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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

I picked up a corn cob pipe a few weeks ago because I needed a pipe to smoke weed out of but I figured since I already had a pipe, I might as well buy some pipe Tobacco. I've just been smoking some cheapass Captain Black... Is there something better I should try for someone new to pipe tobacco smoking?
The better pipe tobaccos are a little harder to find in a drug store but easy enough to get online. Go through this thread as there are a lot of recommendations. You might want to buy another cob as the taste/smell of weed is supposed to linger in a pipe for quite a while, spoiling anything else you might put in it. Best to have two different pipes, especially as cobs are pretty cheap.
post #122 of 146
I would add that with a corn cob pipe you want a tobacco that smokes rather dry. If it generates a good deal of moisture in burning, as some tobaccos do, it will gum up the corn cob pretty quick. A corn cob can give you a pretty good smoke if you don't mind its rustic image.
post #123 of 146
Yea I was planning on doing a small order from a smoke shop online. Probably pick up one can of Pipe Tobacco and around 5 cigars. I guess I'll do a little more research.
post #124 of 146
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Thanks. That was my write-up, but I originally wrote it for another forum.
I don't know Brigham tobaccos. I would guess they are bulk tobaccos blended by one of the bigger tobacco blenders to Brigham's recipe/specs - they may even match up perfectly with the same blend sold under a different label, but there is no way I would know which.
Maybe quality wasn't the right word, but I'm looking for an english or balkan style blend without the humetants or sweet casings. From my googling Brigham's Balkan Blend is the same as Altadis Balkan 512. Regarding the write up about Italy, very good stuff.
post #125 of 146
I'm currently enjoying some Pirate Kake from Cornell and Diehl. I bought a half pound of it in 2006 or early 2007 and shortly thereafter I got much more into cigar smoking. Pirate Kake is a very heavy latakia blend, which is not surprising given my tast in cigars leans very heavily towards ligero.

LMK, if anyone wants to try some, I'll ship you some!
post #126 of 146
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

I'm currently enjoying some Pirate Kake from Cornell and Diehl. I bought a half pound of it in 2006 or early 2007 and shortly thereafter I got much more into cigar smoking. Pirate Kake is a very heavy latakia blend, which is not surprising given my tast in cigars leans very heavily towards ligero.
LMK, if anyone wants to try some, I'll ship you some!
I will pass since I have more tobacco than I know what to do with, though most is sealed up for storage. But someone should take you up on that offer. Pirate Kake is supposed to be a pretty good Latakia blend and is worth a try, especially for people who don't know if they like that kind of tobacco (do I like Latakia mixtures). It is supposed to be Latakia-heavy, even for a Latakia blend, so keep that in mind.
post #127 of 146
I accidentally started contaminating the Briar thread with my questions, but anyone want to guide me to a newbie guide for pipe smoking?
post #128 of 146
Try Pipe Smoking: A 21st Century Guide by my dear old friend Richard Carleton Hacker. I haven't read it, but if Rick wrote it, I'm sure it's very sound.

Rick is also a gun writer of no small renown.
post #129 of 146
I got the Stanwell Majestic bent billiard Dopey was kind enough to give away. It's beautiful. I've smoked it about 10 times so far and really enjoy it. Being a bent, it's easy to read with, and the stem is just long enough to keep what little smoke rises from the bowl out of my eyes. The bowl is deep, so it can smoke for a long time.

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I also got Dunhill Flake, my first flake tobacco. So far I've been taking think strips off like string cheese, then ripping those in half, then rolling all that into a ball before I stuff it in the bowl. It works well enough. It takes a while to catch a light, but once it does it burns with a lot of intensity. It's very flavorful and doesn't have a very strong nicotine kick. The aftertaste stays in my mouth a long time, but it's not unpleasant; it's a bit sweet and earthy.

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post #130 of 146
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

. It's Being a bent, it's easy to read with.

I've done a lot of pipe smoking in my time, and I have been simultaneously reading most of the time I have been smoking. I never noticed that it was appreciably easier to read with a bent or a straight. However, I don't keep the pipe in my mouth for long periods, as a general matter.
post #131 of 146
I always keep it in my mouth. I hold it since my teeth are too sensitive to clench it for very long, plus I can direct the smoke in different areas of my mouth to cut down on tongue bite.
post #132 of 146
Glad to see you have been enjoying the pipe, Reggs.
post #133 of 146
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

I always keep it in my mouth. I hold it since my teeth are too sensitive to clench it for very long, plus I can direct the smoke in different areas of my mouth to cut down on tongue bite.

 

Give it time.  Tongue bite and pipe smoking are sort of like blisters on your finger and playing the guitar.  If you smoke more regularly, that bite will go away.  Mine lasted about 3 months.

post #134 of 146

Since this thread has been going almost a year, and I'm pretty new to the forum myself, I'll give some introduction.

 

I've been smoking a pipe for almost four years now.  I started out smoking on Sunday evenings.  For me, it was more of a family tradition thing.  I had always loved the stories of Sherlock Holmes and knew that one day I would start smoking a pipe.  I inherited my grandfather's collection of pipes from the '50s and '60s (including an old Yellow-Bole).  I wasn't very satisfied with some of their shapes and styles.  I smoke through them all and found what worked for me so I would know what to look for in my own pipe collection.  I almost exclusively smoke Peterson pipes and more often than not smoke local blends from the shop around the corner.  I enjoy some tins of big name tobacco.

 

I've got my eye currently on a tin of Peterson's University Flake.  I have tried it before and enjoyed it.  Has anyone else tried this flake style tobacco?  If so, what did you think?

post #135 of 146
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

I always keep it in my mouth. I hold it since my teeth are too sensitive to clench it for very long, plus I can direct the smoke in different areas of my mouth to cut down on tongue bite.

Have you considered a "bit saver"?  It may go by another name online or at another local Tobacconist.  It's essentially a soft rubber sleeve that goes over the end of the pipe.  It makes it easier to hold the pipe with your mouth and keeps bite marks off the bit.

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