English blends, they are much easier to dry and pack and taste. If you have any questions, we all will be here. Enjoy your new hobby!

    Javan
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    Welcome to the Forums!

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    And lastly, that's too fast & too hard. I said "slowly." When you think it's way too slow, you'll be close to correct. Seriously.

    Bill

    Sometimes, just sometimes, Bill is correct. This is one of those times.

    Welcome to the forum Josh!

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    Welcome Josh.

    I have a Baraccini pipe, I have also ordered a Mr. Brog pipe so any input on those brands are more than welcome.

    I was gifted a Mr. Brog made of pear wood. I have smoked it a couple of times and so far so good.

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    Welcome aboard Josh! I'll echo Javan's comment about aromatics. I love them now myself but I've been smoking a pipe for nearly thirty years, and it took a while to be able to smoke them cool and to get any flavor out of them. A Latakia blend or burley will be more user friendly in the beginning and are strongly flavored. Take your time to learn packing, lighting, and cadence, and don't worry about relights, we've all been there.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    Thanks guys, what are some good English blends you would suggest? I do like bold cigars, so any suggestions similar to that you would recommend?

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    Welcome to the forum. I was also a cigar guy when I took up the pipe. The blend that showed me how great a pipe could be is Escudo. It is a Virginia/Perique blend that comes in coins. I would start researching cube cutting and folding and stuffing of flakes. I say start in the deep end of the pool
    Aromatic blends really are much better once you have learned how to smoke a pipe.

    Harris
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    Josh, you have a good start. Don't try too hard, and find what you enjoy. Do it your way. I'd buy tobacco blends in small quantities, jar any you don't like. Your tastes will change. Sip more than puff. (We all puff a little.) Welcome.

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    Thanks for the advice and recommendations, I'm very interested in trying the Escudo. I might stop by my local shop and see if they have it there.

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    What is cleaning fluid?

    Michael
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    [quote]I'm very interested in trying the Escudo

    I tried Escudo when I was a super newbie and didn't smoke it right. Damn near burned my face off. Virginia/ Perique (Va/Per) can be a little picky when it comes to prep, packing, slow smoking cadence etc. I tried it again after learning how to smoke it (here on this forum) and the difference was unbelievable.

    If it doesn't go well the first few times, put it away for awhile and come back to it later. Weeks, months, years, whatever. Escudo also ages very well.

    Welcome to a fascinating journey and you've definitely come to the right place. Sense of humor and thick skin are paramount to surviving here. Oh and a fat wallet helps as you will most likely succumb to the enablers around here.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    Welcome to the forums!
    Escudo is on sale at P&C: https://www.pipesandcigars.com/p/escudo-navy-de-luxe-pipe-tobacco/1439889/#p-97188

    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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