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  1. Michigan_Bill

    Hello from Sweden

    Welcome from Michigan!
  2. Michigan_Bill

    Hello, New here... But not to Pipes and Cigars!

    Welcome from Michigan!
  3. Michigan_Bill

    The (Un)Official PipesMagazine Secret Santa 2021!

    I'm in! I’m a newbie pipe smoker. So far I have tried lane 1-Q, Early Morning Pipe and Orlick Golden Slices. I like all three. Hope that helps!
  4. Michigan_Bill

    Hi guys!

    Welcome from Michigan!
  5. Michigan_Bill

    How Long Does a Bowl Last You?

    Then you have to multiply the bowl constant, B, by the coefficient of the bowl material. Briar would have a coefficient of, say, 0.9, clay 1.1, meerschaum 1.3, and Brylon 0.6 ;)
  6. Michigan_Bill

    Howdy.

    Welcome from Michigan!
  7. Michigan_Bill

    Differences

    I'm relatively new to pipe smoking, but in my experience a clay pipe makes the tobacco flavors "brighter" and a briar makes them "warmer." By "brighter" I mean the flavors are more separate and more forward. By "warmer" I mean smoother and more mixed. This is of course very subjective and YMMV...
  8. Michigan_Bill

    How Long Does a Bowl Last You?

    Until it’s done? ;)
  9. Michigan_Bill

    Pipe Smoker Memories

    My grandfather had one pipe at a time and smoked Price Albert from a pouch. I can see him filling his pipe in my mind's eye even now.
  10. Michigan_Bill

    ***What Are You Smoking, October 2021?***

    Early Morning Pipe in a clay, on the porch swing in the sunshine.
  11. Michigan_Bill

    All of My Pipes Are Smoking Better Lately

    Hey Hoosier a very handsome avatar you have there!
  12. Michigan_Bill

    Does Grain/Orientation Actually Matter?

    If the conclusion is in Latin, it must be true! What an example for genuine scientific inquiry for the 21st century!
  13. Michigan_Bill

    Hello, from NE Wisconsin

    Welcome from Michigan! Glad you joined the group!
  14. Michigan_Bill

    Does Grain/Orientation Actually Matter?

    I have a Morgan Bones pipe with quite a straight grain. The way the pipe is finished makes it appear that a potential crack could occur in the side of the bowl due to the grain. However it seems to be fine, and it certainly smokes well. I really like it and if it ever does crack, well that will...
  15. Michigan_Bill

    Pipe Tobacco Tasting

    And here we thought you were a young man of culture and sophistication!! :col: