My wife doesn't like the smell of pipe tobacco I smoke English/Balkan/Oriental blends. Once in a while when it rains or snows I want to smoke on the porch what tobacco smells good to non-tobacco people? I don't care about the taste in smoking I will smoke it in my old cob.
The Savinelli balsa wood filters are very malleable they pretty much fit my other non-filter pipes pretty well with a little squeezing is there any reason not to use these filters in other non-filter pipes?
All my favorite English, Balkan, and Oriental blends (Black House, Presbyterian etc) are in in ribbon form are there any English, Balkan, Oriental blends that are worth smoking in the other cuts? Such as flake, cake, coin, plug, ready rubbed etc.
Since it doesn't look like I will ever get to try Penzance can you recommend something that might be similar and is available?
How does Penzance break down? Is it Latakia heavy? Is it more of an English or Oriental etc?
I have been smoking English, Oriental and Balkan blends for the most part. I would love a recommendation for a Scottish Blend to try it seems that Scottish Blends contain Cavendish and the others do not is that correct?
So I checked out the different approaches to packing. 3 pinch made sense but when I pack the pipe too tight for the 3rd pinch it seems hard to light and stay lit. I find if I loosen the tobacco in the pipe it seems to burn better. Are there any downsides to have the tobacco packed loosely?
I am completing my rotation have room for 1 more. Thinking of getting a Dunhill. What would be the most important factor for you:
-Your BIrthdate Pipe
-A particular general time (say before 1980 or the 60s etc)
-A particular shape and/or finish
Edit: Rule Nine. Capitalization of important words.
(Also changed tense of verb.)
If there was no nicotine in pipe tobacco would you still smoke. Or would you smoke less? What about other people would there be a decline in pipe smoking.