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  1. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    I love your libation pours and descriptions of, “small and a bit”. Looks like an excellent afternoon indeed!😏
  2. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Such nice weather, I decided to go for round two this morning. The MM Cob again with KBV, Acadian Flake!
  3. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Beautiful morning for a smoke! Home Codger Blend, Big R, in the MM Cob. Cup of hot Early Grey tea accompanying.
  4. Fralphog

    I Don't Smoke in Warm Weather. You?

    I smoke my pipes throughout the year. As the weather warms, I find myself smoking more Burley blends and really like Virginia blends with some Orientals. A favorite is Temple Bar. I have a nice stock of Izmir put away to use to add to VABur blends. I also have some of C&D cigar leaf that is a...
  5. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Enjoying some French Press Coffee and KBV, Acadian Flake in the Boswell Poker while I wait for the monthly Bible Study, Holy Smokes, to start at Sturman's Cigar and Wine.
  6. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Happy IPSD! Earlier I enjoyed some 2011 Marlin Flake with a double Espresso and and a Steel cut oat, raisin cookie. Man, this aged baccy is sublime! Just finished up my IPSD celebration with the 5” clay loaded with KBV, Patience of Dr. Silence (thanks @PrivatePiping )and an adult beverage...
  7. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Decided to grab some blending baccy and work on creating a personal Codger Blend- “Big R”. All C&D baccy from 2021 except the Yorktown I decided to use from ‘17. Three Burley’s, two Virginia’s and some Black Cav. Time to test drive this in the Irish Clay. A glass of water on the side.
  8. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    A 50/50 mix of HH’s Pure Virginia and Burley Flake in the Ali Dublin.
  9. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Preemptively cleaning some hooves? Although some people may not see the reward of having “animals” and caring for them, I too am grateful for the value added experience of having my sheep and “yard birds”. Hope you have a great day!
  10. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Brewing up a cup of dark, rich Earl Gray tea to accompany the Briar Works 10th Anniversary Zulu loaded with 50/50 HH Pure Virginia and HH Burley Flake.
  11. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    That’s a lot of lawn. Lawn tractor or walk behind speader?
  12. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    I had to revisit the KBV, Patience of Dr. Silence (thanks @PrivatePiping) after smoking it yesterday. The “TD” made in Japan 7.5 “ clay is ready to go!
  13. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Earlier today I had the pleasure to meet @PrivatePiping at Sturman’s Cigar and Wine shop for a smoke. We both brought some tobacco’s to sample and enjoyed a couple of great smokes. We decided on two blends he brought- both KBV Blends I had never tried. Armed with my trusty Irish Clay we started...
  14. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    KBV Acadian Flake in the MM Diamond shank poker.
  15. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Delightful sunny afternoon. Low chore day. Went looking for more flake baccy in the cellar. Found some Apr 18 C&D, Star of the East that I bought from @hoosierpipeguy over a year ago- thanks Mark! Smoked in the the Savinelli Oscar “Aged Briar” pot - shape 122. When I open the mylar bag, I was...
  16. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Finished topping and pruning Hazelnuts, the current bushes and Apricot trees. Keeping with Flaksastic February theme, I decided to open this KBV, Mr. Christian’s, Brown Flek- mature Va “Flek”. The bag note on this is wonderful- subtle bready sweetness, dried figs and raisins. Picked the...
  17. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    I’ve used red dogwood bush before. There were a lot of really nice straight suckers coming up from the base of the trees. As a pruned them, I saved about eight really nice straight sections of hazelnut. There was four that were really nice and long. I saved them for making some Atlatl “arrows”...
  18. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Spent the afternoon pruning back the hazelnut trees and started on the current bushes. Time for a relaxing smoke break. Grabbed the Royal Coachman, shape # 497 made in London England- Comoy? Sitting in the Tool/Woodshop; Smoking ‘21 PS 400 LNF.
  19. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    Todd, I’ll PM you to coordinate a time to meet and have a smoke! The Garden City location is nice. Plenty of seating inside or out back in the heated tent. Looking forward to sharing some baccy and meeting you. Ralph
  20. Fralphog

    ***What Are You Smoking, February 2024?***

    It looks like you live in Boise? PM me if your interested in meeting and enjoy a smoke or I could give you a sample and you can decide if you like it? I go to Sturman’s in Garden City now and then to smoke.