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Old 07-17-2007, 11:22 AM   #11
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Great info!

The way I've taught newbies to remember how to properly pack a pipe is to fill the pipe loosely 3 times. First use the hand of a child to tamp, then the hand of a lady, then the hand of a man.

Works great.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:38 AM   #12
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Very helpful information. I just got my first pipe today and looking forward to the adventures ahead
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:54 AM   #13
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Great article about how to smoke a tobacco pipe. Check it out.

http://hiconsumption.com/2017/02/how...-tobacco-pipe/
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:47 AM   #14
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Ouellette's Tobacco Cuts and Processes

Here, I'll address cuts and other processes, to give some idea of their use.

Cavendish- A very important process in today's tobaccos. Cavendishes, in older blends, generally referred to tobaccos which had been treated with flavorings or even sugar water, sometimes steamed (mainly in Black Cavendish), pressed, cut, and rubbed-out. These were the original aromatics. Through the years the term has become watered-down, and is commonly used to refer to any flavored tobacco blend.

Flake- Tobaccos, normally whole-leaf, that have been pressed, and usually sliced, are called Flakes. The pressure aids in the maturing process, and brings out a richer flavor. The most common Flakes are based upon Virginias, and Virginia blends.

Krumble Kake- Cut tobaccos which have been pressed are sometimes referred to as Krumble Kake. It is so named since a chunk of it can be easily rubbed-out into small pieces.

Cubed- Pressed tobacco which has been cut into fine or coarse cube-shaped pieces is called Cubed, with the most common type being Cubed Burley. The thick, chunky pieces burn slowly, so Cubed tobaccos are normally quite cool.

Rough Cut- Tobaccos cut into larger flat pieces are called Rough Cut. This cut burns slowly, and can be used to keep hotter tobaccos from burning too fast.

Broad Cut- Wide, ribbon-cuts, which burn at an average pace, and pack well, are often called Broad Cut.

Ribbon- Narrower than Broad Cut, it burns more readily (a good cut for tobaccos that don't burn easily), and packs well.

Shag- A very stringy ribbon cut, Shag can easily pack too tightly, and burns easily. At one time Shag was considered an inferior cut.

Twist, Roll Cut and Rope- All are rolled tobaccos, twisted (at least to some degree) to create pressure to help mature the tobacco. Sometimes the tobaccos are cased for flavor. They are normally cut into "coins", and can be packed whole, or rubbed-out.

And two terms that are important to know:

Casing- Referred to earlier, Casings are flavorings, sometimes using an alcohol base, that are added early in the processing. Casings are primarily used to add flavor to a blend.

Top Dressing- Top Dressings are added toward the end of processing, and their main purpose is to enhance room note, or aroma.

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Old 09-03-2023, 03:00 PM   #15
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Just saw this link this morning, and have been using the bowl packing method described in it, and it works awesome. Stays lit all the way down, and leaves no unburnt tobacco in the bottom at all like I had a fair amount of previously.

I was definitely packing it too hard, thinking the tight, close contact would help keep it burning, but turn out just the opposite is true. Glad I ran across it

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Old 10-29-2023, 08:44 AM   #16
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PIPEMAN'S HANDBOOK

https://socalpipester.files.wordpres...s-handbook.pdf

Tobacco Reviews Website

https://www.tobaccoreviews.com/

Pipe Pedia Wiki

https://pipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
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Old 11-06-2023, 03:04 PM   #17
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Old 11-07-2023, 04:54 AM   #18
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Nice, good info man!

I'm sure it will help a lot of us less seasoned smokers, as I had to come across all the posted info thru a ton of various Google searches

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Old 11-08-2023, 07:02 PM   #19
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I can't believe this thread was started 18 years ago!

Good quality inexpensive briar pipes IME
Briarworks
Savinelli
Rossi
Peterson
Nording
Rattray's

Of course anything entry level, even from a known good brand, can be hit or miss.

I stay away from modern French made pipes like BC, Chacom, Ropp and Stanwell as I've not had good luck with any. Poor quality briar IME

Estate/no longer made
GBD (made in England, not France)
Ascorti
Caminetto
Tim West
Cermak
Ben Wade
BBB
Comoy's
Brebbia
Maestro de Paja
Maestro Geppetto

I'm sure there are many more, but these are the brands I'm familiar with.

Looks like AKB Meerschaum has some under $100 pipes as does Meerschaum Market. Not familiar with either, but they both have some really nice looking ones for the money. I don't like the tenons on inexpensive Meerschaums, but YMMV
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Old 11-09-2023, 04:12 AM   #20
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Since you mentioned AKB Meerschaum, that's where I got mine just recently, and I called and verified it was indeed block, and got a beautiful, finely carved Meerschaum for $45 plus $6 shipping. There were only a few sub-$100 ones, but they looked equally nice.

I was shocked when I saw a Meerschaum under $100 given the average price of what I'd seen and found one I liked and jumped on it.

Also, thanks to Andy for the very helpful info. I was hoping my hinting would get him to post a good intro pipes thread, lol.

Thanks man.

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