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  1. romeowood

    Pipe smokers Christmas gifts

    I'll just leave this here... :puffpipe:
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    Mac Baren Virginia number 1

    How does your experience compare?
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    What Has The Most Age In Your Cellar?

    A perfectly intact 67 +/- year old tin of Cope's Escudo, followed by a few 56-year-olds, half a dozen 35-year olds, a pile of 21-year-olds...and then some newer stuff. Oldest non-Escudos are McCranies '83s, and a bar of 5 Brothers from the '20s that's just for display.
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    New to Balsa. Tips?

    This is a good place to start.
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    Wide Mouth Shallow Bowls. Good For?

    I have a couple that I tend to favor for Lat & Oriental blends, particularly GLP fare such as Key Largo or Westminster. Neal Archer Roan has a good primer on the subject here.
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    Troves of Unsmoked Aged Pipes

    A couple boxes of hundreds of stummels is a lot easier to misplace than a couple hundred (or even a couple) Pontiacs, for one. :lol:
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    Taste vs. Aftertaste

    This might help. :puffy: Just take your time, you'll get there.
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    Nat Sherman - 127 Wayfarer - Tobacco Review

    Bringing along virgin cobs is a habit when leaving the house now, at least when I'm reviewing. Precisely for situations like these. I recommend it as the easiest way to evangelize! And don't be scared off by the Perique-bomb--it's surprisingly manageable. ---- And it seems this crowd-sourcing...
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    Prayers For My Daughter

    No apologies necessary, Mike, support is what we're here for. Best, and be strong.
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    2015 New York Pipe Show Report from Romeowood

    Errata to report: I misspelled Hank Saatchi's name, and had the wrong information regarding Amorelli pipes. Hank and Simone are now the U.S. representatives of Amorelli pipes. I will now turn in my roving reporter's card :oops:
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    PH in mouth & tobac flavor

    @smokertruck - medications can certainly have a profound effect on your palate. In fact, anything that changes your overall body chemistry--vitamins, a meal, or, conversely, long periods between meals, for example. The blends you note being able to taste clearly--Ernimore and BLB--while not...
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    2015 New York Pipe Show Report from Romeowood

    Yes, Les, there was some pixel enhancement--Kevin trying to salvage my amateur snapshots :oops: I really need to take a photography class.... Also, you are no longer allowed to enter any pipe shows, dinners, events, or festivals until I have been there at least thirty minutes or my money runs...
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    One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer

    Drinking before noon is a sign of a proactive go-getter, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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    Broken Pipe - Paolo Becker

    As I spend a great deal of time with my head in the sand, at least in regard to world events, I've only just heard of Paolo's passing. To say I'm saddened is understatement. My first Becker was an enlightening experience; here was a work of art from his hands to mine, a study in engineering and...
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    New Box Pass Thread

    Glad to see this is carrying on, and welcome to all the first-timers. Happy holidays, all! :clap:
  16. romeowood's Hilarious Predictions for 2015

    How could I have missed KevLor?! Give yourself a gold star, KC :wink: I hope you get a good chuckle out of it, it was a fun one to write... And a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night
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    Holiday Gifts for the Pipe Smoker / Collector

    @peteguy - the ones pictured are from Bey-Berk International, but many other varieties and makers can easily be found on the interwebs. I use the folding one to travel and the orange one at home, and I wouldn't trade them for the world! It's my favorite gift of the bunch.
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    New Drink Column Kicks Off with The Old Fashioned

    Great addition to the lineup, Captain! I love Old Fashioneds--though I can't have them smaller than a double.