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    jrbjr

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    I'm back on the pipe! Started again this fall, it's been about 15 years since I stopped. No good reason at the time, but I'm glad I'm back. Bug had hit me bad, severall new pipes, and a truly an unimaginable amount of tobacco purchases, at least to me. I'm looking to learn more about the hobby and be part of the community.

    Bob

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    Welcome!!

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    Welcome aboard a bob

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome from California!

    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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    Howdy Bob.

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    Welcome back brother
    Keep it lit

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    I too sometimes into myself lol, welcome back to the pipe.

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    Welcome from Colorado! Where are you from?

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    Welcome from Tennessee!

    “Well, I can’t cure death. This is bad, Morty. You’re trapped in a dead man. Listen, if the situation keeps darkening, do yourself a favor and pop by Pirates of the Pancreas. Obviously I’m biased, but I think it’s great, Morty. It’s a bunch of *belches* pirates running around a *belches* pancreas. We don’t whitewash it, either, Morty. I mean, the pirates are really rapey.” - Rick & Morty
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    welcome to the boards

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    Welcome Bob! Please feel free to post any questions you might have and the members of this esteemed forum will do their best to answer them. You have come to the right place.

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    Thank you for the kind welcome. My biggest question or concern is at what point do you stop adding to your cellar? I guess when they kick you to the curb? when you have no money left? Don't laugh, for me I think in the last 90 days I have like 80 tins and another 8 or nine pounds in bulk in my cellar. That might not be much for folks in the hobby a bit, but my wife thinks I am a total loon! The other issue is I am trying to learn what I like and get it down to less than a handful of blends I smoke regulatory. I have 32 different tins open, crazy!

    I look forward to learning from you folks, and trying to get this habit under control

    Bob

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    Dear Bob,

    Don't worry at all. What you're doing is by no means irrational. It all depends on your personal preferences. Some folks like certain blends enough to buy and stock them in their cellars lest they should run out. Others buy a lot just to avoid the trouble of having to order some more and paying shipping fees..... Personally, I buy enough tobacco to last me around two weeks because firstly I almost exclusively smoke pure Virginia blends (of which there are plenty, so no worries of running out) and secondly because I enjoy the trip to the tobacconist which gives me a chance to meet new people and socialise.

    When it comes to tobacco there is no such thing as too much! Especially in these deeming circumstances. If you're within the means to buy then go for it. As for having different tins open at the same time, again not an issue. I went through the same phase of crazy mad sampling until I found my favourite blends. My only advice is to keep the tobacco stored in mason jars or something similar to avoid it drying out.

    Don't worry Bob, go ahead and enjoy. Life's too short for us to be frugal about tobacco!

    Kindest regards.

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    Thank you Ali

    I have put in some small mason jars. Only issue I have is what to do with the rest of the tin or what's left once I decide I am not a fan of a particular blend. Don't want to trash it. I guess I can keep to see if it gets better in a period of time. But that is a space eater.

    Bob

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    That's right Bob. You could either keep them because believe me you will change your mind several times before you find out what works for you, even then there's no guarantee. Or you could perhaps exchange some blends with a fellow pipe smoker to widen your scope.

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    I've had a long hiatus or two. Good to have you here.

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    Welcome to the site. You might want to check out tobaccoreviews.com, it is a very good source for learning what is in certain blends and what others think about them. When I began my journey I used that site to find most of my favorites. I found some reviewers with similar tastes and I was off and running.

    Harris
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    Welcome, Bob!

    You're at the right place to learn all about pipes and tobacco.

    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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    Welcome Bob!

    Usually when a new member joins they amass all sorts of different blends, unsure of what they like. After a while it levels out, don't worry.

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    Sounds great,Be welcome Sir

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Welcome back to the pipe.

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    Welcome. Hang on to all the tabacco even if you don't like it now. Your taste will change many times. You can also trade it later or blend it to make it more to your taste. I have some stuff I dis not like at all but wait a year and WAM it's really good! Just be sure to store it well. Many threads here about how to do that. Good smoking!

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    Be welcome Bob ; this is wonderful community
    Where are you located ?

    Greetings from the Netherlands.

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    Welcome from Texas.

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    Welcome Bob

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    I'm in North Carolina, any members in the area?

    Bob

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    Glad you landed on this forum, welcome back to the pipe community.

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    Welcome from Virginia

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    Welcome to the Forum, have fun.

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    Welcome to the Forums!

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