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Phred

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First Name

Fred

Last Name

Loucks-Schultz

City

DENVER

State

COLORADO

Country

United States Of America

Smoked First Pipe

December 9, 2012

Type of Pipe Usually Smoked

Briar

Latest Top Five Tobaccos

Victorian Standard
H&H Black House
H&H House of Lords
PS Luxury Bullseye Flake
H&H Daybreak

Pipes I Own (Or some of them)

Bjarne Viking Classic - Bent Apple Sitter
Bjarne Viking Classic Churchwarden
Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman
Missouri Meerschaum Smokable Seconds -
Great Dane
Diplomat
Washington
Legend
Missou

Current Favorite Pipe

Bjarne Viking Classic Bent Apple Sitter

Phred's Activity

  • Phred commented on the blog post Hats on Men and Caps on Pipes   1 month, 1 week ago

    I’m rekindling my adolescent love of hats - I had a wool flat cap that I wore throughout high school and into my early college years, at which point I switched to a wide-brimmed “Godfather” fedora and a (military surplus) trenchcoat. Got out of the habit when I sought gainful employment after college, and until [...]

  • Phred commented on the blog post The Pipes Magazine Radio Show - Episode 102   1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hello Brian,

    I really enjoyed your conversation with Don Wilbanks, as my father-in-law is also a ham radio operator, and my wife used to work as a sound tech back when we were in college, so Don’s anecdotes brought back some pleasant memories of my own. I also visited New Orleans for the first time [...]

  • Phred commented on the blog post Looking In Mirrors   4 months, 1 week ago

    As a new pipe smoker, it’s good to hear that there are well-regarded blends out there that some people just don’t like. I count myself fortunate that I came across this forum before I got too invested in thinking that I ought to like Tobacco X - so many people have told me “Smoke what [...]

  • Phred commented on the blog post Function Over Form   5 months, 4 weeks ago

    I’m actually gaining more of an appreciation for the smaller cob pipes - just got in from a lunch break, and the Pony Express was just the right size for an after-lunch walk/smoke break. The pipe was down to ash just as I got back to the ashtray outside my building.

  • Phred commented on the blog post Beauty and the Billiard   9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Good read - thanks!

    I’m new to pipes and pipe smoking (just over a year now), and I was initially drawn to shapes other than the straight billiard. It’s a classic silhouette, but I associated it with the old-fashioned, even stodgy, image of pipes and pipe smokers, and looked more toward the flowing lines of bent [...]

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