This is a discussion on Tonights Smoke II - FOR PIPES within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Chocolate Flake in the baby Kaywoodie and some homebrew black ale....
All the banter on aromatics on another thread has inspired me to go for some Peterson's Luxury Mixture (Blend?) in a Barling meerschaum. i used to smoke a lot of this but haven't touched it in over a year. The top notes have faded a bit; let's see what's left of it.
Virginia Woods in my MM Pride while hanging the Christmas lights from the gutters. A pipe and a ladder = major clench from me. Thankfully the temps rose about 20 degrees into the mid 50's from yesterday.
I had to google Jima pipes; never heard of them. Looks like a steampunk version of a Falcon. I want one!
They are very cheap on eBay if you wait for the right one - i.e. the good one that no-one else is bidding on. I have several ranging from unused (as yet...) to usable but a bit hacked up. None cost more than about $15 delivered. I'd pay more for a good velour one. I kid you not. I've seen them go for much more, not worth it IMHO. Play the waiting game. Luckily, the high degree of ugliness they possess is matched by the high quality of their smoking properties. Everything about them just works. I was stunned when I used one for the first time. If "mechanics" were the only pleasure involved in smoking it would be the only pipe that any of us should consider.
But they are damned ugly.
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level." - Quentin Crisp
Full bowl of Christmas cheer 2012 and a good helping of beer. Can't ask for much more than that. I thought this tobacco was ok when I smoked it out of the generals but out of the meer it was exceptional. The tobacco is really oily not so much wet rubbed it out smoked it immediately and the meer did the rest to those excess oils and moisture.