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  1. M

    RO Perique Series On Sale

    Just replaced my order. 3 tins of each, exactly same as yours. Thanks for sharing the deal!
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    Chinese Briars

    I do see pipes made by Ping Zhan, a pipe carver from Dalian, available on smokingpipes. As a Chinese, I'd say in the past few years, the pipe community's been growing pretty darn fast. I myself never purchased one pipe from Chinese carvers, mostly due to the quality/price concerns. Meanwhile I...
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    Buying Online from New Zealand

    Just came back from NZ for a vacation. When getting though the customs, I was asked whether I had more than 50 cigarettes or 100g tobacco with me. Wow, instantly realized how intense the regulation is in NZ. After that, I checked the price of pipe smoking stuff online in NZ. Darn.
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    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (February 2019)

    H&H White knight in a MM Little Devil Acorn.
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    Everyday no brainer smoke

    Capstan blue, St Bruno, PS LBF
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    How BIG is your cellar?

    Always buy more than I smoke and never track the exact number. A rough guess, 20~25 lbs. At the beginning of 2018, a friend of mine set a goal that we both cellar around 200 tins(50 grams) or equivalent amount of baccy but none of us achieved the goal, not even close. Thus this year we bring it...
  7. M

    GL Pease On Sale

    Snapped a few tins of Key Largo, since I ever tried a cigar leaf based blend before. A few bucks saved! :puffpipe:
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    Just Popped a Jar of Bullseye

    Got a one pound box a few months ago and jarred'em up immediately. Have about 3 oz sample sealed in a separate mason jar so that I can taste the LBF when it is still pretty fresh. Definitely harsh and bites a lot without any aging on it. But I do got one or two times that it delivered...
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    Peterson Irish Flake: how strong is it? (first non-aromatic tobacco)

    Smoked a bowl last night, probably 3 hours after dinner. My stomach was turned upside down. My mistake on way too many retrohales...
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    Peterson Irish Flake

    One of my favorite, especially for the winter time rotation. Pretty strong tobacco so I only smoke it around 1 hour after dinner, even though I can still feel the hic-hit from time to time. Enjoy!
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    How Many of You Lucky Dogs Get to Smoke Inside?

    Fortunately I live alone so I only smoked couple of times outdoors. Really difference experiment from smoking inside the house. The cadence, the tamping, retrohale... Another thing I really enjoy is, when I've been smoking in a room for a while and then walk out of it for a cup of tea refill or...
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    Cube cut recommendations

    I usually cube cut both SG St.Jame and SG FVF. For me, cube-cutting is away to work around the high moisture level a flake has and not to dry it too much to lose flavor. Of course, I still let the baccy dry for 15~ish mins, but not too long. And cube cutting make pipe filling a little bit...
  13. M

    How Old Is Everyone

    32. Been smoking pipes for only two years. Already see it as a lifelong hobby.
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    Favorite "Cheer Up" Tobacco

    Sorry to hear that. For me, I'd seek tobaccos with medium to strong hic-hit, medium to strong body, and more importantly, it does not do tongue bite to you. And I found Peterson 3P's been playing this mood-cheering role for me in the holiday season. Irish flake might also be worth a shot.
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    Greetings from China

    @cigrmaster, thanks for recommending 4noggins and tobaccopipes. I ordered from SP for a few times. I'd say the plain packaging is not quite reliable in many ways: some parcel might take 2-3 months and when you are luck, it takes around 2 weeks. Usually I won't complain about the oversea shipping...