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  1. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Sutliff Cringle Flake 2020

    I don't remember the 2019 version getting this much love. In fact I didn't even open a 2019 tin until after the 2020 was released. Figured I'd be able to snag a few tins if it was noticeably better than say 515... now I see the internet has ruined it for me ?
  2. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Esoterica Drop

    Like a fart in the wind...
  3. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    If You Could Only Have 7 Tobaccos.. Which Ones Are They?

    There is a lot of great lists on here... Tough to isolate seven candidates... A top 20 would have been easier ? Watch City 558 C&D Opening Night Fribourg & Treyer CVP Watch City Rhythym & Blues Seattle Pipe Club Mississippi River Rattray Marlin Flake Reiner Long Golden Flake I don't...
  4. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Microwaving Tobacco

    Grabs load of bread and heads to kitchen... ?
  5. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Cellars - Complete or Still Working?

    Still a work in progress at ~45lbs. I was in a maintenance phase until the recent availability of certain Fribourg & Treyer, Wessex, and Astleys blends at several online shops. Like many I am exploring several of the HU blends and expect that I will invest heavily there in the future.
  6. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    'Mixing' - Not 'Blending'

    I'm smoking a bowl of WhiteKnight with a bit of Wilke Rumcake at this very moment. I also like to throw a pinch of 507-s into various English and VA blends on a regular basis. Recently I find myself experimenting with many of the aromatic and English blends that have been hiding in my cellar.
  7. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Blends That Contain "Black Stoved Virginias"

    Just realized this was an older thread... oh well everything I say still stands. Another vote for Rhythm and Blues, and Watch City in general. Rhythm and Blues is one of my favorite blends, period. If you message Ernie through the site you'll get a fairly accurate estimate on the next batch...
  8. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Recommendations on Tobacco and/or Pipe Related Books?

    With all of the great comments this is becoming a "Suggested Reading" list of sorts. Thank you everyone for your contributions. I've alot of reading to do! ??
  9. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Recommendations on Tobacco and/or Pipe Related Books?

    I became a NASPC member shortly before the new year... am definitely looking forward to this.
  10. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Recommendations on Tobacco and/or Pipe Related Books?

    I'm finishing up In Search of Pipe Dreams 2 (Rick Newcombe) at the moment. I found both volumes enjoyable, but would be interested in an up to date perspective. Any knowledge/thoughts on the Pipes and Tobacco's online content? It looks to be subscription based...
  11. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    What's Your First Pipe Purchase of the New Year?

    Late to the party, but I'll play... A Yeti partial sandblast volcano. I'm not typically a fan of partial blasts, but am a fan of birdseye. I am also quite pleased with the stem. I see at least one Rad Davis in here, which is what I had been looking for. I found two I liked, unfortunately...
  12. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Never Tell a Cowboy How to Ride His Horse

    I just spit my coffee out! Very good advice indeed.
  13. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    New GL Pease Blend

    Any speculation on tin limit? ?
  14. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    New GL Pease Blend

    Maybe things aren't as dire as the industry let consumers believe because it was good for sales. Perhaps we will see some of the hard to get blends become more available as the hoarding culture wanes. Perhaps I'm delusional or just being wishful... I will say that releasing blends at this...
  15. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    New GL Pease Blend

    I wasn't tracking the 20% sale at TobaccoPipes.com. Fortunately even though it was after midnight on the East coast, thier software uses the buyer's local time process the transaction. I snuck an order in thanks to this discussion. These were all VAs so maybe that leaves room to try the new...
  16. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Your Hidden Gem Tobaccos! Time to Share ‘Em.

    I see no other solution than to let the public know the truth... Astleys 44 and 109 are overrated crap. :ROFLMAO:
  17. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Who Makes Your Favorite Stems?

    Thanks for the link. Given the cost it would be prudent to read up me thinks...
  18. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Who Makes Your Favorite Stems?

    Ryan gets a ton of love on here. I know he aims to provide a pipe for the working man, but I just don't see how his pipes are still so affordable. Relatively speaking that is...
  19. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Who Makes Your Favorite Stems?

    Thank you for the photos, and descriptive justification. Becker makes some great looking pipes. I've never had the pleasure of fondling one up close however. It seems I do need to change that... How old are your Beckers? Other than age is there a way to ID if Paolo or his son was the carver?
  20. Smoking In The Fast Lane

    Who Makes Your Favorite Stems?

    I picked up a Ryan Alden recently and couldn't be more pleased. The stem is cumberland, ideal width, and just sits in the mouth without making it's presence known. I do plan to work with Ryan again. Jose Rubio makes beautiful pipes and is also on my short list. However, since he does not...