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Where can I find a good starter kit...?

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    Young Fish donchristo's Avatar


     

    Question Where can I find a good starter kit...?

    Hi all...

    I'm a newb to the CS forum... But have been smoking cigar for a while now... And have always thought about a pipe... They smell so damn good when I walk in the B&M...

    But what I'm actually looking for is a starter kit for a gift... My brother is interested in a pipe... He isn't interested in a cigar at all (for shame)...

    I'm was looking for something that is a nice intro... With a tool and decent looking case... Not looking to spend a fortune... But I figure $100 or so should be the top price point... I figure with Christmas coming up and all...

    And if there are any recommendations on a start for Tobacco blends... I know my local makes his own... So I'll definitely ask him for some... But he doesn't have the kits....

    Thanks in advance

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes LSU Tiger's Avatar


     

    Re: Where can I find a good starter kit...?

    Your local shop can "build" a kit for him easily. A no-name basket pipe, tool, and a few samples of tobacco will run well under your $100 limit. A far as tobacco goes, I'd stick to light aromatics in the vanilla and honey spectrum. You could also try a light Virginia blend.
    Last edited by LSU Tiger; 10-06-2006 at 05:05 PM.
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    Down with the sickness ShawnP's Avatar


     

    Re: Where can I find a good starter kit...?

    You can try here http://store.pipesandcigars.com/pipes.html

    I have a few friends that ordered starter kits and were pleased.


    Shawn

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    Single Malt Newbie designwise1's Avatar


     

    Re: Where can I find a good starter kit...?

    I started with an estate (used) pipe, some maple tobacco abailable at any store in the country, a pipe tool from Wal-Mart ($2), and pipe cleaners.
    I would second the brick-and-mortar suggestion above and buy a "basket" pipe. They'll know what you mean. Most of them will also sell their bulks by the ounce so you can get several at about $2 an ounce. A shank brush and cheap pouch added to the above and you can still spend less than $100.
    -Gerald

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    Young Fish donchristo's Avatar


     

    Re: Where can I find a good starter kit...?

    Thanks for the advice guys...

    I'm going to head up to the shop tomorrow and see what I can find there...

    Any suggestions on the shape of the pipe...? I've heard that the bent ones will serve better with beginners.... Is that true...?

    As always thanks in advance...

    Chris

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    Pipe Smoker sgresso's Avatar


     

    Re: Where can I find a good starter kit...?

    I sugest a nice pipe like a savanelli or other mid range pipe.
    Basket pipes are good but sometimes can burn hot and that can discourage a new pipe smoker.
    If you want to chat give me a pm and I will help any way I can.
    Also avoid aromatics because the flavoring the put on them cause them to burn hotter.
    a good starter tobacco is a mild english blend or Virgina blend.
    If you have a good pipe store they also can help out.

    A great smoking starter pipe is a boswell pipe.
    WWW.boswellpipes.com

    I own almost 16 of his pipes and most of them were in the $40 range.
    He also has a ton of pipe blends.

    I am not affilated with them just a very happy customer.

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    Re: Where can I find a good starter kit...?

    This is not a bad deal at all.

    http://www.frenchyspipes.com/index.p...on=show_detail 18 bucks and shipping. Good guy to deal with. No tobacco, but you can pick that up local.


    Stacey

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    Young Fish donchristo's Avatar


     

    Re: Where can I find a good starter kit...?

    Thanks Stacey...

    I am going to check out my B&M since he just got back from the Richmond Pipe Show... And he said there was a lot of new stuff... Although I would consider one for myself... ;-)

    Very tempting...

    Thanks again for all your help everyone....

    Chris


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