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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:49 pm

Ever notice how, even though the thermometer says it's 95 degrees out, with 80% humidity it feels like 105 or more?

Then, ever notice how sitting outside for a pipe, no matter how fond you are of the blend, it just doesn't seem as nice an experience as when it's cooler?

Too hot to smoke? Sometimes it seems like it.....

Sometimes.......
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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:39 pm

I was a cheesehead for 30-some yrs. So I get what you speak of. High temps and high humidity. Pretty miserable.

Been living in the Pac NW for going on 25 yrs, and gratefully the R/H during the summer is not anywhere near what I experienced in Wiz-gon-sin!



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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:43 pm

I used to live in Garden Home, just west of Portland, OR.

I now live in southwestern Missouri....

The humidity is different here than near PDX, that's for sure.....
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:44 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Ever notice how, even though the thermometer says it's 95 degrees out, with 80% humidity it feels like 105 or more?

Then, ever notice how sitting outside for a pipe, no matter how fond you are of the blend, it just doesn't seem as nice an experience as when it's cooler?

Too hot to smoke? Sometimes it seems like it.....

Sometimes.......  

Yes Indeed sir! I'm smoking blends that I used to love but, in this heat they all taste the same........
like crap! Even Lat blends aren't as good but, not as bad as the Vapers and VA's are. And try and keep a smoke cool is near impossible. You'd think we'd be use to it by now.  Be glad when Fall arrives and I can get started enjoying smokes more often again.Hell, even in the 20's they were better then this, just couldn't finish one cause I was anxious to get my cold old ass back in the house.
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PeterD

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:38 pm

...I don't smoke so many "heavy" blends when it gets this hot outside...and in SE Tennessee it does get hot and very humid. So the "heavy" blends I reserve for the house and car... sunny sunny sunny
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:56 pm

Because I'm stuck in the house most of the time I get to enjoy all of my favorite blends because we keep it around 68 degrees year round. It would be different if I was outside in the heat and humidity. For those that can't take advantage of A/C it's a tough road to travel. Smile

AJ
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MichaelM

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:04 pm

I'm an indoor/outdoor smoker, but I do prefer to be outside weather permitting. Latakia has always been a cold weather smoke for me. I have no idea why, its just the way I like it. When its hot and humid, I usually choose burley blends or cigars, and switch the the Va/BurPers at night when it cools off.
I can bear the heat, its the skeeters that get me.
Mike.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:11 pm

Definitely. Cigars are the thing in heat and humidity. I almost never smoke them when the weather is mild or cold. It has always been that way with me.
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:22 pm

Perhaps I should try cigars then....
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:48 pm

I haven't smoked a latakia blend in a few months. Typically I stick to a handful of VA's and burley's. A couple weeks ago, I had to flat out give my pipes a rest. We hit 105-106 for a good stretch and everything tasted a bit off.

I agree, cigars are quite nice in the heat.

Here's to an extra cool fall.. Wink
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:32 pm

Guess I missed the intent of this post by a country mile. Not surprising, since I occasionally go off on my own tangent and derail threads with mindless nonsense....

Back to the subject, yes I do find it difficult to enjoy a pipe beyond a certain temp/RH. On those rare occasions in the Pac NW I tend to favor light 'ginnys, or codger blends like good ol' PA.



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RR
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:52 pm

The only two blends I can enjoy are Mac Baren's Vintage Syrian and my Grandpa's Sweater...

And not big bowls, either...
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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:26 pm

I'm kind of confused as to why the blends taste different in the heat and humidity. I know being too dry can cause them to lose flavor and being too moist will cause them to burn funny. But what do you suppose the difference is with the other varieties?
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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:42 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
I'm kind of confused as to why the blends taste different in the heat and humidity. I know being too dry can cause them to lose flavor and being too moist will cause them to burn funny. But what do you suppose the difference is with the other varieties?

Tobacco soaks up the humidity and makes not only hard to stay lit but, makes it burn hot trying to keep it lit intern tasting like hot wet soggy crap. Wink
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R. M. Perkins

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:19 am

One thing that helps me is slowing way down on my puffing.

In the wintertime I can puff about every 4-6 seconds and not have to worry a bit about overheating my bowl.

But in the summer, I have to space out my puffs to around 8-10 seconds apart, or my pipe will get hotter than a firecracker.

It's not a cure-all -- you still have more humidity in the summer and soggier smokes -- but it definitely helps.
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Jevverrett

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PostSubject: Re: Heat index   Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:50 pm

Interesting info. I switched over to Acadian perique today and worked out better than my normal 965.
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