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kayak

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Location : Harrisonburg VA
Registration date : 2012-09-19

PostSubject: Howdy folks   Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:32 pm

New pipe smoker here. Picked up the pipe on a whim while at the local B&M while in search of Zippo wicks. I managed to time my exit perfectly with rush hour traffic, and rather than jump back out into the craziness I picked up a corn cob and an ounce of a straight up burley aromatic to while away an hour till rush hour passed. As is to be expected from a complete novice, I utterly eviscerated my tongue and mouth. The flavor I did manage to extract from the blend wasn't all that enjoyable. I quickly pawned the remainder of the ounce off on a friend and picked up a pouch of captain black. I've been having better luck with that. Don't smoke all that often, whenever the mood strikes and the weather cooperates, the current rate being about once a week. I don't have the luxury of smoking indoors (aside from my local B&M), and live in a fairly windy area. Consequently I don't bother with the pipe if I know it will be a hassle. Anywho, I look forward to gleaning knowledge from the community.
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:52 pm

Welcome, Kayak, and don't worry, most of us were where you are at some point! I hope you enjoy your time and your intro to the hobby

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friar_jay

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Age : 36
Location : Middle Peninsula, Virginia
Registration date : 2012-09-09

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:39 am

Howdy! I'm glad to hear the rough start didn't discourage you. Stick around...you just might enjoy the place. Smile
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Greyson

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Age : 36
Location : England
Registration date : 2012-08-03

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:56 am

Hey there kayak, great to hear from you, and welcome to the BoB!

Yeah, tongue melters do come along from time to time, fortunately there is a lot of enjoyment to be had in between!
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:34 pm

Welcome to BoB.
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kaiser83

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Age : 33
Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:58 pm

Welcome to BoB, keep up the piping when you can and read up on here to learn little tips and tricks.
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:13 pm

Welcome to the group!


And Kaiser...I totally dig that cap you're sporting in your avatar.
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Natch

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Age : 66
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:39 pm

Welcome, Kayak, (I'm a single blade, 11 degree bent shaft kind of guy myself!) and welcome. We all started by frying our tongue the first few attempts, perhaps it's a right of passage, and only the tough (or really stupid? Laughing ) survive it?

Coming directly from the tobacconists, I can guess it's the same culprit that vexed me in the early days, overly moist tobacco. Try drying it out (and it it's a cube cut burley, that can take a long time) to various moisture levels and see if that helps. I found the steam created from smoking too moist tobacco to be the major factor in poaching the mouth.

Natch
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Boulder

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Age : 61
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:03 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum. Very Happy
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Location : Sunnyvale, CA
Registration date : 2011-10-04

PostSubject: Re: Howdy folks   Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:49 am

kayak wrote:
I don't have the luxury of smoking indoors (aside from my local B&M), and live in a fairly windy area. Consequently I don't bother with the pipe if I know it will be a hassle.

Welcome to the forum.
This was a major problem for me as well. I encourage you to stick to it the best you can, but I didn't get dedicated until I had an indoor space. This topic came up in a recent conversation and it was clear to many of us that smoking a pipe outdoors (in non-ideal conditions) is a special talent that among many I do not have. Especially in an anti-tobacco climate, finding a place to enjoy the pipe while living in an apartment is a challenge. Best I can recommend is to find an out-of-the-way place where you would be happy to hang out for an hour to enjoy the pipe.
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Sean68

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Age : 49
Location : Berea, Kentucky
Registration date : 2012-06-21

PostSubject: Welcome!   Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:11 pm

Top of the morning to you, Sir!
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