Location : Harrisonburg VA
Registration date : 2012-09-19
|Subject: Howdy folks Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:32 pm|| |
New pipe smoker here. Picked up the pipe on a whim while at the local B&M while in search of Zippo wicks. I managed to time my exit perfectly with rush hour traffic, and rather than jump back out into the craziness I picked up a corn cob and an ounce of a straight up burley aromatic to while away an hour till rush hour passed. As is to be expected from a complete novice, I utterly eviscerated my tongue and mouth. The flavor I did manage to extract from the blend wasn't all that enjoyable. I quickly pawned the remainder of the ounce off on a friend and picked up a pouch of captain black. I've been having better luck with that. Don't smoke all that often, whenever the mood strikes and the weather cooperates, the current rate being about once a week. I don't have the luxury of smoking indoors (aside from my local B&M), and live in a fairly windy area. Consequently I don't bother with the pipe if I know it will be a hassle. Anywho, I look forward to gleaning knowledge from the community.
Age : 61
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31
|Subject: Re: Howdy folks Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:52 pm|| |
Welcome, Kayak, and don't worry, most of us were where you are at some point! I hope you enjoy your time and your intro to the hobby
Age : 38
Location : Middle Peninsula, Virginia
Registration date : 2012-09-09
|Subject: Re: Howdy folks Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:39 am|| |
Howdy! I'm glad to hear the rough start didn't discourage you. Stick around...you just might enjoy the place.
Age : 38
Location : England
Registration date : 2012-08-03
|Subject: Re: Howdy folks Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:56 am|| |
Hey there kayak, great to hear from you, and welcome to the BoB!
Yeah, tongue melters do come along from time to time, fortunately there is a lot of enjoyment to be had in between!
Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04
|Subject: Re: Howdy folks Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:34 pm|| |
Age : 36
Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22
|Subject: Re: Howdy folks Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:58 pm|| |
Welcome to BoB, keep up the piping when you can and read up on here to learn little tips and tricks.
Age : 37
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19
|Subject: Re: Howdy folks Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:13 pm|| |
Welcome to the group!
And Kaiser...I totally dig that cap you're sporting in your avatar.
Age : 69
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21
|Subject: Re: Howdy folks Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:39 pm|| |
Welcome, Kayak, (I'm a single blade, 11 degree bent shaft kind of guy myself!) and welcome. We all started by frying our tongue the first few attempts, perhaps it's a right of passage, and only the tough (or really stupid?
) survive it?
Coming directly from the tobacconists, I can guess it's the same culprit that vexed me in the early days, overly moist tobacco. Try drying it out (and it it's a cube cut burley, that can take a long time) to various moisture levels and see if that helps. I found the steam created from smoking too moist tobacco to be the major factor in poaching the mouth.
Age : 63
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29
Age : 45
Location : Sunnyvale, CA
Registration date : 2011-10-04
|Subject: Re: Howdy folks Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:49 am|| |
- kayak wrote:
- I don't have the luxury of smoking indoors (aside from my local B&M), and live in a fairly windy area. Consequently I don't bother with the pipe if I know it will be a hassle.
Welcome to the forum.
This was a major problem for me as well. I encourage you to stick to it the best you can, but I didn't get dedicated until I had an indoor space. This topic came up in a recent conversation and it was clear to many of us that smoking a pipe outdoors (in non-ideal conditions) is a special talent that among many I do not have. Especially in an anti-tobacco climate, finding a place to enjoy the pipe while living in an apartment is a challenge. Best I can recommend is to find an out-of-the-way place where you would be happy to hang out for an hour to enjoy the pipe.
Age : 51
Location : Berea, Kentucky
Registration date : 2012-06-21
|Subject: Welcome! Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:11 pm|| |
Top of the morning to you, Sir!