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  1. ScienceSmoker

    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Morning all. I'm smoking some Old Dublin from my '77 Dunhill root briar.
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    I've been making my home blend "Black Balkan" for a while... now I tried adding Perique...

    Oh yes... I know exactly what you mean. After some years of blending, I have only 5 blends that I really like and keep making. But my "Black Balkan" was pretty solid. That was the one I stopped tweaking and thought I was "finished" with. I guess not. Now I have one more blend to tweak for a...
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    I've been making my home blend "Black Balkan" for a while... now I tried adding Perique...

    One of my favorite blends of all time is a pressed home blend I call "Black Balkan". It's basically just equal parts bright Virginia, Stoved Virginia, Smryna, and Latakia. But this time, when it was time to make a new batch of it... I added about ~8% long cut Perique. I put it all in the...
  4. ScienceSmoker

    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Smoking some Penny Farthing from one of my two Dr.Grabow Omega's. I think the more pipes I have, the more I appreciate these Omega's. Good, solid, little pipes. They feel good in the hand and they always smoke well.
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    Probably My Last Order

    Wow... I don't think I've ever made anything with that much latakia. I usually prefer fairly light English blends. The blend I regularly make with the most lat is my Black Balkan, and that's "only" 30% latakia. Also... you should leave you excess tobacco to your internet pipe friends! lol
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    Probably My Last Order

    Yeah, the reality of the economics of it make it impossible, but I thought maybe I'd try to just offer them to friends and see what happens. It's a shame to waste these good blends. I know there is likely some bias involved, but I honestly do think that 4 or 5 of my home blends are better than...
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    Anyone having other problem with Pipes and Cigars?

    Pipes and Cigars does have less than stellar customer service. I've had issues with their service before too. So I believe it.
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    Probably My Last Order

    I think it is possible to buy direct from some growers or wholesalers. For example, I got a pound of whole leaf Macedonian Prilep last year. Problem is, you probably have to buy fairly large amounts. And if, god forbid, Perique ever becomes too scarce to buy as a component, it is possible to...
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    Probably My Last Order

    This is unfortunate news. I've been blending my own tobacco for a few years now... and I just started taking it very seriously. I had tin labels made up with the names of my 4 best blends, and gave out lots for Christmas. Judging from the responses, I was actually considered maybe even...
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    Hello from Philadelphia

    And thanks for all the welcome comments, everyone. I really appreciate it!
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    Hello from Philadelphia

    I'd love to go to the Christopher Morley's pipe club meetings... any idea when they'll start up again? I also have been blending my own tobacco for quite a while, and I have four blends that I'm actually really proud of. I've love to share them with people.
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    Hello from Philadelphia

    Well, I have ~150. I'm in the process of preparing to list some on eBay.
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    Hello from Philadelphia

    Nope, I'm further northeast, near Bridesburg.
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    Hello from Philadelphia

    Yes indeed! It's definitely #1 on my list.
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    Hello from Philadelphia

    Hi everyone. I've been a pipe smoker for some years now... but only joined this forum last month. I have way too many pipes, but not enough tobacco. It's never enough tobacco. Also, I'm a voracious reader. I try to read about a book a week, though it usually ends up being about 2 books a...
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