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Joseph
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…ahh …just decompressing after an intense 4-day crunch-mode software development project. My piece works, so I am taking a day off!

…”sometimes, I sits and thinks …and sometimes I just sits” -Winnie the Pooh

…in this case, with my DUNHILL birth-rear LBS stuffed with fluff …of the KBV “Moriarty 221-B” variety.

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Joseph
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…and paired with homemade shortbread and lemon seltzer …with a “Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1” chaser. 😎

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A first rate decompression setup!

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Love just about anything out of Buffalo Trace--especially Wellers if I could afford it anymore. Bourbon prices are crazy now. 

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Sneaking in a late night Royal Yacht smoke while I go for a short walk.

Lee
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Kicking off my Friday smokes with one of my favourite blends: Carolina Red Flake with Perique. In my meerschaum bent apple.

There’s something about this tobacco that I love, yet I can’t quite put my finger on it. It keeps my attention and reveals something different every time. I guess it’s the subtle flavours and the way they intermingle without clashing. Harmonious, is the word I’m looking for!

It’ll be hard to follow this with something just as good, but I’ll try! 😊

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Relaxing outside playing my game (RAID) with some great coffee and some Royal Yacht in my Ukrainian. Best time of the day. 😄

Rene12
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Scottish blend in a cob. Might smoke something different later today.

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Lee
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Saturday lunchtime and I’m smoking Sansepolcro in my Savinelli Armonia Acorn. The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and the driveway needs some weeding! Looks like the afternoon is taken care of! 😄

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Following it up with a bowl of Old Ironsides. It’s been a while since I had it. I’d forgotten how good it smells. Looking forward to it during my break from weeding!

In my Rossi Prince, (which, I have to say, smokes beautifully - a bargain!)

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And, finally (I think), the 3rd and last bowl of the day: Pipe Force Episode VI. Currently enjoying it, after weeding the driveway, in a BriarWorks Bent Apple. Fabulous smoke! One of those blends I don’t think I’ll ever tire of.

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Having some plumcake in my peterson aran 69. Never really liked this pipe until I started smoking latakia blends in it.

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All week it was in the 80° F / 27°C range. I woke up to the picture below. No golf today, but I am enjoying Gawith Hoggarth American Delite in my Baraccini Author. 

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Is that normal in Denver at this time of year?

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We have very crazy weather. It can snow into June, though rare. This is pretty typical April weather. It will be hot and sunny, raining, and snowing all in the same week.

Joseph
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This has been an all-aromatic week for me - mainly Mac Baren Scottish Mixture to join the fun here 😎👍 (I count it as an aromatic). Also hit my open tins of K&K Caribbean Blue series - Bellamy, Drake, Wynne, Graham, Seeger and Rackham. Revisiting neglected used-to-be favorites. My tobacco palate changed back in February when I did a whole month of only straight Virginias. Still like aromatics, just no longer my favorite overall.

[edit: oh, and of course, KBV Moriarty is aromatic as well]

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I’m settling down after spending the day disassembling and cleaning a 1957 Atlas Craftsman 618 lathe that I’m setting up to use. Quite a bit more work to do with it, but this was the biggest part of the project. 

I’m smoking Steamworks, in a Stanwell. 

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Finishing off my “aromatic only” week with another KBV first tasting - “Dark Fired Cherry” - in my hand-customized Savinelli 310KS (changed from poker to cherrywood sitter - eh 🤷 - didn’t turn out as envisioned, but still great smoker - and it’s a sitter now).

Paired with Schaffer-Berger dark chocolate and drop or two of tawny port.

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Joseph
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Spell-checker auto-mangled Scharffen Berger and I didn’t catch it in time to edit.

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Pipe Force Episode VI in a BriarWorks Classic bent apple. This blend is a masterpiece, in my humble opinion.

Happy Sunday smokes! 😊

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Had a bowl of ODF later. I find Burley/Kentucky is kind on my tongue, if I’ve smoked a lot and my mouth is more sensitive. I don’t think it’s ever given me tongue bite.

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Started today with surprise surprise scottish blend in my il ceppo liverpool. Now some golden blend in a cob.

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HU Flanagan Flake in an Ehrlich meerschaum Canadian. 

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14 year old Star Of The East in a Savenelli Root Briar pot.

 

Please don't judge my dirty table. 

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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I have an identical tamper!

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Also pictured is my special tamper. Looks just like a lag bolt, huh? 🤣 

And the least hassle lighter I've found. 

I've tried most types of pipe and cigar lighters. And I've given them all away. A BIC is still the simplest solution to me and just works. 

 

 

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Nick R
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I have a couple nice lighters. Most of the time I forget them at home or forget to refill them. I use a Bic most of the time as well. Just easy and convenient.

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I never owned fancy lighters but instead of bic I use clippers, they're refillable and you can replace the flint. On top of that the flame grows larger when you tilt it which is very nice once you get used to it. Plus they cost about the same as bics.

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Yep. They're good. I've used them too. They hurt my thumb though. 🤣

I just always have BICs around and on me for a variety of reasons. 

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Clippers deal better than BIC with wind.

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I quite like clippers. My clipper pipe lighters have been going for years now and I have a bunch of the regular ones. 

Joseph
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Hearth & Home MAGNUM OPUS in Shell Briar Apple

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Mac Baren Symphony in a Boswell Volcano 

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A little Wordle/Connections in NY Times with coffee and my favorite Va/Per, Viprati, in my morning bowl, the Savinelli Don Roberto.

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Nick R
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War Horse Green in a cob. This has really turned in one of my go-to blends when I feel like something more on the stout side.

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