Hopefully pipe pics are allowed
With cigars opening up a whole new world to me - the world of tobacco that actually TASTES GOOD (me being a cigarette smoker), I decided to broaden my horizon once again and delve into the world of pipes and pipe tobacco.
I can always remember as a kid, my uncle smoking a pipe and absolutely LOVED the aroma coming off of it. Sweet smoke, like the smell of something really really good cooking in grandma's oven.
So after doing days upon days of research on youTube and web sites about pipes, I ran down to a local B&M shop today and picked one up. I initially had my mind SET on a Peterson.. but all they had at the shop (aside from cheapies) were a brand called "Brigham". I picked up a "Brigham 265", although there were other nice ones to choose from as well.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out they're a Canadian company (me being a patriotic canuck myself) when I got home and read up about them.
I had some problems smoking it the first time - I didn't think it was rocket science, but something I did was wrong, giving it a bitter taste on the tongue, absolutely NO flavor on the palette, and little through the nose. Although one thing I like about pipe tobacco is that it's so mild (at least this "Mr. B's Vanilla" is) that you can continually exhale through the nose, with no spice/pepper whatsoever).
I'd go into further detail and ask questions on what I did wrong, but I know this isn't the forum for it. Gotta go find me'self a pipe forum I guess
Anyway, without further ado.. here's my first pipe, a Brigham 265 :