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Timbo

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Age : 43
Location : Australia
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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 4:15 am

My introduction was a basket bent Dublin and Amphora red back in the mid nineties. With such an intro I switched to cigarettes pretty quickly. Only took up the pipe after I mentioned to the only other pipe smoker I see on a regular basis that I wanted to give up cigs and switch to a pipe but didn't like Amphora (one of the few pipe tobaccos available in Australia). He gave me some Escudo, GLP Abingdon and some Lane aro . I dismissed the aro pretty quickly but fell in love with the Abingdon pretty quickly, the Escudo took me a bit longer but I love it now as well as a good lat bomb here there and everywhere.

Cheers

Tim
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Age : 74
Location : Cape Town
Registration date : 2011-01-28

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 5:32 am

Bought my first pipe in 1958/59, a small no name, off a card hanging on the wall. Tobacco was Springbok, the tobacco for all farm workers. It was awefully strong, dry as tinder and biting like a bulldog.

Then a mate of mine suggested Grey Hound which was a better choice, dripping wet with perfume, could smell it a mile away.

Then followed Holland House, Amphora and Borkum Riff and a Keyser pipe. Later on bought a Byford and Black & White tobacco. Then Fox, Jock, Boxer, Spies......shyte!!

It's only about 8 years ago that I discovered etailers and started smoking decent stuff like Escudo, Irish Oak, OGS, Escudo, SG Navy Flake, Prairie Wind, Escudo, OJK, Bayou Morning and Escudo.
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gravel

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Age : 45
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 12:38 pm

I started with Lane BCA in a Peterson system pipe with a p-lip. I don't remember the shape number as I gave away the pipe to a friend.

I smoked BCA for 7 years. I didn't smoke regularly, but by the time I moved on, BCA didn't smoke wet and didn't bite. The next thing I tried was OGS and the lights went on.


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DrT999

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Age : 60
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 2:42 pm

MisterE wrote:

I remember he told me to put an apple slice in the tobacco to keep it moist.

So I did. 5)

Last time I ever did that.

I was told that as well.

I also only did that once!
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stapf

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Location : Cedar Hill TX (DFW)
Registration date : 2014-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 3:28 pm

Peter Stokkebye Golden Dansk after being gifted my father in law's pipe after he passed away.  The pipe was a no name drugstore pipe, but it smokes good.  I had stopped by the tobacco shop I frequented for cigars and got a pipe lesson and tobacco.  I figured it would be cheaper than cigars.  It would be if i would stop buying pipes.  Yeah right.  I also got some coffee flavored something that day that is still sitting at the house at the bottom of my repurposed humidor.

I didn't have ny AHA moment with a pipe until I bought my 3rd pipe a Radice estate straight billiard and smoked Black Shag in it. I had been struggling for about a year at that point.


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ftrplt

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Age : 72
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 3:40 pm

DrT999 wrote:
MisterE wrote:

I remember he told me to put an apple slice in the tobacco to keep it moist.

So I did. 5)

Last time I ever did that.

I was told that as well.

I also only did that once!

Add me to the "only did that once" list. Razz Awful, awful advice Evil or Very Mad FTRPLT
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stapf

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Location : Cedar Hill TX (DFW)
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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 3:47 pm

I see people giving that same advice about the apple slice on snuff forums. I never thought it sounded like a good idea. Must be some kind of newbie initiation.
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monbla256

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Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 4:23 pm

DrT999 wrote:
MisterE wrote:

I remember he told me to put an apple slice in the tobacco to keep it moist.

So I did. 5)

Last time I ever did that.

I was told that as well.

I also only did that once!

That's part of the true pipe smokers initiation into this sport !! Twisted Evil cheers
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Thomas Tkach

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Age : 32
Location : North Dakota
Registration date : 2010-11-24

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 5:30 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Thought it might be interesting to see what tobacco blend everyone started their pipe smoking journey with and when. For me it started full time in 'nam back in '68/'69 with a big blue tin of Granger I picked up at the PX in Siagon on the recomendation of my CO. Stayed with it for about the first year and a half then began to try some others like Bond Street that my father had smoked. after that I was introduced to English/Balkans and moved on. Sadly my TV didn't pick up the web and I had to go to a real STORE to buy my 'baccy  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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About your TV...Back before home computers were big, my dad bought a Web-TV. It was soemthing that let you browse the web on your TV, just like it sounds. It was really slow to do anything, though, since there wasn't a keyboard.

I was given a corn cob in college and then bought my first pipe on eBay: an estate Kaywoodie 13b. I smoked whatever bulk aromatic was sitting around that my friends had (I didn't smoke that much, so I wasn't a huge mooch). After graduation I got on the internet and heard about Burley and English and Virginnia, so I went to a shop and asked for some bulks. I got Burley blend (probably Lane or Altadis) as well as Altadis' African Queen and Heavy English. I disliked them at first, but something about them lured me back. It was almost like I craved them even though I disliked them (I had the same experience with hoppy beers). Well, I started to like them, and finally got some proper natural blends, my favorite of which was GLP Westminster. Funny thing is that when I get together with my college friends now, I'm the one who brings all the tobacco and spare cobs so that everyone has something to smoke!
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 6:25 pm

I started smoking a pipe in '72. I still have my first pipe a Grabow Starfire that surprisingly enough is a really great smoker. My first tobacco was a Paladin's cherry blend, black cherry maybe, anyway it about killed me so I tossed and waited for my tongue to heal up, which was fine as I was still in high school and needed time to save up a few coins to try something else.

Next try was Rum and Maple, pretty much the same result though not as bad. I guess I had this thing about sweet smelling tongue roasting tobaccos. It wasn't until an older gent (probably younger than I am now at the time) at the factory I took a job at, after hs graduation, took me aside and taught me a few things about pipe smoking, which of course made all the difference.

He got me off the aros first thing, heck I didn't know what that was until he explained tobacco basics to me, and gave me a pouch of SWR Special Mixture to try. I smoked that for the longest time in the early to mid '70s before I started to branch out and try non-drugstore brands and pretty much never looked back.
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williamcharles

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Age : 67
Location : Indiana
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 10, 2015 4:05 pm

Carter Hall was my first pipe tobacco when I was 16 years old. I found a prince shape pipe and a pouch lying under a tree on a small hilltop. Took it home cleaned it up with some alcohol and went at it. I'm 63 now and Carter Hall is still good.


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kaitlyn3837

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyThu Feb 12, 2015 10:30 pm

Lane 1Q!
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Rob_In_MO

Rob_In_MO

Age : 45
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

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Olle0047

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Age : 27
Location : Fredrikstad, Norway
Registration date : 2011-10-09

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyFri Feb 13, 2015 7:35 pm

I was quite a fool and started with Three Nuns. I liked the tin and read some great stuff about it online. However i wasn't used to nicotine back then and got quite the shock, to this date i still cant bear to smoke Three Nuns, sadly.
And its the only pipe tobacco that's readily available in my local store, along with yellow Capstan Flake. (incidentally i love Capstan)
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Jevverrett

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Age : 36
Location : Meriden, Ct
Registration date : 2014-12-13

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 16, 2015 2:55 pm

A friend of mine in middle school gave me one of his fathers cobs, a MM Washington I think. The thing had electrical tape around the bowl to fix a crack in it. And a bag of what I'm fairly sure was 1Q. Not the best experience to be honest. I got more from the old guy who ran the local pipe shop, although it had a different name as a house blend. Didn't do so well until my great uncle showed me a few tricks. Changed the whole game for me. All he smoked was half and half though. So I smoked that for some years.
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Wet Dottle

Wet Dottle

Location : Littleton, CO
Registration date : 2008-02-27

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 16, 2015 7:09 pm

I started with Revelation and Capstan Blue in Ronson pipes. The tobacco was my father's, the pipes were what I liked then. It was '80 or '81 and I was in college. Good old times.
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Dottleman

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Age : 52
Location : Colorado
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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyMon Feb 16, 2015 11:42 pm

I bought my first pipe when I was 16 and an ounce of some God-Awful Cherry blend. It tasted like sawdust marinated in cough syrup. Then I thought I'd get fancy and smoke Cesare Borgia Amphora which, to my way of thinking must be pretty good stuff since it came in a tin  Cool I joined the Marines a year later and took a few year Hiatus from pipe smoking. When I returned to pipes, I smoked found English blends and I was "hooked" as they say.
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jlong

jlong

Age : 60
Location : Northeast Wisconsin
Registration date : 2009-07-07

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I started with a Tinderbox blend. Wilshire.
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: What 'baccy did you start with?   What 'baccy did you start with? - Page 2 EmptyTue Feb 17, 2015 12:31 pm

The first pipe tobacco I ever smoked was actually dottle left in the ashtray by the head of home in the last kids home I was in, that was Clan tobacco and that was back in 1980, I smoked nothing but Clan for a great many years, thankfully I know better than to smoke that rubbish these days.
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