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sgireland

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Location : Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Registration date : 2012-05-04

PostSubject: New member from Alberta, Canada   Fri May 04, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi Folks,

Yesterday I joined the brotherhood of pipe smokers after a follow-up trip to a great B&M store in Edmonton which I had originally gone in to to buy cigars.

I am a recovering cigarette smoker who moved on to cigars as I much prefer the ritual to the nicotine. A fellow at the local tobacconist was offering cigar suggestions and directed me to a Rocky Patel Nording. Researching the cigar at home I discovered that Nording is a renowned pipe maker and reading his story and viewing the pictures of his pipes made me forget the cigar entirely. I haven't smoked it yet. I had to have a pipe. I was up for hours reading about the shapes and styles, how to pack, light and smoke it, the varieties of tobacco.... I was obsessed.

I went back the the shop the following afternoon and selected a Lorenzetti pipe as my first. A bent Rhodesian shape as far as I can tell. I selected a small amount of tobacco, picked up a tool, cleaners and matches and hurried home.

My first smoke was a little less than satisfying. I packed too little tobacco and too loose I think. I couldn't keep the pipe going and didn't get much smoke. I had time for only one bowl last night and am anxiously awaiting the next time I can try it again!

Thanks for reading my story. I'm looking forward to participating in the forums here and I have lots of questions!

Happy Smoking!

Steve
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Fri May 04, 2012 1:21 pm

Welcome Steve! I hope you enjoy yourself as you enter this past time/life style!

"T"
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s.ireland



Age : 29
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2010-08-14

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Fri May 04, 2012 1:42 pm

Welcome to the forum! It's great to have you here

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Dutch

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Age : 52
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Fri May 04, 2012 2:12 pm

Welcome to the brotherhood Steve! Be patient, both cigars and pipes are a learning experience, and there can be lot's of variables involved. Very Happy
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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Fri May 04, 2012 2:47 pm

Welcome aboard, Steve.
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Harlock999

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

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Fri May 04, 2012 7:18 pm

Welcome!
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landyandy

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Age : 60
Location : Glen park (Calmar)), Alberta
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: New member from Alberta   Fri May 04, 2012 10:34 pm


Hi and welcome to BOB

I am From just south of Edmonton, Calmar. I also started with a lorenzeti Nero. It was last year on Father's day after 53 years of no smoking.
I went to Burlington on Whyte, they are very good. Hope you have fun here.
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Natch

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Age : 66
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Fri May 04, 2012 11:23 pm

Welcome. It takes time and practice to get that "perfect" bowl, but when you hit one, you'll know and all will be good in the universe. Laughing Enjoy the trip.

Natch
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SmokingAngel

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Age : 33
Location : New York
Registration date : 2012-04-28

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Sat May 05, 2012 12:02 am

Welcome
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AJ

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Age : 69
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: Welcome   Sat May 05, 2012 1:46 am

Welcome Steve,

The BoB is IMHO the finest forum you'll ever come across. Best group of people that are willing to share their knowledge and experience I've ever had the pleasure to be acquainted with. It can be said that pipe smoking is like seducing a beautiful woman. It takes time, finesse, and a little luck but the final reward is beyond description.
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Tim_Haggerty

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Age : 57
Location : Pittsburgh
Registration date : 2010-06-11

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Sat May 05, 2012 2:07 am

Welcome! You'll find out that pipe smoking is a journey more than a destination, and there's always more to learn. Lot of help here, it's a great pastime.
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sgireland

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Location : Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Registration date : 2012-05-04

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Sat May 05, 2012 2:08 am

Thanks for the warm welcome. Things went much better this evening after a quick lesson from the guys at the local B&M, Burlington on Whyte.

My biggest challenge I think is making sure I am not inhaling, being used to cigarettes. If anyone reading this has made the transition I'd like to hear your experience.
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ejames

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Age : 67
Location : Poplar Bluff,Mo.
Registration date : 2012-02-01

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Sat May 05, 2012 1:19 pm

Welcome Sgireland. I am a former cigarette smoker and I do inhale while smoking a pipe once in a while,especially when first lighting a bowl. Actually quite a large number of pipe smokers inhale to a certain extent,although there are some who seem to think you will keel over dead if you inhale from a pipe!
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Age : 47
Location : pennsylvania
Registration date : 2011-02-01

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Sat May 05, 2012 1:48 pm

Welcome.
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SmokeyTweed

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Age : 34
Location : Edmonton, Alberta
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Mon May 07, 2012 9:19 am

Welcome aboard sg,

My first "decent" pipe from burlington's was a just a 1/4 bent billiard lorenzetti nero. Seems a few of us have been led in the right direction from those guys. Perhaps i'll see you at the B&M one day!
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PipeLeisure

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Age : 40
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Mon May 07, 2012 8:10 pm

Welcome to the hobby, you are in for the time of your life...lots to learn and many great people to meet.
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sgireland

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Location : Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Registration date : 2012-05-04

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Tue May 08, 2012 12:49 am

SmokeyTweed wrote:
Welcome aboard sg,

My first "decent" pipe from burlington's was a just a 1/4 bent billiard lorenzetti nero. Seems a few of us have been led in the right direction from those guys. Perhaps i'll see you at the B&M one day!

Good guys there for sure, I've been back twice already. Had to get another pipe so I could smoke more than once a day!
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BuckeyeBoy34



Age : 39
Location : Sunny and tropical Akron, Ohio
Registration date : 2012-04-03

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Wed May 09, 2012 12:10 am

Welcome from a Steve to a Steve!!
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smokinbriar



Age : 47
Location : pennsylvania
Registration date : 2011-02-01

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Sun May 13, 2012 5:50 pm

Welcome.
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Boulder

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Age : 61
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Wed May 16, 2012 12:17 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum. Very Happy

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Growley

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Age : 42
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

PostSubject: Re: New member from Alberta, Canada   Wed May 16, 2012 1:34 pm

Welcome. To me part of the fun of pipe smoking is the pursuit of the mastery of smoking it, the wonderful occasions that permit it, and the less than great occasions that are better because of it. Not to mention the endless blends and wonderful pipes all of which will smoke differently.

Good to have you on board.

Brian.
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