Just Placed My First Order
Just placed my very first online order at smokingpipes.com.
Ordered myself one tin each of Dunhill Nightcap, and Orlik's Golden Sliced.
Also two ounces of Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake, and a Czech Pipe Tool because I lost the one that was given to me.
I can't wait to crack them both open.
This has me curious though. What was in your guys' first online tobacco order?
Frog Mortan On the Town and Across the Pond, also from smokingpipes.com.
It was Frog Morton along with Boswells Berry Cobbler, Chocolate Cream, and Northwoods.
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."
Can't remember. I think I ordered the Ben Wade that I'm smoking right now from pipesandcigars.com, but I first ordered tobacco from Cup O' Joe's. I've since switched to smokingpipes.com for all of my tobacco because of the better pricing...Just ordered a tin of Reiner's Long Golden flake from them this morning with 1/2 pound of Stokkebye's English Luxury and 1/2 pound of MM965 later on this month.
Smoking a pipe is true relaxation...everything else is too much like work.
Frog Morton is definitely going to be in my next order. Along with Black House.
My first online tobacco order;
Cornell & Diehl OLD JOE KRANTZ
Gawith Hoggarth BALKAN MIXTURE
McClelland 2035 NAVY FLAKE
Peter Stokkebye BALKAN SUPREME
Smoking Pipes seems to have all around better prices, but the shipping seems a little higher than Pipes and Cigars.
Also, I noticed Pipes and Cigars was a bit cheaper on the Luxury Navy Flake when it came to buying more than 1 or 2 ounces.
Yeesh, online ordering for me began in 2005, and I don't have a clue. But it was 4 tins from SmokingPipes.com. Since then. . . well, let's just say I started adding up all of my purchases from them since that time, and I gave up when I got halfway through the list and hit $3,000.
I gave up when I got halfway through the list and hit $3,000.
Geez, I was hesitant to pay 34 bucks for my order. I feel cheap now!
You must have a really nice cellar.
You must have a really nice cellar.
I probably have more tobacco than I will be able to smoke in my lifetime, unless I'm able at some point to seriously step up my number of pipes-per-day (which is currently at around 3-4). But after my latest smokingpipes.com order arrives tomorrow, I will have a few more than 850 tins cellared. Most are 2oz/50g, but there are a number of 100g and 8oz/1lb tins/bags in there as well. I once tried to figure up how much actual tobacco I have -- in weight -- and got a headache.
That said, you may be shocked at how much stockpiling is going on around here! I'm only buying for about the next 30 years or so (since I'm 51). And I'm cellaring so much not because of possible price increases but because of the possible loss of blends I love due to corporate changes, crop failures, etc. Many folks here also think that it's good for tinned tobacco to have at least three years of age on it before smoking it; the time in the tin gives the blend even more time to come together and mature (even though a number of blends these days are only released after they've been aged six months or so).
My first order was:
Frog Morton, FMOB, Haddo's Delight, Cairo, EMP, 965, and Savinelli Cavendish.
I still order, smoke, and lay down lots of Haddo's and Cairo. But have moved away from the English blends in favor of VaPers. Still like a nice EMP or 965 from time to time.
Sav Cavendish remains one of the few Aros I like when the situation calls for an Aro. Usually around Thanksgiving and Christmas time with relatives over.
My first order was:
Frog Morton on the Bayou
Was hitting the ground running
I have a weak spot for Billard-, Canadian-, Liverpol- and Poker-style pipes from Comoy and Dunhill...
Congrats on your order and welcome to the site. That OGS and LNF is good stuff. I find the OGS to be a little to mild for an everyday smoke for me, but it's really consistent bowl to bowl and has a real clarity to it. I'm still planning on cellaring some for a taste now and then.
I hope you enjoy it.
Oh my first order...I won't mention names since it's not their fault but I discovered what style of tobaccos I liked LEAST.
Congrats on your first order. I began ordering tobacco on line in 2000 so I have no idea what I ordered. I am like Bob where I am loading up so I never run out of my favorites.
It was from P&C.com and was for one tin each of C&D Purple Cow(I hated it, almost made me puke), Frog Morton On The Bayou(I love it), C&D Mississippi Mud(I love it as well).
As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
Smokingpipes.com also. Frog Morton Cellar, FM On The Town, Frog Morton. 1Q. Autumn Evening. MC Navy Cavendish. All good! - bp
Mine was just last week, Frogmorton and Squadron Leader. From smokingpipes.
My first online order was from P&C - a tin of Black House, and a Hearth & Home sampler - 2 oz. each of Very Berry, Grandma's Kitchen, Vermont Meat Candy, Daybreak, Victorian Stroll, and House of Lords.
"De gustibus non est disputandum."
Thank you for all of the responses! I appreciate the welcomes and kind wishes.
Is there anything special I need to know about the tobaccos I ordered? Or should I just pack them and smoke them regularly?
I haven't tried the Orlik, but the name makes me think it's a flake. If that's the case, you'll need to either rub it out before packing your pipe, cut it up as some here do, or fold it and pack. How you approach it is up to, and different methods will yield different experiences. If you don't rub a flake out much, it will burn slower, but it may require multiple relights.
As for the Nightcap. . . If you're new to smoking in general, you may want to start with a half-bowl or so. Nightcap contains a bit of perique, which is high in nicotine. So a full bowl may give you more of a nic hit than you like. It would probably be good, at the very beginning, to not try this on an empty stomach, but that may be overly cautious.
First off ... thats a very nice first order, all great tobaccos.
second... as far as MY first online order, sadly I dont remember as it was a very long time ago.
I carry a gun... because a cop is too heavy!
First online order may have been from McCranie's, purchasing both Red Ribbon and Murdock's Pipe, back in 2004.
Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
My first order was 5 2oz bags of Boswell aros.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
I have CRS terminally so can only recall that it was with Carey's smokeshop whom I called them on the number they gave in the back of a magazine. It was some of their aros when I was young and dumb and thought that stuff must taste as good as it smells. I know that isn't the online you may have meant but it is over a telephone line so it's close to the same. Since I have terminal CRS I can't even remember who my first computer order was with. I know it was English something or an other.
Dunhill EMP, NightCap, Presbyterian Mixture and Sherlock Holmes. Good tabaks. Cant complain about them, other than I find that in Order to enjoy the Sherlock Holmes, I can only smoke it occasionally otherwise it looses its taste. I enjoy interspersing English and Oriental blends with a good Virginia. Someone just sent me a tin of Orlik Golden Slice which is good value and I use it to bounce off the English and Orientals.
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