I spent the morning with a really fine bowl of Squadron Leader in a Kaywoodie lovat, along with two cups of coffee and a youtube video I think you'll enjoy..."bow making with Ed Scott" will keep you in your seat long enough to have a pipe , and Ed is a pipe smoker too, and he makes me want to kick myself in the butt for all the time I waste farting around in my shop!
Squadron leader, a very nice choice sir! And thank you for the YouTube suggestion. I am I am currently enjoying both!
Post by johnlawitzke on Feb 4, 2021 18:07:21 GMT -5
A test bowl of the mash up blend that I’m fine tuning in my Danish made Stanwell Hand Made 118.
I'm going to be calling this one Late Night Dragon. Currently, it’s two parts Paul's Late Night Smoke and one part Country Squire Green Dragon. Paul's Late Night Smoke is Syrian Latakia, Perique, and Virginia and is billed as a Nightcap alternative. It’s a bit on the Lat and Perique heavy side. Paul's also made Morning Smoke which was Syrian Latakia and Virginia but lighter on the Lat than Late Night Smoke. So, my goal has been to find what Virginia and how much to cut Late Night Smoke with to achieve Morning Smoke with Perique. Country Squire’s Green Dragon with its caramel tones has turned out to be a good choice.
After finishing all my medical appointments, I finally managed to get a pipe in today. Went with Erinmore in a Ronaldo with Bengal Spice tea on the side. First time trying this blend and taste’s very similar to SG’s Sqn Leader.
“Gentlemen... you may smoke,” King Edward VII on his Coronation.
I thought that I was getting low on Happy Brown Bogie and was sweating being able to get some more soon.
Rooted around in the cellar, and found a 500 gram roll from 2016 and a 450 gram or so roll from 2019.
So that is what I am smoking tonight.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
"People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."
greets again all. Usual walks earlier, no-band 5x50 for company. After the Ed is fed, Abingdon in SerJac Maxima 1/8 bent bulldog & continue with the papers. Anybody check out the huge SerJacs at SP.com? One freehand...rare 7-Maxima. All have interior bowl diamater (sp) of at least 1". (would copy/paste from SP site but when try to bring up word "copy" all it does is show a list of "tabs" & nobody in the techie world can fix it).
30, getting icy & windy at present, turns to snow by evening