Hey guys. Another fairly new pipe smoker here. I've been lurking for a while, and this forum really seems great.
I'm from New Orleans, but am currently living in Memphis (where I cant find a good B&M for the life of me). I've been at the pipe for about a year now(went straight to pipe - I've never smoked a cigar). I just recently got my first real pipe - a Peterson 80s Bent Bulldog which I love. My only other pipe is a cheap Tinderbox briar. (I don't have much of a budget for pipes, so I was ecstatic to finally get a Peterson.)
I've tried a few blends from each of the major styles. Here are my favorites so far:
Latakia blends: SG Skiff Mixture, GL Pease Charing Cross, GL Pease Key Largo, Penzance
VA: SG FVF
Aromatic: Haven't found one I like yet, but I have some H&H Butternut Burley coming in this week that I have high hopes for.
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself. I look forward to participating on this board.