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Tobacco Pipe Packing Methods - Part 2 (Videos)

    November 28th, 2009


By Bob Tate


This is a companion piece to my article, Tobacco Pipe Packing Methods. I apologize that it took me so long to get this piece up, but here it is. It is the video tutorials on how to do the methods described in Part 1.

I am not going to repeat the written directions as you can read them in Tobacco Pipe Packing Methods – Part 1. I am just going to post the videos in this article so that you can see visual instructions that go along with the written instructions. I am going to post the videos in the same order as the methods are listed in Part 1.

So, here they are! Read the rest of this entry »

Thomas Point Pipe Club Inaugural Meeting and Pipe Event

    November 20th, 2009


By Bob Tate

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PipesMagazine.com, in association with The Chesapeake Cigar Company, has started a new local pipe club in Maryland. The name of the pipe club is, The Thomas Point Pipe Club. As of this time, the club will be having monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of every month (except on Holidays) starting in January. The December meeting will be held the same day as the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Dan Tobacco Milonga - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    November 18th, 2009


By Bob Tate


The tin aroma of this blend is a heavy caramel and vanilla aroma, caramel being a little more prominent than the vanilla. It smells almost like a caramel-vanilla flavored cup of coffee. The moisture was good for smoking right away, but a little drying time might not hurt. The tobacco is more of a ready rubbed and a little chunky. I didn’t rub it out any, I left it the way it was, loaded my pipe, and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light I was greeted by a lovely vanilla aroma with a hint of caramel to it. The vanilla also was more prominent in the taste as well. This surprised me a little as the caramel was more noticeable in the tin aroma. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for the smoke. Read the rest of this entry »

CAO Cherry Bomb - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    November 14th, 2009


By Bob Tate

CAO Cherry Bomb Tin


When I opened the tin and the aroma hit me, I heard a loud rumbling and then a crash. This guy had just busted through my wall!



The tin aroma smelled exactly like cherry Kool-Aid powder. The name Cherry Bomb is right as far as the tin aroma goes. It was a very strong cherry smell and although the tin description says there is vanilla, I smelled no vanilla at all. It was pure cherry. I detected no medicinal smell to the aroma that seems to accompany a lot of cherry flavored blends. It smelled quite good. Read the rest of this entry »

G.L. Pease Barbary Coast - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    November 5th, 2009


By Bob Tate


The tin aroma of this blend is nutty, sweet, and slightly fruity. It is a very pleasant aroma. The moisture content is a little on the wet side and some drying time would not hurt. The blend is a chunky cube cut. I gravity filled the bowl and proceeded to the charring light. Upon the charring light, I am greeted by a slightly sweet, slightly nutty taste and a pleasant smelling nutty aroma with just a slight hint of coffee to it. I finished lighting my pipe and settled in for the smoke. Read the rest of this entry »

2009 25th Annual C.O.R.P.S./Richmond Pipe Show Coverage - Part 5

    November 3rd, 2009


By Bob Tate

corpsThis is the final part of our 2009 C.O.R.P.S./Richmond Pipe Show coverage. This is going to be a very short piece. It is the interview with Craig Norris – President of C.O.R.P.S. / Conclave of Richmond Pipe Smokers.

Before we get to the interview with Craig, we would like to say a few words and reiterate some of the things that were said at the show and in our coverage of the show. Read the rest of this entry »