I have about 8 pipes I use in rotation. I mainly smoke straight pipes and favour my Falcons. I also have a Peterson Donegal Rocky, a Lovat and a wee Stonehaven.
Different pipes tend to be dedicated to different tobaccos. My Stonehaven and Lovat for burleys, my Donegal for latakias and the Falcons for varginias and lakeland aromatics.
This week I am mostly smoking Presbyterian Mixture
. There's probably over 3,000 tobacco blends although only a few are available in the UK (maybe 100 or so?).
And before I get told off, I am a fully grown adult and am aware I am smoking tobacco. Pipe smokers dont inhale - its a taste thing, so the risks, whilst present are greatly reduced. The chemical content of pipe baccy (as in added chemicals) is nil. As a staunch non smoker for 41 years, I still can't abide cigs. Someone on a pipe forum compared pipe baccy like caviare and coffin nail baccy like dog food!
Whilst working, a bowl a night is sufficient. It takes about an hour to smoke a bowl of ready rubbed and maybe two hours for a bowl of flake tobacco. I am dole scum just now so probably pushing 5 bowls a day....
*reaches out for my tin of Presbyterian Mixture and my Pete*