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bullet08

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Nov 26, 2018
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Thought about this awhile. I don't need alcohol when smoking, but I do need smoke when drinking. Typically, I need my beer when grilling and that means I need my vape or smoke. Been like that forever.
 
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bullet08

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Nov 26, 2018
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Went to IHOP for breakfast since I was on the road. They gave me one cup of coffee. One freaking cup! No carafe! Not even the sweetener container on the table! But their chicken fried steak was very nice, and those pancakes still hit the spot.
 
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Jaylotw

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Mar 13, 2020
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I like a hot English breakfast tea with a bit of milk or half and half with a bowl. Sometimes a scotch or old fashioned, or wine, but we have an alcohol problem in our house and both of us need to cut back so alcohol is pretty rare for me any more.

I did used to really enjoy a good scotch with a big heavy English blend, or a good wind with an aged Virginia. The trouble was keeping it moderate and not waking up face down in the lawn.
 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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I just never tried it with coffee or tea, I really need to give it a try now! Don’t worry for my liver, I usually only smoke and drink on weekends, except now because I have the summer off, the joy of teaching. I usually light a bowl in the late afternoon with a drink and I cannot drink coffee past noon or I won’t sleep but I will explore the pairing with tea and iced tea!
Be careful with the tea. Some have as much or more caffeine than coffee. When I drink tea after my coffee, I drink Luzzianne de cafe tea. I either drink it sweet with Stevia and ice or I drink it hot with Stevia. I like my tea hot or cold very sweet. I found Stevia over ten years ago and have been using it ever since.
 
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Sweet Home Alabama

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Mar 2, 2021
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Went to IHOP for breakfast since I was on the road. They gave me one cup of coffee. One freaking cup! No carafe! Not even the sweetener container on the table! But their chicken fried steak was very nice, and those pancakes still hit the spot.
Going there for breakfast was your first mistake…..lol!
 
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cwpiperman

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Jun 15, 2018
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Loose leaf black or oolong tea, Virgil's Root Beer, freshly pulled espresso or late, iced espresso, hot cocoa are all great companions to a pipe. I don't do alcohol and smoking together.
 
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Alex.Jr

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Aug 30, 2020
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I don’t usually drink while smoking, for me pipe tobacco seems muted after a sip of bourbon.

I still enjoy both, but keep them apart. Cigars on the other hand... bingo.

Nothing beats a pipe and coffee.
 

elvishrunes

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Jun 19, 2017
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I can’t enjoy my life without alcohol, but that is another issue altogether…

I have a couple whiskies before and with my dinner, and might have a pipe after, but rarely mix. Coffee, water, tea, or nothing would be my pipe friend.
 
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