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gaj90027
04-18-2012, 12:27 AM
H&H Ambassador's Blend in my Savinelli Octavia.

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Blade Boy
04-18-2012, 12:39 AM
Late smoke or early depending on how you look at it, G&H Sweet Coconut Twist in a mini meer.

abmcp13
04-18-2012, 09:06 AM
H&H Ambassador's Blend in my Savinelli Octavia.

I just received Ambassador's blend along with some other samples from H&H, I know YMMV, but how do you pack that into your pipe? I know some of the tobacco is cut into cubes does that cause it to swell in the bowl?

nrdoty
04-18-2012, 09:16 AM
I just received Ambassador's blend along with some other samples from H&H, I know YMMV, but how do you pack that into your pipe? I know some of the tobacco is cut into cubes does that cause it to swell in the bowl?
Yes, the denser flakes or bits of tobacco are more likely to puff up. I often have to light & tamp 2-3 times to get these type burning evenly on top. Rougher cut tobaccos like cube cut often work best if you rub them out gently & just sprinkle in gradually.
Check this out: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/180201-How-to-properly-load-tobacco-in-a-pipe

abmcp13
04-18-2012, 09:44 AM
Yes, the denser flakes or bits of tobacco are more likely to puff up. I often have to light & tamp 2-3 times to get these type burning evenly on top. Rougher cut tobaccos like cube cut often work best if you rub them out gently & just sprinkle in gradually.
Check this out: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/180201-How-to-properly-load-tobacco-in-a-pipe

Thanks for the link! I usually use the frank's method for ribbon cut (without a torch lighter), I just wasn't sure with the cubes, I'm pretty sure I just packed it way to tightly. Today I'm going to be receiving a shipment of FVF, so you can guess what I'll be enjoying this afternoon! This is the first time I'll have tried it!

Artistik
04-18-2012, 09:49 AM
Started today with CH in a MM Cob with black coffee. After lunch I'm thinking Boswell's Best in, what else, a Boswell pipe. I am anxiously awaiting an order from Boswell with Bear Blend (can't get enough of this) and Pipers Pleasure.

Blade Boy
04-18-2012, 10:05 AM
Started today with CH in a MM Cob with black coffee. After lunch I'm thinking Boswell's Best in, what else, a Boswell pipe. I am anxiously awaiting an order from Boswell with Bear Blend (can't get enough of this) and Pipers Pleasure.
I don't know if you like Latakia but the Boswell's Northwoods is great too, the smoothest Latakia blend I have had yet.

Price
04-18-2012, 01:19 PM
FVF in the Brebbia billiard:
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Commander Quan
04-18-2012, 06:42 PM
Bells 3 Nuns in the 999 Green Spray

jdto
04-18-2012, 06:49 PM
My Ebay Peterson African Meerschaum arrived today, so I've just spent a few hours cleaning it up and now I'm going to smoke it.


Before:
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/Pipes/Pete%20Meer%20Restoration%20April%202012/IMG_0834.jpg


After:
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/Pipes/Pete%20Meer%20Restoration%20April%202012/IMG_0872.jpg




Ready for some Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader:
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0893.jpg

Blade Boy
04-18-2012, 09:06 PM
Balkan Supreme in my no name mini meer

oc_in_fw
04-18-2012, 10:26 PM
Tried the GL Pease Cumberland- liked it much better than the Silver Flake. Nice smell, and nice taste.

Price
04-19-2012, 09:39 AM
Think I'll have some Cumberland today then, too. In my Stanwell tomato:

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jdto
04-19-2012, 02:34 PM
Mac Baren Golden Extra in the Pete meer again.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/Pipes/Pete%20Meer%20Restoration%20April%202012/IMG_0872.jpg

Blade Boy
04-19-2012, 04:05 PM
Strange Blend #1, a self made aro blend consisting of Natural Cavendish, Burley, Vanilla, Peaches & Cream, and a touch of Clove & Latakia in my mini meer...
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oc_in_fw
04-19-2012, 04:45 PM
Just packed a bowl of Squadron Leader- hopefully the simulators will behave for a little bit.

on edit: okay, got to smoke a half bowl. I LIKE this a lot, and will be buying more.

on second edit: What do they put in this stuff? I want another bowl NOW :001_smile When I get home, I will have a full bowl while trying to finish "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"- what better to enjoy a English spy novel than with an English tobacco?

Headcharge
04-19-2012, 05:16 PM
Last of the McClelland Navy Cavendish in one of the Bjanre apples. I will be ordering a tin of this soon. My favorite "navy" so far. Thanks Price.

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jdto
04-19-2012, 09:04 PM
The last of my Mac Baren Golden Extra in my Grandfather's Brigham Sportsman. I'm not sure if I like the softie bit or not. I am sure that I will buy this tobacco again.


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0908.jpg

nrdoty
04-19-2012, 11:55 PM
Last night I had some Bob's Chocolate Flake in my Peterson Shannon 999. One of my favorite non-VaPer flakes so far (Thanks Price!). I must be doing something wrong though cause it seems any time I try & rub out a flake I have trouble with tongue bite. Right now I'm gonna try the fold 'n' stuff method in my little Wellington bent; it has worked great for me in the past.

Also on lunch earlier today I had a quick lunch smoke of some Royal Flagship in my Dr. Grabow Duke.

conroygc
04-20-2012, 09:03 AM
SG Firedance in the Dr Grabow

Blade Boy
04-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Smoking my first bowl in my "new" vintage Brebbia meer lined churchwarden, having some Sillem's Black, I think I am really going to enjoy this pipe...
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5488/img2437t.jpg

Price
04-20-2012, 10:55 AM
Today's an Ennerdale day. In the St. Pat's 999:

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jdto
04-20-2012, 12:39 PM
I've been eyeing Ennerdale. I'm at the point where my first list of tobaccos to try is almost all checked off (haven't tried them all, but have them all). Next up is to keep trying more and also to stock up on the ones I like (just scored a 250g box of FVF from CupoJoes).

How is that one, Price?

Price
04-20-2012, 12:47 PM
I've been eyeing Ennerdale. I'm at the point where my first list of tobaccos to try is almost all checked off (haven't tried them all, but have them all). Next up is to keep trying more and also to stock up on the ones I like (just scored a 250g box of FVF from CupoJoes).

How is that one, Price?
I like it a lot. I'm not a big fan of sticky-sweet aros (okay, once in a while), so I like that you can taste the tobacco in this, not just the topping. It's got that "Lakeland floral" note to it, which I like, and my wife even approves of. I saw someone mention that they weren't a big fan because they got a "cologne" note, and I can see that, but I find it quite enjoyable.

jdto
04-20-2012, 12:51 PM
I suppose the best way to find out is to try it.

conroygc
04-20-2012, 01:16 PM
Today I smoked some C&D Good Morning in my little Cortina briar while driving to some various antique stores looking for pipes and razors. I had no luck, although I did find a very smoked out MM Corncob with a broken stem for the low low price of $10! :lol:

jdto
04-20-2012, 02:43 PM
GH Bob's Chocolate Flake in my Brigham Algonquin Bulldog #216


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0920.jpg

oc_in_fw
04-20-2012, 04:40 PM
Just smoked a bowl of Full Virginia Flake- another one for the "To Buy" list.

Blade Boy
04-20-2012, 05:49 PM
GH Bob's Chocolate Flake in my Brigham Algonquin Bulldog #216


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0920.jpg
I'm not a huge fan of Bulldogs but that's a beauty.

Blade Boy
04-20-2012, 08:08 PM
New pipe, new blend, smoking my first bowl of Nosfuratu in my new Barber B-line bent.....MUST.........STOP...........BUYING....... ....PIPES!
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jdto
04-20-2012, 08:18 PM
I'm not a huge fan of Bulldogs but that's a beauty.

Thanks! It's grown on me quite a bit. It's not the highest quality pipe I own, but it smokes well and is very light and comfortable.


New pipe, new blend, smoking my first bowl of Nosfuratu in my new Barber B-line bent.....MUST.........STOP...........BUYING....... ....PIPES!

:lol:

This evening I tried 4noggins Double Fantasy in my Brigham #224. Nice tobacco with a sort of mocha flavour. Smooth and sweet, not very strong. Quite enjoyable and a great room note (I could even detect it out on the balcony). Not something I'd smoke all the time, but so far I like it more than MacB Cherry Ambrosia.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0938.jpg

oc_in_fw
04-21-2012, 12:20 PM
Dunhill Early Morning in a MM- will be ordering a briar on the 1st (payday). Had it for last night's smoke, too. Trying hard to resist the call of Squadron Leader- I am almost out of the sample I received, and will be ordering a few tins on the 1st.

Blade Boy
04-21-2012, 03:30 PM
G&H Bob's Chocolate Flake in a Peterson 303 African Meershaum...
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Headcharge
04-21-2012, 03:52 PM
First go with St. James Woods in my Bjarne apple. Very nice.

jdto
04-21-2012, 06:13 PM
Nice Pete, BB.

SG Squadron Leader in my Brigham Rescue


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0947.jpg

Blade Boy
04-21-2012, 06:28 PM
Nice Pete, BB.

SG Squadron Leader in my Brigham Rescue


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0947.jpg
So is that Squadron Leader more on the Virginia side with spice or more on the Latakia side with mellow smokiness?

jdto
04-21-2012, 06:34 PM
So is that Squadron Leader more on the Virginia side with spice or more on the Latakia side with mellow smokiness?
I don't think I have enough experience to give you a clear answer, but I'd say it's more smoky than sweet, with a bit of Lakeland poking through. If you sip it, though, you can snag some sweetness. I am going to order a lot of this...I like it!

Price
04-21-2012, 06:51 PM
Willpower? What's that?
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Stonehaven in the B&B Tinsky

oc_in_fw
04-21-2012, 07:13 PM
I don't think I have enough experience to give you a clear answer, but I'd say it's more smoky than sweet, with a bit of Lakeland poking through. If you sip it, though, you can snag some sweetness. I am going to order a lot of this...I like it!

+1. Very nice smoke. The price is pretty good, too, when ordered in bulk (which I will be doing). Mid-evening pipe was Autumn Evening.

jwhite
04-21-2012, 07:49 PM
So is that Squadron Leader more on the Virginia side with spice or more on the Latakia side with mellow smokiness?
I'm a big fan of SL it has a noticeable oriental component that I find adds some sweetness and and complexity that some of the latakia bombs lack without sacrificing a rich smokiness. Still a lot of that campfire in a bowl aroma.

Blade Boy
04-21-2012, 07:56 PM
I'm a big fan of SL it has a noticeable oriental component that I find adds some sweetness and and complexity that some of the latakia bombs lack without sacrificing a rich smokiness. Still a lot of that campfire in a bowl aroma.
Sounds pretty good, what about spiciness (which I not real fond of) that a lot of the Flakes seem to have?

jwhite
04-21-2012, 08:00 PM
I don't find it to be a spicy blend, pretty smooth and takes a fair amount of abuse. I should add that I haven't smoked any with less than five years age on it in a long time but I don't recall fresh tins being spicy either

jdto
04-21-2012, 08:15 PM
I can say, even with my limited experience with tobaccos, that SL isn't overly spicy for me.

cb91710
04-21-2012, 08:24 PM
Willpower? What's that?

Stonehaven in the B&B Tinsky
Indeed....

"Light English" from the Pipes & Cigars "Strictly English" sampler....

Virgin....

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Virgin no more....

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Price
04-22-2012, 06:45 AM
Sounds pretty good, what about spiciness (which I not real fond of) that a lot of the Flakes seem to have?
Also in the "novice palate" category, but I don't find SL spicy at all, and it's ribbon-cut, not flake. It's somewhat similar in character to Dunhill Early Morning, although SL is more flavorful and packs a bit more vitamin N. It's got that Latakia smokiness, and it's quite smooth. My favorite English so far.

Price
04-22-2012, 01:02 PM
Well, with all this talk about Squadron Leader...

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Blade Boy
04-22-2012, 01:38 PM
Dunhill's My Mixture 965 in a Barber B-line...
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oc_in_fw
04-22-2012, 01:50 PM
Well, with all this talk about Squadron Leader...


My late evening was Squadron Leader. The wife says it is her favorite scent so far. I think she will be letting me order it tonight :001_smile

nrdoty
04-22-2012, 02:12 PM
Sounds pretty good, what about spiciness (which I not real fond of) that a lot of the Flakes seem to have?Yeah, I thought it was just poor technique (& it certainly still could be) but I find a lot of flakes have a flavor I don't care for too much. SL is certainly not one of those Blade Boy. I prefer that dry, full, smoky flavor I get from heavier Latakia blends Like C&D Pirate Kake. SL doesn't have any spiciness for me & I find it a more mellow, less palette destroying alternative to the C&D P Kake.

As for my POTD, My department at work made some "cut backs" so I find myself with more time to smoke. But for costs sake I will be more geared toward smoking what I have over the next few weeks, as opposed to buying new blends to try.

Friday I had some Sir Walter Raleigh in my MM Missouri Pride in the afternoon & Balkan Supreme in my Spaniola's Pipes Freehand Plateau that night. Yesterday I smoked Blue Note in the MM MO Pride & Half & Half in a MM Country Gentlemen. Currently I'm finishing up some Sir Walter Raleigh in the MO Pride & I'll probably have another smoke tonight.



Sir Walter Raleigh

The wife doesn't care for the room note & I understand on this one. It's certainly more of a straight tobacco smell & taste. I put this one almost in the cigarette tobacco catagory.
Pretty dry out of the bag & has a pretty course cut compared to what I'm used to seeing in other OTC Brands.
Smokes cool & mild.


Balkan Supreme

Not my favorite English style blend.
Seems prone to biting.


Blue Note

Good room note, not too wet.
Burns decent for an aro & overall one of my favorite aros so far.


Half & Half

I like the light Anise flavor; just a little sweet.

My favorite OTC for now.

conroygc
04-22-2012, 05:45 PM
Glad you like the Half and Half nick. I recently bought some of that and I like the smell out of the bag. I'll have to give it a go soon. Cheaper than Capt Black's too!

Yesterday I tried Frog Morton for the first time in my estate no name Freehand. Very smooth and enjoyable smoke! As I was enjoying my bowl the postman showed up with the LE Tinsky pipe :)

Today was McBaren's Plumcake in my Dr Grabow Royal. It's time for a sweetening in this pipe, it's getting a little funky.

Price
04-22-2012, 06:25 PM
Had the last of a tin of Bob's Chocolate Flake in the Shannon 999 tonight after dinner. I'm thinking of making this my "chocolate pipe" - I'll crack open the Two Friends English Chocolate next, as I've been curious to compare the two.

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jdto
04-22-2012, 06:41 PM
Tonight we have some SG Squadron Leader in the Pete Meer.http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0989.jpg

Blade Boy
04-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Scotty's Butternut Burley in a Brebbia churchwarden.

oc_in_fw
04-22-2012, 11:22 PM
had some chocolate flake earlier, then some Silver Flake. I didn't know what to think about it the first time I smoked it, but I really enjoyed it tonight.

conroygc
04-23-2012, 08:27 AM
Dunhill Early Morning in my cob with some black coffee.

arghblech
04-23-2012, 01:23 PM
Irish Flake in my Luciano poker. 2 more flakes of this to go. I like it but I can't wait to be done with it.

Blade Boy
04-23-2012, 02:15 PM
EHC Spilman Mixture in a meer lined Falcon International...
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5154/img2455yf.jpg

Price
04-23-2012, 03:43 PM
Peterson Irish Oak in the Rosslare Classic B10:

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jdto
04-23-2012, 05:42 PM
More Squadron Leader and Pete Meer this evening. I'm loving this!http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0993.jpg

cb91710
04-23-2012, 07:36 PM
Pipes and Cigars "Light English" in my brand new Peterson Killarney Red

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nrdoty
04-23-2012, 11:50 PM
Last night I finished off the weekend with my Peterson Shannon 999 smoking the last of a sample of Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls that I have had for awhile. I have a theory why I like VaPers, but straight VAs give me trouble. The spicy Perique satisfies my taste buds fairly easily. But even though I know a VA will have a milder flavor, I puff a little harder/faster without thinking about it to try & suck more flavor out. The result is a bit tongue & disappointment. Maybe one of these days I can discipline myself enough to truly enjoy a VA. :001_unsur

Tonight I revisited my "gateway" English: Altadis - Fox & Hound. It was an okay smoke with some of the flavors I like, but nothing stood out & there was some other flavor I didn't care for. The likes of SG-Squadron Leader & C&D Pirate Kake have completely knocked this blend off the bottom of my list. I have 8 grams left & if I can't trade it off I'll probably just use it for some "yard-work" type smokes in the cob.

Blade Boy
04-24-2012, 01:52 PM
Boswell's Countryside in a Nording sandblasted freehand...
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Not what I expected, it's a English/aro crossover, good flavor but the aro aspect works on the tongue a bit.

Price
04-24-2012, 04:41 PM
HOTW in the Brebbia today:

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cb91710
04-24-2012, 05:02 PM
Mild English in my Pete Aran "Calabash"

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jdto
04-24-2012, 06:03 PM
4noggins Essence of Vermont in a little clay tavern pipe

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMAG0022.jpg

tkdlaxer
04-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Nice clay JDTO, I had some Lane 1q in a Mr. Brog Sitter tonight. Was quite enjoyable.

jdto
04-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Thanks. It was fun, but over too quickly...so...Finishing off the day with 4noggins Weybridge in the Pete Meer. This tobacco is really nice.http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0990.jpg

Blade Boy
04-24-2012, 07:09 PM
G&H Irish Brown Twist in my English no name half bent dublin...
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Artistik
04-25-2012, 03:12 AM
Starting the day with SWR in a Sav second 1/4 bent Dublin. Looks like a Sav, feels like a Sav, smokes like a Sav so it must be a Sav.

Price
04-25-2012, 01:11 PM
Round 2 with the Tinsky, this time with Solani Silver:

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oc_in_fw
04-25-2012, 02:18 PM
Round 2 with the Tinsky, this time with Solani Silver:

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I only got one bowl in yesterday (wasn't feeling good) and it was Silver Flake. I am beginning to appreciate it.

Price
04-25-2012, 02:35 PM
I only got one bowl in yesterday (wasn't feeling good) and it was Silver Flake. I am beginning to appreciate it.

:thumbup1:

Argonaut
04-25-2012, 06:37 PM
Running my second 3/4 bowl of Carter Hall through "The Pipe". I love the taste of raw briar in a new pipe.

jdto
04-25-2012, 06:48 PM
4noggins Weybridge in the Pete System Standard #312

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0958.jpg

conroygc
04-25-2012, 09:59 PM
Jack, what is the tool on the left hand side of the picture?

Artistik
04-26-2012, 04:06 AM
Starting today with Bear Blend in the Sav with strong black coffee on the side.

gaj90027
04-26-2012, 10:01 AM
Jack, what is the tool on the left hand side of the picture?

I know you didn't ask me but let me tell ya' anyway.

It's a Butner Reamer, a tool for removing excess cake from the pipe bowl.

I got one from here:

https://www.iwanries.com/butner-style-reamer-P1929C1866.cfm

jdto
04-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Jack, what is the tool on the left hand side of the picture?


I know you didn't ask me but let me tell ya' anyway.

It's a Butner Reamer, a tool for removing excess cake from the pipe bowl.

I got one from here:

https://www.iwanries.com/butner-style-reamer-P1929C1866.cfm

Thanks, Garry!

Price
04-26-2012, 12:06 PM
It occurred to me that a couple of the first pipes I bought have been languishing on the bottom of the rack unloved for some time.

Dunhill My Mixture in my Wimbledon bent billiard:

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jdto
04-26-2012, 04:15 PM
FVF in my brand new IMP Meer


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1046.jpg

Headcharge
04-26-2012, 05:30 PM
Frog Morton in the Boswell.

gaj90027
04-26-2012, 11:47 PM
First bowl in DAYS!!!

GL Pease Merdian in the Savinelli Octavia - great Latakia blend - very tasty!

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Price
04-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Another of the "forgotten" pipes, this squat little Tom Howard beater. Fairly shallow bowl, just right for another crack at 1792:

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Blade Boy
04-27-2012, 05:53 PM
Gawith & Hoggarth Irish Black Twist in an Aristocob...
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9467/img2529bw.jpg

jdto
04-27-2012, 06:59 PM
4noggins Weybridge in my Pete Meer.


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0996.jpg

jdto
04-27-2012, 09:41 PM
SG Squadron Leader in my Brigham Prince #4


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0965.jpg

Blade Boy
04-27-2012, 10:39 PM
First bowl in DAYS!!!

GL Pease Merdian in the Savinelli Octavia - great Latakia blend - very tasty!

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Geez, it's sure smoky at your place Garry. :laugh:

gaj90027
04-28-2012, 01:56 AM
Geez, it's sure smoky at your place Garry. :laugh:

Ha ha :w00t:

I actually don't smoke inside at all ever since I moved into my new apartment last May.

There is no excuse for my crappy photo except that I'm a crappy photographer with a cell phone camera. I really don't understand how some of my photos come out pretty nice and others are just inexcusable :lol:

You all more than make up for my lousy photography though and I greatly appreciate looking at everyone's photos in this thread every day!

jdto
04-28-2012, 12:05 PM
4noggins Weybridge in my Brigham #484


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0971.jpg

conroygc
04-28-2012, 01:07 PM
First go at 1792 today.

I really enjoy the flavor of this blend out of the bowl. I can see how the room note would be off putting to some people; I visited my mom shortly after smoking and she said I stink! I was curious about how the oft-comment nicotine level would hit me, and boy, hit me it did. This stuff glues you to your chair for a while. Overall a great blend and I'll probably do my best to always have a tin around.

oc_in_fw
04-28-2012, 03:22 PM
Right now I am having Full Virginia Flake. I did not rub it out this time, I put it in the "traditional" way. We shall see how it works out.

jdto
04-28-2012, 04:02 PM
SG Squadron Leader in my Brebbia 1960 Sabbiata Nera 623


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0978.jpg

Blade Boy
04-28-2012, 05:28 PM
2005 Blakeney's Best Latakia Flake in a Peterson 303 African meer...
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/6359/p1030807f.jpg

jdto
04-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Nice one!

Argonaut
04-28-2012, 06:36 PM
Royal Yacht in my Pete 307 from Santa

cb91710
04-28-2012, 07:31 PM
Pipes and Cigars "Light English" in my brand new (stain is barely dry) one of a kind genuine made it myself in my back yard Freehand!

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Price
04-28-2012, 08:05 PM
Sweet, Rich! Congrats - that looks awesome.

Price
04-28-2012, 08:07 PM
HOTW in the SJ poker.

(Camera battery's on the charger.)

jdto
04-28-2012, 08:07 PM
Last pipe today is SG SL in my Peterson Aran 80s.


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_0986.jpg

Price
04-28-2012, 08:15 PM
Wow...a three-bowl Saturday, Jack? I'm envious.

jdto
04-28-2012, 08:17 PM
Wow...a three-bowl Saturday, Jak?
Haha yeah. It's been a slow one...nice and easy. Hopefully, my tongue will be ok tomorrow :biggrin:

Blade Boy
04-28-2012, 08:18 PM
Pipes and Cigars "Light English" in my brand new (stain is barely dry) one of a kind genuine made it myself in my back yard Freehand!

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Nice one!

cb91710
04-28-2012, 08:29 PM
Nice one!

Thanks Mang!

oc_in_fw
04-28-2012, 10:11 PM
Pipes and Cigars "Light English" in my brand new (stain is barely dry) one of a kind genuine made it myself in my back yard Freehand!

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You are inspiring me to order a kit myself

oc_in_fw
04-28-2012, 10:12 PM
Wow...a three-bowl Saturday, Jack? I'm envious.

I, too, have had 3. A FVF, Autumn Evening, and now Squadron Leader.

cb91710
04-28-2012, 11:04 PM
You are inspiring me to order a kit myself
If I can bang that out in 5-6 hours, someone with decent woodworking skills should be able to turn out a REALLY sweet piece in 4 hours.

Now keep in mind that I started with a pre-drilled block. PIMO sells the spade bits for the bowl for $15.50 to $17.50, the mortise bit is about $37, and $6 for the 5" long 11/64" for the air hole (not a bad price if you've priced "aircraft" drill bits)
That will be enough to bore a virgin block.
The mortise bit has a surfacing attachment that puts a square face on the shank so it's ready for the stem.

jdto
04-29-2012, 09:20 AM
Enjoying some 4noggins Double Fantasy in my Brigham #224 Bent Billiard with a large caffè americano. It's a beautiful day, though a touch chilly with the breeze.



http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/e685b369.jpg

Price
04-29-2012, 09:27 AM
Time to break open the English Chocolate. In the Shannon 999:

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Price
04-29-2012, 02:26 PM
An afternoon bowl of Dunhill Navy Rolls in my Mario Grandi. This tin is just about done, so I'm going to try to use it up this week. I've found other VaPers that I prefer, so I don't think I'll be replacing this one:

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Blade Boy
04-29-2012, 03:18 PM
If I can bang that out in 5-6 hours, someone with decent woodworking skills should be able to turn out a REALLY sweet piece in 4 hours.

Now keep in mind that I started with a pre-drilled block. PIMO sells the spade bits for the bowl for $15.50 to $17.50, the mortise bit is about $37, and $6 for the 5" long 11/64" for the air hole (not a bad price if you've priced "aircraft" drill bits)
That will be enough to bore a virgin block.
The mortise bit has a surfacing attachment that puts a square face on the shank so it's ready for the stem.
I got most of my pipe making stuff through PIMO and used the tenon turning tool for the first time today making a replacement stem for a Aristcob (second one) I got off the bay. It's a lot of work to create a finished stem from a rough stem blank (about 3 hours), while I was working on it I said to myself, I'll never scoff at a pipe price again, here's a before and after shot (keep in mind it is my first stem so it not perfect and still needs a little polishing...
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conroygc
04-29-2012, 03:26 PM
Broke in the Tinsky today with Hearth and Home Ambassador's Blend.

cb91710
04-29-2012, 03:36 PM
I got most of my pipe making stuff through PIMO and used the tenon turning tool for the first time today making a replacement stem for a Aristcob (second one) I got off the bay. It's a lot of work to create a finished stem from a rough stem blank (about 3 hours), while I was working on it I said to myself, I'll never scoff at a pipe price again, here's a before and after shot (keep in mind it is my first stem so it not perfect and still needs a little polishing...

The one on the left is a "stock" stem from PIMO?

Yeouch... I was hoping to avoid spending the $70 on the turning tool and polishing out the stem.

Blade Boy
04-29-2012, 03:41 PM
The one on the left is a "stock" stem from PIMO?

Yeouch... I was hoping to avoid spending the $70 on the turning tool and polishing out the stem.
No I got these unfinished stems from Tim West, now I know why they were so cheap :wink2:

cb91710
04-29-2012, 03:45 PM
No I got these unfinished stems from Tim West, now I know why they were so cheap :wink2:
Had me sweating for a minute there.

As long as I turn out nice looking pipes, SWMBO won't give me any grief... but I did detect a bit of an eyeroll when she noticed the new bandsaw (knowing it was only $120).
$70 for the tenon tool raised my eyebrow... and I don't have a proper workshop to set up a bench grinder or buffer. I basically work in my back yard, so I'll go hot and heavy on a series of projects using similar tools, covering them with a tarp at night, then when I chill out they get moved back to the garage or out to my storage unit.

jdto
04-29-2012, 06:08 PM
Enjoying some 4nogginsEssence of Vermont in the clay. No wind today and this is a smooth and flavourful smoke!

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/8e95cfef.jpg

jdto
04-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Another pipe to close out the weekend in style!

FVF in my IMP Meer

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/715da4b8.jpg

jwhite
04-29-2012, 07:05 PM
The pipe and tobacco are lovely but whats that evil bobbing about in your tea cup.:detective:

jdto
04-29-2012, 07:10 PM
The pipe and tobacco are lovely but whats that evil bobbing about in your tea cup.:detective:

It's some sort of chamomile relaxing blend. Can't do caffeinated at night. :biggrin:

jwhite
04-29-2012, 07:16 PM
Ahhhhhhhh, a tisane I had feared it was something calling itself tea.

jdto
04-29-2012, 07:21 PM
Ahhhhhhhh, a tisane I had feared it was something calling itself tea.

I sense that perhaps I am in the presence of a tea connoisseur.

jwhite
04-29-2012, 07:38 PM
I don't know that I'd go that far, but I become sad when I see dust inflicted upon good people at twice the cost per ounce of a reasonably decent loose leaf tea.

jdto
04-29-2012, 07:43 PM
I don't know that I'd go that far, but I become sad when I see dust inflicted upon good people at twice the cost per ounce of a reasonably decent loose leaf tea.

I have contemplated going that route, but I am only a very occasional tea drinker.

jwhite
04-29-2012, 07:49 PM
Shoot me a PM or post in the cafe if your interested in loose leaf that is affordable and keeps along with good cheap gear, I've derailed this thread long enough.:sailor:

nrdoty
04-29-2012, 07:57 PM
I have been slacking off in my POTD postings. In my extra free time I have been having 2-3 pipes a day, but many of them are less interesting OTC or bulk blends in a cob or what-not. Night before last I had some Esoterica Tobacciana Margate in my Spaniola's Pipes Freehand Plateau. I'll give it a couple more smokes, but I initially wasn't a huge fan of this one so I may trade it off. It is a great smoking blend; I am just finding I'm not big on a lot of the orientals.

oc_in_fw
04-29-2012, 10:54 PM
If I can bang that out in 5-6 hours, someone with decent woodworking skills should be able to turn out a REALLY sweet piece in 4 hours.

Now keep in mind that I started with a pre-drilled block. PIMO sells the spade bits for the bowl for $15.50 to $17.50, the mortise bit is about $37, and $6 for the 5" long 11/64" for the air hole (not a bad price if you've priced "aircraft" drill bits)
That will be enough to bore a virgin block.
The mortise bit has a surfacing attachment that puts a square face on the shank so it's ready for the stem.
I don't, but woodworking is something I always wanted to do. The local community college offers classes- I may have to take some.

First bowl of the day- spent too much time in the ER with the wife. She is home now (sciatica)- enjoying Squadron Leader

oc_in_fw
04-29-2012, 10:58 PM
but many of them are less interesting OTC or bulk blends in a cob or what-not.

I don't think it is about being a high falutin' pipe smoker, but what brings you relaxation. Hell, I am still smoking a cob, and will buy more even after I order my briar.

oc_in_fw
04-29-2012, 10:59 PM
It's some sort of chamomile relaxing blend. Can't do caffeinated at night. :biggrin:
my nightly drink of choice since I gave up beer.

nrdoty
04-30-2012, 01:05 AM
I have been slacking off in my POTD postings. In my extra free time I have been having 2-3 pipes a day, but many of them are less interesting OTC or bulk blends in a cob or what-not...
I don't think it is about being a high falutin' pipe smoker, but what brings you relaxation. Hell, I am still smoking a cob, and will buy more even after I order my briar.Oh, I meant nothing negative by my statement. I enjoy my MM cobs as much & sometimes more often than my briar pipes. And some of the OTC blends are great for when you want a mild flavor & to not have to worry about bite. It's just that I like to include pics in my POTD posts & often some comment on my impressions of the blend. With my schedule being so open I find stuff kinda runs together. So when I sat down to post here & I couldn't remember every smoke.

I really ought to start a "pipe diary" so I can just make a quick note about each smoke even if I don't have a chance to post. I think that would also help with deciding on new blends to try.

A minute ago I just finished up a big bowl of C&D Pirate Kake in my Spaniola's Pipes Freehand Plateau. This is still one of my favorites, yet tonight I didn't enjoy the flavor as much as previous smokes for some reason. Maybe the Thai food I had earlier was skewing my palate.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DKUTbulQ9zI/T55KU0m3tsI/AAAAAAAAFsg/FFY_f2Eklck/s800/20120430_031547.jpg

While I was setting here I decided to go ahead & have a little PA in a MM Missouri Pride. It's a virgin bowl, but an older stem. I'm currently trying to see if I can freshen up the original bowl with some salt/alcohol treatment.

conroygc
04-30-2012, 09:13 AM
Had two yesterday. After the smoke in the Tinsky I borrowed a friend's pipe (that I bought him, and he never uses) and had my first go at Half & Half. Not too bad I guess, it numbs the mouth out like clove cigarettes do. Anyone know what causes that?

Price
04-30-2012, 09:31 AM
Frog Morton in the Iwan Ries basket billiard:

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Commander Quan
04-30-2012, 12:00 PM
SG Chocolate Flake in the FrankenCob

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u224/comanderquan/FrankenCob.jpg

Blade Boy
04-30-2012, 12:48 PM
G&H Irish Black Twist in a Aristocob, the smell reminds me of damp yard clippings and insects burning but I like it for some strange reason :eek:

Miles
04-30-2012, 05:55 PM
Just enjoyed a Peterson author/apple filled with Rattray's Hal O'the Wynd out in the yard with my psychology textbook.

Here's a newbie question I'm sure you cats can troubleshoot properly: Am I supposed to have a lot of unscorched tobacco left after smoking down a full pipe? Seems like there's plenty that sticks to the walls and bottom of the bowl that just never gets fire. Is that the cake I hear so much about or what? Please illuminate this student.

Price
04-30-2012, 06:06 PM
Just enjoyed a Peterson author/apple filled with Rattray's Hal O'the Wynd out in the yard with my psychology textbook.

Here's a newbie question I'm sure you cats can troubleshoot properly: Am I supposed to have a lot of unscorched tobacco left after smoking down a full pipe? Seems like there's plenty that sticks to the walls and bottom of the bowl that just never gets fire. Is that the cake I hear so much about or what? Please illuminate this student.

Nope. What you need is a good tamp down & a re-light. When you're done there should be nothing but ash in the bowl (although there may be a tiny bit of tobacco not completely smoked on the very bottom of the bowl if the air hole is not drilled at the bottom - the term for this, I believe, is "dottle").

Cake is a layer of carbonized sugars that builds up in the bowl over time.

jdto
04-30-2012, 06:31 PM
FVF in #5


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1083.jpg

Uncle Jackie
04-30-2012, 06:36 PM
All day it has been Peterson Perfect Plug in a Butz Choquin Nosewarmer.

Price
05-01-2012, 08:21 AM
Solani 633 VA Flake in #20:

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jdto
05-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Working from home today.

4noggins Essence of Vermont in the clay

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1110.jpg

Blade Boy
05-01-2012, 09:20 AM
My first bowl of Squadron Leader in a Brebbia meer lined churchwarden, you guys were right it is good stuff :w00t:

conroygc
05-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Today was some bulk from my B&M called Celtic in a brand new MM Corncob that I picked up for $5.99. It's okay stuff, pretty similar to Capt Black IMO. Gotta love that first smoke in a new corncob, though.

Uncle Jackie
05-01-2012, 01:54 PM
2005 Dunhill Nightcap in a Julius Vesz

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/JuliusVesz2.jpg

oc_in_fw
05-01-2012, 02:25 PM
My first bowl of Squadron Leader in a Brebbia meer lined churchwarden, you guys were right it is good stuff :w00t:
Yes, it is. Last night was Autumn Evening. On my lunch break (about an hour) it will be Squadron Leader

Blade Boy
05-01-2012, 02:40 PM
My first bowl of a Dunhill 965 match blend from a tobacco shop in Carmel, CA in a bent Falcon International with a meer lined bowl...
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I would say it's every bit as good as the real deal.

Price
05-01-2012, 02:48 PM
2005 Dunhill Nightcap in a Julius Vesz

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/JuliusVesz2.jpg

:w00t: Man, that's a sweet pipe. I love the look of a bamboo shank.

Uncle Jackie
05-01-2012, 02:56 PM
:w00t: Man, that's a sweet pipe. I love the look of a bamboo shank.

Thank you. Mr. Vesz makes some wonderful pipes, great smokers and at an affordable price if you go for the hand made as opposed to the hand cut.

jdto
05-01-2012, 03:32 PM
I really should pop in Mr. Vesz' shop. It's literally a 2 minute walk from the office

I'm having some 4noggins Weybridge in my grandfather's Brigham Sportsman. No pic as I'm sitting on a park bench while my daughter is at dance class.

Price
05-01-2012, 03:37 PM
I really should pop in Mr. Vesz' shop. It's literally a 2 minute walk from the office


Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!

jdto
05-01-2012, 03:52 PM
Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!
Yes, indeed. There are some very nice pipes there...

http://www.juliusvesz.ca/

Price
05-01-2012, 05:05 PM
Yes, indeed. There are some very nice pipes there...

http://www.juliusvesz.ca/

That's a fact. And the "Hand Made" (as opposed to the "Hand Cut") are really not terribly expensive. Unfortunately, with all the pipes I've bought recently (including, ummm, the two currently en route :blush:), I am out of the pipe procurement business.





For now.

Blade Boy
05-01-2012, 05:23 PM
I just cracked open a tin of CAO Old Ironsides from 2005 (thanks to Pipe Stud) and am smoking my first bowl in an Aristocob...
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Pure Latakia bliss!

cb91710
05-01-2012, 05:55 PM
That's a fact. And the "Hand Made" (as opposed to the "Hand Cut") are really not terribly expensive. Unfortunately, with all the pipes I've bought recently (including, ummm, the two currently en route :blush:), I am out of the pipe procurement business.

For now.
You can always make one :wink:


Today: Light English in the Peterson Aran Calabash

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Price
05-01-2012, 06:19 PM
You can always make one :wink:

In due time...in due time...

jdto
05-01-2012, 06:32 PM
That's a fact. And the "Hand Made" (as opposed to the "Hand Cut") are really not terribly expensive. Unfortunately, with all the pipes I've bought recently (including, ummm, the two currently en route :blush:), I am out of the pipe procurement business.





For now.
Not only that, but apparently what's on the site is only a part of what's in the actual shop.

Price
05-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Not only that, but apparently what's on the site is only a part of what's in the actual shop. Well then I guess it's a good thing his shop isn't just a two-minute walk from the office, huh? :whistling:

jdto
05-01-2012, 07:17 PM
Well then I guess it's a good thing his shop isn't just a two-minute walk from the office, huh? :whistling:
Yeah..."good"

Tonight it's FVF in the IMP

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1098.jpg

Uncle Jackie
05-01-2012, 07:19 PM
His shop really is quite remarkable. The last time I was there, there must have been 600 pipes on the wall, each and every one hand made. About $130 to $6000, though I can't imagine too many of those being sold.

jdto
05-02-2012, 07:32 AM
Mac Baren Cherry Ambrosia in my rescued Brigham Sportsman

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/c067a56e.jpg

Price
05-02-2012, 11:04 AM
Solani Aged Burley Flake in the SJ poker:

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nrdoty
05-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Monday I had some Lakeland Brickle Fortissimo (thanks Gary!) in my new(to me) vintage Kaywoodie B&B Meerschaum billiard with amber stem. This is my second time smoking this blend & it was very interesting. I think I might get through most of this sample before I form a solid opinion on it. As for the pipe: It's about smack in the middle length-wise between what I'd call a normal billiard & a nose-warmer. I like having a pipe besides my cobs to smoke strongly cased & sample new blends with. The combo of meer & size make for a fairly compact, versatile, pipe (Thanks Aaron!).

No smoke Tuesday..not sure why..I was already feeling pretty chill after my run so I skipped.

Right now I'm enjoying another smoke with my nearly-new Savinelli Sistina 310 Rustic Poker. Went with Carter Hall again; trying to get the cake jump-started. I haven't tried the balsa filters with this one yet as the adapter for an open draw is working great. Gary, you take better pics than I do, but thanks for selling this to me. It was worth the wait.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--9AO-cVDv1A/T6GRfNlWSjI/AAAAAAAAFuQ/md8I9SEybTo/s800/20120502_145540.jpg

Maybe I should make a light box. I haven't really researched it much but it seems a pipe-sized one could be pretty easy.

Blade Boy
05-02-2012, 01:48 PM
Monday I had some Lakeland Brickle Fortissimo (thanks Gary!) in my new(to me) vintage Kaywoodie B&B Meerschaum billiard with amber stem. This is my second time smoking this blend & it was very interesting. I think I might get through most of this sample before I form a solid opinion on it. As for the pipe: It's about smack in the middle length-wise between what I'd call a normal billiard & a nose-warmer. I like having a pipe besides my cobs to smoke strongly cased & sample new blends with. The combo of meer & size make for a fairly compact, versatile, pipe (Thanks Aaron!).

No smoke Tuesday..not sure why..I was already feeling pretty chill after my run so I skipped.

Right now I'm enjoying another smoke with my nearly-new Savinelli Sistina 310 Rustic Poker. Went with Carter Hall again; trying to get the cake jump-started. I haven't tried the balsa filters with this one yet as the adapter for an open draw is working great. Gary, you take better pics than I do, but thanks for selling this to me. It was worth the wait.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--9AO-cVDv1A/T6GRfNlWSjI/AAAAAAAAFuQ/md8I9SEybTo/s800/20120502_145540.jpg

Maybe I should make a light box. I haven't really researched it much but it seems a pipe-sized one could be pretty easy.
That's a beautiful pipe Nick, I was thinking a quick make shift light box could be a small table with a white sheet over the top with a lamp or two aim in from the sides, if you didn't feel like making/buying one.

Blade Boy
05-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Gawith & Hoggarth's Balkan Mixture in a Jobey Stromboli Extra...
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/949/p10308482.jpg

cb91710
05-02-2012, 05:07 PM
Light English in the Pete Killarney Red 120 Dublin...

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cb91710
05-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Maybe I should make a light box. I haven't really researched it much but it seems a pipe-sized one could be pretty easy.
I'd like to make one, but what I've been doing is just laying out a piece of cloth, or sometimes an oak plank.

Depending on my mood, the cloth could be a sheet, a shirt, jacket... I've even used a pair of jeans...

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jdto
05-02-2012, 06:32 PM
Maybe I should make a light box. I haven't really researched it much but it seems a pipe-sized one could be pretty easy.
You can make one for almost nothing:
http://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-Inexpensive-Photography-Lightbox

Tonight it's FVF again in #5

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1114.jpg

Leobloom
05-02-2012, 06:54 PM
GL Pease Westminster in #27

Blade Boy
05-02-2012, 08:26 PM
2009 Gawith & Hoggarth Kendal Kentucky in a Aristocob...
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Blade Boy
05-02-2012, 11:25 PM
McClelland's 3 Oaks Syrian in my self made Cherrywood Cherrywood...
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3092/img2604d.jpg

Artistik
05-03-2012, 03:09 AM
That is one beautiful pipe.

Blade Boy
05-03-2012, 05:06 AM
That is one beautiful pipe.
Thank you.

Price
05-03-2012, 11:24 AM
HOTW in the Mario Grandi:

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Miles
05-03-2012, 11:36 AM
Here's the Peterson fermoy rhodesian on its maiden voyage. Short bowl of Peterson Deluxe Mixture.
Worked out great for studying in the backyard.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c245/The_Flying_Guillotine/PeteFermoy1.jpg

Uncle Jackie
05-03-2012, 01:55 PM
Amphora Original in a Peterson 999 Walnut Spigot.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/Peterson999WalnutSpigot.jpg

jdto
05-03-2012, 03:32 PM
Nice pipes today, everyone!

I'm having SG Squadron Leader in the IMP Meer, Churchwarden-style

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/cc809ab3.jpg

Uncle Jackie
05-03-2012, 03:41 PM
How do you like the IMP, Jack? I've yet to get one of them.

jdto
05-03-2012, 03:52 PM
How do you like the IMP, Jack? I've yet to get one of them.
I like it quite a lot, though I'm having some gurgles. I think I need to puff slower .

jwhite
05-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Does it gurgle regardless of the stem choice?

jdto
05-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Does it gurgle regardless of the stem choice?
I'm not 100% sure, but it seems like more with the longer one.

jdto
05-03-2012, 07:00 PM
Now enjoying some 1792 in my Brigham Algonquin #216

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1136.jpg

gaj90027
05-04-2012, 12:06 AM
Took my new Brebbia Sabbiata Nera for it's first smoke this evening with some amazingly tasty Balkan Sobranie.

This pipe just clicked for me from the minute I first saw a photo of it and I'm just as thrilled with it now that I've held it in my hands and enjoyed the first smoke!

Many thanks to Jack for his keen eyes and remembering that I was on the look out for this pipe - I owe you one Jack!

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Artistik
05-04-2012, 02:51 AM
Starting today with Pipers Pleasure in a Sav Tris.

jdto
05-04-2012, 05:53 AM
That's awesome, Garry, I'm glad you got your pipe!

Price
05-04-2012, 09:31 AM
Broke out the IMP for some University Flake this morning:

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jdto
05-04-2012, 10:09 AM
SG Chocolate Flake in my Brigham #446. It's a beautiful afternoon!

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/fda9ddde.jpg

Blade Boy
05-04-2012, 11:52 AM
Esoterica Cardiff followed by Pipeworks & Wilke #515 in a Brebbia meer lined Ebonite churchwarden...
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4709/img2627i.jpg

nrdoty
05-04-2012, 01:07 PM
Wednesday night I took another stab at some SG 1792 Flake in my Kaywoodie Meer. My dinner was fairly hearty & I took it nice & slow with only 3/4 of a bowl. It was a decent smoke with no woozieness this time.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0frJTA_0Phw/T6I7-sAPX0I/AAAAAAAAF20/hLudPuk5oYc/s800/20120503_030350.jpg

Just had a nice lunchtime smoke of Pirate Kake with a friend. I used the Kaywoodie again.

jdto
05-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Action shot! Part two of my Chocolate Flake showdown, with G&H Bob's in the same Brigham #446. BCF is the winner for me, no doubt.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/ded65856.jpg

Blade Boy
05-04-2012, 02:30 PM
Action shot! Part two of my Chocolate Flake showdown, with G&H Bob's in the same Brigham #446. BCF is the winner for me, no doubt.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/ded65856.jpg
Nice shot Jack.

Uncle Jackie
05-04-2012, 03:47 PM
All this talk about meers made me break out one of mine for the day. All day it has been PPP in an Altinok.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/AltinokMeerschaum.jpg

jdto
05-04-2012, 05:44 PM
Nice shot Jack.
Thanks. It was an iPad camera shot, but it worked out ok. You can sort of see the edge of the case riding up at the bottom there :biggrin:

All this talk about meers made me break out one of mine for the day. All day it has been PPP in an Altinok.



That's a cool pipe!

Tonight it's Solani Silver Flake (first time) in #5 with some help from Don Ruffino.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1147.jpg

Argonaut
05-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Breaking in the new addition, the Mario Grandi. This is a really nice pipe for less than $100 shipped from Italy. I'm quite impressed.

nrdoty
05-04-2012, 06:20 PM
Some great pics of some beautiful pipes guys! :thumbup1:

Currently having some C&D Nutty Irishman in my newly sweetened MM Missouri Pride Cob. It's going nicely with a brew from the local coffee shop called a High-Five to the Face (regular brew + a double of espresso, commonly known as a Black Eye).


...Also, I think my cob pipe is getting sour, might be time for a replacement...


I haven't had a cob sour on me as of yet. I'm curious how long you've had yours, how frequently, & what you smoked in it. Of course exact details aren't critical I just find my cobs in a very regular rotation & I'd l like to be able to put off replacing them longer if possible.

Also I wonder if a little salt/alcohol would clear up the taste. I know it can work great for briar, I'm just not sure how it would work with the less dense material. Of course to many it might not be worth the time since cobs are so cheap...FYI, to anybody pinching pennies: The Salt/Alcohol treatment does work very well on a cob.

The more porous nature of the material seems to be a good & bad thing for the de-souring process. Good because it seems the mixture very thoroughly removes off flavors. But it's bad because it absorbs the alcohol completely through the pipe. This means it seems to need to dry awhile longer after treatment than briar. Though it would be interesting to see the consequences of lighting a cob stil partially wet with alcohol, I wouldn't want to me the one with it in my mouth. :bayrum2: The other side-effect is that the tar from inside the bowl leeches color to the outside of the pipe on the unfinished cobs. This could be a downside or if you don't care too much like me you could just say it adds some character to your MM.

jdto
05-04-2012, 06:20 PM
Beauty!

Blade Boy
05-04-2012, 06:37 PM
Smoking my first bowl of Dunhill's Nightcap (I shouldn't have waited so long) in a green Jeantet Roller...
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7323/img2643z.jpg

Uncle Jackie
05-04-2012, 06:43 PM
Smoking my first bowl of Dunhill's Nightcap (I shouldn't have waited so long) in a green Jeantet Roller...


Nightcap (in my opinion) is among the finest tobaccos ever produced. It is still pretty good, unfortunately it just isn't the same as when Murray's, or even Orlik produced it. It's a shame, but it seems like many of the great classics can't be found anymore or the recipe has changed.

Blade Boy
05-04-2012, 07:09 PM
Nightcap (in my opinion) is among the finest tobaccos ever produced. It is still pretty good, unfortunately it just isn't the same as when Murray's, or even Orlik produced it. It's a shame, but it seems like many of the great classics can't be found anymore or the recipe has changed.
First I want say this meer you posted I pretty interesting, I had not seen one like it, as far as blends not being the same, I think they might be following the recipe but the tobacco itself may have changed due to a lot of variables, one years crop can taste totally different from another based on climate and many other factors, two growers could grow tobacco from the same seed and just through their different methods of growing and curing may have two totally different smoking/tasting plants, IMO.

jdto
05-04-2012, 07:14 PM
I tried Nightcap early on and found it a bit too strong for me, but very good. I should revisit it some time in the near future. I think the next English I open will be my Brigham one, then after that the Dunhill stuff. I also have Frog Morton...hmmm...so many decisions :biggrin:

oc_in_fw
05-04-2012, 11:22 PM
Tonight was Blue Mountain and Squadron Leader. The wife does not approve of Blue Mountain, but I really liked it.

Blade Boy
05-05-2012, 05:42 AM
F&K Sterling Balkan 759 in a Aristocob.

jdto
05-05-2012, 06:38 AM
4noggins Double Fantasy in the clay with some coffee


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1158.jpg

Uncle Jackie
05-05-2012, 07:06 AM
I tried Nightcap early on and found it a bit too strong for me, but very good. I should revisit it some time in the near future. I think the next English I open will be my Brigham one, then after that the Dunhill stuff. I also have Frog Morton...hmmm...so many decisions :biggrin:

Yeah, Nightcap can be a lot like a punch in the face. Frog Morton is excellent as well. Brigham English I'm not really a fan of, but if you have not tried their Virginia Flake, it is excellent. It is very similar to OGS and SG FVF.

jdto
05-05-2012, 07:29 AM
Yeah, Nightcap can be a lot like a punch in the face. Frog Morton is excellent as well. Brigham English I'm not really a fan of, but if you have not tried their Virginia Flake, it is excellent. It is very similar to OGS and SG FVF.
I have the Brigham Virginia flake. Apparently, it's Solani 633 without the Perique (blended by RL Will, as well). When I first tried the Brigham English Mixture, I was still having trouble discerning flavour and distinguishing the differences, so I'll give it another go since I've got the tin.

Uncle Jackie
05-05-2012, 08:34 AM
I have the Brigham Virginia flake. Apparently, it's Solani 633 without the Perique (blended by RL Will, as well).

You have it right, that is exactly what it is.

Price
05-05-2012, 05:18 PM
Well we were going to roll down to the Chicago Pipe Show today, and I was going to try to get a pic of me smoking my Tinsky with Mark Tinsky. Life got in the way, so I'm sitting in the garage enjoying some Stonehaven in #20 with a couple Negro Modelos:

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Blade Boy
05-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Just For Him's Whiskey Biscuit Gravy in a Mario Grandi Sandblasted bent tomato...
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3230/p1030887q.jpg

jdto
05-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Heading to the balcony for some Squadron Leader in the IMP Meer


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1159.jpg

cb91710
05-05-2012, 11:03 PM
Pipes and Cigars dot com "Byzantium" in my Freehand

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Uncle Jackie
05-06-2012, 10:13 AM
A beautiful day in Toronto, so I'm outside working on my lawn. Amphora Original in a Luxor (yard pipe). As ugly as this pipe is, it's one hell of a good smoker.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/Luxor.jpg

Blade Boy
05-06-2012, 05:19 PM
F&K Sterling Balkan 759 in a customized Aristocob...
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cb91710
05-06-2012, 06:34 PM
Pipes and Cigars Byzantium in 19/28

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jdto
05-06-2012, 06:40 PM
Sweet photo. I was planning on haVing a smoke in the LE tonight, but I had to DGT my afternoon smoke, so I am just getting to it now.

Mac Baren Navy Flake in my Petson System Standard 312


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1187.jpg

oc_in_fw
05-06-2012, 10:56 PM
I had some Autumn Evening and Blue Mountain today.

Commander Quan
05-07-2012, 09:14 AM
Yesterday was 3 bowls of Dunbar in the Ninja Sabbiata while on the golf course.

Vlad
05-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Yesterday was 3 bowls of Dunbar in the Ninja Sabbiata while on the golf course.

That, sir, is a good day.

Blade Boy
05-07-2012, 10:34 AM
PS English Oriental in a Peterson Tawny De Luxe African meershaum 303...

Price
05-07-2012, 10:45 AM
Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls in the "other" Tinsky:

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conroygc
05-07-2012, 03:30 PM
SG Firedance Flake in a little Cortina briar. Could not keep this lit for the life of me.

Commander Quan
05-07-2012, 03:36 PM
Connor did you let it dry out any? SG is notorious for being wet.

jwhite
05-07-2012, 03:45 PM
Connor did you let it dry out any? SG is notorious for being wet.

Big +1, I always rub it out as well.

jdto
05-07-2012, 04:18 PM
I've found the same thing with my SG flakes. 1792, Chocolate and FVF all benefit from about an hour of drying.

Blade Boy
05-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Cornell & Diehl's Pirate Kake in a Peterson Special Limited Edition XL302...
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cb91710
05-07-2012, 05:51 PM
Light English in 2012 St. Patty's Rhodesian....

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jdto
05-07-2012, 07:16 PM
My first cob! A MM Legend with 4noggins Double Fantasy


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1206.jpg

conroygc
05-07-2012, 07:34 PM
Connor did you let it dry out any? SG is notorious for being wet.

Big +1, I always rub it out as well.

I've found the same thing with my SG flakes. 1792, Chocolate and FVF all benefit from about an hour of drying.

I had to leave the tin out for a little over 24 hours until it felt dry enough to smoke. I think the issue was packing the bowl too tight, I eventually got it to smoke well by using my Czech tool to loosen up the bowl a bit. I think rubbing the flake out fully will help too.

oc_in_fw
05-07-2012, 07:44 PM
I have joined the briar club. I just had some Blue Mountain in, what appears to be, a no-name billiard (bottom in the pic). It is stamped "London Briar", but it appears that is pretty generic. It was a real nice smoke- good draw, zero relights.

PS- would the one on top be an apple? The bowl is a bit squatter and is more round-ish

Headcharge
05-07-2012, 07:59 PM
Cornell & Diehl's Pirate Kake in a Peterson Special Limited Edition XL302...
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What did you think of the pirate kake? It is on my short list to try.

Blade Boy
05-07-2012, 08:17 PM
What did you think of the pirate kake? It is on my short list to try.
It's VERY good, one of my favorites and I'm picky :wink2:.

Blade Boy
05-07-2012, 08:18 PM
I have joined the briar club. I just had some Blue Mountain in, what appears to be, a no-name billiard (bottom in the pic). It is stamped "London Briar", but it appears that is pretty generic. It was a real nice smoke- good draw, zero relights.

PS- would the one on top be an apple? The bowl is a bit squatter and is more round-ish
I really like Blue Mountain.

oc_in_fw
05-07-2012, 08:36 PM
I really like Blue Mountain.
So do I, but the wife doesn't like the smell so much- guess it will be an at work or in garage smoke. There is a bright point, though- she LOVES Squadron Leader, so I can smoke that indoors.

Uncle Jackie
05-08-2012, 01:41 PM
Dunhill Nightcap in a Dunhill. (Which I picked up along with 6 other pipes for $2 total)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/Dunhill.jpg

Blade Boy
05-08-2012, 03:13 PM
Dunhill Nightcap in a Dunhill. (Which I picked up along with 6 other pipes for $2 total)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/Dunhill.jpg
:w00t: Now that's what I call luck, very nice, I bought a near mint 1983? Dunhill Chestnut/Cumberland Oom paul today (my first Dunhill) and let's just say I didn't get it for $2, it was one of those "gotta have it" moments :em2100:

oc_in_fw
05-08-2012, 04:27 PM
Just had some Cumberland in my no name billiard.

Blade Boy
05-08-2012, 07:03 PM
Presbyterian Mixture in a Barber B-Line rustic bent...
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8286/img2746xw.jpg

jdto
05-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Very nice-looking pipe, BB.

Back to FVF in #5 tonight. Life's rough :biggrin:


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Price
05-08-2012, 07:22 PM
Couple bowls of GH Rum Flake in my IMP tonight. Stuck at work, so no pic.

Blade Boy
05-08-2012, 07:22 PM
Very nice-looking pipe, BB.

Back to FVF in #5 tonight. Life's rough :D


http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i376/jdto1/POTD/IMG_1227.jpg
Same to you Jack, if you think that one looks nice wait 'til next week, do the initials DH mean anything to you? :wink2:

jwhite
05-08-2012, 07:25 PM
Actually BB the initials I think your looking for are AD. ;)

Price
05-08-2012, 07:27 PM
Actually BB the initials I think your looking for are AD. ;)

:lol:

Well played, sir.

Blade Boy
05-08-2012, 07:29 PM
Actually BB the initials I think your looking for are AD. ;)

Yes sir, those too, I keep telling myself "this is the last pipe", it's not working :laugh:

jdto
05-08-2012, 07:37 PM
Haha I feel you, man. I have some initials in the works, as well, but mine are BST. DH sounds pretty awesome ;)

gaj90027
05-09-2012, 12:17 AM
Brand new pipe and a tobacco I haven't tried yet, life is good!

Erinmore Flake in my EWA Volcano "nose warmer" - aka small pipe.

Great smoke but I have to really slow down with this little guy as it gets much warmer much faster than a normal size pipe.

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Blade Boy
05-09-2012, 07:28 AM
Samuel Gawith's Squadron Leader in a Butz Choquin Gourd Calabash...
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/5585/img2750s.jpg

conroygc
05-09-2012, 09:17 AM
Frog Morton in #17

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7165465550_ccd843a8f9.jpg

The tackle box in the background is what I keep all my pipe and cigar accessories in :sailor:

Artistik
05-09-2012, 11:48 AM
I have been smoking Frog Morton On The Town in a MM Cob all day. Didn't like this blend when I first tried it about a month ago, but boy I'm taking to it now. Tried it before in a briar. Don't know if it was a month of aging or switching to the cob that did it for me. Guess I will try it in a briar again soon, maybe tomorrow.

conroygc
05-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Two Friends English Chocolate in a Cortina.

Uncle Jackie
05-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Captain Black (White) in a HUGE no name meer. This thing is taking forever to color.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/Meerschaum.jpg

Price
05-09-2012, 02:55 PM
Captain Black (White) in a HUGE no name meer. This thing is taking forever to color.



Man that is cool.

oc_in_fw
05-09-2012, 03:39 PM
Didn't like this blend when I first tried it about a month ago, but boy I'm taking to it now.
I was like that with Solani Silver Flake. The first time I wondered what the hell am I smoking. I started appreciating it after the 3rd smoke.

jwhite
05-09-2012, 03:54 PM
Captain Black (White) in a HUGE no name meer. This thing is taking forever to color.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/jesw123/Pipes/Meerschaum.jpg

Looks like its coming along nicely to me. Great looking pipe. Have you ever re waxed it? It really brings out the color.

Uncle Jackie
05-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Looks like its coming along nicely to me. Great looking pipe. Have you ever re waxed it? It really brings out the color.

I have rewax it about once a year now, yes it does help. Keep in mind I have been smoking this thing for about 15 years now. When I say big, my thum fits snugly inside the bowl, and it is as deep as my middle finger. The walls are so thick I can see why it is taking so long to color, it is not a clencher for sure.

jwhite
05-09-2012, 04:06 PM
I think she's a beauty, thanks for sharing it.