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    E Pipes

    I am considering trying an E Pipe for those times when it is too cold outside or I just can't get out. I smoke 8-10 bowls a day and the weather and holiday social times are making car and outside time harder to get. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about these?
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    Smoke Odor

    Now that we are empty nesters the wife and I are trying to sell our house. The only criticism we have gotten from anyone is "It smells like smoke." Duh! She is a cigarette smoker and I have smoked my pipes. We have several of the (Home Depot) air cleaners running constantly. She is planning...
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    The future of pipe smoking?

    We started something this year that I have to share here. It may well become a regular part of our holiday tradition. My smarter half and I hosted a holiday dinner for our kids - 18 and 21 - and a few of their friends the other night. My son and at least one of the other guys had been asking...
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    Cavendish Attitude

    I have a very negative attitude about cavendish and I'm not sure if it is justified. Since some less than taste satisfying experiences early in my piping days I have automatically turned away from any tobaccos that list cavendish in the blend. Mostly now I am smoking English blends and a few...
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    Jack Knife Plug

    Got a tin of JKP a while back and opened it recently with much anticipation - and was pretty disappointed. No matter how I packed it, shredded it, balled it up, whatever I just haven't been able toget much taste or keep it lit. After reading great reviews of this smoke I wonder if I am doing...
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    Virgin Cob

    Lost a well-weathered and much used cob yesterday. Must have bounced off the golf cart when I wasn't paying attention. That's why I only smoke cobs on the golf course, though. The cost of replacing a prized briar would be much worse. So, this morning I packed and lit up a new cob. Wow! I...
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    Cleveland B & M

    Travelling to Cleveland (Ohio) tomorrow afternoon and expect to have a few hours to kill. Does anyone have a recommendation for a B&M that may have a selection of pipes and tobaccos?
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    Restricted Stem Help

    I picked up a great pipe at the Columbus Pope show this past fall. It is a Comoy Heirloom. It is a beautiful sitter and it is the largest capacity bowl I have and it smokes great! I have dedicated it to Virginia Flake and it is a smoke I always look forward to enjoying. My only issue with...
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    King James Private Stock - English King James Private Stock

    Does anyone know where I can find this baccy? I got a nice big stash of it from my Secret Santa this year. I suspect that it is the house blend from a B & M somewhere near the Noth Pole. I LOVE IT! I have enjoyed it more than any other English Blend so far. It was already aged a year or two...
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    Tobacco Aging

    I have just been back to the pipe for a couple of years. Have not put any tobacco back for aging but have read on here and other sites about the benefits of aging some tobaccos. My question is whether all tobaccos benefit from this or is it mostly certain types or blends? I was recently...
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    Naspc Tobacco

    So, I got tins of the GLP Limited edition blends at the Columbus pipe show. I plan to keep a couple for my self to break out sometime special time in the future. I have been thinking of gifting a couple - one of each blend - to a pipe smoking uncle. His tastes are pretty limited, though...
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    Favorite Vapers

    I picked up some Hearth and Home, Russ Oullette, Anniversary Kake at the Columbus Pope show and am really liking it. I think it is the first Vaper I really am liking. What are some of your other favorite vapers?
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    Columbus Pipe show

    I think the Columbus Pope show is next weekend. At least I have it on my calendar. Anyone here planning on attending. I expect to run up there, May try to combine the trip with a round of golf somewhere in the area.
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    Rim Cleaning

    I am a relatively new pipe smoker - couple years. I have not always been as careful about not over packing and lighting as I have learned to be today. As a result several of my (otherwise well maintained and good looking) briars have an unsightly build up on the rim. I now know that if I 1...
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    I just saw a thread on another board about International Pipe Smoking Day. Apparently it is tomorrow. I haven't seen anything here, my most frequently checked group. Is this a widely observed thing?
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    Zippo Pipe Lighter

    I was wearing sores on my thumbs trying to get my Zippo - fluid not gas - lighter to light. Checked fluid, wick, flint and just couldn't figure out a consistent procedure or formula to get it to light reliably. I then removed the Pipe lighting attachment that sits over the 'chimney'. Now it...
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    B&M in Cleveland

    I will be traveling to Cleveland, OH, tomorrow to take some teenagers to a high school hockey tournament. Does anyone have any recommendations of a B&M I might check while there? That's how I like to 'reward' myself for driving to these far away games and other kid events.
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    Clogged stem

    I got a nice, larger, 3/4 bent pipe in a lot I won on ebay. It had a very restricted draw from build up in the stem. To try to open it up I ran a couple of pipe cleaners with alcohol through the (removed) stem. It was tough getting them through. Now nothing gets through! I can't even blow...
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    Rhamnus pipes

    So I am looking at these pipes on ebay. Rhamnus pipes from China. Some interesting looks. Anybody tried one?
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    Columbus Pipe Show

    Does anyone have the date for the Columbus, Ohio, show this year? It seems to me that it was in August last year.