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serif365

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Age : 66
Location : Austin, Texas
Registration date : 2012-08-31

PostSubject: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:39 am

Hi! from beautiful, dry and hot Austin, Texas. I've been a newbie pipe smoker for more than 40 years meaning I have tried all those years to pick it up but never quite got the hang of it. I was a light cigarette smoker until two years ago when I just quit. I had a collection of 50+ pipes of various styles from MM cobs to meerschaums I had picked up while stationed in Turkey in the early seventies to some higher end Petersons and Dunhills with a few free-styles thrown in. I had the pipes but only a small amount of "house blend" from my local tobacconist (Pipe World). Then I discovered Pipes and Cigars!!! I started smoking a bowl or two every day of a dozen or so blends from P&G two months back AND I LOVE IT!!! Like I mentioned earlier it's hot down here this time of year. I get home from work in the evening and the temperature is still in the nineties so I change into shorts and tee, load up a pipe with the rotation for the day, head to the back porch, fill up a wash tub with cool water, sit in a favorite chair, put my feet in the tub, fire up my pipe, read a good book and fall into what I can only describe as pipe smoking Nirvana. My biggest question is what took me so long??? I don't think I would have ever enjoyed a pipe as long as I smoked cigarettes. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:20 am

Welcome to the Brotherhood, Serif365!

Please come back often and join in.


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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:31 am

Welcome to the Brotherhood Serif. Looks like you found the right method to deal with the heat.
And for being a newbie of 40 years you seem to have amassed quite a nice collection of pipes.
cheers
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Location : Fairhope, Al
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:43 am

Welcome Serif. I had a similar entry into pipe smoking except with a lot fewer pipes. I never really got the hang of it, or the joy of it until recently. Studying this forum has actually helped me a lot.
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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:37 am

Welcome to the forums! It sounds like you have a great routine!

"Y"
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:45 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood. Stop by as often as you can.
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:34 pm

serif365 wrote:
Hi! from beautiful, dry and hot Austin, Texas. I've been a newbie pipe smoker for more than 40 years meaning I have tried all those years to pick it up but never quite got the hang of it. I was a light cigarette smoker until two years ago when I just quit. I had a collection of 50+ pipes of various styles from MM cobs to meerschaums I had picked up while stationed in Turkey in the early seventies to some higher end Petersons and Dunhills with a few free-styles thrown in. I had the pipes but only a small amount of "house blend" from my local tobacconist (Pipe World). Then I discovered Pipes and Cigars!!! I started smoking a bowl or two every day of a dozen or so blends from P&G two months back AND I LOVE IT!!! Like I mentioned earlier it's hot down here this time of year. I get home from work in the evening and the temperature is still in the nineties so I change into shorts and tee, load up a pipe with the rotation for the day, head to the back porch, fill up a wash tub with cool water, sit in a favorite chair, put my feet in the tub, fire up my pipe, read a good book and fall into what I can only describe as pipe smoking Nirvana. My biggest question is what took me so long??? I don't think I would have ever enjoyed a pipe as long as I smoked cigarettes. sunny

As they say " ... all things in their time" Razz Welcome to the forum and it's good to hear from another Texan Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:49 pm

Welcome from Maryland! I never thought about smoking and soaking, sounds relaxing!
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:54 pm

Welcome to BoB.
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serif365

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Age : 66
Location : Austin, Texas
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PostSubject: "Onward through the fog"   Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:57 pm

Hmmm, "Onward through the fog" used to be the montra of a local headshop here in Austin, Oat Willies (a different kind of smoke shop from the ones I would frequent today...another time, another preference). scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:01 pm

serif365 wrote:
Hmmm, "Onward through the fog" used to be the montra of a local headshop here in Austin, Oat Willies


Well, considering how Monbla acts on here; I think this explains a lot.

lol!
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serif365

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PostSubject: The woes of strong smoke   Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:34 pm

Last weekend I had my first experience with a too strong of a smoke. I loaded up a fairly large Peterson apple to the brim with Key Largo, set match to leaf, opened up my trusty Nook to a really good fantasy I'm reading and the fun began. To my senses Key Largo is a relatively powerful tobacco and as I continued to read and puff (excuse me, "sip") I began to slip into a form of light headed semi-coma! For some reason (although I knew better) I just couldn't put that pipe down??? This bowl was likely two inches deep and a full inch wide and it took over an hour to smoke from rim to ash. I finally finished, somehow found the off button on my Nook and then made the mistke of standing up! I almost fell off the porch, over the rail no less! I finally gathered enough fortitude to think I was headed to bed...wrong! It was another three hours before I could even think about sleep and then I had the weirdest dreams. This is likely a moot warning to you seasoned pipesters out there, but some of us pipe pansies have to be a little careful with the high octane weed. I hate to use the "n-word" since this chemical is not the focus of my pipe serenity but I'm not used to that kind of nicotine absorption. This was somewhat akin to my first Cubano Opus-X experience. geek
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Location : Wherever the smoke clears
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:47 pm

Firstly welcome to BoB it is great to have you here. If you don't know about a blend before you try it log on here and search for it in the search bar or log on to tobaccoreviews.com and see what people say about the vitamin N content. Y'all youngsters have to be careful with that stuff. I am certain any questions you might have can either be found answered here or can be answered here. Enjoy your pipes brother.
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Location : England
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:51 pm

Welcome to BoB Serif, I hope you enjoy yourself here.
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:49 pm

Hi serif! Welcome to the boards!
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:22 am

Welcome! Great to have you aboard! Please do stop by often
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:42 am

Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:50 am

Welcome. Sounds like you will like the fall weather for pipe smoking. Harder for me to smoke when its hot. Fall and pipe smoking seem to go hand in hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Ahhh, my first pipe smoker's forum   Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:53 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum. Very Happy
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