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Decided this thread needs some real pics.

At Pio's earlier request, smoking this eve...

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Oh, & Happy New Years Everyone! May this one be better than the last.
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Thread Starter 
Nice. Thanks for sharing.

I had a few nice smokes this last week.
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Just tried some Bell's Three Nuns tobacco with a C.S. Lewis scholar the other night who said that it was Lewis' preferred tobacco.

Dreadful stuff. I suspect my friend knew this because he just sat there attempting to watch me with disinterest out of the corner of his eye as I smoked it; the way someone looks at you when they've given you a beverage laced with something like Worcestershire sauce as a prank.

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Currently liking Dunhill Nightcap and Squadron Leader. Would be remiss if I did not encourage you all to visit here if you ever make Chicago:

http://www.iwanries.com/home.cfm

Looking to try a few others yet, but I don't go through tins very fast.
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Just tried some Bell's Three Nuns tobacco with a C.S. Lewis scholar the other night who said that it was Lewis' preferred tobacco.
Dreadful stuff. I suspect my friend knew this because he just sat there attempting to watch me with disinterest out of the corner of his eye as I smoked it; the way someone looks at you when they've given you a beverage laced with something like Worcestershire sauce as a prank.
http://www.styleforum.net/image/id/1100418/width/350/height/315

What's a CS Lewis scholar exactly, someone who studies his works?

Anyways, new 3 nuns should not be like famed original 3 nuns, perique to kentucky very different.
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So bought a big, free hand Nording. Too heavy to hold in the teeth long but damn, does it smoke cool.
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Currently liking Dunhill Nightcap and Squadron Leader. Would be remiss if I did not encourage you all to visit here if you ever make Chicago:
http://www.iwanries.com/home.cfm
Looking to try a few others yet, but I don't go through tins very fast.

I have their latest catalog. It seems like a beautiful shop.

I have been enjoying Esoterica Stonehaven and GLPease Fillmore lately, with a bowl of Escudo or MacBaren Latakia Blend (also a spun, coin cut) thrown in every so often.

On my Christmas Week trip, I took two Dunhill pipes, a Prince and a Zulu, but lately I have been most often alternating an Upshall Prince and Cutty but also a Burak Bent Bulldog and a Talbert Ligne Bretagne Paneled Prince.
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Just bought a new Ascorti from the SCP Tinder Box yesterday. This brings my total number of briar pipes up to 27, plus one olive wood pipe (a nice smoker). I also have six meerschaums, which I only smoke infrequently. Pipe smoking is one of life's great pleasures. And if it has any averse health effects--if done in moderation--I've sure never noticed.
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How often and with what do you clean your pipes? I use high proof rum and run a pipe cleaner through the stem after every use. It still seems my new pipes are getting a bit of a disagreeable odor and a tinge of old tobacco taste. I've smoked my Peterson the most, maybe ten'ish times now, and just used a napkin dipped in rum to swab it out.

Suggestions?
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How often and with what do you clean your pipes? I use high proof rum and run a pipe cleaner through the stem after every use. It still seems my new pipes are getting a bit of a disagreeable odor and a tinge of old tobacco taste. I've smoked my Peterson the most, maybe ten'ish times now, and just used a napkin dipped in rum to swab it out.

Suggestions?

Before pipes grow any cake they tend to get wet, and a wet spit/tobacco juice isn't exactly pleasant. It goes away over time. If you need, get a pipe sweetener and run it through, that can help. More importantly, smoke slowly.
post #57 of 146
I use a pipe cleaner soaked in a pipe-freshening fluid to clean out the shank after every time i smoked it. While rum may work as well, I have a better place for good rum!
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I use a plain pipe cleaner after every use (not soaked in anything). If I can't do that right after smoking, then I will use a cleaner soaked in alcohol later.
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Just bought a new Ascorti from the SCP Tinder Box yesterday. This brings my total number of briar pipes up to 27, plus one olive wood pipe (a nice smoker). I also have six meerschaums, which I only smoke infrequently. Pipe smoking is one of life's great pleasures. And if it has any averse health effects--if done in moderation--I've sure never noticed.

So which are your favorite pipes and tobaccos? I think I remember your saying something about cherry aromatics, but I don't recall if you liked or disliked them.

I lean heavily towards the classic English shapes and, more particularly, the straight or barely bent stems. I have a few bent pipes, but the only ones that I smoke regularly are two bent bulldogs - a small Cumberland shell Dunhill and a larger but smaller chambered smooth Burak (and I also have a volcano that I smoke occasionally). My most frequent smokes are Princes and a new Zulu. My tobacco favorites are currently (as noted above) Esoterica Stonehaven, Pease Fillmore and Escudo. I have just about run through my open stock of Stonehaven and Fillmore and rather than crack open another, I bought a tin of Maclelland Blue Mountain (their entry in the Balkan Sobranie 759 contest) to try.
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I haven't read the whole thread, but there's a guy from Texas that makes beautiful pipes - do you aficionados know who I'm talking about?
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