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    Places to Enjoy a Good Cigar or Pipe During The Lockdown?

    Same as before for me. Either on my front or side porch depending on the winds outside or in my shop. My shop has two nice leather chairs and a sofa plus a good sized television. I miss sports so much right now. I actually rewatched game 5 of last years NLDS tonight. I'll probably rewatch some...
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    Shave den ideas/pics

    If I get back that way when all this blows over I'll try and look you up!
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    New to pipe smoking, seeking recommendations

    Sadly not many. My favorite near me is in downtown Louisville. I buy a tin everytime I go in even though it's no where near cost effective when compared to online prices. It is small and with a pretty unimpressive selection but I want to support them. I took my daughter to a hockey tournament...
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    I was going to suggest the same. I have significantly less experience then you and don't get a cigarette taste from Carter Hall (although I've never been a cigarette smoker which may be another factor). I love Carter Hall and I really get the chocolate and nutty flavors coming through. I find...
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    New to pipe smoking, seeking recommendations

    It's been nearly four months since starting this thread and I believe an update is in order. PAD and TAD have taken their toll and I am pipe and tobacco rich and money poor! I am definitely enjoying this new hobby and doing my best to resist the urge to buy every tobacco and pipe I want to try...
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    This will be my first B&B pipe...any words of wisdom or special instructions necessary for me to take part? I'm already a member of the Brown Leaf...anything else?
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    Trying again. Growing tobacco

    Interested to watch this thread. I bought a few books on the subject but haven't ordered seeds. My great grandfather leased his land to tobacco farmers I can remember watching the process growing up. I'd love to have some seed to smoke tobacco of my own.
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    Pipe Of The Day (POTD)

    SPC Plum Pudding in a Petterson Rosslare.
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    Pipe Of The Day (POTD)

    I love poker pipes and I've had my eye on that one for a while. What are you thoughts on the Bones Poker?
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    Pipe Of The Day (POTD)

    Mac Baren Dark Twist in an estate Kaywoodie Custom Grain Bulldog that cleaned up beautifully and smokes like a dream.
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    Pipe Of The Day (POTD)

    It's the only prescription for his fever...
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    Cellar Labels

    Where did you find that SPC Plum Pudding Bourbon Barrel Aged artwork at?! I need it.
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    Pipe Of The Day (POTD)

    It was my first taste of the Orlik DSK and I wasn't disappointed. I expected the Kentucky to totally dominate the blend and for the vitamin N to be fairly hard hitting. I found neither of those things to be true. I thought the Kentucky was nicely blended with the Virginias and the nic wasn't...
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    Pipe Of The Day (POTD)

    Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky in a Savinelli 606
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    Pipe Of The Day (POTD)

    Maltese Falcon in a Morgan Bones half bent apple.