Pipe Tobacco

User avatar
SuperLameJames
Spoon Carver Extraordinaire
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Pipe Tobacco

Post by SuperLameJames » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:38 pm

Gonna get a tobacco pipe soon and wanted to open up a discussion for pipes and tobacco recommendations. Whatcha got?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
These users thanked the author SuperLameJames for the post (total 3):
DBX (Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:24 am) • BigJesse (Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:18 am) • Woodsman Wannabe (Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:13 pm)
Rating: 33.33%

User avatar
YoungBlacksmith
Day Hiker
Posts: 354
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:24 am
Location: Kilgore, TX
Has thanked: 231 times
Been thanked: 132 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:31 pm

That's like asking what's your favorite knife..... Some days I'm in the mood for something super sweet, some days a spicy Virginia Perique, sometimes a slightly sour burley, and other days a nice naturally sweet bready Virginia.

For tobaccos I like:

Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic
Uhle's BJ Cavendish
Boswell's Spice and Nice
Stokkebye Sambucca
Escudo
Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake
Germain's Royal Jersey Perique is my absolute favorite Va/Per, but impossible to find it.
Half and Half
Sir Walter Raleigh
4th Generation 1855
Orlik Golden Sliced

I consider myself a tobacco whore with a few choice pipes to smoke.

For someone new I usually ask if they've smoked before, cigars or cigarettes, it tends to point in a direction for tobacco choices.

For pipes, I love corncobs, the price to quality ratio is out of sight. Make sure they're Missouri Meerschaums, with the hardwood plug in the bottom. But I also like a nice briar, like a Savinelli, or an old classic estate Kaywoodie. I have one from the late 1930's that smokes like a dream.

I recommend buying two pipes, one briar and one cob. Or if you're not really sure about the whole smoking thing, just a cob. It'll get you out the door for less than $20 with tobacco, pipe cleaners, a pipe tool, and a bic lighter. The first smoke in a cob will be horrible, as you burn away the drilling fluff and wooden stem in the bottom, and start to build something called cake. Use it to start learning how to pack, light, smoke, and clean a pipe a few times. Then try the briar.

Lots of resources on the web for more learning, but like outdoors stuff, practice makes perfect. I've been at it consistently for 18 years now, but I still have off days. One of the best things in the world is taking a birch twig, lighting it in a campfire, and using that to light your pipe. Especially after a Jeffro dinner!

My two favorites, both purchased for my daughters births, an old Kaywoodie and a new Savinelli:

Image

other random pipe photos I have

Image
These users thanked the author YoungBlacksmith for the post (total 4):
DBX (Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:24 am) • BigJesse (Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:19 am) • saustin1967 (Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:18 am) • Woodsman Wannabe (Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:13 pm)
Rating: 44.44%
Aaron

"G.W. Sears would not have tolerated MRE's, that is not what Woodcraft and Camping is all about." - Jeffro

User avatar
SuperLameJames
Spoon Carver Extraordinaire
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by SuperLameJames » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:58 am

Oh my! Thanks so much. I’ll have to read through that a couple more times to soak it all in. A great response. I will take your advice on the cob pipe first and possibly work my way up, down, or across from there. I need to find a local tobacco shop. Time to google!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
These users thanked the author SuperLameJames for the post (total 3):
YoungBlacksmith (Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:56 am) • BigJesse (Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:19 am) • Woodsman Wannabe (Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:13 pm)
Rating: 33.33%

Woodsman Wannabe
Wet Tinder
Posts: 215
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:01 pm
Has thanked: 138 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by Woodsman Wannabe » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:18 pm

Dad used to smoke a pipe, and being around Blacksmith and Jeffro kinda put the thought in my head to pick one up as well.
Tried it once years ago (high school) but had no idea what I was doing, probably did it wrong. Never tried cigarettes
I figure, at my age, the problems won't catch up before I'm done anyway.

Looking at picking up a MM corn cob and some Carter Hall for a go..... Just have to convince myself that I really want to...

User avatar
SuperLameJames
Spoon Carver Extraordinaire
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by SuperLameJames » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:20 pm

Well... I spent $24 on a MM cob pipe, a pipe tool and some tobacco. As long as I smoke it a few times, I’ll get my money’s worth for sure... just waiting for the package to arrive.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
These users thanked the author SuperLameJames for the post (total 2):
Woodsman Wannabe (Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:39 am) • DBX (Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:42 pm)
Rating: 22.22%

User avatar
YoungBlacksmith
Day Hiker
Posts: 354
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:24 am
Location: Kilgore, TX
Has thanked: 231 times
Been thanked: 132 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:04 am

Ah, I may have to change my price estimate. What did you get, and who did you order from? Internet ordering has been amazing for tobacco choices! I usually go with www.smokingpipes.com.
Aaron

"G.W. Sears would not have tolerated MRE's, that is not what Woodcraft and Camping is all about." - Jeffro

User avatar
SuperLameJames
Spoon Carver Extraordinaire
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by SuperLameJames » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:17 am

I ordered mine form Missouri Meerschaum at www.corncobpipe.com. Your price quote was spot on!

Legend Corn Cob Pipe........ $6.99
Czech Pipe Tool.................... $2.49
Great Dane Pipe Tobacco......$7.69
Before S&H........................... $17.17
S&H...................................... $6.50
Total..................................... $23.67

They have ‘seconds’ for SUPER Cheap too. Could have really pinched pennies if I wanted to.
Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
These users thanked the author SuperLameJames for the post (total 3):
YoungBlacksmith (Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:05 am) • Woodsman Wannabe (Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:40 am) • DBX (Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:43 pm)
Rating: 33.33%

User avatar
YoungBlacksmith
Day Hiker
Posts: 354
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:24 am
Location: Kilgore, TX
Has thanked: 231 times
Been thanked: 132 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:10 am

Image
These users thanked the author YoungBlacksmith for the post:
DBX (Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:43 pm)
Rating: 11.11%
Aaron

"G.W. Sears would not have tolerated MRE's, that is not what Woodcraft and Camping is all about." - Jeffro

jeffro
Camp Curmudgeon Chief Chef
Posts: 1259
Joined: Mon May 27, 2013 8:59 am
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 186 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by jeffro » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:55 pm

No wonder the Sears catalog was in the outhouse, all the corncobs got used for pipes.
These users thanked the author jeffro for the post:
DBX (Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:43 pm)
Rating: 11.11%
Conjugus non unum

User avatar
joker52186
Fair Weather Camper
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:21 am
Location: Alvarado TX
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Pipe Tobacco

Post by joker52186 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:51 pm

I like the ones sold by new fine arts sold by lord of the rings

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk


Post Reply