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What cigar (or pipe) did you smoke today?

Mm25

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Aromatics are not usually much in my rotation but I received this along with a recent pipe order. Smoked in a Peterson spigot from one of the years when the green stain was a miserable failure. Tobacco not too bad.
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I grabbed a cuban H. Upmann Half Corona at my next main station.

My very first cuban tobacco!
Very good taste. I would say, better than all the similar price-level DomRep, I had before.

BUT!
I hated this extra small format in my fingers and will never again get such an extra short Corona!! I mean, what's the point of that?? That just doesn't feel right in your fingers.
 
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Grabbed the two pipes from Pa, which were rarely used. These two pipes from GDR era were probably last time used in the 70s.

1. "Howal Bruyere"
60s/70s
("Holzwaren Liebenstein"/VEB Pfeifen und Holzerzeugnisse Bad Liebenstein (Schweina), former C. S. Reich, Schweina)

2. ARK "Bruyere Extra"
60s/70s
(former A.R. Kühn, Schweina)

1937 catalogue

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Ha, only our smalltown's gas stations have some pipe tobacco! Our grocery stores don't.

I grabbed Prestige Regular Mixture, Golden Blend's No. 2 and Holger Danske Golden Harmony.
 
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Today, I had my two pipes going, for the very first time. Was a tricky start, but after a while, I got it running!

While struggeling, I came to the idea, that the moist feeling tobacco from the small bags could be TOO moist, so I gave a new portion 5 minutes to dry up a little and another portion 10 minutes. It seemed to help slightly!

And I experimented with the tobacco portion. It seemed, that the bigger portions work better than the smaller. In the final try, I risked putting the absolute maximum load in and this worked very well!

But next time, I will let the tobacco dry up even longer than 10 minutes, this will surely bring some advantage. :)

But altogether, not a bad start for me.
 

Mm25

Practically Family
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957
Today, I had my two pipes going, for the very first time. Was a tricky start, but after a while, I got it running!

While struggeling, I came to the idea, that the moist feeling tobacco from the small bags could be TOO moist, so I gave a new portion 5 minutes to dry up a little and another portion 10 minutes. It seemed to help slightly!

And I experimented with the tobacco portion. It seemed, that the bigger portions work better than the smaller. In the final try, I risked putting the absolute maximum load in and this worked very well!

But next time, I will let the tobacco dry up even longer than 10 minutes, this will surely bring some advantage. :)

But altogether, not a bad start for me.
Enjoy.
Pipe smoking is a skill. But so enjoyable when it all comes together.
 

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