I have been lurking on the various pipe forums for a few days and figured I'd finally register. Started smoking pipes a few days ago with a Dr. Grabow Omega and MM Cob, along with the Victory Lap Sampler (Butternut Burley, Larry's Blend, Anniversary Kake, and Trout Stream). It's been a little rocky of a start, but I think I'm making some small progress as the days/bowls go on.
If anyone has tips on other tobaccos to try and methods to make the packing/lighting process easier and/or more consistent (I like the Trout Stream and Butternut Burley so far - both have a good flavor when I get the pack/lighting right. Not crazy about Larry's Blend, and haven't tried Anniversary Kake yet), I'd love to hear them!
Glad to be here; this seems like a great forum!