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jjefrey
02-08-2013, 09:02 PM
A good friend of mine, knowing that I've want to try a pipe for a long time surprised me today with this (http://www.pipesandcigars.com/docgifpac.html) starter set from pipes and cigars.com.

Looks like I'm about to fall down another slope.:pi

iaMkcK
02-09-2013, 07:18 AM
Nice, a Dr. Grabow. Pretty decent first piece. Make sure to read plenty in the Newb FAQ for pipes. Drink it all in ;-)

Jon11
02-09-2013, 09:32 AM
Check out smokersforum.com Great forum for pipes....everything you'll ever want to know about pipes.

Commander Quan
02-09-2013, 10:06 AM
Welcome. My first pipe was a Grabow, and it still gets used occasionally.

Clint1
02-09-2013, 10:34 AM
Congrats jjefrey! ;)

hazydat620
02-09-2013, 01:13 PM
Nice score, Dr.G's are great work horses. CB Royal is wonderful, grab a pouch of Carter Hall and those two should keep you busy for a while. Enjoy! If you are new to tobacco in general, give it time, your tongue needs to get used to the smoke. Even if some magical way you were able to just grab that stuff, pack it just right, and smoke it perfectly, I would still expect you to get some form of bite....but it will pass and the flavors will come. Pipe cleaners are your friends, use them often.

jjefrey
02-10-2013, 01:08 AM
Check out smokersforum.com Great forum for pipes....everything you'll ever want to know about pipes.

Spent some time reading posts today, Lots of good info on that site. Thanks

jjefrey
02-10-2013, 01:12 AM
Nice score, Dr.G's are great work horses. CB Royal is wonderful, grab a pouch of Carter Hall and those two should keep you busy for a while. Enjoy! If you are new to tobacco in general, give it time, your tongue needs to get used to the smoke. Even if some magical way you were able to just grab that stuff, pack it just right, and smoke it perfectly, I would still expect you to get some form of bite....but it will pass and the flavors will come. Pipe cleaners are your friends, use them often.

Not new to tobacco, been smoking cigars for about 8 years now.

Hoping to sit out on the patio and enjoy my first bowl tomorrow.

jjefrey
02-13-2013, 05:05 PM
I read through all the tips in getting started thread, and decided to smoke my first bowl of Captain Black on Sunday.

I thing I did OK on packing the pipe, However I smoked to fast and had a serious case of tongue bite. Not the best experience but I will learn from it and hopefully not make that mistake again.

Paulmac
02-13-2013, 07:06 PM
Welcome to the pod people!
:tu

hotreds
02-13-2013, 07:18 PM
Best wishes- it is a nice change of pace from cigars!

MarkinCA
02-13-2013, 08:53 PM
A good friend of mine, knowing that I've want to try a pipe for a long time surprised me today with this (http://www.pipesandcigars.com/docgifpac.html) starter set from pipes and cigars.com.

Looks like I'm about to fall down another slope.:pi

Great looking starter set Jeff:tu

Best wishes- it is a nice change of pace from cigars!

...Agreed!

jjefrey
02-14-2013, 07:34 PM
I have smoked another 3 bowls. I think I've got the packing down fairly well. The last two bowls I was able to get through with only 4-5 relights, much better than my first attempt. I slowed down my pace and the tongue bite is no longer there.

Overall I'm enjoying the pipe experience. The Captain Black really is not doing much for me, but I'm still breaking in the pipe so that may be part of it.

MarkinCA
02-14-2013, 07:52 PM
Once you get your pipe a going, its great to use that tamping tool to give the bacy a lite tamp from time to time. This helps to keep your bowl of bacy litely compacted with fire, and you (hopefully) will not have to use another match for awhile. Just practice, practice, and practice:banger

RevSmoke
02-14-2013, 08:57 PM
Welcome to another slope. Nice set-up.

deadrise
02-14-2013, 10:40 PM
I found drying was the key to my enjoyment once I started to dry my baccy for 20-30 min it burned better and less bite.
and learning how to tamp was also a major step not too hard just light tamps to keep the coals going.
enjoy it

jjefrey
02-14-2013, 11:34 PM
its great to use that tamping tool to give the bacy a lite tamp from time to time. :banger

I found drying was the key to my enjoyment once I started to dry my baccy for 20-30 min it burned better and less bite.
and learning how to tamp was also a major step not too hard just light tamps to keep the coals going.
enjoy it

I think I was tamping a little to hard and possibly causing the pipe to go out, I will lighten up on the pressure next time.

deadrise thanks for the tip I will try letting the tobacco dry for a bit before smoking next time.

carlcalvin
04-16-2013, 08:36 AM
Really is it worth it to dry first and then smoke? I will try it.