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  1. shayde

    Newbie from Michigan!

    I grew up in Battle Creek, MI and bought my first pipe there. Welcome to the group, if you like aromatics Corona Smoke Shop in Battle Creek has a house blend called Amanda’s Berries & Cream and it’s worth buying an ounce or two!
  2. shayde

    Am I Smoking Too Much?

    I smoke about once a week. My wife doesn’t like that I smoke at all and chewing tobacco is easier to use at work. So I usually only smoke on a weekend, when I want to relax. That seems like a lot, but if you are addicted to nicotine and this is the only way you consume it, that sounds about...
  3. shayde

    Negative Customer Psychology

    I usually just load up a cart and wait till I’ve accumulated the funds for it. I check it just about daily and reevaluate each and everything in the cart. Sometimes I end up just scrapping the whole purchase when I get the opportunity to make it. The Pipes and Cigars website usually clears my...
  4. shayde

    Let’s Talk About Bags… (Long Post)

    I’ll definitely check out the interview! They are super neat, I’ll have to start setting aside some money here and there for one!
  5. shayde

    Let’s Talk About Bags… (Long Post)

    What does SCooSA mean? And how much are they?
  6. shayde

    Pipes and Tobacco Magazine Rebirth?

    I have never even seen a magazine about pipes or tobacco. When I first started my journey into pipe smoking this was just the first forum I found that looked decent. There are a lot of other forums out there whose websites did not appeal to me. I would love to actually subscribe to any and all...
  7. shayde

    Which Pipe Material If You Had To Choose One

    Briar, but just for aesthetics! I can’t really pull off smoking cobs, although I do very much enjoy them. Briars just fit my style a more. Admittedly, this choice is essentially between three different materials as I’ve never smoked clay, meer, or any other woods than those MM wooden pipes...
  8. shayde

    8 Pipe Magnum Author Set

  9. shayde

    Do You Smoke Your Dottles?

    Always, however I don’t recommend it
  10. shayde

    What's Your Profession?

    I’m an 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman (Mortarman). I use this really cool thing to shoot fireworks that ruin people’s days. It’s also not any cooler than it sounds.
  11. shayde

    First Timer

    Are you looking for tobacco recommendations for an online purchase or an in store purchase?
  12. shayde

    Your favourite Missouri meerschaum?

    Nothing gold can stay :!:
  13. shayde

    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (August 2019)

    Father Dempsey in a bulldog/Rhodesian Stanwell. It’s my first tin of an English blend and I’ve very much been enjoying
  14. shayde

    1 Grabow for 1 Year (8/2/19)

    I am curious to know what the other blends you’re smoking will be
  15. shayde

    New Watch, and Photos from Maine

    Beautiful! Both the watch and the view!
  16. shayde

    Your favourite Missouri meerschaum?

    I think it was the Great Dane Egg shape, But I haven’t seen one since I first purchased it. It was my first pipe and remains my favorite cob shape.
  17. shayde

    I've gone and broke it

    Buy the pipe again? You might be able to contact a shop or the manufacturer about trying to get a replacement stem. I’ve got an old estate pipe that I do not believe has it’s original stem
  18. shayde

    Quality/Cheap Tobacco Brands

    You can definitely start on whatever you want. Aro’s are where I started and I’ve only recently started with English blends. I honestly think the best way to start would be grab a cob (for trying blends), find a tin of well regarded tobacco of each blend (VA, VaPers, English, Balkan, something...
  19. shayde

    How long does it take you to smoke 16oz?

    I couldn’t have said it better myself, however maybe if I would have tried all of these fine gentlemen wouldn’t be under the assumption that I am a loon. The state I’m currently stationed in is banning all online tobacco sales in the near future. I think it’s safe to assume that any laws...
  20. shayde

    How long does it take you to smoke 16oz?

    It is very likely that I didn’t gather the entire information concerning the legislation, regardless I still would like to stock up on the blends I would rather not live without :mrgreen: