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  1. chispa

    Viprati, New VaPer by Russ O.

    "Russ Ouellette, started out with three different Virginias, selected for their sweetness, along with a healthy amount of Perique. To round it out, a special fire-cured tobacco is added to add richness and body." Anyone try this yet??
  2. chispa

    Alden Brindle Blast Brandy

    Lonestar AldenPipes.com continues to shine. Fresh from his selection as one of the winners of the KC pipe carving contest, like a runaway 18 wheeler with no brakes, he's carving his way to the top of the pipe world with this petite, pinched shank, brindle blasted, brandy. 5.40" length 1.65"...
  3. chispa

    Nicotine in the insect world

    Caterpillars use Nicotine as defense!!
  4. chispa

    Black House, Magnum Opus, Legends, Wilderness

    Black House, Magnum Opus, Legends, Wilderness Anyone have any experience with all these Latakia mixtures? Compare and contrast?
  5. chispa

    Post Up Your Jerry Crawford Pipe

    Mr. Crawford is a new American artisan. I've seen some references to him as one to watch. Not a lot of info on him but what I have seen has been impressive. Anyone have a Crawford pic you can share?? Post a pic along with your impressions of the pipe and the maker. Thanks
  6. chispa

    Why do They Call it a Poker Pipe?

    It is a sitter and you can smoke it while playing poker? The stem looks like its just poked in there? You can hold it comfortably and poke someone?
  7. chispa

    Humidity and Cellaring

    100 gram tins of Solani 633 Va/Per flake don't come sealed very well and are quite dry. Would they not cellar as well and a "normally" hydrated tobacco?
  8. chispa

    Help dating and analyzing this 4103 Dunhill bamboo

    The Pics
  9. chispa

    When a pipe deal goes bad..get a Neerup?

    When you do a deal online and use paypal you have 45 days to file a complaint with the resolution center. I had a deal go bad when I recently purchased a pipe from a dealer overseas. After more than a month with no delivery the seller would not return my emails or read the messages I sent via...
  10. chispa

    Similar to Davidoff Flake Medallions

    Is there a bulk (less expensive) alternative to DFM? Anyone try Newminster's coins? How would you compare the blends that are closest to Davidoff Medallions in terms of perique spiciness, sweetness, strength of body, and overall deliciousness?
  11. chispa

    You must be a pipe smoker

    If you walk around sniffing your mustache... You must be a pipe smoker.
  12. chispa

    Weird Rustication

    What style rustication is this?
  13. chispa

    Video of Meerschaum mining and carving

    Check out this interesting video of meerschaum mining and carving. Starts with a guy being lowered 300 feet in the ground and ends with a fancy carved meer in a velvet case. Meerschaum video
  14. chispa

    Video of Meerschaum mining and carving

    Check out this interesting video of meerschaum mining and carving. Starts with a guy being lowered 300 feet in the ground and ends with a fancy carved meer in a velvet case. Meerschaum video
  15. chispa

    Meerschaum IMP brand

    IMP Meer. They seem to be one of the reputable brands and a smokingpipes.com had this one for sale. I like the classic shape and the not too fancy carving on this one. Anyone have an IMP? Impressions? Experiences?
  16. chispa

    lighter with a boost

    I was watching youtube video and a guy had a really cool pipe lighter. It lit up like a regular lighter and the flame comes out of the corner. When you tip the lighter over a bit to direct the flame into the bowl the flame grows. Something about a tube that heats up and vaporizes some fuel to...
  17. chispa

    What happened to Bubba?

    What ever happened to the mod named Bubba?
  18. chispa

    the birth of the gurgle

    I have a new briar that I carved. Nice looking pipe It just doesn't smoke dry at all. I smoke the same blends that I smoke out of my cobs and they gurgle in the briar pipe and emit foul tasting fluid from the end of the stems. Am I just spoiled by the cool and dry superior smoking of corncob...
  19. chispa

    My pipe carving project

    Starting on a pipe carving adventure. Bought this 4" sanding disc at Harbor Freight. 100 grit discs.
  20. chispa

    You smoke a pipe!!???

    "Yeah, safer than riding a motorcyle" No response. Then she walked away.