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dugo



Location : Amsterdam
Registration date : 2012-11-09

PostSubject: Hi From Amsterdam   Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:00 pm

Hi all!

I'm a longtime tobacco user fairly new to the pipe. I started smoking as a teenager, mostly shag (rolling tobacco) as I couldn't afford cigarettes. My favorite brand was Drum. Nowadays I mostly smoke Camel cigarettes (EU JTI blend). I keep a bag of Van Nelle zwaar just in case I run out of cigarettes. It is a very dark and heavy rolling tobacco. A very nice flavour, but you just can't smoke much of it.

If I don't have to work the next day I also like to smoke cannabis. I have been growing my own since 2003 (lowrider). This year I finally mastered the finer art of curing and became self sufficient for a good smoke.

I like a big cigar on occasion, the occasion mostly being after copious diner with a glass of premium rum.

Back in March I decided to try the pipe. I got me a simple straight briar pipe from Del Nobile and everything else you need and started trying some tobaccos. This is what I tried so far.

Coopvaert Naturel. It is without additions, just tobaccos. This also makes it rather dry. I used this to burn in my pipe.
Schippers speciaal. It is like coopvaert what we call here baai tabak. Simple dried and cut tobaccos but this one has a bit of chocolate flavor. They were perfect to burn in my pipe and teach me how to smoke calmly.

Sweet Dublin Irish Whiskey and ALSBO whisky. I just love the smell of these strongly flavoured tobaccos. I find it hard to keep a pipe burning with tobacco from a fresh pouch I really need to get me a refillable lighter that doesn't suck.

Vintage Bell's Three Nuns. My grandfather has a carton of tins from the late 70s/early 80s and dug one up for me to try when I mentioned smoking pipe. I suspect it is a little dryer than originally sold but still a good smoke. Really dark earthy stuff with loads of nicotine.

I'm interested in learning some more here, eg. about what other pipes are a must have and what other tobaccos are a must try. Although I don't live in the best climate for it I'm also interested in growing my own tobacco.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:50 pm

Greetings and welcome aboard. Very Happy

Vintage Three Nuns, I am jealous. That must be great!

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DrT999

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

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:55 pm

Welcome to the forums! I hope you will enjoy yourself here. As you can see, your 3 Nuns will cause comment!

"T"
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dugo



Location : Amsterdam
Registration date : 2012-11-09

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:03 pm

From what I gathered the current incarnation of three nuns is from different tobacco strains. A bit of a bummer as I would love to get a good feel for what a few decades in a tin does to a blend. I'll give the current blend a try anyway, if anyone knows a good replica of the original blend, let me know.

I see my gramps again mid December and I'll quiz him about the origin of the carton of tins. I suspect he picked it up on a discount and tax free traveling first class with British Airways only to find out that my mom quit smoking. He never smoked pipe. Only Camel without filter.
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Dutch

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

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:05 pm

Welcome to the BoB forums dugo, great to have you here! Very Happy
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leftover421

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

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:27 am

Welcome to BoB. cheers Hope you stick around!
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kaiser83

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

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:04 am

Welcome to BoB and do enjoy your time here brother.
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
Registration date : 2012-07-14

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:13 am

Welkom van Ierland broer! cheers cheers

Fraternally

Jers
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gravel

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Age : 43
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:51 am

Welcome from this half Dutch in the USA!
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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:06 pm

Greetings from a Dutch-founded city in the USA!

I post this in jest... Wink

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friar_jay

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

PostSubject: Re: Hi From Amsterdam   Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Welcome aboard. Smile
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