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Coalescent

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Age : 37
Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2012-11-01

PostSubject: Greetings from Reno   Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:09 pm

Hello, brothers of the briar!

I'm brand new to pipe smoking and have been enjoying it immensely for the last couple weeks since my first pipe purchase, a beautiful Peterson Fermoy B10 fishtail. I've since picked up a Peterson system standard as well. I'm just beginning my foray into the art, so I've only tried a couple types of tobacco... an aromatic called Wilshire from Tinder Box in the Fermoy and an English blend called Dunhill Nights in my system standard.

I'm trying to break my new pipes in slowly and correctly according to the wisdom of the internet, but I've been tempted to smoke them more than I perhaps should. So far I've resisted.

I've been smoking cigars off and on since I started in college in roughly 2001, but I've always wanted to try pipes. My grandfather, uncles, and father all smoked pipes, but my father at least stopped some 20 years ago when he wasn't able to smoke at work anymore. I have fond memories of the smell from my childhood.

I've found the experience to be absolutely wonderful so far, not to mention far cheaper than the rather expensive cigars I enjoyed. I'm sure my developing case of PAD & TAD will quickly cure that.

I've been reading this forum off and on since I found it two weeks ago, and decided to join today. I'm normally a lurker on internet forums and have been since I began reading forums in the 90s, but the community here seems to be something different and special and I thought I'd try chiming in for a change.

Thanks to all for the shared wisdom and experience already stored here, and for the welcoming atmosphere you've presented.

-Chad
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Thistleoak

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Age : 35
Location : Northwest Michigan
Registration date : 2012-08-14

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:12 pm

Welcome Brother!
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Age : 43
Location : Oregon
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:29 pm

Hey there Chad!
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Dutch

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:00 pm

Welcome to the BoB forums brother, glad to hear you signed up and began posting! Very Happy
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DrT999

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:03 pm

Welcome to BoB! Lurking or posting, I hope you enjoy your time here

"T"
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Location : Benton, Louisiana
Registration date : 2011-11-23

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:29 pm

Welcome!
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friar_jay

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Age : 36
Location : Middle Peninsula, Virginia
Registration date : 2012-09-09

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:53 pm

Greetings and salutations. Smile
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kaiser83

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Age : 34
Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:21 am

Welcome to BoB brother glad you joined up. Break in rituals are contested all over the place and you will find people on both sides of the aisle as far as proper procedure. Go with what you feel comfortable with and I am sure over time your opinion will adapt.
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
Registration date : 2012-07-14

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:02 am

Welcome from Ireland brother! cheers cheers

Fraternally

Jers
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:15 am

Welcome!
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Rob_In_MO

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Registration date : 2011-01-19

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:51 am

Welcome to the Brotherhood, Chad! cheers
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Coalescent

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2012-11-01

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:07 pm

Thanks for the warm welcoming, everyone!

kaiser83 wrote:
Welcome to BoB brother glad you joined up. Break in rituals are contested all over the place and you will find people on both sides of the aisle as far as proper procedure. Go with what you feel comfortable with and I am sure over time your opinion will adapt.

I've noticed a number of different opinions on the subject, and wound up chatting with my father and going with his advice, which was fairly traditional according to most of what I ran across on the internet (lots of partial bowls smoked slowly and all the way down to build up a cake in the bottom). At the very least this method hopefully won't hurt anything, and I look forward to building experience of my own and, as you say, forming opinions of my own. Thanks for the thoughts!
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leftover421

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Age : 39
Location : Idaho
Registration date : 2012-10-24

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:55 pm

Welcome! I'm glad you decided to join in on the fun. The brothers here are an easy going bunch with plenty of knowledge to share.
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Coalescent

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Age : 37
Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2012-11-01

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:09 pm

leftover421 wrote:
Welcome! I'm glad you decided to join in on the fun. The brothers here are an easy going bunch with plenty of knowledge to share.

Thanks, brother! Awesome avatar, by the way. Love those games, especially the original two.
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George Kaplan

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Reno   Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:37 pm

Welcome to the forum, Chad.
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