Ok Bowl 5 recap: Tobacco: Lane Lux English Pipe: MM Cob Pack: 2 layer scoop and pack with each layer Extra notes: this tobacco was put in a my travel pouch around 7am and smoked around noon-ish. I sat in the cab of my truck most of the day. Also, i had a very light lunch, and this give me a very slight nic-buzz that caught me off guard.
So I packed only about 3/4 of a bowl this time as it was a lunch break smoke. It was a bit windy and very sunny and hot (90+) I didn't have to relight at all this time, but I think I was smoking just a bit to fast. The cob ended up hotter than usual. I didn't end up with much moisture in the stem, or tongue bite. It was a great little smoke that broke up the day in a pleasant way
Ok Bowl 6 recap: Tobacco: Bayou Morning Flake Pipe: Bosewell Pack: 3 Flakes rubbed and packed Extra notes:
So the Bayou Morning was mighty dry....it just crumbled when i picked it up.... Was only able to smoke 1/2 the bowl, then the NicHit got me and I went in for a bite to eat. Once I got it going, and got my sipping pace slowed way down, I could get some hints and teases at really great flavors..... I have more work to do...the flake is weak with this grasshopper...but my will is strong!
Posts: 1,560 First Name: JeffD Favorite Pipe: Savinelli Hercules 320 EX, KS. Tall chimney/stacks, an ever growing collection of churchwardens.. Favorite Tobacco: C&D Billy Budd Blonde, Rimboche S.J., H&H Viprati, G.L. Pease Telegraph Hill, Carter Hall, Dorchester and Dunbar and Stonehaven when I can get it. Location:
For those at the very beginning of the journey, I would recommend some Carter Hall. It is such a consistently well behaved tobacco that it really facilitates learning. Packing, puffing, rate of puffing, tamping, everything. Getting all of it down. The idea is to start out taking the variables of the tobacco away, so that if you get bit you can know it is not the brand, or cut, or blend of the tobacco and that something else, something well in your control, needs adjustment.
And, Carter Hall is not a half bad smoke. Not a complicated "sophisticated" flavor, but real good. And not at all expensive, so you can ditch a half smoked bowl without guilt and start again.
Going to take this thread into a bit of just open discussion, trying to get out of my head and just enjoy the smoke.
Tobacco: Hearth & Home Delta Days Pipe: MM Legend
I am not sure what was going on with this smoke,it was not good at all. While I can not put my finger on any one thing, I really feel it was just a combination of a few factors. It smoked super hot, would not stay lit, had no flavor. It was packed a few days prior, but stayed in my humidor that I am using for my pipe kit and tobaccos. RH is in the low 60's high 50's.
I also I have a new lighter, and it seemed to burn much hotter than my old pipe lighter and I think that had an impact. Looking forward to trying this blend again. After this front passes by.....
Post by mcganksta on Sept 13, 2020 12:41:27 GMT -5
Tobacco: Lane Limited BCA Pipe: Dr Grabow River Lighter: Honest, soft flame butane
A bright and sunny morning after some less then pleasant weather and a hot cup of French roast. All in all a very nice, well behaved, enjoyable smoke. I think it was still a bit too moist, but it behaved as it should. Couple of relights as expected, but the times I forced my self to slow and relax into the pipe, the smoke was cool, if a bit light on flavor.