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Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-31-2015, 02:44 AM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

This may be a dumb question but I'm looking at ordering new stems for a couple of estate pipes that I can't seem to improve. How do you go about measuring these so you know that they will fit. Also I...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-03-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

Guys last night I rehydrated my tobacco and just got home after working a 16 hr double, to find some nice soft, velvety tobacco. The wet towel method worked great! I let it sit out for a bit just in...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-03-2015, 12:30 AM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

100% agree. Much like cutting and lighting a cigar for the first few times.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-02-2015, 11:36 PM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

Don't get discouraged. It will get better with practice. I have a lot of work to do on my loading skills as well. I have found many helpful videos online where a guy goes step by step loading the...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-02-2015, 08:19 PM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

My noobness shining through. I believe the sample I received are more like an A half oz or so. Still a nice start.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-02-2015, 07:42 PM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

I've got my tobacco rehumidifying now thanks to your advice guys. Realized I had a lot more than I knew I had. I got 12 samples of various well known tobacco from a noob PIF pass I received a while...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-01-2015, 09:41 PM
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Views: 164,407
Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

Thanks guys. A lot of good info here. I've got an order coming in the next couple days and will start using jars with my new stuff and hopefully rehydrate the old. Got a nice sample pack from one of...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-01-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

Yes. My main question is will my tobacco that isn't in tins or jars be smokeable or is there a way to save it if it isn't.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 12-01-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

I have decided that the majority of smoking I'm going to be doing will be shifting more towards pipe smoking. After ten years of mostly cigars my tastes have really started enjoying the subtle flavor...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 03-16-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

I'm not an experienced pipe smoker as I have just started, but I have found the different threads here, and also the different questions asked throughout THIS thread. I have also found youtube quite...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-24-2014, 02:17 PM
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Views: 164,407
Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

That'd be great Bear! Although I don't have much stock to send you much in return. If you're still up for it I'll head over to that thread and see what we can do.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-24-2014, 09:50 AM
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Views: 164,407
Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

I'm wondering what are the good "basic blends" that all new pipe smokers should try/start with to guide them in the direction of what they like. I have been watching the latest purchase thread...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-10-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

Thanks Todd, that's what I was looking for.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-10-2014, 12:37 AM
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Views: 164,407
Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

Thanks Rob, I'm planning on heading to a local shop with a nice selection of tobacco and picking up a few of the basic blends. Hopefully I'll have the time!
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-09-2014, 11:41 PM
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Views: 164,407
Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

The reason I ask is while reading up on packing pipes the majority have suggested lightly tamping the tobacco when you fill the bowl once, tamping it so it is half full, filling it to the top again,...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-09-2014, 10:08 PM
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Views: 164,407
Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

Ever since I joined this site I have been sneaking around in this section trying to pick up a few beginner tips and trying to convince myself to give pipes another try. I used to think smoking a...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 08-18-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 164,407
Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

Thanks Todd! I think I'll try a straight one to start off.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 08-18-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 164,407
Posted By mahtofire14
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

This pipe forum has got me very interested in starting smoking pipes. I have been lurking on this side of the forum here for a couple weeks now, picking up info here and there. It has been valuable...
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