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The Visit to the Perique Factory That Kicked Off the Inaugural NOLA Show

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    Even though I've been to the L.A. Poche Perique Factory in Louisiana in the past, it's been several years, and I haven't seen all of the newer facilities. I really wish I was able to go on the special tour arranged by The New Orleans Pipe Show that kicked-off their inaugural event the first weekend in October.

    If you're like me, and you wish you could have gone too, then at least you can make a virtual visit via our latest article.

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    Great article and amazing photography

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    This site has made it possible for me to virtually attend the show. The various articles, the pictures and postings of forum members, the webcam, etc. Having to miss the show became one of the greatest disappointments of my three years of disability.
    Thanks to all.

    Tobacco's a musician.And in a pipe delighteth;It descends in a close,Through the organ of the nose, With a relish that inviteth.
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    Thanks, Kevin! I always love reading about the various tobacco manufacturing processes. Great article.

    ~seanMoses~
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Informative article and makes it look fun also. Need to start fermenting Perique in my garage.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Great article. This really captures the tour. The only thing missing is the smell. If you could bottle that smell, you could sell it....

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    What surprised me most was the size of the place. I could easily hoard the entire world's supply of perique in a one-car garage. It showed me how small the pipe hobby is as an industry.

    Michael
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Top notch job. Almost wish I could scratch and sniff my screen.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Incredible photos!

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    Amazing article, great photos.

    What surprised me most was the size of the place. I could easily hoard the entire world's supply of perique in a one-car garage. It showed me how small the pipe hobby is as an industry.

    @cosmic, I had a problem recently with Pipes and Cigars, they apologized and said that thousands of orders fulfilled everyday, so few problems may occur. They may have exaggerated but I think at least they have hundreds of orders daily. It is not as big as cigarette or cigar industry, but I guess it is not that small either.

    Javan
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I was just saying that I was surprised at the size of the entire perique industry. The whole place shocked me a little. It was about as big as an elementary school gym.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I was just saying that I was surprised at the size of the entire perique industry. The whole place shocked me a little. It was about as big as an elementary school gym.

    Oh, I see, I just wonder the future of Perique, like after 5 or 10 years.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Jvnshr, Mark Ryan had said that they even have years without a harvest, so it seems to survive. But, given that the vast majority of pipe smokers are inti aromatics, making non-aro guys a minority. And, then even fewer a percentage of non-aro guys prefer perique, it's easy to see how a single barrel might keep a whole company afloat for quite a while, this an entire industry could easily be stacked in my garage. Besides, I like the idea of all that perique in my garage. I would be a happy man with a garage full of perique, ha ha.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Cosmic, I would move to your garage with a great pleasure

    Posted 3 years ago #

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