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Topic: Pipe Smoking
Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (Mar 20, 2017 09:04PM)
Do any of you smoke tobacco pipes? I recently took it up and have found it to be quite enjoyable.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Mar 20, 2017 09:33PM)
Have you given up cigars?
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Mar 20, 2017 10:53PM)
I smoke both a pipe and cigars when my blood pressure allows me that is - which hasn't for a very long time :(

Garcia Vega Crystals were my choice of cigars (don't really care for the Cubans) and a blend for my pipe tobacco.

I'm out of cigars but I still have 2 bags of pipe tobacco (one at home and one at work) that are waiting for my blood pressure to drop.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Mar 20, 2017 11:17PM)
[quote]On Mar 20, 2017, Theodore Lawton wrote:
Do any of you smoke tobacco pipes? I recently took it up and have found it to be quite enjoyable. [/quote]
I tried it on a very casual basis about 30 years ago. I did like the smell of the tobacco, but the affectation didn't last more than a few months.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Mar 20, 2017 11:36PM)
I have vape pipe, which I got from a pal of mine who has a business selling them. I use it at the casino where they banned smoking but I don't really like it.
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Mar 21, 2017 12:04AM)
They banned smoking in casino's??
Message: Posted by: tommy (Mar 21, 2017 03:42AM)
Yep they banned it everywhere more or less here in the UK.

I think it is the same in the USA. I have not seen them smoking for ages on the poker shows, apart from these Vape things.
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Mar 21, 2017 03:52AM)
The last time I was in Vegas was 2003, and last time in a U.S. casino was in 2007.

The air filtration in Vegas was an engineering marvel.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Mar 21, 2017 04:42AM)
It needs to be with all those chemtrails.
Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (Mar 21, 2017 01:35PM)
[quote]On Mar 20, 2017, arthur stead wrote:
Have you given up cigars? [/quote]

I like the smaller amount of tobacco in the pipe. And it's easier to store the tobacco and monitor humidity here in Arizona. I just put my tobacco in mason jars in a drawer and I'm done.

So, yes, I pretty much quit cigars a year or so ago. I still have a nice humidor from the 20s or 30s that we use for a table. haha.
Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (Mar 21, 2017 01:38PM)
[quote]On Mar 20, 2017, Salguod Nairb wrote:
I smoke both a pipe and cigars when my blood pressure allows me that is - which hasn't for a very long time :(

Garcia Vega Crystals were my choice of cigars (don't really care for the Cubans) and a blend for my pipe tobacco.

I'm out of cigars but I still have 2 bags of pipe tobacco (one at home and one at work) that are waiting for my blood pressure to drop. [/quote]

Sorry to hear about your high blood pressure. Do you take medication for it?

Mine was creeping up, but I recently started a cholesterol medication that has helped it to drop.
Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (Mar 21, 2017 01:46PM)
Pipe smoking is a lot more about the ritual than cigar smoking, at least for me. Prepping the tobacco, packing the pipe, learning how to smoke the pipe, etc. All these contribute to the enjoyment.

Then there are the seemingly endless varieties of different blends.

I recently picked up some Orlik Golden Sliced and some Mac Baren Plumcake to try. The Orlik is a Virginia/Perique blend. It's very good and burns great. Haven't tried the Plumcake yet.

I think for me, pipe smoking is also about slowing down from the world for 20-60 minutes. Just sitting on my back porch with a pipe, chatting with my wife, the dogs running around, reading; whatever. It's very relaxing.

Thanks for the replies!
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Mar 21, 2017 04:50PM)
[quote]On Mar 21, 2017, Theodore Lawton wrote:
Pipe smoking is a lot more about the ritual...Prepping..., packing the pipe, learning how to smoke the pipe, etc. All these contribute to the enjoyment.
[/quote]

I smoke Cannabis, but not tobacco. I prefer the pipe. I have a nice glass one.

Doug
Message: Posted by: tommy (Mar 21, 2017 05:02PM)
People with glass pipes shouldn’t get stoned.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Mar 21, 2017 06:15PM)
[quote]On Mar 21, 2017, tommy wrote:
People with glass pipes shouldn’t get stoned. [/quote]

Ha!
Message: Posted by: LootahPaytah (Mar 21, 2017 07:10PM)
Used to smoke a pipe, not anymore though I quit altogether.
Message: Posted by: Daryl -the other brother (Mar 21, 2017 07:24PM)
[quote]On Mar 21, 2017, Dougini wrote:
I smoke Cannabis, but not tobacco. I prefer the pipe. I have a nice glass one.
Doug [/quote]

How do you keep the glass clean?
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Mar 21, 2017 11:40PM)
[quote]On Mar 21, 2017, Theodore Lawton wrote:

Sorry to hear about your high blood pressure. Do you take medication for it?

Mine was creeping up, but I recently started a cholesterol medication that has helped it to drop. [/quote]


My BP decided to spike 5 years ago and I've been on medication since. Before then it was never high.

A pipe or a cigar is a time consuming process which should never be rushed. If I don't have the time I don't smoke. That is what I hate about cigarettes. They are far to easy to smoke and get you hooked fast.

Real Cuban cigars are available here in Kuwait, but they are packed so tight that it feels like I'm breathing through a coffee straw. I rather have a nice mellow Maduro.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Mar 21, 2017 11:54PM)
[quote]On Mar 21, 2017, Daryl -the other brother wrote:
[quote]On Mar 21, 2017, Dougini wrote:
I smoke Cannabis, but not tobacco. I prefer the pipe. I have a nice glass one.
Doug [/quote]

How do you keep the glass clean? [/quote]

Rubbing Alcohol will clean the resin off of glass. The trick is to add course salt and shake till clean.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Mar 22, 2017 05:33PM)
Course salt & 91% iso alcohol. Same with my Dab Rig.

Doug