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Jers

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Location : Ireland
Registration date : 2012-07-14

PostSubject: Hi from Ireland   Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:16 pm

Hi guys - I thought I would take the time to say hello and whilst introducing myself take the opportunity to pick your brains.

I have recently retired and in working my way through a bucket list took up pipe smoking and.....I love it, love it, love it!

I've enjoyed every second of smoking my pipes although on occasions my tounge has held a differing view. I started with a Peterson Churchwarden and various aromatics (including Mac Baren Vanilla Cream) and am currently armed with two other Petersons (a Royal Irish Rosslare 221 and a Kildare 03) combined with Peterson's Connoisseur's Choice.

Any advice from you more experienced brothers would be gratefully received.

Fraternally

Jers
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s.ireland



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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:35 pm

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

Sounds like you've a nice little collection of Peterson pipes! Off to a great start!

As far as tobacco, around here you'll get a million suggestions... In fact, you'll never run out of blends to try!

I'd say keep working through the Peterson brand blends! Irish Oak, University flake, Irish flake, Old Dublin... They offer a bit of every style blend so it's a good way to find out what types of tobacco you enjoy before venturing out into the WIDE, WIDE world of pipe tobacco!

Enjoy! And stop by often cheers
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:46 pm

Welcome aboard, Jers. I think you're the second Irishman to join this week! I just love those Pete Rosslares. I second Shane's (s.ireland) suggestion for Peterson tobaccos. They make above average blends of all the basic styles. That would be a good introduction without overwhelming yourself with all the available options.
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klause

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:49 pm

Hi Jers,

As George and Shane suggest, work through the Peterson tobaccos. Great stuff.

Definitely try the university flake - its a cracking smoke.

All the best,

Jason.
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Kelhammer

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:59 pm

Welcome to bob. Smoke what you like, just smoke it slowly.

Andy
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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:23 pm

Welcome, Jers! I hope you enjoy your time here, and all the advice you're about to get!

"T"
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J Soshae

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Location : Birmingham, AL
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:23 pm

Welcome! Good to have you. Have fun trying all the different tobaccos. The joy is in the journey!
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
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PostSubject: Thanks   Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:01 pm

Really nice welcome brothers and many thanks for the advice.

Jers
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gravel

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:32 pm

Hey welcome!
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
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PostSubject: Thanks   Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:43 am

Thanks Gravel.

I'm stuck with this mornings first difficult decision - Peterson's Connoisseur or dive into the new tin of Pete Special 2012 Reserve? I've been sniffing the special reserve and I think I want to eat it never mind smoke it...........

Fraternally

Jers
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Dutch

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Age : 52
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:14 am

Welcome to the BoB forums Jers. Great to have you aboard! Very Happy
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
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PostSubject: Thanks   Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:10 am

Thanks Dutch - much appreciated.

BTW what a fantstic profile pic - that guy just demands respect!

Fraternally

Jers
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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:09 am

Kelhammer wrote:
Welcome to bob. Smoke what you like, just smoke it slowly.

Andy

Welcome to BoB. And enjoy your time here. As for tongue bite that you are getting like was said in this one ^^ smoke slowly. Glad to have you on board and keep us posted on the tongue bite, we all go through it to start and eventually find our way of smoking and enjoying. Hope to see you aroung the boards.
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docwatson

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:13 am

Welcome Jers, there's a lot of Peterson fans out here, myself being one. It's nice to have you join us.
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Jers

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PostSubject: Thanks   Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:42 am

Kaiser, Doc - thanks for the welcome guys.

I am definitely taking the advice for slower smoking - I have found it much more enjoyable to smoke a pipe slowly and it is indeed kinder on the tounge. I think the inital tounge damage was done during the first week or so of smoking, when panicking that my pipe was going out I would hastily puff on it like I was trying to bring a golf ball through a length of garden hose. The Peterson 'p' lip on my Kildare has also helped give my mildly scorched tounge a much needed rest.


Fraternally


Jers
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Harlock999

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:24 am

Welcome!
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Jers

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PostSubject: Thanks   Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:37 pm

Thanks Harlock.

Fraternally

Jers
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banjoepicker



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Location : Windsor, Va
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:15 pm

Welcome Brother! As you can see much good advice can be found here. Some good advice I learned early on was to take it slow. When I smoked my first pipe that was given to me by my Uncle, I had a tendancy to really puff it way to hard. I wanted to get the most out of the smoke as quick as possible, which usually resulted in some pretty bad toungue bite. The best advice my Uncle gave me was that pipe smoking should be something that allows you to sit back, slow down, and allow you to relax and enjoy some down time. He always said that you should always sip your pipe. Just like a fine wine. Tobacco is a personal choice. Find one you like, sit back, sip your pipe and enjoy your smoke. Life is good. Smile
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Jers

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PostSubject: Thanks   Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:19 am

Banjo - thanks for the welcome and really great advice. ..sip your pipe.Just like fine wine. That is perfectly worded - your Uncle clearly knew a thing or two.

Thanks again for the mentoring and I note that we share a common philosophy.....life is good!


Fraternally


Jers
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Raz_kaz



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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:12 pm

Welcome
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
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PostSubject: Thanks   Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:27 pm

Thanks Raz.

Fraternally

Jers
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GrampaGrossbart

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Welcome aboard! As others have said, you'll never run out of options when it comes to trying new blends, and from one n00b to another, I'd suggest that you post your thoughts on whatever blends you're smoking around here, as it often helps to read what other brothers are making of this or that blend before picking up a tin. Cheers!
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Jers

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PostSubject: Thanks   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:38 pm

Thanks for the welcome Grampa.

I'm presently pretty much hooked on several Peterson aromatics, the 2012 Special Edition and Connioseur's Choice (both are fairly sweet). I haven't really formed a tobacco palette yet - and much like when first starting to try wines I'm finding some blends that are much nicer than others but struggling to define the difference.

The last few days I've only really been smoking the Special Edition - but hey, I'm enjoying it!

Thanks again

Fraternally

Jers
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Ireland   Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:56 pm

Jers,

Give Storm Front a try. I'm an aromatic tobacco smoker as well. I was very please with how well it smoked. I you decide to give it a try let me know what you think.

Also, I see your a Peterson Pipe fan. I have several myself. One of my favorites is the Standard System 307. I highly recommend it.
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
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PostSubject: New Direction..   Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:06 am

Banjo,

Thanks for the tips - very timely as I'm heading to my tobaccionists this morning. If they have it, the Storm Front is coming home with me. If not, it's going to have to be an internet order. I will let you know how I get on with it. I also appreciate the tip for the Peterson 307 - that can sit firmly on my wish list until the next day I'm back in Dublin.

Much appreciated brother

Jers
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