Welcome to more new members!
Welcome to more new members!
O.K. My first post as a new member left something to be desired. Here goes again:
Hi, my name is Mark and I live in Mentor, Ohio. I am married to the same great lady since 1977 (yes, you must do the math). We have four adult children and 2 granddaughters.(Just found out we are getting another granddaughter in June). I enjoy hiking with my Springer and am an avid digital photographer. Fly fishing and fly tying are also on that list. I am a Michigan grad and have been stuck in this state of Ohio since 1975. But Holden Arb., just down the road in Kirtland, has been a constant respite from the doldrums of life. Me and my dog and my pipe hike there all the time.
I began smoking a pipe in 1976 and still have the large glass humidor containing a toasted cavendish blend that was my favorite back then. It is still moist and smells great. I have since moved into English/Balkan and just recently into Flake. Just this morning, I picked up 3 tins of 1792.
I have decided to stock up on 1792, as this appears to be my goto flake. University is a close second, but much more mild. Based upon a review on this site, I ordered a tin of Meridian, and for good measure, a tin of Jack Knife Plug and Odyssey. My current favorite English blends are Old Dublin, London Mixture, 965, Commonwealth, Squadron Leader, Caravan and Balkan Sasieni. The Frog Morton series is also on that list, sometimes... Other flakes that I have tried and like are Irish Flake and Virginia Flake.
That's all for now. On to Holden with my Bing full of 1792 and the dog. Happy New Year all.
Hello all, my name is Bill and I'm from Houston, Texas. I have been reading the forum for a few days and I'm impressed with all the information. I recently took up the pipe. One of the best moves I've ever made.
I'm still "green" as to pipe smoking, but I can see that I've introduced myself to a passion that I've been searching for. I'll be spending a lot of time soaking up the intellectual nutriment of the forum. As time passes, I may even get a post or two in.
Greetings to all.
Welcome aboard, Bill!
I think I forgot to say hello to you all -- I'm Dallas (dhintonca) from Vancouver Canada. I've been a pipe smoker since about 1965 when I was working in the Canadian Arctic, and apart from a 20 year medical hiatus, been smoking them every since. I've a small collection of working pipes, and a couple of museum pieces I haul out on special occasions! As well, I've about a dozen in a box in the basement which I can't find at the moment - I'm hoping, however......
Welcome Dallas, Mark and Bill, enjoy the forum!
My name is Joseph...friends and family call me "Joey". I am from Northern VA near historic Fredericksburg...just 30 minutes south of DC and I've been smoking pipe for only 3 months now. I started in October...unfortunately I don't remember which day! But I have a few nice pipes and I'm really getting into it! So far I've only smoked aromatics (Lane 1Q, Sweet Vanilla, Cherry Cav) and got my first English blend: Savinvelli 1876 with some very nice undertones I am too unexperienced to describe.
I am 29, a husband, army vet, filmmaker (and seeking work!) and I ride the unicycle. That just about describes me. More about my films on my website (josephneigh.com)...but for now, I'm glad to join the ranks of pipe smokes! Anyone from VA/DC?
My name is Dave. I'm 30 from Michigan (in the process of moving to Philadelphia). My wife bought me my first pipe for Chanukah from smokingpipes.com and I'm very pleased. It came with a briar pipe, tobacco holder, tamper, pipe cleaners, stand and three 1.5 oz samples of tobacco; Sutliff Private Stock Blend No. 5, Tobacco Galleria Irish Creme and Rum & Maple So far my favorite is the blended. It has a very mesquite flavor.
Looking forward to hanging out and learning.
Hello everyone My name is Darby, I am a lady pipe smoker, I have lived in Sweden for 5 years but was born in America. Since I am new to pipe smoking (started in march 2011) I have joined here to learn more about it.
Welcome aboard, Darby! Nice to see you here! I hope you enjoy your time here, and look forward to reading your posts.
Thanks Mark, it's nice to see a friend.
Welcome to PM Darby! Glad to have you!
Welcome Mark, Joey, dave, Dallas and Darby.
And welcome Bill ! We need more Texans on here !
Hey Ya'll, Shaw here. I have enjoyed the pipe for getting on three years now. I have visited this site before and found you Fellas supportive and educational. Thought I would join the party. Happy New Year.
Evening (where appropriate) to all! New to the pipe not new to tobacco. Spent a good piece of my youth smoking Camles like dad... started in the army ("Smoke 'em if you got 'em!" was for me! Easier than pushups!) Became a social smoker over time, especialy when a cocktail was involved! Quit and smoked Middleton Black and Milds when nerves got the best of me and I needed the cool calm of smoke. Talked about pipes (smoked my first at 15 after Robin Williams Popeye movie came out in 1980!) for a long time. This Christmas my son (a RYO guy) walked into Cup O Joes here in Queensbury and brought dear old dad a starter kit and a can of Half and Half (just like Papa Jim!)! "Stop talking and start smoking dad!" Love it! Love the website!
2nd newbie post: Not sure I should ask this here but I had a question regarding Middleton's Apple tobacco. Why would the manufacturer decide not to make it available in 12 or 14 oz tins? On the opposite note, why would Sugar Barrel be available in large tins and not pouches? The former makes it difficult to stock up and the latter makes it difficult to try out new tobacco...
Hello and a happy new year, I recently registered finally and I´m glad to have the opportunity to introduce myself:
my name is Thilo and I live in Berlin, Germany, smoked my first pipe in 1998 and quit smoking cigarrettes, cigars and pipe sometime around 2001. Two years ago I felt, that I really missed pipe smoking and realized that especially nowadays, any reasonable man and woman shoud definately enjoy tobacco. So I started to get me some pipes again. This time, I think pipe smoking really catched me somehow and during these last 24 months, I simply had lots of fun smoking and gathering pipes.
I´m very much interested in sharing information about pipes and tobacco and pipe history as well, I love those older Dunhills and Charatans, and I´m really looking forward to congregate with other pipe smokers here at PipeMagazine.
My favorite five pipes are the following:
As you maybe - unfortunately - have noticed, english is not my first language. Please excuse the mistakes I make.
Welcome aboard, Shaw, Wildcat, and Thilo!
Hi! Im new to pipe smoking and collecting! My names cody and I cant wait to immerse myself in the wonderous world of pipes!
Hello all and Happy New Year!! My name is Karl, Im a 34 year old man with a beautiful wife and two awesome children. Im a Journeyman Plumber out of the Chicago L.U. 130 and I live in a south suburb of Chicago. Ive been smoking cigars on and off since early 2000. Back in 2004 I tried smoking a pipe but was discouraged and abandoned it almost as quickly as I started. In November of 2011, my father in law and I went to Iwan Ries where I purchased a nice Nording Freehand, some Iwan Ries 3 star aromatic and Iwan Ries gourmet english. I've thoroughly enjoyed this obsession since.
This looks like a great community. Im hoping to make some friends, learn and share...
Welcome aboard, Cody, and Karl!
HI my name is godlovesus31 real name is kevin.I started smoking a pipe on december 25 wich i am a new smoker .I did my first pipe back when i was 18 my dad bought me a corn cob pipe and some starter kits to go with it.I nevr knew why i left smoking a pipe. will i am very happy to be smoking a pipe once again.so i came across this website checked it out liked so here i am happy to share all my tobacco with you all.I realy enjoy smoking and cleaning my pipes out it relaxes me and i can think about things and slow my pace down. :-)I am glade to be here with you all
Hello all. My name's Rob, from Oklahoma.
I've been reading the posts for a couple days now and thought I'd oughta join.
I first smoked a pipe in 1980, but didn't really get into it back then and smoked mostly nails, but quit those years ago. I really started smoking a pipe about 10 years ago after a divorce. What a way to calm the soul after a debacle like that!
Have been smoking pretty regular since then, but I'm in no way an expert. I just enjoy a relaxing smoke and have been enjoying the site.
I'm lucky enough to have found the right woman and she enjoys the smell of my pipe. I also have a wonderful son-in-law who enjoys the briar as well.
AND, I just finished watching my alma mater, Oklahoma State University, win the Fiesta Bowl!
Life is good in so many ways!
Oh ya, I forgot to mention that my Father and Grandfather both smoked pipes, among other things, so I guess I was born to it...
Welcome new members Shaw, Wildcat, Thilo, Cody, Karl, Kevin, Rob !
Hold on tight and enjoy the ride Bunch of great guys out here.
Hey All. Just got back into smoking pipes. All I have ever smoked in the past is a Missouri meerschaum. Stopped with a buddy of mine at the Gettysburg Cigar Co. and they had some clay tavern pipes. We thought they were cool and I bout one for me and one for him (he was just installed as the new Worshipful Master)as a gift. Been smoking regular ever since. I still use my cob fairly regular, and still have the clay. I was just given a meerschaum nose warmer yesterday. Fun little smoke. I have a Peterson Fermoy 80 (bent bulldog) on the way. Should have it next week. My wife will sh*t when she sees what I paid but its an awesome looking pipe. And I have never smoked briar let alone a pipe that costs more than $15!
A hardy welcome to all of the new members, glad to have y'all aboard !
Welcome all new members, enjoy the site. Great people around here with some great info!
Greetings from north eastern Pennsylvania. my name is George and although i have smoked a tobacco pipe on and off for the last 13 years i have recently within the last year finally made the complete conversion over from ciggs to pipe smoking. i havent much had a chance yet to try anything aside from what is commonly referred to as the drug store tobacco's but am await 2 samples in the mail currently of what sounds like quality tobacco and hopefully might steer my direction of tobacco choices in the future. with that being siad thanks for having me hear and i look forward to the future for all of us
Happy New Year All,
I'm Ethan, 22 years old, a Northern Virginia resisdent but currently undergoing Marine Special Operations training to become an Operator in North Carolina. I started smoking pipes at 16, mainly due to the memories of my grandfather's den and all of his pipes and tobaccos, still can't get the aroma out of my memory (which is good). I stopped smoking pipes for awhile but really came back to it in the winter of 09 while deployed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in the Sniper Platoon. Love pipes, love the community and looking forward to getting to know everyone on here and sharing stories, thoughts, and knowledge. Cheers!
Hello, From North Texas. Glad i could be a part of this!!
Hello all, I am completely new to the art and well love it.I have a crappy "Sanda Classic" but I am working on getting a Briar [and can't wait to find one..lol]. Look forward to meeting u all.
My name is Joe. I live in the Hudson Valley of New York State. I've been smoking a pipe off and on for almost 10 years (started with cigars, moved to a pipe then to cigarettes and now trying to move back to the pipe exclusively). This place gets me excited to do that. A big help has been to first find pipesandcigars.com and then finding out it's only an hour away from me in Albany.
So that's me. Thanks for having me.
I joined a few days ago and spent my first hour or two trying to figure out how to crop my avatar photo, without much success. I'm just obsessive-compulsive enough to want to get the avatar thing taken care of before wandering off to explore the site and make new friends. Kinda' like showering and shaving before meeting the future in-laws. Anyway, I think I have it figured out, so now I can get down to the business of communing with my fellow pipesters.
I live in Cleveland, TN, in the southeastern part of my wonderful adopted state. I have smoked a pipe since I bought a Savinelli Oscar with (on advice from someone who knew about these things) a large can of Balkan Sobranie. This was around 1986. I'm sure that I am not the only one who would like to have that 200 gram can of Balkan Sobranie white, to smoke in the here and now! I smoked my way through quite a large number of those white cans, supplied by Holt's in Philadelphia when they were an old but small establishment located on, I believe, Sansom Street (corrections from those who remember are welcome). These were pre-cigar boom days. Holt's is now a huge brick and mortar and internet company specializing in cigars and "the finer things" associated therewith.
I also stuffed my well used but always properly reamed Oscar with the "good" Dunhill 965 and, when I was feeling strong and brave, with Bengal Slices, which my dear departed brother referred to as "tar cakes".
Fast forward to 2012. I still love English and Balkan blends. My current favorites are G. L. Pease's Meridian and Lagonda, but I have a large variety of tinned tobaccos stashed away in a huge Rubbermaid storage tub. I have no idea what all is in there, but I do know that there are a few sealed tins of My Mixture 965, Nightcap, London Mixture and Durbar, all from the Murray's era.
Well, I guess that's more than you really wanted to know, anyway.
Thanks for having me.
Ross aka Docdottle.
Hello fellow briar lovers. I'm SmokinDragon (Brian) from the great state of Colorado, although I've spent a few years in other states as well due to time in the Air Force. I've been smoking pipes (and cigars) for about 15 years, and was a member of CAPS (Capital Area Pipe Smokers) for a few years while I lived there and still have great memories of those friends and from driving down to the CORPS show in Virginia. Cant' say I have a favorite pipe really since I like so many in my collection, but I'd have to say churchwardens and carved meershaum pipes (particularly of dragon themes) are high on my list. Also a big spirits guy and have my own tasting club that's been going for about 12 years now. Cheers.
Lot of interesting newcomers to the site! Welcome everyone. Don't be shy, just start posting and replying.
Welcome aboard, Brian.
Hello, My name is Rick, I live in North Texas and have been smoking a pipe on and off for a couple of years, Now it has really got a hold on me and i love it. This is a great forum with a plethora of information. I cannot wait to start picking everyone's brain, especially when it comes to tobacco.
Welcome aboard, Rick.
Welcome Brian and Rick and anyone else I may have missed!
I would not do without all my pipes and all the different tobacco varieties, we can buy here in Denmark. I am in Esbjerg Pipe Guild, and we meet once a month to once a good smoke and tobacco tasting. It's wonderful to have such a good and satisfying hobby.
Hey all, I am Matt and I currently live in NC though I am originally from and always will be a Virginian. I have sporadically smoked pipes the past few years, but have been much more of a regular since my wife bought be a new pipe for Christmas (I have an awesome wife). I am a full time student at Duke University where I study theology-which incidentally goes very well with smoking a pipe. Looking forward to gleaning as much knowledge as I can from everyone on the site.
Hi there Matt, Joes, brian, Greffelstejn and above all another fellow Texan, Rick !
Welcome to the forum, never hesitate to ask a question. Enjoy the ride
Glad to be here. I was an avid pipe smoker in the 1990's, then went to cigars, then quit everything. Started smoking cigars again, and recently got my first new pipe in over a decade, and remembered why I was so hooked on pipes before. I love the old briars with a passion. Old Barlings, Dunhills, Castello, Caminetto, and nearly any high grade Dutch or Italian. Actually, I just go for the smoking qualities. I bought an unmarked billiard with an amazing grain out of the display window at Grant's Pipe Shop in San Francisco that smokes like a dream. I will lurk the auctions for those old briars with nasty stems just so I can get the briar. I only smoke non-aromatic blends, and prefer good English blends with a dose of Latakia and Perique to kick it up a notch. I just bought a lot of 40 pipes on eBay that will keep me busy for a while.
Pipes relax me...
I've been learning to smoke since last Feb. and am just now getting it down so I can actually enjoy it. My collection includes some Dr. Grabows, a Peterson 317, Cobs, Carey Magic Inch, Dunhill from the 60s and a Calabash. Just received a Jesper freehand for Christmas, which is quite fun. Cut my teeth on Wilshire, Galleria Vanilla (not good) and PA. Now I have begun to build a cellar and am proud to have a tin of Penzance for the later years. I am just now exploring Englishesque blends and developing my palate.
I stumbled onto this site awhile ago when I was searching out tips. My early experiences were quite disastrous- I'd use up a whole box of matches and end up with a burnt tongue and a fairly full bowl of charred tobacco. The pipe came pretty close to being chucked in the dumpster several times.
Hopefully, now I have some experience and can contribute to the group here- however small.
Thanks. I look forward to getting to know you all and helping others, as I can.
Been lurking for awhile now. And been smoking for maybe collectively a year. In my setting up my account, they asked when I first started smoking a pipe, well, I couldn't really recall. But I do know I started smoking my pipe seriously about last year. The pipe itself I bought ten years ago in my early twenties (am 30ish now).
I started back up again, this month to try and combat my cigarette habit. It's mostly working, and I only smoke cigarettes in the morning, and in the evenings with my wife. She doesn't dislike the pipe per say, but she isn't enthralled with it like I am. She too wants to drop the cigarettes, but that takes time.
My time with my pipe is as work, as my boss smoke cigarettes he doesn't mind the pipe. And smoking the pipe through out the day is better than a inhaling a pack of cigarettes and cheaper too. Hope to spend much time here.
My name is Chuck and I hail from the state of Pennsylvania; I'm living in Maryland at the moment due to my job but will soon be going back to the home of America's Oldest Brewery. Good ol' Pottsville, PA.
On Christmas 2010 I served my last day in the Active Army after an almost 6 year stint (stoplossed). During that time I deployed to Iraq twice, the first time as part of the Surge. I spent a total of 2.5 years in Iraq on deployment. I left with an honorable discharge as a Sergeant.
My first pipe smoking experience was actually in the Army when I was stationed out in Arizona. One of my buddies had a pouch of Velvet and a beautiful (brand escapes me) 3/4 bent pipe. I truly enjoyed the experience.
I haven't smoked a pipe since..and from what I can recall noone in my family was known to smoke one either. My Grandfather and Uncle both smoked Cigars heavily...but I've never been fond of them. I have had Cubans before (in Iraq) and enjoyed it but wouldn't be pressed to smoke one again outside of social means.
Currently I am looking to own my first pipe(s). I have been smitten over several brands and models. Mostly bent, smooth, egg, apple, and billiard shapes. I'm not a fan of the rustic, sandblasted pipes. Straight pipes don't strike my fancy too much either.
I feel I've already spoiled my mindset though. After seeing Jefferson Davis's Eagle / Egg pipe I want nothing less. I plan on picking up the Meershaum version as soon as humanly possible.
I smoke cigarettes but want to migrate towards pipe smoking. If not for the improved aroma and relaxing qualities than to kick the negative stigma that comes with smoking cigarettes. I feel it's time to get classier. Cigarettes just don't do it for me anymore. It feels more of a chore than anything...a chore I can't seem to put down.
I'm looking forward to participating in the threads on this board, meeting new people, and beginning my new hobby.
Welcome all new members!
Welcome aboard guys!
Hey everybody, I'm a college student majoring in Business Management. I recently started pipe smoking because I heard it was relaxing and i need to escape the stress of classes. I really enjoy it and I joined because I thought it'd be a good idea to learn somethings.
A big whaddup to all the new arrivals. If you weren't broke when you walked in you will most likely leave so.
It is the way.
Welcome to the new folks and thanks for being so receptive of me so far. I've already made quite a few friends in the short time I was here. Thanks!
Hello from Alabama, Been smoking a pipe a little over 2 years now. Thought I would check yall out. Was told this was a cool place.
Hello from central Illinois. Been smoking a pipe for nine days... I realize that I am complete newbie, but seriously love my ( http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dpt=W&srch=DW&item=jobbu335 ) new pipe. I smoked it far to hot on my first night. Since then I have done a fair bit of reading, and am able to smoke a cool bowl now. Packing was my main issue, and the fact that I started with an aromatic tobacco as well.
26 years old, nursing student. The idea of carving my own pipe has completely seduced me. I have worked with ceramics for 8 years now, and while I am still very much an amateur I will be attempting some porcelain pipe making as well.
I love to learn, and will gladly take any advice. Glad to have this forum for the wealth of knowledge and experience. Thanks for the warm invitation so far!!
Welcome all to the forum.
Hello! Bob from Victoria, Canada checking in. You may know me from other forums with the same username. I've been pipe smoking for over a year now. Big time fan of Latakia blends and some sweet vapers. Pipe interest include Stanwells and classic shapes.
I am a beginner pipe carver which means I've wasted more briar than I've made pipes! I'll share a few pics here and there.
Ok let's get started with the mayhem!
welcome to all the new members.
Hey there, couple of my company mates and I are trying to kickstart the ol' smoking culture at the Naval Academy. Just started ourselves so we figured we could use some extra info and where better to come then the biggest forum we've found yet.
Pleasure to be here.
Non sibi, sed patraie
Welcome to the forum therealdone...explain your screen name for us
"The Real Done" With a long o, has to do with my last name. Kind of a nickname
Welcome all new members, great to have you.
For some reason, I thought they would have prevented smoking at the Academies.
From one newbie to other newbies: Welcome! Thanks also to all you who mentioned serving in the military!!
Half of the culture here originated on smoking. I'm just trying to bring it back
Hello, new guy, 69yr old cajun, quit the pipe 40yrs ago,figured if he art bypasses,bout with cancer can"t get me then i"m going to my old loves, the pipe I live on a 41 acre farm that i inherited,growing sugar cane, retired from Exxon in B.R LA firstname.lastname@example.org
welcome to the forum tbradsim1
I'm ashamed of myself - been a while since I've checked this thread...
But a big WELCOME to all the new members ! You'll find a lot of great info on the site and the forum, the forum has been known to create bouts of PAD and TAD...and pics of your pipe(s) are a must !!!
I am new to the forum and just wanted to introduce myself. I enjoy Peterson pipes and Va, Vaper and Vabur tobacco's. I usually smoke after work, a bowl a day sometimes a couple on the weekends. Looking forward to particpating in discussions and the site looks amazing.
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