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What do you smoke, and how did you get started?

Started by Edmund Charles Rutherford. Last reply by Dr. Sebastian Von Pendulcog Mar 22, 2013. 7 Replies

     I occasionally smoke a good cigar, but more often than not I smoke a hookah.     I began smoking with a traditional pipe, like the one my great-grandfather smoked when I was a child.  I'm a fan…Continue

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Comment by Ryan Grimm on July 5, 2015 at 4:07pm

Levitt & Pierce....excellent place, since 1890.

And L.J. Peretti's....since 1870.

Also in the hamper for camping:
Two bottles single malt....check.
Several bottles claret...check.
Three cases hard cider...check.
That should last the first week.

The airport communications are a BIT better now...but not a lot.

Comment by Professor_Briar on July 5, 2015 at 8:15am

I have been to Boston many times!  Peretties is fantastic, MacDonalds was great back in the day.  What is the name of the shop with the chess balcony?  Boston is one of my favorites - except for the airport.

  Have a good camping trip, sounds like you have everything you need!

Comment by Ryan Grimm on July 5, 2015 at 5:22am

BTW, should you come to Boston or Cambridge MA, there are excellent tobacco shops, the one in Boston has been open since at least the 19teens, the other since the mid-late 1800s IIRC.....they even have a chess balcony where you can play and smoke.

Comment by Ryan Grimm on July 5, 2015 at 5:20am

Going camping for two weeks.
2/3rd full box of double coronas...check.
Large bag of pipe tobacco...check.
three pipes...check.
Cigar cutter and pipe tool...check.
Lighters...check. have one's own car and no-one to complain about the smoke....

Comment by Professor_Briar on July 4, 2015 at 10:29am

The Dirigible Pirates, which is available through Amazon as a Kindle ebook, does feature men and women who enjoy smoking pipes and cigars!  Perhaps a unique literary effort in that regard.

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Comment by Ryan Grimm on December 23, 2013 at 1:02pm

I would think anything that survives the toe of a used Persian slipper would be fairly robust...probably some sort of flake rather than shag.

Comment by Rev. Dr. Sir Paddington Aldwich on December 23, 2013 at 12:27pm

I'm sure this subject has been addressed before, but what kind of tobacco would you good gentlemen suggest to be similar to that smoked by the great Consultant Detective, Sherlock Holmes?

Comment by Rev. Dr. Sir Paddington Aldwich on December 23, 2013 at 12:20pm

Picked up a rather nice old meershcaum at a flea market, with a bowl carved into a kind of rounded corn-cob pattern and a beautiful tortoiseshell stem. The stem fitting was a very delicate screw-in type which unfortunately I managed to snap during cleaning. The stump, however, is still a nice, firm fit in the tenon, and a little beeswax has made it good as new. I'm trying some MacBaron Cherry Flake in it as we speak. I've had it about a year, so most of the moisture and goo has gone, and it's smoking nice and cool, with no bubbling. Smells fantastic and rich, but the taste is actually very subtle for such a heavy casing. Coarse cut, with a lot of wood chunks in it, hard to pack and light. 8/10.

Comment by Ryan Grimm on December 23, 2013 at 4:14am

Well, I for one have finished re-stemming a pipe.  I found three replacement stems at an antique store (unused, of course), and have made threee of different for the field, one for the chair (almost as long as a Churchwarden), and one in between about 7 inches in length.
Since the pipe had a military-type socket, the work was relatively easy.

Since the stems came straight, I heated them up to bend, using a strong hair dryer.


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