anyone have recommendations on their favorite pipe tobaccos? I'm always looking for something new and i'm in the mood for to try a couple of new tobaccos
the pipe pouch is by peterson btw.. great buy on my part, i love it. i started the same way.. my family is cuban, so cigars are a norm, and that's where is started.. but i must say, pipes have become my favorite.Originally Posted by psugrad98
Depends on what you like. Your biggest problem is living in Miami. There aren't really any decent tobacco shops (except for cigars) in South Florida. I couldn't find a single one while in Ft. Lauderdale, and when asking other pipe smokers they said they order their tobacco online to get decent weed.Originally Posted by waffle
What do you like? Aromatics? Englishes? Virginias? Virginia-periques? Orientals? Burleys? I'm not a big fan of aromatics, but I do have a few that I bust out on occasions. I'm more a fan of Englishes and VaPers, though I do have a distinct fondness for burley codger blends like Sugar Barrel and Carter Hall.
well, i usually get Virginia mixes.. but i've been wanting to try English for sometime. considering i started with cigars, the flavor of tobacco is actually enjoyable for me.
and i agree about miami.. although we have a lot to offer in several arenas of culture, we have nothing for the pipe smoker ::thoughts of opening a shop enter my mind:: ... but there are a handful (mainly one place) i do visit where they do sell about 8-10 different tobaccos, they're just pretty far from me. I usually order my stuff online and with the exception of 3-4 stuff i've purchased locally.
English is just a stronger tobacco flavor, right? more like a cigar.. ?
Not to put too fine a point on it waffle, English is a generalized term for Virginia-Latakia blends. Once you get a taste for Latakia, pipe weed ain't pipe weed without it.
Yes, Englishes can be a stronger flavor. They are typically laced with Latakia, which is a Syrian or Cyprian tobacco cured over fire, which gives it a smoky taste and aroma. I would suggest going over to pipesmokersforum.com and getting in on the FNG swap. People will send you several different samples to try.Originally Posted by waffle
I like Boswell's Magnum and H&H Vintage Syrian, though I probably have about 30 different Englishes in my collection of opened tins. PM me an address and I'll send you a few samples.
phinz, this is some great info.. thank you!Originally Posted by phinz
Nick,Originally Posted by Nick D
Though a very infrequent pipe smoker I do like pipes though I don't know much about the different brands. I recently picked up a brand new Dr. Grabow and a lightly used Medico for $5 each. After talking to some friends and doing a little research on the Internet I didn't expect much.
The Medico was terrible with really hot smoke and even the bowl was unpleasantly hot to hold. However the Dr. Grabow was really very pleasant to smoke and is a favorite now among my modest collection.
This is the only picture I have of it
"Then out swords and to work withal"
Beautiful. The look of that pipe is almost enough to make me want to take up smoking. That, and the fact that pipe tobacco always smells so heavenly.Originally Posted by phinz