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Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-18-2011, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

How long do you suggest it drying out?
Depends. If i know the tobacco well, and how it smokes at certain degrees of dampness, then i'll leave it out until it feels right to me.
it also depends on...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 03-09-2010, 09:23 AM
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Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

if i recall, all 3 of those are "latakia" blends. i'm guessing on the "billy budd", never heard of it. but i do know that Frog and Westminster are heavy on the latakia and have some oriental as...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-27-2010, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

if you soak it in oxiclean, put a dab of Vaseline on any markings on the stem.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-26-2010, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

actually, a "pipebid" wouldn't be too bad. i'd be down for a place that has a lot of pipe tobacco that goes for a lot cheaper than it does in B&Ms.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-17-2010, 07:41 AM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fart

if it's one of those really gooey, "cherries jubilee" type aromatics you get from a large jar at the local shop, then you could leave it out to dry for 15-20 days and it'll still be too moist.
no...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 09-25-2009, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

well, most of the time people know what they are when they purchase them. hard to know when they're given to you unless you have had experience and heard of them before.
with names like: maple...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 09-23-2009, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

since corn cobs are cheap, buy two or three.
then i'd ask an old time smoker on HERE if you could have a sample or 4 of different tobaccos...
smoke those to get a wide variety of tobaccos.......
Forum: Pipe Discussion 09-23-2009, 03:19 PM
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Forum: Pipe Discussion 09-23-2009, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

http://www.ziploc.com/?p=b7

you can get them at most any grocery store, Zip-Loc Twist'n Loc containers, not baggies. they seal great, and stack better than anything (they're designed to stack)....
Forum: Pipe Discussion 07-29-2009, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

i own a retort and have used it a few times (need to use it again soon).

you end up boiling the alcohol in the end of the retort, the vapors go upward into the pipe, then turn back to liquid...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 07-24-2009, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

someone did an actual test in temperature of the "smoke" from a churchwarden compared to a normal sized billiard and there wasn't a discernable difference in temp of the smoke/steam - not one that...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-11-2009, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

there are a # of different kinds of cleaners. i have some that are really nice, almost like a fluffy "sham-wow", but they're so damn thick, can't get them into any pipes at all (and they leave a lot...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-11-2009, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

i've got some cleaners that i can't get into my pipes even with the most open of draw.
may just need to get skinnier cleaners.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-05-2009, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

i've done it. didn't really improve the taste like a standard DGT would, was kinda stale and ashy.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-03-2009, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

that was just the last time i had opened it, was 8 months ago. it's actually a couple years old, or older.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 02-03-2009, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

i've had zero issues with doing that (still had to pry off the lid as well). i just cracked open a jar for the first time in 8 months or so, and it was still at a great humidity and smelled super...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-28-2009, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

just break it apart into little ribbons. load pipe as usual with ribbon.
it pretty much just falls apart in little flake like pieces of tobacco. almost like particle board.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-26-2009, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

sealed can/tins keep forever, or until they rust or the seal is broken.

cans/tins that have been opened, but close back up, are not "sealed" any longer.
(i replied in your other thread before...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-26-2009, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

thx for yet another offer, dan, but you've give me enough already.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-26-2009, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-26-2009, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

i HAD magic erasers, but wifey thought it best to use them on the dang kitchen sinks.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-26-2009, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

damn, i had a real question, too.
bunch a VD carryin harry tongued pipe smokers.
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-26-2009, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

What's the best way to get rid of oxidation from stems without having to buy a buffer?
sandpaper; toothpaste; gloss over it with olive oil; only have lucite stems?
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-14-2009, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

pipe guardian case from mr. bundles.
http://www.mrbundles.com/product_info.php/cPath/1_134/products_id/1491
Forum: Pipe Discussion 01-14-2009, 01:01 PM
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Views: 159,611
Posted By Curly Cut
Re: New Pipe Smoker With A Question? Ask an Old Fa

I, unfortunately, have broken a pipe while using a cigar caddy (poorly packed). Keep the pipes in the sock they came in, inside a pipe box. Most of the time, you can fit two pipes in one box. Then...
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