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  1. mechanic

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    Hello everyone just got in to pipes a few days ago been a 2 pack a day cig smoker for about 10 years trying to convert over had pipe for about 3 days and have been cig free for 2 so far so good. Looking foward to this forum seems to have very helpful people thanks

    "I'm a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you will remember me for." - Al Capone
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    Mechanic, first off, welcome to the insane asylum we call the forums. Plenty of great conversation and tips for the newb. Once you get the hang of the pipe, you will not miss the cigarette one bit.

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    Mike, I can't believe you didn't give him the 3-point advice like you usually do. -evyl grin-

    Howdy & welcome from upstate SC, mechanic! Watch out for the occasional obvious lunatic, & anyone who bad-mouths the crew of a certain pirate ship.

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    Welcome. Just one thing to keep in mind just because a tobacco is rare does not mean it is good and just because something tastes good in 5 years does not mean it tastes good fresh.

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    Welcome from a fellow newbie!

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    Welcome! From Raleigh, NC, here!

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    Watch out for the occasional obvious lunatic, & anyone who bad-mouths the crew of a certain pirate ship.
    Aye, we'll 'ave ye keelhauled fer sure, mate. 'Til then, welcome! Pull up a chair, grab a flagon o' ale, 'n smoke yer pipe. 'tis always good t' 'ave new hands here!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    Ahoy! New myself and also trying to kick a 10 year cigarette addiction. What do you like to smoke?

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    Welcome to the forums Mechanic and congrats on being cigarette free for two years.

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    Mike, I can't believe you didn't give him the 3-point advice like you usually do. -evyl grin-

    drying, packing, and breathing?

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    Thanks for the warm welcome folks now if i can get usps to actually deliver a package to my correct address il be in good shape all my local bnm has is lane blends and i dont care much for 1q

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    Welcome. I look forward to reading about your journey. BTW, what tobaccos will you be receiving?

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    Welcome and good luck!

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    Plug tobacco seems to intrigue me for some reason. I ordered a tin of gaslight and some 1q cause it was cheap but i got a ounce of the 1q from local store to have while waiting and dont care much for it

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    Mike, I can't believe you didn't give him the 3-point advice like you usually do. -evyl grin-
    drying, packing, and breathing

    Yup, yup, & yup. }:)

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    Mechanic, best thing you ever did was transition to pipes. There is plenty of nicotine to be had and we are a much more affable group (generally).

    Welcome aboard and I hope you find this place as terrific as I do.

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    Welcome to the forum! 33 year ex- cig smoker here. It is very do-able.

    Lots of variables with pipe, tobacco, technique and personal preference. Don't give up and the right combo will find you.

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    Hi Mechanic, welcome to the Forum, where you’ll find several thousand of your closest friends willing to give advice, support, and just plain, simple friendship. Herewith the advice I give to all new smokers. It really works. I’ve been smoking a pipe for 59 years, and I have a slight idea of how th3ese things work.
    1. The tobacco should be drier than you think it should. Some smokers actually like it crispy dry, though that’s just a shade too much for me.
    2. The tobacco should be packed much looser than you think it should. A pipe that’s packed too tightly will be hard to draw, and will yield an uncomfortable smoke.
    3. The pipe should be smoked much slower than you think it should. Sip, don’t puff. This will give you a smoke where the wall of the pipe will be comfortably warm to the touch.

    As to lighting methods, here they are in ascending order of temperature:
    1. Beeswax impregnated string burns ~250C
    2. Zippo 575 F or 301C
    3. Match, 1100F or 600C
    4. Butane 3590F or 1977C
    Please note, a butane torch should never be used to light a pipe as it scorches the tobacco and very likely the pipe itself.

    Eric
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    Get yourself some Prince Albert or Carter hall! Go with that in a Missouri Meerschaum Cobb pipe for a while, you'll be ok then...

    "the weez"...
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    10 years myself and now to the pipe.

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    Which cobb do you recommend? The only pipe i currently have is a churchill regant freehand but it seems kinda small bowl wise thanks for the welcome and the great advice so far

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    A Missouri Meerschaum Legend is the classic place to start with cobs, you can probably still get one at Rite Aid if you don't wanna wait for online.

    I, as well, am a converted cigarette smoker. I smoked 'em from the day I was born 'til the day I found Mac Baren's HH Bold Kentucky. Now I can't even smoke them if i try. I'll bum one on the jobsite and I can't even bring myself to inhale. I inhaled once, and my throat was on fire (and that's a throat that smoked 2 packs a day, full flavor, since grade school), and now anything besides American Spirit tastes like death, and even American Spirit just tastes like a super dry, bulk Virginia that's burning way too hot.

    I gotta warn you though, if you're planning that switching to a pipe is gonna save you any money... Just run. Run very far away from these people, and don't let any of them look you in the eye.

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    Ok will look into cobbs thanks for advice. The money i dont mind my lungs are already showing they appreciate it

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    Welcome, mechanic.

    Good decision to switch from cigarettes to pipes. The hard part is giving up the habit of inhaling. If you do that, you will enjoy the pipe even more because you'll be smoking for enjoyment rather than for a nicotine fix.

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    Welcome aboard! Also from N.C.

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    Yes im working on the not inhaling part i do it sometimes without even realizing i guess my cig brain wanting the nic finally got the can of gaslight i ordered luckily whoevers house usps dropped it at didnt smoke pipe and returned it to me thanks again for the welcome and advice im reading through forums lot of great info

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    I used to live in danville va we had a tobacco warehouse near by that during the off season you could get a membership to go play basketball they had lots of full court setups the tin note of the gaslight reminds me of the smell of that place takes be back was called neals warehouse

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    Well it is a rainy day in nc my pipe got wet now its ruined

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    Welcome from the huge metropolis of Stokesdale, NC here...

    “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest”
    Adam Smith
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    Im from providence closest big city is yanceville lol

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    Well biggest nc city im about 2 mins from danville va stokesdale not to far away i dont think is that guilford county ?

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    is that guilford county ?

    closest big city is yanceville lol

    Yes it is Guilford county.

    As for Yanceyville, that's where my wife and I go pistol shooting...at the public range there!

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    Well biggest nc city im about 2 mins from danville va

    You're in Danville? Damn yankees!

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    Those are fighting words lol my sister acually got married at the southerlin mansion a couple years ago

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    my sister acually got married at the southerlin mansion

    Good for her! But just remember this, son (LOL), as the crow flies I'm about 18 miles more southern than you are!!!

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    Welcome bud.

    The walls have ears, the windows have eyes, and the wise man tells no lies.
    You can offer someone a cigar, but you can never offer someone your pipe.
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