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  1. Epip Oc'Cabot

    I Hate Breaking in a New Pipe

    I am hoping he is just too busy with his new tobacco crop and perhaps selling his art at fairs to be on. I do hope he is doing ok.
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    I Hate Breaking in a New Pipe

    They still are darkened on the inside when you buy them.... but truth-be-told.... I have always doubted the “pre-smoked” advertisement. I suspect they have a machine that rubs ash into the inside of the bowl. :)
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    Desert Island Thread

    Yes.... alone on a desert island there may be no need, perhaps..... but, truth-be-told..... at least for me..... it would sure as hell be more FUN to still have nicotine! For me, for general all around consistency, I would take either Prince Albert or Sir Walter Raleigh..... either, in...
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    Deep Bowl Pipe Screen?

    In my opinion, drawing strongly enough on the stem while lighting would be able pull the flame successfully to the tobacco for even the deepest bowled pipe. It may simply be a need for additional practice. For an old timer, like me (40+ years of pipe smoking) it is just second nature in terms...
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    Is Pipe Smoking Something That Grows on You?

    “Used to be” is the sad, harsh truth..... at least in my neck of the woods. It seems about four years ago.... the all suddenly vanished, and I had to order them online too. 😕
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    Any Photographers On The Site?

    Pentax for me too. Seems sadly to be a dying breed though. Everything seems to be Cannon and Nikon now.
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    Needed A New Pipe Stand, So.......

    Very nice!!!! Are you going to leave it natural or stain it? Where will you keep it?
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    Done With Aro's

    I tend to agree most days... PA... easy, reliable, predictable. What I do that might work for you is to “stack” (I think folks call it that) where I put in 2/3 to 4/5 of the bowl with good, reliable PA or the OTC of your choice, then top off with a bit of the ARO. Wife likes the initial room...
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    Question from a Winemaker

    My opinion is that pipe smoking ( or, hell, for that matter, anything that you ingest orally or nasally) will affect you sensory perception of wine. Yet, I do not think it is a hindrance as long as you do not view flavor/olfaction as absolutes. The mind has the ability to adjust to...
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    Why Smoke A Pipe?

    For me, I asked myself that very same question of “Why?” rhetorically to myself when I was just a young kid, but I asked it about all three forms of tobacco my father indulged in (pipe, cigars, cigarettes). At my young age, I didn’t think it was particularly wise to ASK my Dad “Why?”. But, I...
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    Pipe-Smoking in Occupied France

    This was a very interesting read. It felt appropriate for this weekend to give it another run at the top of the list for a bit, too.
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    History of Pipe Care in the Past

    Ha! In the time B.P.C. (Before Pipe Cleaners)? Hell, half the time I cannot find a pipe cleaner handy and have used a feather or a twig the long stem on a leaf of a tree, or even a strand of soft electrical wire myself in the current time too!!! 🙂 But, more seriously... I had read about the...
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    Cellaring with Cotton

    To me the cotton would be problematic.... tobacco would stick to it.... and you would likely have cotton fibers in your tobacco as well.... not pleasant.
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    Happy Birthday to Me! (PIC Heavy)

    So.... what year is the Dunhill? 🙂 Very nice birthday gifts! The meerschaum is really quite striking!
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    Awesome Birthday Present From My Wife

    Sounds nice, even in spite of the loss. How is it smoking-wise? Mild/robust? Flavorful/plain? High or nicotine?