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New From North Florida

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    Newbie in the ocean


    New From North Florida

    Greetings from Florida!

    I am very new to pipe smoking. A friend gave me a corn cob pipe he made about 2-3 months ago and I have given it a few tries, receiving a burned tongue each time. I am now doing some reading before making my first purchase of a pipe and some different tobacco.

    I have been a cigar smoker for about 15 years and enjoy 1-2 per week. I usually wait until I can get together with a friend because that is more enjoyable for me. I am hoping that the pipe will be a little easier to smoke alone to relax with for shorter periods of time in the afternoon or evening.

    I've learned a lot from the forums here and am looking forward to learning more.

    Thanks again!

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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader MarkC's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida

    Welcome to the gang, Bill! It's a fun place to hang.

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    Dosidicus Pipa Desertlifter's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida

    Welcome to puff!

    Lots of folks here moved from cigars to pipes for some of the very reasons you mention - you'll be in good company here.
    Pro Patria Vigilans................... My tobacco cellar

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    True Derelict Fuzzy's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida

    Welcome to Puff!! As a starter tobacco, try some English blend tobacco. Less likely to bite your tongue. Even try to dry the tobacco you have out a little. For me anyways, drier tobacco seems less likely to bite.

    Only occasionally, do I smoke aromatic tobacco as it almost always seems to bite.
    I don't always drink beer,,,
    OK, yes I do

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    Young Puffer Fish WallyBSez's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida

    Welcome to Puff! So many great threads with great info.

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    Snuff-hound steinr1's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida


    As a cigar smoker drifting across to the pipe side you are in very good company. Stick at it and the technique will come and the burned tongue will be a memory - mostly. Some tobaccos are more prone to this and it happens to everyone, regardless of experience. At least it happens to me. Some of the US OTC blends are very forgiving; I think Prince Albert is recommended by many as a starter tobacco for this reason. You more local new friends are better placed to comment. Ask and they will surely answer.

    "Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level." - Quentin Crisp

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    Full grown Puffer Fish Mason16Filz's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida

    Welcome to Puff

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    THE MAN WHO LOVES TWANG! TonyBrooklyn's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida

    WELCOME TO PUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
    Jimi Hendrix

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    Newbie in the ocean


    Re: New From North Florida

    Thanks for all the encouragement everyone!

    I just placed my first order to try some new things. I got:

    Peterson Irish Flake
    Dunhill Royal Yaght
    Escudo Navy Deluxe

    along with a pipe tool, corn cob pipes, cleaners, etc.

    Can't wait to get my package to give them a try.

    Thanks again for all the help!

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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader DanR's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida

    Welcome to Puff, Bill. That's a nice order you made. All good tobaccos IMHO. When you are ready, head over to the newbie sampler trade and sign up. We'll pair you up with a more experienced piper and you can try a bunch of other things.

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    Maturing Puffer Fish JohnnyDarkside's Avatar


    Re: New From North Florida

    Tongue bite and constant relights are some of the biggest problems. Definitely an art to smoking, but there's the fun: an excuse to smoke more often!


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