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  1. carolinachurchwarden

    Halloween Horror Flicks - What is Everyone Watching?

    Yes! I just started watching that last week. Only a few episodes in though, but looking forward to finishing it.
  2. carolinachurchwarden

    Trying To Find Something Similar To A Particular Pipe Tobacco In Cigar Form

    I was out in my car with the window cracked this morning, smoking a lovely blend called Scotty's Butternut Burley. I love it in the mornings, especially when it's crisp outside. A guy I work with smelled it and asked me about it and I told him what it was. He asked me if they had something...
  3. carolinachurchwarden

    What’s Your Favorite English?

    I have lots of favorites and can't pick just one. Maltese Falcon Presbyterian Mixture Boswell Northwoods Just to name a few, are some of my favorites. Just depends on what I haven't smoked in a while when I want an English as to which one I go with, but all are fantastic.
  4. carolinachurchwarden

    I decided to try Maltese Falcon...

    I absolutely love the stuff. I bought a small tin last year and gave it a shot when it was available and then it sold out before I could order more. Then I got the opportunity to buy a couple of 8 oz tins and jumped. I love MF and is one of my favorite blends. I smoke it fairly regularly. It's...
  5. carolinachurchwarden

    Ever Had A Blend Be Too Strong?

    I must admit, I like the stronger things in life. Dark, strong porters and stouts; strong flavored sweet tea, dark roasted coffees and dark, strong and flavorful tobaccos. Every once in a while, depending on how I've eaten, one will set my head to spinning, but I enjoy it when it happens. Puts a...
  6. carolinachurchwarden

    How Do I Remove Gooey Cake?

    I've let mine dry before, then used my Case knife with the spey blade and angle the back edge so as to scrape the bowl out. It's a little like reaming but I don't really cut into it at all. Mostly I don't keep very much cake in mine, so I do this in my spare time anyway. It leaves just enough...
  7. carolinachurchwarden

    Stem removal

    The very first time I take a stem loose, I usually twist counter-clockwise just in case it has a threaded stem. Sort of a habit of mine after I broke the shit out of one by twisting too hard clockwise, only to discover the stem was threaded to the stummel...Oh well. After I discover how it...
  8. carolinachurchwarden

    Gal From Oklahoma

    Not sure about the peaches and cream, but the PS Luxury Twist, Luxury Navy, and Luxury Bullseye Flakes are some of my favorites. I go between them from time to time when I want straight Va and when I want a little something thrown in, like the LBF. They're all good tobaccos. I believe some have...
  9. carolinachurchwarden

    Gal From Oklahoma

    Welcome, from North Carolina here. If you're looking at the country squire, you're looking in a good place. Their Old Toby from their middle earth collection is mighty fine. I love it and possibly my favorite aro to date. Might I also suggest checking out Boswell's too while you're at it? It's...
  10. carolinachurchwarden

    OWL Pipes?

    Please let us know how they are. I've spotted them a few times and the thought had crossed my mind to give one a shot as I really liked all the stuff that came with it too. They have a lot of interesting designs and I really liked them, just haven't bought one yet.
  11. carolinachurchwarden

    How Do You Use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?

    I primarily use them to remove any oxidation from my stems. If the stem has a polished finish to it, the magic eraser will make it quite dull as it definitely is a mild abrasive. I wet it under the faucet and use it to scrub the stem in areas that hit water brings out the oxidation. Then I...
  12. carolinachurchwarden

    Savinelli St. Nicholas 2019 Out....Thinking About It...

    Well, that 614 is the one I was looking at, because I have been wanting a Hungarian too....I'll be the devil on your shoulder that taps and says "pssst, for only $100, this one can be yours...." Uh, yeah! Enabler! Although I am too, so it makes it kind of hard to blame Mike for it. I was...
  13. carolinachurchwarden

    Savinelli St. Nicholas 2019 Out....Thinking About It...

    Well, I think the 2019 St. Nick pipes don't look too bad at all. Kinda diggin' the red stem and gold accent on the band. Might end up getting one of these this year, but still may wait to see what Peterson does. What do you think?
  14. carolinachurchwarden

    What's Your Profession !!

    Civil engineer, designing landfills for power companies and paper mills.
  15. carolinachurchwarden

    Very sad news

    I missed this thread when it hit. I'm saddened by this news, but I do know the tough brother was fighting for a while. I'm glad he's got some rest from his discomfort. I can't help but smile at all the times we poked him and prodded him over his very extensive collection. There's not a single...
  16. carolinachurchwarden

    Welcome To The 3rd Annual Fishnbanjo Day.

    I was not around to know about this when it happened this year. Been so busy with life, I never got back here to check in much. It might be late, but better late than never. Keeping it smokey with a little trafalgar in my radiator with a Morgan Bones bowl.
  17. carolinachurchwarden

    Candy Like Sweet Aromatics Recommendations Please

    It may be an odd sensation, but I swear I can be satisfied with a good bowl of something with sweetness to it after supper over a dessert if I don't have any. This is a little late to the party, but Country Squire Old Toby is one of the best aromatics I have found. I bought 4 ounces and smoked...
  18. carolinachurchwarden

    Davorin Morta Pipe Stem Refresh

    Yeah, I have yet to do one of those soaks on a stem. I think the eraser does a great job of removing just enough material to get rid of the oxidation. It take a little time to get it all, but pay attention to the eraser. As you remove the oxidation, the eraser will be brown in the areas of use...
  19. carolinachurchwarden

    Finally Got My Morta!

    So it would appear! She smokes it like a dream! Well, I would compare it to a meer, as there's no discernible taste that I get from it other than tobacco. I mean, there wasn't even a detectable smell from the bowl when I first pulled it out and now it just smells of the Frigate. I think it...
  20. carolinachurchwarden

    Davorin Morta Pipe Stem Refresh

    So, remember I got my morta this week and the stem was already oxidizing? Well, I couldn't stand to part with it after waiting so long to get it, so I just decided to jump into fix it mode. I grabbed a magic eraser and with some hot water, didn't take long to remove the oxidation. Then I used...