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Growley

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PostSubject: Pipes and Cigars   Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:25 pm

I used to put up a strong argument for the awesomeness of cigars, but lately I'm discovering I don't enjoy them as much. I find I'd much rather be smoking my pipe. I just got back from a local B&M where I "enjoyed" a Rocky Patel Edge Habano. I typically really like sitting in a good B&M and working on my laptop, while I smoke a freshly picked out cigar.

Today, I couldn't get past wishing I had my pipe. This place is new in town and doesn't do pipes....yet. I'm going to do my best to fix that Wink

I'm sure everyone is different, seeing that we all have different taste buds....but, have pipes diminished your interest in cigars?

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:33 pm

Yes!

I still like cigars, but now I have an itch that only pipes can scratch. I've also noticed my taste in cigars has started to change. I used to smoke just about anything, but now I find myself being drawn toward Maduro and Habano wrappers a lot more. The others just don't have any depth in flavour.
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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:40 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
Yes!

I still like cigars, but now I have an itch that only pipes can scratch. I've also noticed my taste in cigars has started to change. I used to smoke just about anything, but now I find myself being drawn toward Maduro and Habano wrappers a lot more. The others just don't have any depth in flavour.

Yep, that's what it was. I was thinking it just didn't have much taste, or depth as you said.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:42 pm

I've always enjoyed both, each for different reasons, but the way cigar pricing has gone over the last few decades I've gone off 'em almost completely. I still occasionally will get an Excaliber or La Gloria Habano carona but hell, for the price of one each of thouse, I could buy a couple of 50g tins of some good Va and get FAR more smokes for my money! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:52 pm

I have been an avid cigar guy for some time but after giving pipes a try I am picking up the pipe rather than a cigar. I think its been a couple months since I had a cigar.

My step son was smoking a Torpedo and I picked up the cap that he cut off (a bit more than I would have cut) rubbed it out and stuffed it in my pipe.

I still love cigars but find that pipes have something more to offer, maybe its the whole proccess of choosing, filling, tamping, re-lights, cleaning or even being able to enjoy leftovers without a bad taste.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:39 pm

I've always been more of a pipe guy than a cigar guy. Part of it is the cost of cigar smoking versus pipes. The other is I just like pipes more.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:10 am

I remember having a conversation with a friend at the local cigar shop when I first started smoking a pipe. I stated that I enjoyed the pipe, but that it would never take the place of a good cigar.

I have since had to eat those words. Now it seems it can take almost a year before I smoke enough cigars to open enough room in my cabinet humidor for a new box. 5)
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:55 am

I was a cigar smoker for about thirty years
when I discovered pipes five years ago.
I still smoke cigars, but only when a pipe is inconvenient.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:32 am

I enjoy both, but the cigar only occasionally as I can't countenance spending so much money on a cigar for just one smoke.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:50 pm

i switched over from cigars for the cost but after a short time pipe became my preference
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:12 pm

I'm dabbling in the world of cigars, and the interest has increased, much to the dismay of my wallet.

There's a time for cigar, and a time for a pipe. I prefer socializing with a cigar far more than with a pipe, under typical circumstances, especially if the folks are also smoking cigars. By the same token, I almost never get the same satisfaction with a cigar when I'm sitting alone at home, thoughtfully and quietly. Pipes almost beg for direct, unhindered concentration.

Speaking socially, outside a friendly environment like a B&M, it seems almost everyone understand the colloquial difference between the two, even non-smokers: a lone cigar smoker in a crowd is a maverick, an intrusive jerk; a gaggle of pipe smokers is a laughable frat of prop-wielding, geeky "intellectuals." Reverse the situation, and it's accepted as "just the way it is." Kind of weird, but just something I notice being a part of any of those scenarios once in a while. Maybe there's something to it.

Just different kung fu, same China. I just like good tobacco, and pick up a pipe 85% of the time, no matter what.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:15 pm

Pipe = no cigar mouth for days afterward.

A really dense, flavorfully rich maduro has had no equivalent in pipe tobacco ever since Sobranie House closed. No Crying or Very sad

But pipes (group 3-4 size) don't overstay their welcomes, and offer a world of subtleties that don't wear you out.

And the cost makes it a no-brainer.

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:53 pm

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Irish Mike

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:06 pm

Absolutely! I used to average about 10 cigars a week until about a year ago when I tried my first pipe. Now if I smoke 1 to 2 cigars a week its alot.

The depth and variety of flavors in pipe tobacco are something that I never experienced with a cigar. There is also, as others have stated, the economic factor, much easier on my wallet.

Now a pipe is always my first choice.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:02 pm

alfredo_buscatti wrote:
I enjoy both, but the cigar only occasionally as I can't countenance spending so much money on a cigar for just one smoke.

Ditto for me. I think many of our Brothers (and perhaps sisters?) migrated from primarily or exclusively cigars to pipes. I also think most of us still enjoy cigars, at variable levels of personal frequency. I find that if I have a cigar once a month or so I enjoy it more than if I smoke three in a week.

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:21 pm

I love cigars, I always have and I probably always will. That said though, the sheer variety of experiences one can have smoking a pipe, the staggering number of excellent quality tobaccos available, and the variety of quality instruments to smoke these tobaccos with, makes pipe smoking a much more interesting pursuit. Pipe smoking is challenging but incredibly rewarding and IMHO, more so than a good stogie.

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:45 am

I came for the savings, but I think I'm staying for the love of it. I love cigars, but the pipe is more versatile in that I can choose exactly how long I'll smoke without being disappointed and feeling like I've wasted money. The flavors are awesome too. Latakia & Perique! Aint nothin' like it!
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:56 am

A friend of mine Bill, I think summed it up perfectly for me... Cigarettes to irritate, Cigars to celebrate, and Pipes to Contemplate.
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PostSubject: Pipes and Cigars   Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:05 pm

A friend of mine Bill, I think summed it up perfectly for me... Cigarettes to irritate, Cigars to celebrate, and Pipes to Contemplate.

I like that a lot. I gave up pipe smoking and all smoking about 20 years ago. When I hit 60 I figure I could modestly indulge myself. Unfortunately I gave up my pipes so I went to cigars. The first cigar I smoked was a Montecristo I bought in Canada, it was Cuban. As I smoked it I thought to myself, "I know I didn't have very many Cubans twenty years ago, like none. But this doesn't taste that great, especially after spending $25 for it." Back in this country I went to a couple of good cigar stores and followed their recommendations. Alec Bradley is quite good, Patron, etc. Then around Christmas I was looking for something on a cluttered shelf in my office and lo and behold I found two of my old pipes! A Peterson block meerschaum and a Dunhill. Couple with my son coming over and saying, "Hey, I really enjoy smoking your old GBD Rockroot." Well now, I'm enjoying pipes again. Like riding a bike, you don't forget all the fussing to smoke a bowl.

Oh, the pipe on my avatar belonged to my grandfather. He received it as a gift about 1920.


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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:46 pm

i got into pipes because the only cigars i really enjoyed were too big and powerful, and expensive. i'd spend $15-$20 on a cigar and smoke maybe half of it before feeling overwhelmed. so i got into pipes. i might have a cigar soon just to see how i feel about them these days...
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:59 pm

Hold a flame under the ash and do 2 - 3 long exhales through it.

It's magic. Decreases the toxicity factor to near zero and it tastes like it did at the 1-inch mark again.

I kid you not.

FWIW

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:11 pm

Yak wrote:
Hold a flame under the ash and do 2 - 3 long exhales through it.

It's magic. Decreases the toxicity factor to near zero and it tastes like it did at the 1-inch mark again.

I kid you not.

FWIW

What a Face

Speaks the truth! we can it a purge around here. Anytime hy cigar starts tasting bitter or acrid I blow a couple od strong breaths through it. It burns up all that accumulating gunk and really refreshes the flavor.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:03 pm

I switched from cigars to pipes a few years ago in response to family comments about the room note. (They actually said "stink" of course.) They said that the pipe smoked by a relative (a cherry aro) smelled a lot better than my cigars. I still have 2 humidors filled with cigars, including one full of the aforementioned La Gloria. Have tried one in the last 2 years and was disappointed.

The family is disappointed, too. Of the 4-5 tobaccos in my regular rotation none is an aro and they still burn smelly candles or banish me to the outdoors.

I keep the cigars properly humidified just in case but I suspect they will all be smoked by friends or relatives at parties and such.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:39 pm

I've been an advid cigar smoker for over 25+ years. I have dabbled with pipes on and off for almost 15 now, but nothing close to my cigar smoking.

I find cigars, much easier to smoke and don't run into tongue bite issues. However, lately I have been on a huge pipe craze. The variety of pipe tobacco far exceeds what can be done with a cigar and let's not even get into the cost factor. Mad

I definitely think there is a time and place for both and as others have said, for me a pipe is more for when i'm alone and relaxing versus a cigar is more of a social thing.

I haven't had a cigar in 3 days now and that is something for a guy that smoked 2-4 per day. affraid

I'm definitely improving my pipe smoking technique but still have a long way to go. But i'm now discovering flavors in pipe tobacco and appreciating Vapers much more than ever before. I was definitely looking for a pipe tobacco to match the flavor profiles and satisfaction I got from a cigar, but I no longer find the need for that and am fully satisfied after smoking a pipe.

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PostSubject: Re: Pipes and Cigars   Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:56 pm

I've always had a tendency to fluctuate myself. I love a good cigar and have spent a few years in the past obsessed with them. I even sold them for a little while. I've been steadily on the pipe for a few years now, but recently I've heard my cigars calling for me again. I've been smoking a cigar on my walk to work for the last few days and have been enjoying them immensely. I still smoke my pipe in the evenings or intermittently while I'm working on a pipe at home, though.
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