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NextGen



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PostSubject: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:31 pm

Hey, Iím pretty new to pipe smoking and would love mentorship. I donít know if there are guys in the Boston/MA area who would like to talk, maybe meet up sometime and mentor soneome new to this. Just bought a great, 1965 Dunhill billiard pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:21 pm

Welcome to BoB young man. You'll find plenty of companionship here to help guide you on your way. No doubt some of our brothers in the NE can steer you to a local pipe club.

Nice bit of briar you picked up for a first pipe.

Cool


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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:25 pm

Thanks, and Iíd love to know some good shops in the area. And to be honest, itís my second pipe. My first was a pretty bad 35 dollar cheapo.
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:37 pm

Welcome to the BoB NG.

I think your online handle is particularly apt; normally associated with older farts, if pipe smoking is to survive we need a new breed of youngsters to continue to fly the flag. I'm very sure you'll get all the mentorship you'll need to get you going from the goodly folk that you'll see on these pages... you just need to ask and there'll be plenty willing to help!

That's quite some pipe to start with too! So, which way are you leaning at the moment with your choice of baccys?

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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Thanks. I agree. It would be a shame to see pipe smoking go away. Itís sad to see great companies like dunhill announce the end of their tobacco sales. To answer your question, I started with some pretty bad, local shop bought tobaccos, until I realized that I needed to look for better. I found Orlik golden sliced, dunhill London blend and Iím waitIng on 7 seas regular blend to try a good aromatic. Any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:03 pm

Good choices! You may also find these pages useful too:

http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t19560-suggested-blends-etc-for-newer-pipe-smokers

Baccy choice is so subjective. It's like asking what sort of artwork do you like!

To break it down into a few starting categories you could try an aromatic (aro) a Virginia (Va) and an English and see what tickles your fancy. Any of the recommendations on the above link would serve you well, remembering that there are literally 1000s of choices in each of those categories. Your journey has begun young Padawan. Let me know when you find enlightenment!
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:31 pm

Thank you. I appreciate the advice. Iíll look into those now.
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:02 pm

Welcome to the forum!

It sounds like you are well on your way into the joy of discovery! Browse, ask, all that! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:36 pm

Thank you. As expected, the pipe smokers have all been gentlemen, and very helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:15 pm

Have you been to L.J. Peretti yet NextGen? They're in Boston and are one of the oldest and most respected tobacconists left today. They offer a number of house blends that many of here enjoy, myself included-

http://www.ljperetti.com/


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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:28 pm

I think I ran across it online, but I havenít visited yet. Iím in the suburbs so I donít go into the city often, but I think I might do that soon. Thanks for the tip. Itís nice to know that a place that reputable is close by.
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:03 pm

Absolutely you should get in to see LJ Peretti's in person the climate these days there really is no telling how long any of these places will remain. Unfortunately a number of their blends recently disappeared when McClelland closed shop. They still have some great stuff to offer though.
Oh and very nice score on that older Dunhill.

Welcome aboard
Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:43 pm

Welcome! Happy puffing.
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:17 pm

Welcome Aboard
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:11 am

Thank you. I think Iíll take your advice and check that place out. Iím worried that these places are going to go extinct too quickly. I hope they keep a market going.
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:08 pm

Welcome! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:53 pm

Welcome, I too am new to pipe smoking and to the board. Lots of useful info here and very friendly posters.
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:16 am

Welcome and I second (or third?) the suggestion to get thyself to Peretti's posthaste.

Their Tashkent is one of my favorite blends.

Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:06 pm

Welcome to BoB!
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:53 am

Welcome aboard!!!
If you haven't already done so, check out the fellas at the "Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club of Boston". Good bunch of guys.

http://www.shpcboston.org/
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PostSubject: Re: Young guy in Boston new to smoking    Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:09 pm

Welcome to BoB! I hope you enjoy your time here and continue to enjoy your pipes

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