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Old 07-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #13
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Default Re: New to pipes - looking for something sweet

I was at the grocery store and they had Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic pretty cheap ($3.75/pouch) so I figured it was worth a shot. So far it's the closest I've found to what I'm looking for from a handful of OTCs and a few bulk aromatics. The SWRA is something I could smoke every day and maybe even mix in 50/50 with the bulk aromatics I have on-hand. A pure Virginia is next on my list, either when I stumble on one locally or smoke through what I already have on-hand.

On a different not, I've notice almost every smoke feels "steamy" in my mouth compared to a cigar... I also see a good bit of condensation inside the bit/stem of my pipe. I'm assuming this is a function of pipe tobacco being stored at a higher moisture and maintaining much more of that moisture from sealed/bag storage. Is this normal, does it have to do with how I'm smoking, and is there anything I can do to get a "dryer" smoke?

Thanks again everyone!
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