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Zigmeister67
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I'm smoking Cornell and Diehl Winchester. A very straight forward blend of Red Virginia and unsweetened black Cavendish (Kentucky Green River Burley). Great all day smoke plus available in bulk. 

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I’m smoking Peter Stokkebye PS81 in a TV churchwarden. 

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I bought a couple of boxes of Ball jars last week and tonight I thought I’d open something I haven’t tried yet. I opened one of the Birds of a Feather last week (Aberrant) and am really happy I did. Anomalous had been on my mind since @briarberg listed it as one of his top three picks for new tobaccos of last year so I went with that. I’m on my second bowl tonight in my Butz Choquin calabash. It’s fabulous. 

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Nice! I really love this one, and it shows off the Katerini Perique nicely. There's one other in the series that features the Katerini Perique (Uno), which is also great, but it has a lot going on so you don't get the same focus on it. 

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Today i´ll pick up the C&D Blockade Runner, this blend is just amazing, getting better every time i smoke it....

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G.L.Pease JackKnife Plug, in the meerschaum. I’ve prepared it better this time, my 2nd smoke of this blend. Thin slices, rubbed out and left to dry 15-20 minutes. It’s a really satisfying smoke. As a DFK fan, I like it already. It will, of course, get better with time. I’ve only just jarred it. I’m far too impatient to wait a few weeks before smoking it! 😄

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Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Be patient. Think in the reward!.

Zigmeister67
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Pardon my ignorance, what is DFk?  🤔

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Deep Fired Kentucky

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that would be a nice nice name for a blend of dark fired !! hehehe

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Yes, yes, I slipped up! Laugh away! 😉😄

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Dark Fired Kentucky. It is a type of Burley that is dried over smoke. 

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Oops! Yes, of course, DARK Fired Kentucky! 😬😄

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😆

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I am being boring this month. I have a bunch of new tobaccos I am waiting to try but I keep waiting ( Stanwell Melange and MacBaren Plumcake are looking at me from their tins). Just a few bowls of 1Q with my morning coffee for now.

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I know that feeling well. I’ll usually look at tins I’m planning on opening and I’ll think, ehh, I’ll just smoke ____, it’s already open and I know what to expect. I often have to work myself up to opening a new to me blend. 

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I’m continuing today with Anomalous, I’m smoking it in my Butz Choquin calabash. 

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I spent a couple minutes smelling the jars closest to me and picked Royal Yacht, which I’m smoking in a meerschaum billiard. 

Zigmeister67
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I'm smoking some Haunted Bookshop in my cob. 

I've got a new blend coming tomorrow for Muttnchop pipers blend club on YouTube. Missouri Meerschaum Timeless. I don't know what to expect. And I bought a Mark Twain pipe. Need to order a forever stem for it.  

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Please let us know what you think. That one intrigues me. I looked up blend club and thought I might try it. And then I didnt 🙃 . Timeless is one I havent tried and it did make it to my list.

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I was all set to try something new this morning. I grabbed my Mr. Brog Maestro (such a great pipe for $40 dollars US). I found that it had been very seriously ghosted by Brigadier Black. I am all out of the bit of straight burley I used reset my pipes. 1Q will have to suffice. Any favorite blends you all would recommend that I order for a good pipe reset? 

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Not sure. I’ve been trying to exorcise the ghost in my vintage meerschaum bulldog using Latakia blends. I’ve had moderate success so far. I think it’s just a matter of time. Keep using it and the ghost will gradually vanish out of existence (I reckon) 😊

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I usually just ignore any lingering flavors from the last blend smoked in briars and they disappear on their own, however there are times when something is dug in deep and distracting me. When that happens, I have found that a bowl of Five Brothers does wonders for clearing up a pipe. In fact that’s probably the only instance that I smoke Five Brothers.

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Than you! 5 Brothers added to the list.

Zigmeister67
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I've been using the coarse salt alcohol method for my estate pipe purchases.

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I am not familiar with that method. I will look it up. Thank you!

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I haven’t tried it myself either. But, if you want a DEEP (😉) clean, salt and alcohol is apparently the way to go.

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Had a bowl of Hal O’ the Wynd in my meerschaum, which was bloody good (as always)!

Now, I’m going to have some Aged Burley Flake in my Stanwell Night & Day. It’s been a while since I tried both the tobacco and the pipe. Some leftover Christmas beer should help smooth proceedings 😊

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Smoking Aged Burley Flake is like eating a bowl of dried nuts while sat on a pile of decaying leaves, in a forest, during heavy rainfall 🤔 Or something like that.

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Broke open Royal Yacht. 

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It’s pretty stuff!

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It took a bit for me to start picking up the casing, but after about half one of those small bowls, it started to shine through! I enjoyed this quite a bit!

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I’m smoking Henie’s Blend from 1975. I just found out the person who originally gave this to me is sending me more, so I didn’t feel the need to ration it quite as tightly. I just don’t run into burley like this anymore. I’m smoking it in a cob. 

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I’m smoking Pipe Force Episode VI in a Butz Choquin calabash. I just posted a review of it as well. Really good stuff!

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Man I've had unending trouble logging on today. Had to change my password twice. 

I started the day with Granger.

Tonight I'm smoking Haunted Bookshop. I'm really getting to  like this as my end of day smoke. It's in my Big Ben Olympic.

Juan José Pascual Lobo
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Yesterday I was invited to try a couple of bowls of Robert McConnel Piccadilly Circus. It´s an excellent recreation of Dunhill London Mixture from the Old Good Times. Sadly it´s not available in Spain.

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How is the rules for getting tobacco from an other EU country in Spain? Maybe i could sent you some tins.

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If you import tobacco to Spain, you have to pay an abusive tax and maybe confiscation. No matter if the tobacco comes from EU, The Vatican Estate or The Moon. But I think that parcels from an EU country are less controlled. Where are you from?

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That´s the reason you go to Germany to purchase your weed. I appreciate your offer and I'll take in into account. Let me know if I can help you with something from Spain. Prices here are more or less the same as in Germany, the only differences are in availability. Now we are in a bad situation. We have run out of tobacco made in Germany because of corporate changes in Kopp tobacco. A new shipment is expected in April.

BTW. Captain Haddock is my personal hero.

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I asked my tobacco pusher, if he could get more tins of the Piccadilly Circus. They are on the way. There is also alot of MOB here in DK, but the price is pretty high for 100 grams. 30 euros plus. 

But they are making one called Haddock, will see if i can find it.

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As a fellow Danish citizen, I would be very grateful for any tips on pursuing our hobby in this land. A land that makes some of the finest blends around, yet doesn’t consider its citizens worthy of buying any!

Ok, irritated rhetoric aside, Germany is our Mecca, right?

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I cant say what shops that mail to Denmark, but i use Tabak-kontor in Leipzig. Really fast to mail their packet. Two days to Denmark.

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My Germany dealer got the Piccadilly Circus back in stock.

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I'm smoking Cult Blood Red Moon in a Big Ben bent Dublin.

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Zigmeister67
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That's one on my list to try. I'm also a fan of Big Ben's. Nice

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I'm enjoying the beautiful day with Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake in my Patriot cob.

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So, the first tobacco to be smoked in my new calabash is… (drum roll) …JackKnife Plug! 😊

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Nice Calabash. 👍

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Thanking you! 😊

Nick R
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Beautiful pipe! I looked on the link you sent- some very nice pipes there. Maybe for Christmas....

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Cheers mate! They were very reasonable when I complained about a few minor flaws. I’d buy from them again.

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I’m joining @Zigmeister67 in a bowl of Luxury Bullseye Flake in spirit. Just a classic Virginia tobacco version of comfort food. I’m smoking it in a Ropp Honorè de Balzac churchwarden. 

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How do you get the pipe to stand like that? I can see a small shadow of something under the bowl. Is that part of the pipe?

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It’s the spur that is present on traditional shaped cutty pipes. On the clay pipes these are inspired by the spur acted as a finger stop so you wouldn’t touch the bowl without thinking. They serve no practical purpose on meerschaum or briar pipes that I can think of, just a stylistic thing. 

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