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    Gawith Hoggarth News

    Copied this from another pipe forum. Interesting news on the Gawith front quoted from their Facebook page: <<>We recently made the decision to de-list some products that we could not justify keeping on the books. Having seen some comments on social media I thought a brief explanation was...
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    Savinelli Estella

    Back in the day, my favorite pipe was always my Savinelli Estella 316.  There was just something about the way this pipe handled Virginia flakes that was unparalleled!  I stupidly sold the pipe years ago, and after getting back into the hobby last year, I have been searching high and low for...
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    Yet another bill introduced

    https://tobaccobusiness.com/new-proposed-bill-seeks-to-eliminate-online-tobacco-sales-cripple-tobacco-industry/?utm_campaign=1464368_Tobacco%20Business%20-%20April%2018%2C%202019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Kretek%20Inc.&dm_i=2Y4M I’m reminded of advice an older pipe smoker gave me back in 2009...
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    Scott’s Mancave

    Since buying my house in 2017, I have worked hard creating the ultimate mancave in my basement. After living in a condo for 15 years, it is so nice to finally have a space to show off my beer and tobacco stuff! There is also an unfinished section down there that came with a huge shelving unit...
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    Balkan Sobranie in stock

    Looks like EA Carey’s has tins of Balkan Sobranie in stock as of this morning.  $32.95 per tin with a limit of 4 per customer.  It’s a hard pass for me at that price, but figured I’d pass this info along in case someone is interested! -Scott
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    Estella PAD

    Picked up a nice Estella on eBay this morning ($45 buy it now with free shipping).  10 years ago this was the going rate for most Estella’s, but it seems these days, it is hard to find any under $100, so this is a steal IMO!  I used to have 10 or so Estella pipes, and they were among the best...
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    GH Louisiana Flake

    Received 4.5 oz of 2009 Gawith Hoggarth Louisiana Flake today from someone on another forum.  Smoking a bowl of it now in my Peterson Dracula, and I am absolutely blown away by how good it is! The aroma is almost pure Virginia, with little to no trace of the chocolate and floral toppings.  At...
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    Gawith Hoggarth Brown Flake u/s

    Picked up a few oz of this off P&C last week to try.  Apparently this contains 83.5% Virginia’s, 12.5% Malawi burley, and 4% dark fired.  So far I have smoked this in 3 separate pipes (2 briars and a cob), all freshly cleaned from a recent everclear scrubbing.  The odd thing with this blend is...
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    Back in the game!

    Long time BoB’er here....joined in 2009, but stopped smoking a pipe a few years back.  Recently, I have gotten back into the hobby, and just wanted to say a quick hey, and see if any of the old schoolers are still hanging around?  Looking forward to reconnecting with some Brothers and meeting...
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    Life Update (Good News Content!)

    Good morning BOB, I really don't post as much as I used to, as there seems to be less and less of the crowd that posted on here when I was a frequent contributor 5-6 years ago. However, there are still plenty of folks on here that I know well and have had many good experiences with, both with...
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    Samuel Gawith/Gawith Hoggarth Merge!

    http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/pipe-news/gawiths-one-big-happy-family-again-after-150-years-merger-confirmed/ Wow this is really big news! Apparently, Samuel Gawith tobaccos will now be made at the Gawith and Hoggarth Factory. Bob Gregory will still oversee the production of the Samuel Gawith...
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    Milan Tobacconists Announces Blends to be Discontinued...

    Got this from another forum. Apparently from an official email sent out by Milan Tobacconists. Unfortunately, it appears to be the result of Phillip Morris taking over the company... I don't really smoke any of these blends, but I am sure some of you will appreciate this info and may want to...
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    Benningtons #15

    Just ordered some off their website. Apparently it is modeled after the original Balkan Sobranie. Back in the 60s the owner took a pair of tweezers and separated the component tobaccos from a tin of Sobranie then tweaked it to his taste and #15 was born. Latakia, flue cured Va's, and a high...
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    New MacBaren blend?

    Good evening Brothers, I heard rumblings awhile back on another forum about a new blend from MacBaren that was debuted at the Chicago Show this year. Basically, it was some of the components used for Old Dark Fired, with added Latakia and possibly Orientals? It was my understanding that they...
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    Dealing w/ a lot...

    Good evening Brothers, I have posted so infrequently over the past 6 months that I wanted to check in. Seems to be a lot of new folks on here these days, which is really exciting, as well as some of the long-time BoB'ers that I have come to know and love over the years. Going through a real...
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    Using Oxyclean for Oxidized Stems

    Read a really great article on pipesmagazine.com recently about restoring oxidized pipe stems without using a buffing wheel or power tools. The first step discussed in the article involves soaking the oxidized stems in a solution of warm water and Oxyclean for 15 min to an hour depending on the...
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    Wessex Brigade Campaign Dark Flake

    I am seeing that all of the online vendors are currently out of this. Since when did this become a R.A.T.? :evil: -Sott
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    Uhles #300

    Just purchased a 7.5 oz bag from Uhles based on numerous recommendations and rave reviews. However, I'm finding that it is biting the living daylights out of me. I've tried several different sized pipes and am finding I get bit regardless. I know there are some uhles 300 fans on here. What's...
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    Cleaning Leather Tobacco Pouches

    Hey guys, A few months ago, I purchased some antique leather tobacco pouches (GBD, Comoy, and a no-name). They wreak of mildew and I am wondering if anyone has any idea how I can get the stench out so that I can use them. I tried contacting Walker Briar Works to see if I could have them put...
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    Demuth's In Lancaster

    Heading up to Lancaster, PA tomorrow for the weekend and want to visit the Demuth's Tobacco Shop, which is the oldest tobacco shop in the US. Have any of you been? Despite the shop mainly being a museum, I see that they do sell pipes and tobaccos, but my question is can you smoke inside? Any...
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