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Sloppy Joe Hemingway

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PostSubject: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:48 pm

My wife, while she doesn't mind the room notes of some of the tobaccos I enjoy, sends me outside when the pipe and toby comes out. Usually, I don't mind as sitting outside and reflecting on my day with a leisurely smoke hits the spot. However, living near the Windy City, winters are quite harsh around here and an outdoor hour smoke and relaxation are words that don't fit in the same sentence come January. What do you Brothers that exclusively smoke outdoors do when the weather turns bitter?
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:59 pm

Well, I know that my living in the South disqualifies me, but I'm really from the same area you are living. For me, Winter is my favorite time of year and the cold air entices me to move outdoors. Pipes just seem to go so well with sweaters, scarfs, coats and hats. Nothing like a warm pipe in your hand and a flask to warm your insides on a cold night! I can stand it as long as it doesn't drop into the 20s or below. But a nice neighborhood walk in the 30s... that's good stuff! I always envy you guys living up North.

I'm willing to trade houses with anyone North of the Mason-Dixon... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:39 pm

When its really bitter cold I dont smoke, I wait it out for a day in the mid to upper thirties at least.Sometimes I bundle up and sit at a small table and chair in the garage with an electric heater on.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:10 pm

Granted, it's not going to get as cold here as Chicago (well, not too often, anyway). I sit in my car (and read if there's enough light) when it's too cold/windy to walk!
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:35 pm

This may be too "old school" to even imagine, but I just smoke in the house.

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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:40 pm

Yak wrote:
This may be too "old school" to even imagine, but I just smoke in the house.

What a Face

Most of the time I smoke indoors too. But I do like to smoke outside when it's quiet and cool.
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Sloppy Joe Hemingway

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:02 pm

Oh yeah, I'm loving an evening smoke in the crisp fall air. Its just the dead of winter I'm dreading. Laughing
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:14 pm

If you both work and pay for the house, it's half yours. Smoke inside Twisted Evil
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J Soshae

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:54 pm

Smoking in the house will never be an option for me. It is a good thing I live in the south.

This subject comes up each year. There should be a "man-room" pod designed with good ventilation. Imagine a large shipping container that fit in a standard garage space. You could design the inside however you liked and move it if you ever traded houses.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:18 am

J Soshae wrote:
Smoking in the house will never be an option for me.

Same here. I could impose my will, but to what end?

I smoke outdoors, in the garage, or in my truck. Where I live rain is a bigger issue, but as long as I have cover, its all good... in fact its better than when its hot.
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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:17 am

Yak wrote:
This may be too "old school" to even imagine, but I just smoke in the house.

What a Face

If I had a house, it might be an option; against the lease and even if it wasn't, the smoke alarm would go crazy!
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:28 am

I had friends last winter I was conning into smoking with me. There was 2 feet of snow on the ground so we'd bundle up in layers upon layers and head out to smoke. Talking and joking always makes it better no matter the temperature. You could always run down to Iwan Ries, I think they have a smoking section in the store....although I am uncertain. Who knows the PAD/TAD from smoking at a B&M might sway the wife into letting you smoke inside Twisted Evil
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Greyson

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:26 am

Well, over here the weather can be very strange and variable. Right now I'm having more trouble with high winds than with rain or cold, but I've dealt with them before... to your question Joe, I have some great hats that seem to help a lot - a waterproof bush hat from the outback of Australia that does a great job in rain, and a fur pilot-style Stetson for when its cold. That combined with a good heavy coat should see you right in most conditions. Admittedly, I look like a bit of a lunatic, but I don't really care what people think of how I look.
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Sloppy Joe Hemingway

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:50 pm

kaiser83 wrote:
I had friends last winter I was conning into smoking with me. There was 2 feet of snow on the ground so we'd bundle up in layers upon layers and head out to smoke. Talking and joking always makes it better no matter the temperature. You could always run down to Iwan Ries, I think they have a smoking section in the store....although I am uncertain. Who knows the PAD/TAD from smoking at a B&M might sway the wife into letting you smoke inside Twisted Evil

Ahaha, I wonder if this argument would sway my wife... Or if my wi-fi would keep my connected to you guys from my new digs in the doghouse! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:26 pm

I don't smoke inside, never have, never will. Luckily I live in an area where winter nights are not too cold. That said, I just grab a jacket, if it's going to freeze perhaps a sweater under a jacket, double my socks up, and sit out in the yard.

I love smoking a good Latakia mixture on a calm cold winter night. There are very few greater pleasures. If it's a windy winter night I smoke in the garage.
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GeoffC

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:09 pm

I just smoke in the house. Hell I'm here doing it right now!
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Sloppy Joe Hemingway

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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:37 pm

I just bought a small space heater (on sale!) and am clearing a space in the garage for my winter "smoke pit."
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:31 pm

I don't smoke indoors. I have a comfortable deck and a metal/tile fire pit and lots of oak firewood. Sitting out there watching the moon and listening to crickets and frogs is more relaxing that being inside any day.

It'd be nice to have a workshop or a screened in porch for rainy days though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:01 am

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
I just grab a jacket, if it's going to freeze perhaps a sweater under a jacket, double my socks up, and sit out in the yard.

I love smoking a good Latakia mixture on a calm cold winter night. There are very few greater pleasures. If it's a windy winter night I smoke in the garage.

What he said... this is one of life's greatest pleasures in my book. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:53 am

I live in the Cleveland area, and spend most of the winter dealing with lake-effect snow right off of Lake Erie - so I hear you!

I'm not forced to smoke outside, but believe it or not, I quite enjoy smoking outdoors on those really bitterly cold evenings. Granted, I do it by choice and can always retreat indoors, but FWIW if you don't want to feel confined to your car or a garage, build a fire pit! Even when the wind chill takes things to single digits, a nice backyard fire warms you up...plus that combination of a hot fire in a frigid atmosphere makes pipe smoking a whole new experience. The only "work" involved is clearing a space in the snow for the fire and a place to sit (and yeah...that can be a bit of an undertaking at times, to be sure).
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:27 pm

Lol. I love reading about single digits and lake effect snow. It reminds me how good we have it here in the south. I have hickory logs ready for my fire pit. We start the fires when it gets below 60 degrees. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:31 pm

Im a proud Michigander..... when the weather gets nasty I wrap up in my navajo blanket and tough it out!
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:11 pm

I love Michigan in the summer. Macinack Island is one of my favorite places to visit. I would love to visit in the winter and ride the trails on a snow machine.

Cold is ok until it goes into the teens.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:59 pm

I had a thread going re: indoor tobaccos for the indoor smoking season. I've been puffing a few Pipeworks aros and several pipers recommended McC Fragrant Mature Cake, which have gotten decent reviews from herself.

The firepit idea is intriguing, especially if you invited over a few friends to share the facilities. A few guys sharing pipes and beers around a backyard fire could encourage your missus to be less, um, proprietary.

My fav alternative when My Own Dear Heart says, "Eeew, don't smoke that in here," is to simply close the door to my computer room/office and open the east and southern windows a little for ventilation. I'll avoid the heavy duty Lats, in deference.

You command, I obey, dear. Or seem to Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Smoke   Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:09 pm

Re: cold weather. If the good Lord had intended us to live in such areas, we would have been born with fur, not buck nekkid and he would not have made the Mason-Dixon line Razz So from yhose two facts, it's obvious one is SUPPOSED to smoke indoors when it gets cold Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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