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  1. jhe033

    SP Sale Cobblestone Blends

    Nice, I picked up two tins of each of the Chess blends and 1 of each of the plugs. I’ll follow up with thoughts once I smoke a couple of them.
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    SP Sale Cobblestone Blends

    Smokingpipes is running a 15% off sale on these blends, but I don’t recall hearing much about them. Does anyone have experience with them and any particular recommendations?
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    What Cigar are You Smoking?

    Black Label Trading Company Royalty Corona
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    Iwan Ries - Three Star Blue

    I'm not personally a big Three-Star Blue fan, though my father loves it and I pick it up for him pretty regularly. I'm much more partial to their Old Colonial, which has similar base components, but for me behaves better, and has a better more-nuanced flavor.
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    Your Own Secret Blend?!?!?

    My recent blend is some D&R Vengeur...about 4 oz., a flake or two of Newminster 400 and about 3 bowls worth of Bosun Cut Plug. The end result is a lovely mix of flavors and nuance with a medium nic hit. It’s got a bit of everything going for it.
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    Hello from Indiana

    Welcome from another fellow Indiana resident.
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    What Cigar are You Smoking?

    La Gloriana Cubana Wavell Natural...great value cigar that holds it’s flavor to the end
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    J. Everett Pipe Commission

    I thought I'd post a quick thread about this new beauty I commissioned and received today. I asked for a sandblast Zulu as it was one of the few shapes I really liked, but didn't own. The communication throughout the process was top notch and the product is just awesome. As you can see I...
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    What Cigar are You Smoking?

    Brick House Maduro Robusto...another one sitting in the humidor for probably a year-plus. I picked these up about a year back and thought they were generally so-so...well some age has changed everything and it was a thoroughly enjoyable smoke with some very nice charred cinnamon and espresso...
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    What Cigar are You Smoking?

    Diesel Unholy Cocktail...this has been kicking around the humidor for about a year. I forgot I even had them as an add-on to another purchase. It started out a bit rough, but I actually was getting an interesting floral note in the last couple inches that made me like this stick a lot better...
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    Tell Me About Your Grandfather

    My father is my pipe-smoking influence, and he's still chugging along and smoking. His father wasn't a smoker and he passed away just before I was born. My grandfather on my mother's side was a cigar smoking ex-combat engineer from WWII. He didn't pass until I was 16 and I always imagine him...
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    Fast Five. Who Wants To Play?

    1. Steve Weiner Rusticated. First year anniversary present from my wife. 2. MacBaren Mixture Scottish. 3. Whisky- Talisker Scotch 4. Book-History mostly military, with music being a very close second 5. Anytime I get to share a pipe with my dad who is 77 years young and has been pipe...
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    What's Your Favorite Brand(s)?

    I’d go with Mac Baren as the first, and probably Gawith in second. I’d rate Daughters & Ryan a close third before the sale...the vote is out since then.
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    Daughters and Ryan Blend Availability

    I believe Picayune was on the list too...much to my dismay. :eek::cry:
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    Recommendation: Scottish Mixtures

    I'd add Drucquer & Sons Blairgowrie to the mix, I wouldn't call it an all day smoke, but it's certainly a great one.
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    Bad Experience With Pipes & Cigars (Lost My Cringle Flake)

    Congratulations on the new addition. With P&C I’ve had mixed results, almost all around packaging. An order earlier this year was just tins thrown in a box with a hole in the side covered by tape. I know they taped the hole because their packing label was over said tape. And to no one’s...
  17. jhe033

    Favorite Movie Quotes/Lines 🎬

    Real Genius: "I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said, 'I drank what?'.
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    Called D&R Today...

    Well, I step away for a week or two and this happens. It's all been said above, but this news sucks. I stocked about 20 lbs. of various D&R blends before this proverbial axe fell. Still, I had less Picayune (about 5 lbs.) than I'd have liked and I'm not at all happy with A.B. going away...
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    Do You Believe In The Cake? Yes or No

    No. I'm with the warm water flush, paper towel crowd. I find my pipes smell sweeter by 1000% and I don't dread putting one in my mouth before the tobacco anymore. Prior to that opening my pipe cabinet was a blast in the face with old ash smell, and that's also now gone. So I see it as a...
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    Is Pipe Tobacco Currently Threatened in USA?

    Living in an age of Zoom and other interactive web technologies, one would think the face-to-face definition could be largely worked-through. It's interesting that at the same time face-to-face is being proposed for tobacco sales, the alcohol sales laws are loosening and services for liquor...