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mikesan



Location : Califonia
Registration date : 2015-05-18

PostSubject: Greetings and Salutations   Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 pm

After being an occassional lurker for the past several years, I decided it was time to join up.

I started pipe smoking in 1948. Began with Mixture 79 (does it still exist?) which an older friend who introduced me to pipe smoking, habitually smoked. Very soon tired of that, and after rejecting other aromatics, settled on Dunhill My Mixture and Early Morning. Just stuck with those for many years until they became unavailable (from the original source which, I believe, was Lane Limited). Then switched to a few English blends with generous amounts of latakia (McClelland and H&H).

In 6+ decades of pipe smoking I have learned a few things.
The price of a pipe is not a good indicator of how well it will smoke.
Most pipe tobacco, as delivered, is too moist. Give it time to dry out a bit.
A pipe that doesn't smoke well can often be improved by moderate enlargement of the bore between the bowl and mortise. If that doesn't work, give up.

That's it for my accumulated wisdom. I hope to learn more by my visits here. Smile
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Brewdude

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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Mon May 18, 2015 7:17 pm

Pleased to make your acquaintance Mike. Looks like you bring a lot of experience and knowledge to our site. I'll be looking forward to your contributions on the forum.


Cheers,

RR
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Timbo

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Age : 41
Location : Australia
Registration date : 2015-01-18

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Mon May 18, 2015 7:38 pm

Welcome aboard Mike, your advice is very sage, I'm still just learning how dry I need my baccy.

I hope you have a great time here. Plenty of passionate pipers happy to discuss most anything.

Cheers

Tim
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eklektos44

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Age : 61
Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-04-10

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Mon May 18, 2015 8:08 pm

Happy to meet you Mike. Welcome to BoB! Smile
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DrT999

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Mon May 18, 2015 10:21 pm

Welcome, Mike! and yes, Mixture 79 is still around and apparently going better than most of its contempories

"T"
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Dottleman

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Age : 51
Location : Colorado
Registration date : 2011-08-07

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Mon May 18, 2015 11:34 pm

Welcome Mike! I hope you enjoy your time here at the BoB!
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Dutch

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Age : 52
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Tue May 19, 2015 1:17 am

Welcome to the BoB forums Mike! Very Happy
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Tue May 19, 2015 9:15 am

Hiya Mike and welcome to BoB. I look forward to your posts.

cheers
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kaitlyn3837

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Registration date : 2013-05-14

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Tue May 19, 2015 11:24 am

Welcome to the boards! Good point about the moistness of fresh tobacco.
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DrumsAndBeer

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Tue May 19, 2015 1:20 pm

Welcome aboard. Very Happy
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mikesan



Location : Califonia
Registration date : 2015-05-18

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Tue May 19, 2015 6:29 pm

Many thanks to all who have posted welcoming messages. I feel right at home.
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Jevverrett

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Age : 34
Location : Wallingford, Ct
Registration date : 2014-12-13

PostSubject: Re: Greetings and Salutations   Wed May 20, 2015 8:03 pm

Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to hearing from you in the boards.
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