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  1. rajangan

    What Was your First Pipe?

    A lot of you guys started out well with nice pipes. I think that's great. You must have gotten decent advice. I started with one of those Italian "Real Briar" pipes. It was a bad pipe.
  2. rajangan

    Whole Leaf Beginner

    I just keep it whole, and maybe cut 50g at a time. The tobacco was stored and aged without casing up to this point. There's no reason to deviate from it that I can see, except maybe if you lived in an excessively humid place.
  3. rajangan

    Why Does This Pipe Smoke Hot?

    I once bought a rusticated pipe by "Redneck Pipe Company". I smoked it a few times and it was fine, but then the dude at the tobacco shop put it on the buffing wheel with green polishing compound - an action I didn't understand because it's a rough pipe - the compound filled in the grooves in...
  4. rajangan

    Whole Leaf Beginner

    Short answer... Uhh, adding a preservative wouldn't likely affect aging. Without offering sources, because it's not without controversy, I can say that aging usually seen as natural enzymatic processes that don't require bacteria, yeast or fungi. But, there are obviously tobaccos that have been...
  5. rajangan

    Aging MacBaren Virginia No. 1: Tongue Bite?

    Keep in mind that WLT is temporarily shutting down because the owner has the vid. I don't recommend their competitors because rumour had e it the quality isn't as good; however, I haven't tried it.
  6. rajangan

    Aging MacBaren Virginia No. 1: Tongue Bite?

    I think you need to try whole leaf. Make some blends, maybe some plug, don't add any toppings or casings. Maybe make some cavendish, or do some toasting. But beware. You might be ruined forever.
  7. rajangan

    Aging MacBaren Virginia No. 1: Tongue Bite?

    I am very very biased towards it.
  8. rajangan

    Aging MacBaren Virginia No. 1: Tongue Bite?

    I would buy a lb of this zero additive burley, and mix 4 parts MacBaren, 1 part that. See how that goes.
  9. rajangan

    Example how to NOT ship tobacco....

    That sucks. Sorry man.
  10. rajangan

    Canadian Carver Corner

    I Ian Barnes is True North Briar, I think.
  11. rajangan

    Peer Reviewed Tobacco Smoking Correlations

    You sound like R. W. Emerson.
  12. rajangan

    Peer Reviewed Tobacco Smoking Correlations

    Impact of Tobacco Smoking on the Risk of COVID-19: A Large Scale Retrospective Cohort Study - PubMed - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33420786/ Smoking and risk of COVID-19 hospitalization - PubMed - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33915414/ The association of smoking status with...
  13. rajangan

    Which is it?

    50/50 pipe and cigar. Cigars are all home rolls with leaf from wholeleaftobacco.com I mostly just roll strong cheroots or coronas.
  14. rajangan

    Super Expensive Pipes

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/385.On_Bullshit