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Bonanzadriver

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PostSubject: Calabash = Aged Margate = Nirvana   Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:33 pm

As some of you know, I picked up a Calabash pipe from an antique store today...



After gettin her cleaned up (just the stem, everything else was in great shape) I put her on the shelf and just admired her.

Reading comments here and elsewhere, I learned that these pipes smoke dry and cool.

Not knowing anything about anything, when it comes to calabash's or meerschaum pipes for that matter, I reached out to JimInks and asked if there was anything I needed to know about breakin in a meer lined calabash.

He recommended that I load er up with English and smoke away.

I initially reached for my favorite daily smoke, MM965, but as I did that old tin of Margate started calling out to me.

So, I grabbed the tin, opened the lid and gently opened up the beautiful oily paper and proceeded to delicately take small pinches of that Esoterica goodness from the tin.

After filling the bowl about 3/4 of the way full I grabbed my pipe lighter and gently coaxed a bed of embers onto the top. A gentle tamping and one re-light and we were sailin away into the night.

Now I know I've sang the praises of this 5 year old tin of Margate, but I gotta tell ya, it was absolutely incredible tonight. Something about the tobacco being smoked in that meer bowl and through that delicate gourd, produced an experience that is all but impossible to communicate through mere words typed on a forum.

I know now, that when I decide to reach for the 20 year old Penzance, sittin up on the shelf beside the Margate, exactly which pipe I'll be a usin.
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash = Aged Margate = Nirvana   Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:55 pm

Glad your enjoying that Calabash pipe you purchased at a very cheap price, your a lucky guy! There is one very similar on eBay for over $200.00 in excellent condition. You did very well.

Most blends smoke great in a good Meer block pipe....except for mixture 79 which smokes best in an outdoor bonfire lol! lol!



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash = Aged Margate = Nirvana   Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:11 pm

Thanks Wolf.

I was fortunate on finding that deal for sure.

The Margate experience was phenomenal.

Lookin forward to another bowl. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash = Aged Margate = Nirvana   Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:37 pm

Bonanzadriver wrote:
Thanks Wolf.

All these years I thought I was a Coyote...lol



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash = Aged Margate = Nirvana   Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:30 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
Bonanzadriver wrote:
Thanks Wolf.

All these years I thought I was a Coyote...lol



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!


Ha.

I stand corrected.

Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash = Aged Margate = Nirvana   Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:58 pm

When are you going to get into the old tin of Penzance?
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash = Aged Margate = Nirvana   Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:49 pm

hobie1dog wrote:
When are you going to get into the old tin of Penzance?



Hobie,

My son Nick and I each had a bowl of the old Penzance back when my daughter graduated from H.S.

Words cannot describe how utterly incredible that experience was. So good in fact that I've decided to save that nectar of the gods for very special occasions.

I have collected some other Penzance, a few years old, that is an awesome smoke, but not as delicious as the 20 year old stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash = Aged Margate = Nirvana   Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:58 am

Mmmmmmm, Margate!
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