Are you still smoking tobacco?

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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #268964 Thurston Garden
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:34 pm

Oddly enough, I don't find the pipe addictive. Perhaps this is beacuse I have never smoked cigs.

It's the mediative element that I most enjoy, along with the immense variation in tobacco blends along with the ritual of preparing a pipe.

I liken pipe smoking to wine drinking. Pipe tobacco ages well and is ultimately a blend of different leaf varieties grown in different climates and soils just like grapes.

I just wish I had the money to cellar tobacco. My oldest tin is a year old 100g tin of Hal o the Wynd. I am often tempted to open it but always resist. Viriginias apparently age the best.
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #268969 southeast-isher
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:46 pm

It's a good habit in my opinion. It's a shame it's not easier to get some of the blends they have over in the US.

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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #268970 southeast-isher
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:00 pm

Do we get to see a photo of you smoking your pipe Thurston?

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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #268971 Thurston Garden
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:18 pm

Only if you close your eyes and really concentrate lol

I agree though on the US blends. A pal is going over in January and I will be giving him a wee list!
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #269041 frozenthunderbolt
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:14 am

[quote="Thurston Garden"]Oddly enough, I don't find the pipe addictive. Perhaps this is beacuse I have never smoked cigs. quote]

From what i've read on my tobacco growers forum - preparing the baccy for pipe smoking can tend to lower the niccotine a bit, even more so in the fermentation for cigars.
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #269055 Thurston Garden
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:56 am

The nicotine content varies quite a bit in different blends. So far I am sticking to those in lighter content. I doubt I will ever progress to plugs or ropes which, according to reviews and youtube vids, blow your socks off!

I think it's the quality of the tobacco and the lack of chemical additives that helps too.
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #269980 southeast-isher
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:45 pm

I just ordered some Fribourg and Treyer 'Golden Mixture' which Bertrand Russell smoked for over 70 of his 97 odd years.

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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #269986 Thurston Garden
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:35 pm

Who did you order it from? I assume from across the pond?
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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #269989 southeast-isher
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:07 pm

Thurston Garden wrote:Who did you order it from? I assume from across the pond?


Just PM'd you in case any anti-tobacco zealots are reading...

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Re: Are you still smoking tobacco?

Post: #270754 the.fee.fairy
Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:28 am

Personally, I like a good hookah session. I had some very nice strawberry shisha New Year's Eve.


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