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  1. F4RM3R

    Organic Tobacco

    You can get organic Virginia and burley whole leaf. processing these into nice smokelable product is fairly easy, so I’d suggest this route if you are serious about organic pipe tobacco. Unfortunately any other leaves, especially processed ones like perique, Latakia, Kentuckyare harder to come...
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    Maryland tobacco?

    Maryland is good to add some body and alkalinity without much change to taste. Works good for cigarettes and milder cigars(I think) too.
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    Maryland tobacco?

    I just got the Maryland from WLT recently and it’s similar to their “Kentucky burley” which is pretty a standard burley( not to be confused with their “kentucky”, which is dark fired) the Maryland has a similar nutty quality to burley, but not as robust or earthy, and a bit less nic. Just...
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    New Pipe Smoker (BC)

    Welcome from just next door in Surrey BC
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    Car Headlights

    Yes it’s like the brightness wars out there wtf
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    Jordan Peterson, anyone a fan?

    Don’t like him, seems like a jerk.
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    Recommended tobacco "rotations"

    Mostly whole leaf blends for me. Current trends are Kentucky/ burley stoved plugs and twists and some burley based English. Light on the Latakia, heavy on the burley.
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    What Do You Do for a Buck?

    I have a small organic veggie farm. Sell at markets, weekly veggie boxes, restaurants, community kitchens, food bank programs for people in need. Make some pickles and preserves too. just started a tobacco seed website/online store as well. Mostly Intended for the Canadian market. But selling...
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    A Few Questions Regarding Clay Pipes and Cleaning Them

    I just flush mine with hot water and use a thinner non tapered pipe cleaner to scrub out the shank and bowl. It’s a bit messy but it works and less risk of breaking the pipe. But if you can’t fit a pipe cleaner then I guess it’s the oven/fire method.
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    Chinese v MM cobs

    I had one I smoked for a while. It was interesting because it was a really narrow chamber but very tall. Nice for shorter Virginia smokes. It was really porous and always smoked dry, but it was a bit too soft and had to do a few mud repairs to keep it going. Once broken in it smoked like any...
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    Short Smoke Breaks and Strong Tobacco

    yes I’ve gravitated to shorter smokes with stronger blends, although I smoke medium size bowls and I’ll smoke the whole bowl
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    Casing with Brown Sugar

    I’m not sure as I haven’t tried it. I personally wouldn’t stove many commercial blends as I just enjoy them for what they are and maybe add some strong leaf it it needs some. (I’m stoving with whole leaf for most of what I smoke) But there are guys who stove pre made blends and tins. I think...
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    Casing with Brown Sugar

    Ya no prob! Mix em up and press and boom! Flavourtown! I almost always make my Virginia stoved, and just add a bit of unstoved(5-10%) for some breadyness). 10-20% black stoved can add a nice touch to almost any blend. I’ve also settled on around 2 hours stoving as a good amount to have a...
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    Casing with Brown Sugar

    You can do a lot with A virginia by stoving. I’ll take a Virginia and stove it for different lengths of time. I’ll do a batch and remove some of the leaf at 2 hours. Then at 4-6 hours and then leave the rest in for 8-12 hours for a dark cavendish. Mix these together in different proportions...
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    Casing with Brown Sugar

    I just use a tin loaf baking pan and spray the tobacco with water to moisten. Cover tight with tin foil and throw in the oven at 200f. Check on it after 15-30 min and make sure it’s moist enough. You can spray your syrup mix instead of just only water. I prefer this method as there is no risk...