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javainseattle

javainseattle

Registration date : 2012-01-30

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PostSubject: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 3:45 am

New pipe smoker here. Was a rolling tobacco smoker for years. Gave it up for the missus about 10 years ago. The other night I realized that I had been exposed to one too many "women buying wedding dresses" TV shows and that this toxic exposure had, in fact, significantly reduced the size of my cojones. Time to dust of the Hemingway short stories and go buy a pipe!

Immediately stopped myself though, remembering my one pipe smoking experience from my early twenties. Not great. Therefore, I'm on the BoB, seeking knowledge.

I've picked up a couple of cobs and an estate meerschaum, which had caught my fancy. Currently enjoying the window-shopping and filling my cart with small tins to try out....
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George Kaplan

George Kaplan

Age : 49
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 7:19 am

Welcome aboard. Great intro.
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DrT999

DrT999

Age : 61
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 9:02 am

Welcome to the forums, and happy hunting!

"T"
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flytyer

flytyer

Age : 53
Location : N E Pa.
Registration date : 2009-03-22

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 10:55 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 12:25 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood!
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mike_68

mike_68

Age : 51
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2011-07-19

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 12:31 pm

Welcome to BoB and as a warning..never ask this group to talk you OUT of anything. You'll end buying more than if you hadn't tried!! Razz
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 2:40 pm

Welcome!
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ejames

ejames

Age : 69
Location : Poplar Bluff,Mo.
Registration date : 2012-02-01

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 4:13 pm

Hello and welcome! I spent some time in your neck of the woods when I was in the Navy. Really enjoyed the ferry rides from Bremerton to Seattle.
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PipeLeisure

PipeLeisure

Age : 42
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptyMon Feb 13, 2012 6:46 pm

Welcome, feel free to jump in on the fun and ask as many questions as you like...no question is a stupid one.
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Boulder

Boulder

Age : 63
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptyMon Feb 13, 2012 7:17 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum.
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptyMon Feb 13, 2012 9:54 pm

Welcome.

I'm in the Cascade foothills. Give me a shout if you ever want to meet up.


Cheers,

RR

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s.ireland



Age : 31
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2010-08-14

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 3:59 am

Welcome to the forum!
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smokinbriar



Age : 49
Location : pennsylvania
Registration date : 2011-02-01

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 12:54 pm

Welcome to the group.
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NW7US

NW7US

Location : Bellevue, Nebraska
Registration date : 2012-01-03

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PostSubject: Welcome!   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 1:41 pm

I'm new to BoB - but not to pipe smoking. I lived in the Pacific Northwest, too. Washington State, in various places. Also, Montana. Right now, however, I am in Nebraska. I love the PNW, and pipe smoking fits well with the PNW!

Starting with cobs is a great way to begin, as you get more of the tobacco flavors without any influence from left-over flavoring embedded in the pipe. Starting with tins is also good... but don't miss out on house blends, too.

The fact that you are trying out a variety of tobaccos is a good thing, as well. Too many potential pipe smokers start with one or two tobaccos (maybe store-bought, like Borkum Riff (ug)), and give up after suffering through it.

Don't inhale. Pipe smoke is (by most accounts) a type of smoke that is best enjoyed in the sinus cavities and on the tongue. That's another mistake some make when starting out. Remember, some tobaccos will give you more of a nicotine kick than others. Eat a fine meal, first. Clean your taste buds. Keep your favorite drink, nearby.

And, share your thoughts and experiences on the forum. I can tell that there are great folks here who will offer their responses in your aid and encouragement.

Cheers!

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loneredtree

loneredtree

Age : 77
Location : Nevada City, CA.
Registration date : 2011-05-28

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest   Greetings from the balmy Pacific Northwest EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 3:21 pm

Welcome to the BoB. I enjoyed my years in the PNW. A good place to have a pipe.There is lots of experience here so just ask away and join in. What tobacs are you picking up? Cool
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