- May 9, 2019
How's it going everybody just joined the forums today and wanted to say thanks to the group for all the great information available to someone new to pipe smoking like myself. I just recently got into pipe smoking, have been a cigarette smoker for years and have tried to quit on multiple occasions and nothing ever seemed to work. Around the first of April my brother and I were in downtown Columbia and happened by the Briarworks shop and my brother said we should check it out, so we went inside. Pete was the one who showed us around and was great at explaining the different types of blends and pipes and even showed us how to load the pipe so we both bought a mm country gentleman and some tobacco and smoked our first bowl before we left the shop. I have since been back several times and met several of the guys there all of them are great and I'm looking forward to the muletown pipeshow coming up, hopefully will get to meet some more people from the community. So far I have been able to cut out all cigarettes at home and to and from work just find myself still smoking a few on breaks at work. I won't write a whole book but again thanks to everyone for being so welcoming and helping to get this pack a day smoker down to about 2 packs a week.