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  1. tschiraldi

    Gettysburg Tobacconist?

    Anyone know of a decent place to buy pipe tobacco in Gettysburg, PA?
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    Asking for a Friend

    So, a new lieutenant at work told me he bought a pipe this past Summer, but he doesn't smoke it a lot because he said the tobacco irritates his mouth and throat. He bought the pipe at some tourist spot and grabbed some cherry tobacco to go with it. Typical, huh? He doesn't inhale, so I told him...
  3. tschiraldi

    Rare Sighting Checked All The Boxes

    As some of you know, my wife and I ride Harleys. I belong to a law enforcement MC and my wife is in a female riding club. Last night we went to a function put on by her group. She introduced me to everybody, and I got to talking to one of the husbands. We really hit it off. The guy rides...
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    Playing With Deer Tongue

    I was finally able to acquire a few ounces of Deer Tongue leaf. I love Crooner, but want more Deer Tongue in it, so I'm going to add my own to the blend. I'm also going to try my hand at creating my own blend using leaf with a lighter flavor profile, probably a good quality straight Virginia...
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    Any Other Biker/Riders?

    The bug bit me when I was 7 years old. My Dad bought a motorcycle, a green Honda 360. I was hooked! When I was 20 and in the Army in Washington D.C., I couldn't afford two vehicles, so I sold my car and bought my first bike, a 1982 Harley Davidson Shovelhead Tour Glide Classic, the Daddy of the...
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    Sourcing Deer Tongue

    Does anyone know where I can find Deer Tongue leaf? Amazon had it for sale, but I sat too long and it's out of stock, and it doesn't look like they will be selling more. I have found Deer Tongue ROOT, but not leaf. None of the blends have quite enough Deer Tongue in them for my taste. The web...
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    Sasieni Patent Eight Dot 1-28-21

    Just got back from Blue Room Briars where I picked up this beauty! Sasieni Patent Eight Dot Barclay.
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    Going Through The Cellar

    I did my yearly organizing of my cellar today. It gives me a chance to check the lids and take a mental inventory. Here is my current situation.
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    Lakeland Question

    Being someone who only really smokes 3 or 4 blends on a regular basis, imagine my surprise this week when a new blend bullrushed it's way into my top 3! I have found a new love in G&H Broken Flake #7! Being a complete novice to Lakeland blends, and with my new found desire to cellar as much of...
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    Fast Five. Who Wants To Play?

    Okay, we all know this one. I don't know if this has been done here before (I assume it has), but to take a page out of Brian Levine's book, no right answer, no wrong answer, just the first thing that comes to your mind. With all the new members, I thought this would be fun. I'll go first...
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    They're Ba-ack!

    Picked up the 4 Jesse Jones and 3 Sasieni pipes I had at Blue Room Briars for their yearly cleaning! Jesse did a fantastic job as usual! I left a couple more there since I have these to smoke again.
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    Best Brown Flake #2

    Well, I just tried my 1st ever Lakeland blend, G&H Best Brown Flake #2, in an old Jelling Dublin pipe. I've read so much about the Lakeland essence. It seems very polarizing. People seem to either love it or hate it. I've got to say, I just don't get it. I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. It...
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    Sasieni Question

    Okay, as many of you well know, I have a love for old Sasieni pipes. A friend of mine showed me one he had just picked up. It is a One Dot complete with fish logo, correct patent number, and all other correct markings. The stem is definitely original and the button, slot and tenon are right. So...
  14. tschiraldi

    My Pipes Are Gone!

    Well, not all of them. It's that time of year again when I take my pipes to Blue Room Briars for cleaning. I'm on my way to see Jesse and Scott now. They offer free cleaning once a year for any pipe you get from them, and they do a great job, so it's a no brainer to take all my pipes to them. I...
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    Hopefully Uneducated Ebay Seller

    So, there is a pipe on Ebay listed as a RARE Sasieni Four Dot Old England 109 xs. I wrote to the seller who almost certainly has no idea as they sell a lot of different products. explained that there was no such thing and that the pipe in question was an Old England and NOT a Four Dot. I got no...
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    Seeking Knowledge

    There are very few pipe shapes / styles I haven't owned and smoked, however, I have never owned (or smoked) Canadian or Lovat, you know, pipes with long shanks and short bits. They always look heavy and unbalanced to me. It's odd, I guess, because I love Billiards. There is a Canadian pipe that...
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    Christmas Codger

    Okay, full disclosure. I love Christmas and I love Christmas music! I love many genres of music, from country to classic rock, to metal, jazz, blues, classical, swing, etc. I hate when an iconic song is remade! Nobody but Led Zeppelin should, by law, ever be able to perform or record Stairway to...
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    Pulver's Help!

    I want to buy a pipe from Marty, but there is no way I can see to purchase it! There is no "Buy" or "Add to cart", or... ANYTHING I can see. There isn't even a phone number or email! Anyone???
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    Pipe Regrets

    I'm not sure if this should be in the Pipe Talk forum, but the Country Squire podcast recently had an episode about pipe regrets, either paying too much for a pipe or getting rid of a pipe you wish you'd kept. This got me thinking, and I think it could be an interesting discussion. I have...
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    Supply Issues 12/11/2020

    My local B&M doesn't always have the tobacco blends I'm after, but I still make them my first stop. Even if I don't buy tobacco there, I always buy my other supplies from them, like pipe cleaners, Boveda packets, etc. When I went in the other day, they were out of pipe cleaners, Boveda...