This is a discussion on Crossing over... from Cigars. within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Originally Posted by ProbateGeek
Forty-three posts above me, and none, NOT ONE, mentioning 1792 Flake!?! Egads - y'all trying to ...
Forty-three posts above me, and none, NOT ONE, mentioning 1792 Flake!?! Egads - y'all trying to shelter the boy?
Joe, you're in very good hands here and the recommendations you've received are spot on. This time last year I was still a minimum one, but usually two or more, cigars per day smoker, favoring fuller flavored/fuller strength cigars. After many months of trying various pipe tobaccos and pipes, I finally got it. While I still FEEL like a cigar smoker, I'm afraid I am now usually disappointed with almost every cigar I start (excluding Tatuaje Cojonus and AF Anejos!). Oh, they still start out nice enough, but about 1/3 of the way in I find myself wishing I had one of my pipes and a bowl or two of my go-to tobaccos. I may have purchased my last box of cigars this Christmas, and my 120-quart coolidor is getting emptier by the week.
So, be warned - while I am thrilled to now be a dedicated pipe smoker (1792 Flake, Royal Yacht, Irish Flake, Kendal Kentucky are my current favorites), starting to say goodbye to the cigars is something I could NEVER have seen coming.
One added plus: as we would readily admit, the banter on the pipe side of puff is far more intelligent and enlightening.
Got a pound of the 1792 Flake coming in next week - hope your addy is posted!
BTW - where "outside Houston"? I'm an old Deer Park boy...
I have a BUNCH of really nice cigars! And am excited about learning from the pipe guys here... I'm not at a point yet (obviously) where I'm gonna run out and sell my cigar stash, but I am really excited about what I'm experiencing with the pipe.
I live in Katy in West Houston... been here about 15yrs. I grew up in the inner city in North Side in Lindale Park (Jeff Davis HS). I moved to Katy after my wife and I graduated from college.
Haven't heard anyone talk about the 1792 Flake yet. What's it like?
Thanks for the offer to send some to try! I'll give it a go, and thank you for your generosity...
I live such a great life... A beautiful family, a job I love, and a few good smokes to keep my head on straight.
Forty-three posts above me, and none, NOT ONE, mentioning 1792 Flake!?!
I'm surprised you brought it up, Terry, since you don't mention having (or EVER having had) any 1792, not even of any kind, on your tobaccocellar page. Never having smoked it yourself, I'm a bit confused by your apparent enthusiasm for this tobacco. I don't recall you ever saying anything about it before.
Putting the FourDot pot to work again filled with Carter Hall. I feel a little wimpy, nicotine-wise tonight -- but that may change shortly. This bowl is almost over.
Vegetarian -- that's an old Indian word meaning "lousy hunter". -- Andy Rooney
Welcome, Joe! I'm a dual sloper as well. I recommend latakia and lots of it! Lat blends were by far my favorite when I started on pipe and are still my preference, though I have begun enjoying other styles more. For me straight/heavy Virginia blends took some getting used to and VAPers took even more. Not that they aren't good, they just took some adjustment.
I started off the same way Josh, but have actually gone more towards Va and VaPers now. Latakia is still preferred, but aged Va/VaPer is the way to go. Just like with cigars, purchase some to smoke now and some to age. It's just easier to age baccy, and a lot less work. Enjoy the slope, just be careful as it is a bit steeper over here
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