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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Ok, I had to do something fun and indulgent (if not quite 102 degrees crazy!): I have four pipes lined up on the deck with a side of honey bourbon. I'm continuing my explorations of Voodoo Queen tweaks because the retrohale of the stock version really does a number on my sinuses. Best tweak and...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Rattray's Hal O' Wynd in a Design Berlin Prelude.
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    What I'm not smoking: Mayan Stone Pipe. My son and girlfriend picked this up for me for Father's Day from an "artisan craftsman" as they were exploring the Mayan ruins in Mexico. Let's just say it's not a clencher - unless you want to crack your teeth! Since they are both total non-smokers the...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Peaceful morning walk on Wildcat Mountain. C&D Oriental Silk in a paneled Design Berlin. Bright and focused blend cleared out all the fuzzy cobwebs from last night! Rucci, our cream coat shepherd, in a mellow mood - no foxes or wild turkeys to chase!
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Earlier today: my own blend "Sun God" in a Mark twain cob. It's a style I like but I've never tasted any other commercial blend that combines golden Virginia, Basma, Samsun, and a pinch of Golden Cavendish for a sweet finish. I have several blends that are variations on this idea. Right now...
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    Haebar

    Ordered a few items which arrived today, well packaged and promptly shipped. Thank you!
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    My Almost Road Rage

    When my son was a teenager a passenger in the car he was driving threw out a fast food drink cup and it bounced off the car in the next lane. That driver called in the license plate number and we soon got a call from the police and our son and his friend had some explaining to do. The other...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Good luck with your transition to decaf and low-nicotine tobaccos! Looks like you've got a good friend there to manage the stress.
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    I hadn't thought about that in a while, but I too had significant variation depending on the pipe. Whenever I have time and the computer is on I make an entry into my smoking log about the date, what I smoked, and an overall point score for the session. Looking at my log I see that Crystal...
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    I'm not buying any more jars!!

    Just a dozen tins in the deep cellar: Dunhill Flake, Astley's 44 (pre-2015), Orlik Golden Slice, and a can of C&D Byzantium. Ever since I discovered online retailers in August 2016 I've been focused on trying new things and doing comparative flights of different baccies to determine just what my...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Watch City Rouxgaroux in a Design Berlin Royal Star. Va-Pers aren't really my thing so I'm not the best judge for these kinds of blends. Several of you will probably be making the sign of the cross but I Kept wondering how it would taste with a tweak of Burley or a dash of Latakia!
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Sam Gawith Firedance in a brushed brown Stanwell. Once it gets going there's nothing wrong with this, it's just not my thing. I'm putting the rest of this in the Pass Along box.
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Wilke Royal Gentry in a Design Berlin Siegfried. As an afternoon or evening smoke this is too mild-mannered for me, but as a mid-morning smoke it works just fine (after the usual coffee and Burley). If you are looking for an American style Va-Bur with just a touch of Latakia and some pastry...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    SPC Mississippi River Rum Barrel in an SMS meer. Sipping some 1888.
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    I'm not buying any more jars!!

    It's good that you have thought ahead about this. Pipes and tobacco are something that won't be easy for surviving family members to try and sell. It's a very specialized market. The first couple years we lived up here on the mountain we had no high speed internet so we built a huge library of...
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    John Patton Oriental Dusk in a meer-bowl Falcon. The Turkish and cigar leaf are tasty together but the finish is drier than a popcorn fart! Wait, how would I know that??
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    I'm not buying any more jars!!

    I suspect many of us have at least a few baccies we've been grudgingly holding onto, so this Pass Along idea may be a win win for everybody. In your case, if you decide to participate, the package comes your way, you pick out a few items that look interesting, and you get rid of some of your...
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    Your Go-To Summer Blends

    Come on Team Summer! We're down 2 to 5 !! :cool:
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    What Are You Smoking Pages.

    Sutliff Voodoo Queen in a Savinelli 677. Trying this with the new Savinelli 6mm charcoal filter thinking it might tame some of that Perique. Nope. First few minutes really cleared out my sinuses! So odd, I regularly smoke C&D Orion's Arrow which is 25% Perique, but something about the VQ always...
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    Your Go-To Summer Blends

    There was a similar thread last Fall about favorite blends for Autumn. Someone pointed out then that in California where the temperature variation for most of the year is within a 20 degree range, smokers are not affected by seasonal conditions. Those who smoke mostly indoors or in a climate...
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