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Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

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    Huge Puffer Fish packed with spikes Python's Avatar


     

    Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Here are some abbreviations that are commonly used on pipe forums.

    965 - Dunhill My Mixture 965
    1792 - SG 1792 Flake
    5100 - McClelland's 5100
    BBF - SG Best Brown Flake
    BC - Butz-Choquin Pipes
    BCF - GH Bob's Choc Flake
    BFP C&D Baileys Front Porch
    B&M - Brick and Mortar, i.e. an actual tobacco store, rather than an online shop.
    CAO A Brand of Meerschaum Pipes
    C&D - Cornell & Diehl Tobacco Co.
    CH - Carter Hall Tobacco (An OTC)
    DBE - GH Dark Bird's Eye
    DGT - Delayed Gratification Technique
    DH - Dunhill
    DLF - Dunhill Light Flake
    DLNR - Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls
    EMP - Dunhill Early Morning Pipe
    ERR - Edgeworth Ready Rubbed- sometimes ERRd
    FM - McClelland Frog Morton
    FMOTB - McClelland Frog Morton On The Bayou.
    FMOTT - McClelland Frog Morton On The Town.
    FVF - SG Full Virginia Flake
    GH or G&H - Gawith & Hoggarth Tobacco Co.
    GLP - G.L. Pease Tobacco
    HB C&D Haunted Bookshop
    HCA - Hans Christian Anderson, a line of pipes made by Stanwell Pipes
    H&H- Hearth & Home (Pipesandcigars.com House Blend)
    HOTW - Rattray's Hal o' the Wind
    HOW - House of Windsor
    KW Kaywoodie Pipes
    LBF or PSLBF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Bulls Eye Flake
    LNF or PSLNF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Navy Flake
    LTF or PSLTF - Peter Stokkebye Luxury Twist Flake
    McB Mac Baren Tobacco Co.
    McC - McClelland Tobacco Co.
    MM - Missouri Meerschaum Corncob Pipe
    NAC - North American Carvers (Pipe Makers from North America)
    OG - Rattray's Old Gowrie
    OGS Orliks Golden Sliced
    OJK C&D Old Joe Krantz
    OTC - Over the Counter (i.e. Drugstore Tobacco Blends)
    PA - Prince Albert Tobacco (An OTC)
    PAD - Pipe Acquisition Disorder
    PS - Peter Stokkebye
    P&W or PW - Pipeworks & Wilke
    SG - Samuel Gawith Tobacco Co.
    SL SG Squadron Leader
    SMS A Brand of Meerschaum Pipes
    SMM - Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium
    SWR - Sir Walter Raleigh (An OTC)
    TAD - Tobacco Acquisition Disorder
    YMMV - Your mileage may vary.
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    Here are some descriptions and definitions.

    PIPE TYPES

    BRIAR: This is the closely-grained burl joint between the stem and roots of the White Heath, a tree found on the hillsides of mainly Mediterranean countries. Underground, this burl protects the briar wood, which is tough, close grained, porous, and nearly impervious to heat. Good briar is hard to find. The larger shrubs take a long time to mature...and the older the shrub the better the briar and thus your pipe. The most suitable root may be 80 to 100 years old, and the finest pipe briar may be from a shrub over 200 years old... aged and mellowed by time.

    MEERSCHAUM: A German word meaning literally, "sea-foam," alluding to the belief that it was the compressed whitecaps of waves. Meerschaum is a mineral - hydrous silicate of magnesium - one of the most porous substances found in nature. Composed of the fossilized shells of tiny sea creatures that fell to the ocean floor millions of years ago, meerschaum is found in red clay deposits. Meerschaum deposits of the highest quality are found only in one place in the world - Eskishehir, in central Turkey.

    AFRICAN BLOCK MEERSCHAUM: comes from Tanzania, Africa and is usually stained in varying shades of brown, black and yellow.

    MISSOURI MEERSCHAUM: The All-American Corncob pipe. It is a length of hollowed-out corncob, usually from a special hybrid variety of corn, with a straight wooden stem and, sometimes, a inexpensive plastic mouthpiece. Some veteran pipe smokers buy corncobs by the dozens, smoke one until it burns out or goes sour, then throw it away and light up another. (If a youngster uses yours to blow soap bubbles, buy another.)

    CALABASH: A South African gourd similar to a squash grown specifically for use in pipes. The shape is determined as the gourd grows by placing small blocks under the stem, forcing it into a gentle curve. The mature gourd is cut and dried, then fitted with a cork gasket to receive a meerschaum bowl. The finished pipe offers one of the coolest, driest smokes available.

    CLAY PIPE: Clay or pottery pipes were very popular in England and in Europe before the discovery of briar. In London coffee houses and clubs, long-stemmed "Church wardens" and "London Straws" were universally accepted. The finest clay for pipes is said to be found in Devon, England.

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    PIPE PARTS

    BOWL: The part of the pipe that holds the tobacco.

    HEEL: The base of the inside of the pipe bowl.

    SHANK: The part of the pipe that joins the bowl and the stem.

    STEM: The part that connects the shank with the bit. Examine it carefully. Its quality, finish and fit will reveal the maker's carelessness or attention to detail.

    STINGER: Metal insert in pipe to promote condensation and prevent the inhaling of "juice"

    BIT: The part of the pipe stem that fits in the mouth.

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    PIPE TERMS

    CAKE: A small layer of protective carbon allowed to form and remain in the bowl of a briar pipe. The cake protects the briar from burning but too much cake can split the pipe by causing uneven heating of the bowl.

    DOTTLE: Unburned tobacco left in the heel of a pipe.

    ESTATE: A pre-owned pipe.

    TONGUE BITE: Irritation of the tongue, can be caused by a variety of reasons.

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    TOBACCO CUTS

    FLAKE CUT: Tobacco packaged as large, flat flakes. Flake tobacco can be rubbed out to separate the flakes or folded and stuffed..

    RIBBON CUT: Tobacco cut into long, thin ribbons, though not as long or as fine as SHAG.

    CUBE CUT: Tobacco chopped into small square pieces.

    SHAG: Tobacco which has been shredded very finely. Renowned as the type of preference for Sherlock Holmes; at that time, shag was considered an inferior grade.

    RUBBING OUT: Separating tobacco pieces prior to smoking, by rubbing in the palm of the hand. Rubbing out is done to Flake or Plug cut tobaccos.
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    Did my man just attach stickys?!?!?







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    And you get neat icons to play with????? Sweet deal....


    Oh pipe master of the pipe forum!







    Ok, I'll stop screwing up this sticky.....very informative by the way!

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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    We're not worthy... we're not worthy...
    Last edited by strider72; 01-26-2009 at 01:04 AM. Reason: Oops
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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    What is VaPer? Is it Virgina and Perique?

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2147 View Post
    What is VaPer? Is it Virgina and Perique?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Correct!
    Ron aka RJ aka RJPuffs
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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Thank you! I'm not going to tell you which info here made me feel so stupid I refused to ask, but rest assured, I'm grateful!

    But where does the shank end and the stem start? Or am I still unclear on the stem/bit part? Arghh....I need diagrams!

    Oops...I just found this:

    Last edited by MarkC; 07-01-2010 at 05:36 AM.

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    The Gunny


     

    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by RJpuffs View Post
    Correct!
    Thank you!

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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2147 View Post
    What is VaPer? Is it Virgina and Perique?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    It's YUMMY!!!! Very tasty with some peppery hits and... Oh.. Yeah.. Virginia and Perique

    I am enjoying a couple different ones right now each with a little different twist and man they are nice and have become part of the daily rotation... Just got a new basket pipe that is being dedicated to them now.. Still in the half bowl stage so been sticking to flakes becuase it's a pretty good size bowl and half a bowl of Exhausted Rooster or Bullseye Flake (2 circles WOOT) still last a nice long time
    Mike

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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Great thread Python thank you

    I really like the tobacco abbreviations section too. It is helping this newbie out because alot of people post the short version in the nightly thread and before catching this I was always trying to figure it out and see if it is something I would want to try in the rotation.
    Mike

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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Thank you for this...quite a few that I was unsure of.

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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    How about "BoTL"? I've seen that one on these forums a number of times.

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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo69 View Post
    How about "BoTL"? I've seen that one on these forums a number of times.
    it means - Brother of the leaf.

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    Re: Pipe Abbreviations, Descriptions, and Definitions.

    Thanks as I too have wondered about a few of them.

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