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Aromatic / Your favorite aromatic
Last post by Tracy - Mar 01, 2023, 05:42 AM
Mine probably has to be Peterson Connoisseur's Choice.
As with all cased tobaccos, for me it smokes a little "hot" but folks around me seem to appreciate the ambiance that the tobacco gives.

English / English for the masses
Last post by Tracy - Mar 01, 2023, 05:39 AM
I (as probably most others) started out with aromatics... and then discovered the wonderful world of the English style blends.  I have found that yes, they smoke different (spicier in most cases) than aromatics... but the aromatics tend to smoke "hot"... and I really don't think, personally, that the "smell" of the aromatics offsets the beauty of the taste of mostly natural tobacco blends.
Meerschaum / My biggest complaint with Meer...
Last post by Tracy - Mar 01, 2023, 05:36 AM
Is it's SO easy to damage one, either by hitting it against something accidentally or smoking it "too hot".
I love the flavor (or lack thereof) that it imparts to tobacco... but bang for the buck, I  may stick with my cobs.
Corn Cob / Corn Cobs rock
Last post by Tracy - Feb 27, 2023, 06:14 AM
I've found that, next to a meerschaum pipe, that corn cobs tend to deliver a "truer" taste of the tobacco.  It does tend to add a little sweetness to it, but every cob I've used has been a VERY pleasant smoke.
There is a reason that I also use them for my "yard pipes" for when I'm doing yard work.
Growing your own / NO! This area is NOT about le...
Last post by Tracy - Feb 25, 2023, 05:15 AM
As the title says.. this area is NOT for anything other than regular tobacco growing and processing for use in pipe smoking.  There are plenty of places to talk about those alternative plant products.
Briar / The joy of a new briar
Last post by Tracy - Feb 25, 2023, 05:13 AM
I really enjoy the spiciness a new briar adds to the tobacco when you fire up a new pipe.  It's been  while since I broke out a new briar, but after burning through the bottom of my favorite one, it was time.  I forgot how much "zest" a new briar adds to the tobacco.  I mainly use English blends, which are already "spicy".... but the new briar added to the same tobacco between the old one developing a hole and the new one using the same tobacco.

Anyone else notice this enhancement?
General Discussion / Arisen from the ashes
Last post by Tracy - Feb 10, 2023, 05:08 PM
Bringing the board back online on a test run under SMF to see how it does. 
It doesn't have near the features I did when we were under IPS, but also the only one using the majority of those features was me.... so decided on a simple board to experiment with before I decide to bring the domain back full time.