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Piping Rooster

Can't Leave
Jun 29, 2022
361
1,834
Champa Bay
This is my first pipe, a Medico paneled billiard that I got from my local B&M along with a pouch of straight Black Cavendish from Smokers Pride. Lets just say that experience wasn't all too pleasant. Newby smoker with wet tobacco and a plastic pipe is a recipe for disaster! Scorched tongue and hands made me a little hesitant to pick a pipe back up for a while, but I'm sure glad I did!20220730_224153.jpg
 
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jndyer

Part of the Furniture Now
Jul 1, 2012
890
532
Central Oregon
This is my first pipe, a Medico paneled billiard that I got from my local B&M along with a pouch of straight Black Cavendish from Smokers Pride. Lets just say that experience wasn't all too pleasant. Newby smoker with wet tobacco and a plastic pipe is a recipe for disaster! Scorched tongue and hands made me a little hesitant to pick a pipe back up for a while, but I'm sure glad I did!View attachment 160053
My first pipe was a brylon. I smoked some lane 1-Q. It was not a horrible experience, but the pipe did get incredibly hot. Over the next couple of months I kept trying to build up a cake, which I finally realized may not be possible when your pipe is made of smooth and slick nylon.

I know I still have the bowl of that pipe in my collection, but somehow I have lost the stem. I wish I could find the stem because I would like to try smoking that pipe to see if I could smoke it much cooler than my first few months.
 

JOHN72

Lifer
Sep 12, 2020
4,126
41,849
50
SPAIN
I started my tortuous way, spitting tobacco, and those things of impatient novice, but I succeeded in using these fantastic MM corn pipes. Three years smoking a corn pipe. The first tobaccos I bought at my local tobacconist, and my first pipe. It was really exciting, to this day.MJBM5580.JPGBGZO2390.JPG
 

craig61a

Lifer
Apr 29, 2017
5,125
39,662
Minnesota USA
1981 at the Base Exchange, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho…

My first attempts at pipe smoking were a miserable failure. The pipe got tossed when I PCS’d to England.

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My second pipe was an Italian basket pipe, which I burned out, third pipe, an Italian bent basket pipe, which I still smoke. Bought it in 1990.

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Kobold

Can't Leave
Feb 2, 2022
477
1,424
Maryland
My very first pipe is long gone but this is the pipe I bought when I decided to start smoking a pipe again. It’s a La Rocca pipe. Not my favorite but I probably smoke it the most because it was cheap so I take it camping and hiking all the time.
 

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I started with a Peterson Darwin, I believe it is. A large bent pipe. Like many of us here starting off, I had no idea what to look for or what I wanted. I'd heard from the old guys, way back when that Peterson was "the best pipes in the world". Well, they're ok, pretty good some of them.
I bought 8 oz Lane I-Q, 8oz Lane BCA and 12oz Half & Half. I was going big, with no intention of going home!
Needless to say, I burnt my tongue. Put the pipe away and bought a MM corn cob and a tin of Solani, I don't remember which one. Anyway, better results with the cob & Solani.
 

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