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PanHandler

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PostSubject: Newbie Piper here   Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:32 pm

Hello all

Just wandering around and stumbled across this site. I started smoking pipes a few years ago. Well, life happens and I ended up changing jobs and moving to another state. Pipes went into storage and there they stayed until about a year ago. I dusted them off, cleaned them up and ordered a bunch of tobaccos. I was pretty lost the first time I tried piping and was fumbling around with different tobaccos but the worst part was my horrific techniques. Puffing away like mad, burnt tobacco, tongue etc. You get the point. I did absolutely love Frog Morton but you couldnít burn your tongue on that if you lit it with a blowtorch. Thatís when I discovered Iím addicted to Latakia blends.

After much trial and error I finally discovered some really good tobaccos and also learned to slow the heck down and really savor the incredible taste of pipe tobacco. Iím in a Latakia/Oriental/English stage for now. Having OK luck with Burley but terrible luck with Va and Va/Pers. Iím probably the only one on earth that doesnít like Escudo... stale unfiltered Pall Mall cigarette found in an old coat pocket. Going to save it of course and come back to it as my tastes develop. I do like some aromatics but slowly moving away from them.

Anyway, glad to be here and looking forward to the continued learning experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:43 pm

Welcome to BoB! Have fun with your experimenting, and just remember your tastes may change. There are a number of 'great' blends I think are so-so, and the same is true of every else to some degree

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:51 pm

Welcome aboard PanHandler. I suspect in the future you will like Escudo. The key to smoking Virginias and Va/Pers is to smoke slowly. It sounds like you've learned to slow down a bit, but the real key to enjoying these tobaccos is to barely have them alight at any given time. If there's smoke rising from the bowl of your pipe you're smoking too fast. Sounds like you enjoy more user-friendly tobaccos for the time being, but as you become better, you'll probably learn to like most/all tobacco.

Do not despair! Pipe smoking involves constant learning. Some of us have just been learning longer than others. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:42 pm

Welcome, PanHandler.† Enjoy this forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:24 pm

sunny Welcome Aboard
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:40 pm

Pleased to have you aboard

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:00 am

Welcome aboard matey. Slow smoking is the key for all types of 'baccy.



Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 am

Welcome to our little merry corner of the internet!
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D.L.Ruth

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:50 am

Welcome to the madness! As others have said your tastes will develop over time, I have a tin of Dunhill Nightcap that I thought I would never smoke after I first opened it a couple years ago because I thought it was terrible (I was still quite new to pipes then). Now I quite enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:05 am

Welcome! And, errrrrr, nice avatar. Ahem. Wink
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PanHandler

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:24 am

Stick wrote:
Welcome! †And, errrrrr, nice avatar. Ahem. Wink

Yes, thanks. Thatís my future ex-wife. She just doesnít know it yet!

Thanks for the welcome all. This looks like a great place. Looking forward to participating.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:06 pm

Welcome to the group. Itís chocked full of info on almost anything pipe related.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:14 pm

Welcome to the forum sir, and congratulations on your new future ex. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:13 pm

Panhandler, I live about 60 miles south of Paducah. I used to frequent the Tobacco Lane b&m that was in the Kentucky Oaks Mall. That wad about the only place I knew of to get pipes and tobacco in the area. Weíre you n the area then?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:57 pm

eggman wrote:
Panhandler, I live about 60 miles south of Paducah. I used to frequent the Tobacco Lane b&m that was in the Kentucky Oaks Mall. That wad about the only place I knew of to get pipes and tobacco in the area. Weíre you n the area then?

I was there about 6 years ago. I wasnít aware of Tobacco Lane as I was ordering all my supplies online. However, I did purchase my very first pipe at a local Walgreens. Dr Grabow Grand Duke and a pouch of CB white.

Also, I despise shopping malls but probably wouldíve stopped in had I known of a good b&m there.

60 miles south of Paducah puts you close to Ft Campbell? I was stationed there for a few years and got out of the Army there way back in 1997. My kiddos and grandkids are still in Clarksville.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:08 pm

Screaming Eagles!

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:10 pm

PanHandler wrote:


60 miles south of Paducah puts you close to Ft Campbell? I was stationed there for a few years and got out of the Army there way back in 1997. My kiddos and grandkids are still in Clarksville.

Is Campbell 60 miles from Paducah? I thought it was closer than that, was stationed at Campbell for about six years, loved it there. There is Briar and Bean (in Clarksville) that I used to frequent when I was there, the fella that works there is a very nice guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:17 pm

AlphaWarrior wrote:
Screaming Eagles!



Hey...cool...my brother in law was a Screaming Eagle...in VietNam.

Me? 11th Armored Cavalry...also in VietNam. I thought I was the only guy there that smoked a pipe. Of course I wasnít. The locals thought the pipe meant that I was rich..and a scientist, or something. Cultural differences.

Just sayiní.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:27 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:57 pm



I was there about 6 years ago. I wasnít aware of Tobacco Lane as I was ordering all my supplies online. However, I did purchase my very first pipe at a local Walgreens. Dr Grabow Grand Duke and a pouch of CB white.

Also, I despise shopping malls but probably wouldíve stopped in had I known of a good b&m there.

60 miles south of Paducah puts you close to Ft Campbell? I was stationed there for a few years and got out of the Army there way back in 1997. My kiddos and grandkids are still in Clarksville.[/quote]

Oh goodness itís been closed down over 10 years. Nope Iím more south and west of Paducah. On highway 45 not too far from Fulton/South Fulton area. I have a old Dr. Grabow my mother in law picked up at a estate sale I think. I got rid of that red epoxy on the outside of the bowl and blam it turned out to a great smoker.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:17 pm

Welcome aboard! Very Happy
It takes a while, yup, years, before you fully develop your sense of taste. So try Escudo in a couple years from now, see what gives. Wink
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PanHandler

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Piper here   Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:35 pm

Davy Jones wrote:
Welcome aboard! Very Happy
It takes a while, yup, years, before you fully develop your sense of taste. So try Escudo in a couple years from now, see what gives. Wink

Thanks for the reply.

Funny you mention Escudo. I tried it again today but in a MM cob. Absolutely totally different experience. In a very good way. Slow sipping is the key for sure.
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