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  1. lightxmyfire

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    Hey everyone,

    New to the forums here! My name is Matt and I live right out side of D.C. I’ve been smoking a pipe since 2007 ish, and I enjoy a wide range of tobaccos and am going on the adventure of trying new blends and finding new favorites! I’m here to learn and interact with the pipe community!

    All the best!

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    Welcome to the forum from Knik, Alaska!

    "We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us." ---Hank

    "Yeah, well, you know that's just like, uh, your opinion, man..." --- The Dude
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    Welcome to the forum from Florida. Let us know some of your favorite blends and then we can give you some suggestions you might like. You can also get loads of info if you go to http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/

    Harris
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    Thank you both!

    Cigrmaster, I’ve been sucked into the rabbit hole that is tobacco reviews, I think I’ve spent more than 24 hrs reading on that site, and I keep going back! Haha

    Mostly what I’ve been doing is reading blend descriptions and reviews and going and trying what sounds good! It’s been working pretty well so far! I’ve been enjoying a bit of everything, from Orlik Golden Sliced, G.L. Pease’s Westminster, I just tried my first bowl of Sextant last night and I’m intrigued! I’m all ears to any suggestions you all have!

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    right out side of D.C

    Welcome! Glad to have you! Where'bouts right outside of the District -- Old Town, Warrenton/Fairfax/Arlington/etc./, or over in MD? Lots of good shops still in those environs, thankfully. John Crouch is my favorite, although from 40 years ago.

    Bill

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    If you like Orlik Golden Sliced get you some Escudo! AS well as Savinelli Doblone D'Oro and RO Firestorm if you haven't already!

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    light, here is a list of readily available blends I think you would enjoy.

    Capstan Blue Flake- straight Virginia
    Escudo and Solani 633 for a Virginia/Perique
    Mac Baren Old Dar Fired- Virginia/Kentucky
    Savinelli Doblone d'Oro_ Virginia/Perique/Kentucky

    I would also dedicate pipes to each genre so you don't have a competing ghost.

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    Bill, I’m over on the Maryland side, I go to Georgetown tobacco and W.Curtis Draper pretty often I hadn’t heard of John Crouch, though I’m going to go check them out now that you mentioned them!

    Alaska and Cigrmaster Thanks for the recommendations! I’ve got an unopened tin of old dark fired that I’m looking forward to, the rest I’ve added to my list! I’ll be sure to let you guys know what I think!

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    light, you're welcome. Have fun with your journey.

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    Welcome from Colorado. I grew up, briefly in Silver Spring, then in Rockville until attending college & graduate school in Baltimore, before moving to CO.
    Enjoy the Forums.

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    Welcome Aboard

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    Thanks all! Cossackjack, where in Baltimore? Ive got family up there and my brother went to MICA. I also worked in Rockville for a time too!

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    Welcome from NE FL.

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    welcome aboard!

    Pierre
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    lightxmyfire
    Johns Hopkins U: lived around the Homewood area; one summer lived 3 blocks west of Memorial Stadium. (4 yrs)
    Johns Hopkins Sch of Hygiene & Public Health (before it was Bloomberg Sch of Public Health): lived north of Homewood & one block north of Patterson Park (2 yrs)
    UMB: lived in Catonsville & Columbia, MD. (4 yrs)

    There are Forum Members who grew up, lived, or currently live in or around Baltimore, & others who live elsewhere in MD.

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    Yeah, Georgetown T.'s good -- iconic shop, definitely. Crouch is down on King St. in Old Town, not far from the Torpedo Factory, & Il Porto restaurant if it's still there. If you like cigars their humidor is stellar if it's anything like it was back in the late 70s. I used to run their store out in Landover Mall (obviously back when it wasn't dead yet -laugh-).

    B

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    Hello and Welcome from NorCal

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    Welcome from MN

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    Welcome, from the great state of Texas!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
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    The good folks at Georgetown Tobacco steered me right in the days of tobacco poverty to Light Flake and London Mixture in my start with pipes, as well as providing good cigars and an acquaintance with great Paul Garmirian. A nice time.

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    Welcome from the Central Coast of California.

    English/Balkan smoker here. No need fo dedicate pipes!

    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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    Yeah, Georgetown T.'s good -- iconic shop, definitely. Crouch is down on King St. in Old Town, not far from the Torpedo Factory, & Il Porto restaurant if it's still there. If you like cigars their humidor is stellar if it's anything like it was back in the late 70s. I used to run their store out in Landover Mall (obviously back when it wasn't dead yet -laugh-).

    B

    Il Porto is still there and torpedo factory is one of my favorite places to see new art! Don't know how I missed Crouch haha

    Johns Hopkins U: lived around the Homewood area; one summer lived 3 blocks west of Memorial Stadium. (4 yrs)
    Johns Hopkins Sch of Hygiene & Public Health (before it was Bloomberg Sch of Public Health): lived north of Homewood & one block north of Patterson Park (2 yrs)
    UMB: lived in Catonsville & Columbia, MD. (4 yrs)

    There are Forum Members who grew up, lived, or currently live in or around Baltimore, & others who live elsewhere in MD.

    I'm quite familiar with that area, my Step-Mother worked for Johns Hopkins for many years, she taught their x-ray tech classes for a time, and my Father lived behind the Pickles near Camden Yards! Small world man!

    Thanks, everyone for the warm welcomes!

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    Welcome from your neighbor to the West, in Hagerstown. We usually have a few drinks at Pickles after a Ravens game.

    Al

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    Hello Matt! I'm from the DC area originally....born in DC, grew up in PG, and worked in Germantown for 20 years. I moved to New Orleans in 2011. I used to frequent Davidus (the now-defunct Bethesda location mostly) and the Tobacco Shack in Germantown and Montgomery Village. Back in the day I used to hang out at JB Sims on Darnestown Rd. a lot before they went under.

    Good to see another DC person here!

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    Gerryp, Thanks! It is indeed very cool to see other D.C. and MD people here too! Glad I joined up!

    I used to spend more time at the Davidus in Annapolis (That’s where I grew up), they’ve got a pool table there that’s always been a good time. I use to go to the one near Olney a bit while I worked in Rockville which I think is still there, haven’t been back out that way since I don’t need to for work, as I’m sure you know the beltway is best avoided unless absolutely necessary.

    Hope New Orleans is treating you well!

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