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Stone



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PostSubject: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 10:55 am

Hello:

Just joined and will need help with packing and lighting but for now, the introduction.

I have been a long time collector/smoker of rare and hard to find cigars.  Ten years ago, I took up the pipe and became addicted but I just couldn't get the packing and lighting correct and lost interest due to relighting and burnt tongue. LOL

Last week I finally decided to sell my large collection of pipes, tobacco and accessories and in the process of inventorying everything to list it on Craigslist I became interested again.  I am still going to sell 90% of what I have but it just wouldn't be right to not smoke an occasional bowl in my new man-cave.

I hope to read enough and practice enough to get beyond the constant relight and be able to enjoy smoking something a little less powerful than an Opus X cigar.

High hopes!
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 11:40 am

Welcome to the site. I think it is a great site with a lot of information and darn friendly.
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 11:48 am

Welcome to BoB!
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 11:55 am

Stone, you'll find plenty of helpful info on the site to aid your technique. It's something we all go through on this journey so you're not alone. And you may want to hang onto your stash for the time being as once packing and smoking become better for you, you may regret selling it now.

Just a thought.


Cheers,

RR

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Stone



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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 12:32 pm

Thanks!

I am sure that as I get the hang of it I will miss some of my pipes and tobacco but I don't need 40 pipes and a cooler full of tobacco.....I hope Laughing I should be able to find a handful of pipes that I like the best. Besides, if I get hooked again I can buy more stuff! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 12:53 pm

Stone wrote:
Thanks!

I am sure that as I get the hang of it I will miss some of my pipes and tobacco but I don't need 40 pipes and a cooler full of tobacco.....I hope Laughing  I should be able to find a handful of pipes that I like the best.  Besides, if I get hooked again I can buy more stuff! LOL

Well, you may want to know that some of the brands you have in your cooler will have aged and matured which is desirable. And a brand like McClelland is no longer in production if you have any. Plus, the cost of 'baccy will never go down if you see what I mean.

Just sayin'.


Cheers,

RR

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Stone



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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 12:56 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Stone wrote:
Thanks!

I am sure that as I get the hang of it I will miss some of my pipes and tobacco but I don't need 40 pipes and a cooler full of tobacco.....I hope Laughing  I should be able to find a handful of pipes that I like the best.  Besides, if I get hooked again I can buy more stuff! LOL

Well, you may want to know that some of the brands you have in your cooler will have aged and matured which is desirable. And a brand like McClelland is no longer in production if you have any. Plus, the cost of 'baccy will never go down if you see what I mean.

Just sayin'.


Cheers,

RR

Great point on the tobacco. I better keep the Stonehaven then LOL
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 1:46 pm

Welcome! Yeah, hold onto your pipes and tobaccos. I got rid of some of my stuff some years ago, and now I regret it.
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 2:02 pm

Welcome
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Welcome to BoB; I hope you find the answers you're looking for
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 10:46 am

Welcome to the forum! cheers

Brewdude has good information you're seeking. Heed his words! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 2:33 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Welcome to the forum! cheers

Brewdude has good information you're seeking. Heed his words! Wink
This 100%.

And welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 3:06 pm

Here you go, Stone, this chap's tutorial is pretty good and serves as a good starting point. He has a nice pipe smoking 'ethic' too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3spD-ASQds

Here's my take on the 3 pack method shown in the clip above that has served me well. Packing is a personal thing so everyone has their own take and will modify according to their own preference.

Assuming you're not packing a flake and you've dedicated ample time to the experience (you can't rush these things!)...

1. Trickle the baccy into your pipe until it's at the top of the bowl. Tap the side to settle the baccy down and top up to the top of the bowl if necessary.

2. Gentle press the baccy down to half the depth of the bowl.

3. Repeat step 1.

4. Gently press the baccy down to 3/4 the depth of the bowl (1/4 left empty at the top).

5. Repeat step 1.

6. Gently press down to just under the pipe's rim.

7. Check the draw. The resistance should feel like sucking juice through a straw. Anymore than that and you'll need to repack.

8. 1st charring light: drawing gently, tickle the surface of the baccy with a yellow flame. Draw a few times, long and gentle.

9. Gently tamp down the surface.

10. 2nd charring light. Repeat step 8.

11. Tamp again.

12. Relight, sit back and enjoy.

Subsequent relights are, in most instances, inevitable and shouldn't always be considered a measure of good technique; there's too many variables at play.

Good luck old bean, let us know how things progress.

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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 5:56 pm

Welcome to the forum
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 7:42 pm

Stick wrote:
Here you go, Stone, this chap's tutorial is pretty good and serves as a good starting point.  He has a nice pipe smoking 'ethic' too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3spD-ASQds

Here's my take on the 3 pack method shown in the clip above that has served me well.  Packing is a personal thing so everyone has their own take and will modify according to their own preference.

Assuming you're not packing a flake and you've dedicated ample time to the experience (you can't rush these things!)...

1.  Trickle the baccy into your pipe until it's at the top of the bowl.  Tap the side to settle the baccy down and top up to the top of the bowl if necessary.

2.  Gentle press the baccy down to half the depth of the bowl.

3.  Repeat step 1.

4.  Gently press the baccy down to 3/4 the depth of the bowl (1/4 left empty at the top).

5.  Repeat step 1.

6.  Gently press down to just under the pipe's rim.

7.  Check the draw.  The resistance should feel like sucking juice through a straw.  Anymore than that and you'll need to repack.

8.  1st charring light:  drawing gently, tickle the surface of the baccy with a yellow flame.  Draw a few times, long and gentle.

9.  Gently tamp down the surface.

10.  2nd charring light.  Repeat step 8.

11.  Tamp again.

12.  Relight, sit back and enjoy.

Subsequent relights are, in most instances, inevitable and shouldn't always be considered a measure of good technique; there's too many variables at play.

Good luck old bean, let us know how things progress.


You've got it in one mate.

Cool


Cheers,

RR

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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 9:30 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptySun Mar 31, 2019 2:01 am

Welcome aboard, both Stick’s and Brewdude’s advice are spot on in my opinion. Also don’t be afraid of relights. They will get fewer over time as your technique improves.

Cheers

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptySun Mar 31, 2019 10:17 pm

Welcome to the forum. Where are you located?
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Apr 05, 2019 12:38 pm

Welcome to the BoB!! I can only echo the good advice above about holding on to your 'baccy collection!! You just might have some "Crown Jewels" in that cooler!! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member EmptyFri Apr 05, 2019 5:57 pm

Welcome aboard and you can never have too much tobacco or pipes no matter what anyone says lol
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Good to see you here.
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