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  1. jefff

    My First Cellaring Mistake.

    I just finished a tin of McC Wilderness. I have 4 left, and that will not be enough. Let this be a lesson.
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    Thanks To Banjo.

    Not only does he know about pipes but he is an excellent resource for fly rods. He just gave me some great advice...that I will not share because it could cost me money..:) Obfuscation is acceptable is is even encouraged.
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    Has anyone heard from Michael? Any word on how he is doing?
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    Italian spruce guitar?

    I know there are some guitar players here. I am seriously contemplating a Bourgieos OMS. The 12 fret OM model. Does anyone have any experience with Italian spruce? While I am sure it would be a fine finger style guitar I am wondering about the head room when spanking it with a pick. Anyone?
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    Eltang Mini Aj

    Anyone have one of these? or a Mini Poker? I am just wondering how tiny they really are.
  6. jefff

    My new Cutty

    Based almost entirely on his web site I commissioned a Cutty from Todd at BST. We were rather loose on the specs. I wanted a smallish pipe with a slightly bent stem. For the money I was spending I was expecting a blast, which is cool with me. He delivered a lovelly smooth flame grained pipe. He...
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    New Orleans!

    My wife took me to New Orleans for my birthday. We got in from Chicago this morning and I am now wearing a tee shirt....OUTSIDE! That's is all.
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    I made a deal with myself a long time ago that I would have one pipe by any one carver. I don't want a collection of pipes as much as I want a collection of pipes that I smoke regularly. I also decided not to keep a pipe that wasn't a superb smoker. This has cost me some time and too much money...
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    RO Perique Blends Are In Stock.

    At P&C if anyone is interested.
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    The Elephant In The Room

    Assuming the new FDA regs go in to effect as they are, what happens to the blenders? Are Russ and Greg and Jeremy and to a lesser extant Mike and Mary out of jobs?
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    Corona Pipemaster

    There is a lot of talk about the Old Boys. Does anyone use or prefer the Pipemaster?
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    Glp And Aging.

    I have often thought that many of Gregs blends were.....a bit unfinished when new and I always saw that as a negative. Given the uncertainty of the future of the availability of some blends I think this may be a good thing. For instance I love Chelsea Morning but I find it really hits it's...
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    I want to thank Banjo and Cosmic for convincing me to try one. I got a Becker "pot" about two weeks ago. I would call it a short billiard but anyway, it smokes brilliantly. I have a small selection of very fine pipes and this is a good as any of them and better than some. It is a mid level 2 of...
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    Royal Yacht?

    Does it ghost a pipe? It has been 30 years since I have smoked anything "aromatic"....if that is what the Yacht is. I have a few cobs for trying different blends, but will it ghost a briar?
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    Unsmoked Pipes.

    I recently PM'd Peck about a pipe, asking him how it smoked. He replied he hadn't smoked it yet but had smoked others by the same maker and that I would not be disappointed. How long do people wait to smoke a new pipe? Do you hold it for a special moment? Do you have so many that it takes a...
  16. jefff

    A Question For Carvers.

    We all know that smooth pipes are more expensive but it seems to me that a NICE quality blast takes more time. Am I correct? Or just plain wrong.
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    Anyone Own A J&J?

    I was wondering if anyone has smoked these pipes and can give some kind of review?
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    I Love Virginias.

    So can someone recommend a Burley blend that I might enjoy?
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    Southern California?

    I will be in Marina Del Rey, Palms Springs, and Joshua Tree next week. Can a person smoke a pipe outside in SoCal? Should I even bother to bring one?
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    Does anyone have any experience with the Petite Rusticated series? Specifically the Cutty? It has been 20 years at least since I smoked a Sav and I generally buy.....more expensive pipes but the shape is speaking to me.