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post #1 of 25 Old 01-19-2019, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone I’m Chayse I’ve been smoking cigars for a little while now and am getting pretty serious into it. So I received a cigar bomb a few days ago and was going through it and pulled out a few bags of pipe tobacco at first I was thinking it was to roll your own cigars but I didn’t see any wrapper and they were longer strands and th last being shredded. I have never smoked a pipe nor own one so looks like I need to get one, what should I look for when buying a pipe. I know you need to tamp and clean a pipe and let it dry out but anything else I need to know?
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Hey bud. I'm pretty new into it myself. Take it slow and you'll have a great time with it. Start with a corn cob pipe and a good sized nail for a tamp, easy to come across and keeps your investment low just in case you dont like it. Other than that, you only need pipe cleaners, which are really cheap. Packing a bowl is the first thing you'll need yo learn. Browse the internet and check the different methods. Try them all and see what works best for you. Don't get discouraged, because you won't be a pro on day one. Piping is slow, deliberate, and sophisticated just like all the guys on the pipe side.
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Piping is slow, deliberate, and sophisticated just like all the guys on the pipe side.
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I've never been called that! But, yeah, @TexaSmoke hit the nail on the head! Soft flame only, should go without saying, but ive seen the results of a torch on a bowl. There's a ton of blends out there, so if you dont like the ones you were bombed, but like piping, give some others a try! Other than that... Enjoy, and try not to fall too quickly down the rabbit hole.
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@TexaSmoke, You saying Iím slow? Well maybe just a bit ✌️
Hi Chayse, itís definitely a good idea to keep it simple until you decide if you like it, Cobís smoke really well.
Make sure you dry your tobacco some before you smoke it, you want it to be dry but still be pliable.
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Buy a cob and some pipe cleaners. This'll run around 8$. You already come equipped with a tamper. Your finger.

You're just tamping down the ash. If you burn your finger, you're doing it wrong. Pushing to hard. It'll help you learn that you don't need tamp too hard. Then you can get a fancy tamper. I've got a dozen but still use my finger.

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@TexaSmoke, You saying Iím slow? Well maybe just a bit

Hi Chayse, itís definitely a good idea to keep it simple until you decide if you like it, Cobís smoke really well.

Make sure you dry your tobacco some before you smoke it, you want it to be dry but still be pliable.
Slow AND sophisticated....we call those underhanded compliments. Haha
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Slow AND sophisticated....we call those underhanded compliments. Haha
If deliberate had been typed before slow, we could call that a compliment sandwich. Lol

Welcome Chase. Lots of guys getting into piping these days. I prefer it for the winter months but, that's just me and because it's friggin' cold up here.
Everything in this thread so far is good advice.
And like on the cigar side of the forum, there's lots of experience and helpful brothers on this side as well.
Get at'er!
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Slow AND sophisticated....we call those underhanded compliments. Haha
Well, thatís better then! I see how it is! 😜
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Chayse @the camaro show, are the tobacco samples labeled? Some pipe blends beloved of veterans are a little challenging for rookies. If you're buying a cob and pipe cleaners, you might want to consider adding a pouch of a mild aromatic, like Captain Black White, Carter Hall, etc to your shopping list. It's hard to "get" the flavors of pure tobaccos consistently when you're starting out. At least it was for me. A nice aromatic is more forgiving, both in keeping lit and in detecting flavor. They also have a more congenial room note, which doesn't hurt.

Think of pipe smoking as a contemplative pastime, something you do while your focus is elsewhere. It almost works better if you don't overthink it.
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