Post by Casper on Oct 15, 2019 13:45:55 GMT -5
Good Afternoon, I'm Dave from The Big Easy. I've collected Pipes here and there for almost 35 years, starting with my Papaws pipe when he passed. I have a corn cob, a couple Ben Wade's, Preben Homes, Savenelli's, Stanwell's, Caminetto's and my favorite is an Il Cepo. I've smoked cigarettes for years, and I'm afraid my taste pallet hasn't yielded over to the taste of pipe tobacco yet. I'm working on that now. I've tried samples of different tobacco's so far an ounce of this or that, usually I smell the aroma of a tobacco, and pick from that. I remember well my Pawpa smoking his pipe, and as a child I loved the smell of pipe tobacco burning. I'm totally new to smoking a pipe, however I wanted to get away from the nasty stench of cigarettes. I've learned from you tube, how to pack a pipe bowl, and how to light it, and after the initial light and burn, how to tamp it and relight it. I've noticed at the bottom of the bowl always seems to have a bit of very moist tobacco left. I'm really wanting to make the transition from cigarettes to my pipe, because I love the aroma. Any help, any suggestions, any ideas and all feedback would be greatly appreciated. From the school of hard knocks, I've learned to never remove a stem from a warm or hot pipe, and would love to learn the To Do items as well as the Never to do Items, such as things that would damage or destroy my pipe, again any help, ideas, or feedback would be greatly appreciated. My favorite color is a couple shades darker than Turquoise, I'm contemplating joining a club online, where you try a different blend each month. I refuse to shop in a Head Shop for Pipe Tobacco, and usually have to drive 35-40 miles one way for pipe tobacco. Shopping online would probably be easier for me than 70-80 mile round trip drive. Again, Thank You for accepting a Newbie to your site, and I look foreword to reading and learning more, as well as participating when I can. Thank You.