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  1. mikey517

    Prince Albert

    I would like to try Granger, but cannot find anywhere that sells bulk or a pouch to try. Cant see a whole tin without tasting...
  2. mikey517

    Prince Albert

    It's time! Do it!
  3. mikey517

    Prince Albert

    Amen!!! Took me almost a year to try, there's nothing sweeter than that first, early morning bowl of PA in my Grand Duke with the first cup of coffee. Yummmm. I have my truck (and dog), drink American Honey on ice, avoid wine, match water with cutting' firewood, replaced my belt with...
  4. mikey517

    Captain Black

    Who said it was dry? :LOL: It did taste different tho...
  5. mikey517

    Captain Black

    I really like the bulk version of Captain Black Original (white). I had a pouch that I opened about 2 years ago, didn't care too much for it, folded it up and put it on a shelf over my work bench. I found it a couple of months ago and tried a bowl. I realized I liked it better and I could smoke...
  6. mikey517

    Cutting a Balsa Filter

    I have become a fan of the Aldo Velani balsa filters, like them more than the Savinelli balsa. I usually get 3-4 bowls from a new one, then I take it out and let it air dry on a paper towel for at least an overnight. It's usually good to go another 2-3 after that. I use them on my Grabow pipes...
  7. mikey517

    Long-Winded Questions About Smoking a Pipe

    This from another new piper; take the stem out and draw on just the stem without a filter. If that's OK, just draw through the shank of the bowl. They should both draw wide open. It could be a small but easily fixable problem with the pipe.
  8. mikey517

    Wife Found My Stash

    I've been married to my wife for 40 years. We both quit smoking in '79 before our kids were born. She has been through my "obsessions" (many Martin guitars, electric guitars & amps, chainsaws and other power equipment). We always joked that when I turned 70, I was gonna start smoking, but I...
  9. mikey517

    What's Your Favorite Bulk Aromatic?

    Lane TK-6 Cherry
  10. mikey517

    Do You Have that One Special Pipe?

    My Dr. Grabow Riviera quarter bent smooth.
  11. mikey517

    1 Grabow for 1 Year (8/2/19)

    Merry Christmas Didi. Because of this thread, I bought my first Grabow - a Royalton Rustic. My second Grabow - a Riviera quarter bent is now my favorite pipe. I smoke it just about everyday.
  12. mikey517


    Merry Christmas from New Jersey
  13. mikey517

    What Does Your Scene Look Like?

    The view from my back patio
  14. mikey517

    Do You Really Like to Smoke a Pipe With Filter

    ^^^^ I am prone to chain-smoking my pipe....especially when I'm processing firewood or doing yard projects.
  15. mikey517

    Do You Really Like to Smoke a Pipe With Filter

    I, too, am a rookie, so take this for what it's worth. I have a few MM cobs with 6mm filters that I've fitted with the Savinelli 6mm reducers. To me, they're about the same with or without. I have a few of the P&C Crown pipes and enjoy them without filters and just the adapters. Then, about a...
  16. mikey517

    Scotty's Trout Stream - Dedicate a Pipe?

    Are Trout Stream and Bass Pond similar, and of those two, which would you recommend to a new smoker?
  17. mikey517

    Storing Pipes Stem Down?

    Stem up because the rack is made that way. This reminds me of the countless pages and posts on firewood and wood stove forums concerning the proper way to stack ones firewood; bark up or bark down!!!
  18. mikey517

    Lane TK-6 vs. Cult Blood Red Moon

    I thought TK-6 was the bulk version of Captain Black Cherry! So confusing for a n00b!! But...TK-6 has become my go to smoke...
  19. mikey517

    Pouch or Tub?

    I've heard that a pouch of OTC tobacco will taste different than a tub of the same brand because there is less of the preservative chemical. If I remember correctly, they specifically mentioned brands like Captain Black and Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic. Is there any truth to this?