- Jan 20, 2017
I never really noticed how much a pipe shape can effect the flavor of tobacco. Maybe a little here and there. I must say that I have finally experienced a full flavor change. When I first cracked open a 2006 tin of Hal O the Wynd I packed a bowl in my Radice Horn. It was amazing! Sweet and simple. Probably the tastiest I have ever experienced. A few days later I packed another in my new Unique bend Tinsky Pot. I was immediately surprised in the taste or lack there of. I thought to myself, “Why the hell does this taste so different?” I figured that maybe I didn’t let it dry long enough or packed it to tight. A day later I packed another. This time in my Tsuge sitter 552. Same thing. Not sweet just blah. So as I sit here now smoking a fine bowl of the same in the Radice horn the flavor is sweet and simple. Just as before. I am only into my third year as a pipe smoker and it never ceases to amaze me the complexity that can occur while partaking in such a wonderful past time.