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My First Peterson

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  • Started 4 years ago by alex87
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  1. alex87

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    Hey all, was out for lunch with the wife and boy when we stopped uin at the local B&M just out of curiosity. I have been thinking about adding a Pete to my modest stable and found a Standard System 301 which fit the bill and budget quite nicely. I will try to post some pics soon, but wanted to share my new addition with you guys and gals.

    I have had a thing for Pete's for a while but could never justify pulling the trigger for some reason. But now I have! Any recommendations on tobacco type pairings for the systems or are they decent all rounders?

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  2. dryseason91

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    Congrats! Technically I suppose the System recommends itself to goopy aromatics (the reservoir being intended to dry out particularly moist blends).

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  3. bentmike

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    Congrats Alex! The big pot shaped 301 smokes great. I have two of them except one is just an "01", a Spigot but the very same shape bowl. English blends smoke awesome in the shape and I have dedicated my Spigot 01 to Latakia blends.

    Enjoy your new Pete and post up a picture for sure.

    Edit: I think you are right the systems are an all around type of pipe.

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  4. numbersix

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    Congratulations Alex. I am a fan of Peterson and have several, but no system pipe yet. Someday.

    "Be seeing you"


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  5. carcosa

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    Make sure to wipe the stain out of the inside of the bowl with some whiskey or something or your Pete will taste aweful for a long time. Keep wiping it out till you see wood.

    Congrats on a great pipe!!!

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  6. carcosa

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    Pack that thing full of Irish Flake and have a nice 8 hour smoke!

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    Congrats. Would love to see a pic. I love the classic styling of Peterson pipes. The ones I have are all great smokers.

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  8. macabra11

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    Yeah, we need to see a pic of you smoking it with a big smile on your face. Someday I will own a Peterson and would love to try one of their system pipes on my collection of aros. Happy puffing alex!

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  9. pylorns

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    Good job, I'm a big peterson fan as well. Buying one system, usually leads to buying more.

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    Never saw the need to wipe the bowl and never found a blend that didn't work well, particularly if you add a pint of Guinness as you smoke. Enjoy! Also a bit of "The Dubliners" in the background will widen the experience considerably.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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  11. mso489

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    Pots do a nice job on English blends, if you enjoy them. Nighcap, 965, Fox and Hound, GPL or Sutliff Westminster, or
    whatever strikes your fancy. A little wider bowl lets the several tobaccos open out and fully "sing." And/or some of
    the CD burley blends, Billy Budd, Big 'n Burley, Pegasus and others.

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  12. macabra11

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    Well alex, it is all your fault. I got the bug and couldn't resist bidding on a Peterson 309, and I won! It will be my first Pete also. http://www.ebay.com/itm/PETERSON-039-S-SYSTEM-STANDARD-309-PIPE-WITH-HALLMARKED-BAND-PIPESTUD-/151427629874?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=SkErVuqBub1UgyGyPIKTH06A1pg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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    Congrats!
    I've always enjoyed my Petersons, and my Systems are some of my favorites.

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  14. morton

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    @macabra11
    Just finished smoking a bowl of Dunhill EMP in my Pete 309. Paired with a big mug of good coffee, it was a great way to start a lazy Sunday morning!

    Be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it.
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    On a visit to Niagara on the lake I picked up a Peterson system 303 P-lip. I was curious about the system pipes and the P-lip. Turns out its a great pipe!!
    Congrats on your first Pete!!
    Not sure about which tobacco though, still figuring out what's okay(I got a tin of grousemoore with the pipe)

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    I have a few petes and I love the way they hang and their very light. even my non standard pipes have a small space for the accumulation of the wet tobacoo

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