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  1. piperbole

    The Holy Trinity - Recommendations

    I've got about 15-20 sample tobaccos now, and I've found myself swaying to the darker blends. Squadron Leader, Perfection are my clear favourites at the moment with Peterson Sherlock Holmes closely following. Josh
  2. piperbole

    First week - Many, Many Questions... Beginner help pls!

    I must say I'm enjoying this new hobby every day, and find myself looking forward to clocking off from work so I can go enjoy a pipe and a coffee. There's something ritualistic that addds to the experience. Starting to find the sweet spot where a pipe requires less than the 5-10 relights and...
  3. piperbole

    Rum!

    Usually whatever's cheapest. But I do enjoy a hennessey occasionally, though scotch is my go-to usually.
  4. piperbole

    Keeping open tins fresh

    Great post! I've just got my first "full" tin of tobacco and am wondering about storage. Going to invest in some mason jars, I think the old pickle jars won't do, unless you enjoy vinegar flavoured tobacco. I imagine it's ok to use the same jar for different tobaccos once you've emptied?
  5. piperbole

    The Holy Trinity - Recommendations

    Mso - Walter Raleigh has been recommended to me on more than one occasion I believe that might make my list. Stud - I must admit my plan of having everyone recomment the same three tobaccos kind of backfired. Its really great to see the variance in answers though, variance is important to me...
  6. piperbole

    Married

    Congratulations!!
  7. piperbole

    Smart Phones

    As a millennial I'm attached to my phone hook line and sinker. My alarm even reads me the news.
  8. piperbole

    Clan

    Clan is a familiar smell for me, every weekend at my grandads, clan ruled the roost. I remember rubbing his tobacco for him aged 5 or 6. Apparently it's less well received on the smokers end. It's an over the counter here in the UK, which is a huge positive. I'm on condor at the moment, will...
  9. piperbole

    The Holy Trinity - Recommendations

    Hi all, New pipe smoker, currently smoking Condor ready rubbed, which I'm really enjoying. Full bodied smoke wakes me up in the morning and sends me to sleep at night. But I know this is only the beginning. I'm already prepping for my pay-day splurge. I want to ideally buy three tobaccos that...
  10. piperbole

    How to Properly Break in a New Pipe

    I was cautious as hell with my first pipe, I didn't smoke it until watching a dozen or so videos on what to do. Some say to line the bowl with honey, or use some saliva. Some say only pack half a bowl for the first 6 or so smokes. There was a lot of different opinions. I searched high and low...
  11. piperbole

    What Music Are You Listening To ~ May 2019

    Big Log - Robert Plant. Fantastic song
  12. piperbole

    First week - Many, Many Questions... Beginner help pls!

    Hey guys, I left the comfort of the forums and decided to go smoke me some pipe. I've have 1 - 2 bowls a night since I first posted and since the struggles, I feel like I'm now at a point in which the whole process is gelling. I've returned from my 5th consecutive smoke that burned just...
  13. piperbole

    First week - Many, Many Questions... Beginner help pls!

    Hey all, Cheers Bob! I'm hoping my philosopy serves me well. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read my lenghty post, and answered, I've read through the thread and am surprised at the amount of people willing to help a noob out, really great thing to see in a forum! Back from a...
  14. piperbole

    First week - Many, Many Questions... Beginner help pls!

    Thanks for all your help guys! On the phone at the moment so can't type loads. Will update when I get home, will write an update. Cheers Josh
  15. piperbole

    Hello from England!

    Well I was thinking of a witty name but my initial one was taken... wesleypipes Haha! Play on hyperbole absolutely. I'm from Cheshire for all those from England, so a bit further north than Kenny et al from Devon and Conrwall.
  16. piperbole

    First week - Many, Many Questions... Beginner help pls!

    As a further point - Tobacco flavour isn't my main concern at the moment. Once I've nailed the technique to have an enjoyable smoke, I can worry about blends I like.
  17. piperbole

    Hello from England!

    Thanks guys! I've not got much experience, being 24 I'm still learning the ropes, so I'm sure I will have more questions than answers, but this seems to be the most extensive pipe-smoking forum, I've been lurching for a few weeks. Seems a friendly community, so cheers!! - Josh
  18. piperbole

    First week - Many, Many Questions... Beginner help pls!

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the pipe-smoking scene and am having a few questions right from the offset. First off, apologies if I completely butcher the art of this tradition, I'll try and be as accurate as I can but sometimes a brief description of things "as I see them" might have to be the order...
  19. piperbole

    Hello from England!

    Hi Everyone, New member from England here, new to pipe smoking but always enjoyed being in a room with pipe smokers. My mum's dad and dad's dad both smoked pipes so I was around pipes a lot growing up, and the smell of a burning pipe is one that I enjoy. I'm a cigarette smoker, usually, but...