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  • Started 5 years ago by mathoozula
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  1. mathoozula

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    Does Perique ghost a pipe? Should I have a dedicated pipe just for Perique blends?

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  2. mathoozula

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    I guess my question is how many different pipes should I need to dedicate to latakia blends, aros, english, etc. for their own pipes so I don't have ghosting?

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  3. moses

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    My game plan when I was trying to figure out that same thing was to get the Missouri Meerschaum bag of seconds. $30 for 10 cobs can't be beat, imo.

    ~seanMoses~
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  4. northernneil

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    SOme people are more sensitive to ghosting than others. Perique is used sparingly, most of the time, so I would not worry about dedicating a pipe to specific perique containing blends.

    Personally, I have some pipes I use for Virginia's and VA/Per's, for English / Latakia mixtures, and some cobs incase I run into some aromatics. As for burley's and other mixture that would not fall into one of the above categories, I will smoke it through the english pipes.

    I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure most ghosts can easily smoked out. So don't get too hung up on dedicating pipes.

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    Personally, I have three dedicated pipes. One for straight VA tobaccos, one for heavy Latakia blends, and one for Aros. Other then that I just go with whatever tickles my fancy.

    Though I have to admit the dedicated pipes are a bit on the cheap side. I simply dont have the funds to have three dedicated 400 dollar Rad Davis pipes or whatnot. One is a block meerschaum from Africa that I paid about 45 bucks for, one is a 100 or so dollar David Jones pipe, and my third is a 25 dollar pipe I got from a american carver who was trying to liquidate that turned out to be my best smoking pipe yet, go figure.

    If you dont want to go for briar I would recommend getting a couple Cobs for whatever you dont smoke much of but dont want ghosting your pipes. At 5-10 dollars it really is a hard deal to beat.

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    I don't dedicate pipes just for perique. My Virginia pipes is what I use to smoke my VaPers, because the amount of perique is so sparse as northernneil mentioned. However, for Haddos Delight and a couple of my stronger VaBurPers, I do have one particular pot-shaped pipe (I hesitate to call it a pot pipe, ha ha) that I prefer to dedicate, because those blends do better in it and just might leave a faint ghost.

    That all said, it may be that VaPers would ghost a tiny bit. But, I don't think it detracts from my usual Virginias in any way. It may even add to my enjoyment of them.

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    I've been dedicating pipes to different types of tobacco (one for aros, one for Latakia blends, one for Va/Pers, one for codger Burleys, etc., with a bunch of cobs for good measure), but it's less about fear of ghosting and more about not knowing enough about variations of flavor to determine whether or not I've got a ghost. I just figure that, for now, it's easier for me to experiment within the broader categories if I'm not second-guessing myself about whether the flavor I'm experiencing is the tobacco I'm smoking now, or the tobacco I smoked last week.



    "De gustibus non est disputandum."
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    In my (albeit limited) experience, the only tobaccos I worry about ghosting pipes are aromatics and latakia blends. I don't smoke aro's, so no problems there for me. As for latakia, I have two pipes that are strictly off-limits--VA and VA/Per only in those. But I haven't noticed any of the perique carrying over when I smoke a straight VA in them.

    What's everyone's opinion regarding burley? I don't have any burley blends in my rotation, but I'd like to try some. Will it ghost a pipe, or is it prone to being overwhelmed by already ghosted pipes? Like, how might a burley blend behave in a pipe that has only seen VA and VA/Per?

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  9. jgriff

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    Nothing will ghost a pipe less than burley. That being said, the really mild stuff like american OTCs like Prince Albert or Carter Hall will be overwhelmed in a ghosted pipe. But you generally aren't savoring the nuances there anyhow.

    Latakia & Aros are the worst of the commonly encountered tobaccos for ghosting but the real culprits are heavily scented stuff like Lakeland blends, Condor, or anything with Deertongue.

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  10. sothron

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    I've found that smoking a VaPer in the same pipe used to smoke straight Virginias will impact the taste of the Virginia. Or, more specifically, the difference is noted if you smoke a Virginia in a pipe used mostly for VaPers.

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