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Beginner Pipe Smoking Sessions Personal Notes

OutdoorsSmoke_21191OutdoorsSmoke_21191 Posts: 960 ✭✭✭✭✭

Today, after taking in knowledge from several generous people from this forum, started back my pipe tobacco journey. These are simply my thoughts and opinions. Keep in perspective, from a new hobbyist.

  1. Started with KBV BURLEY MORNING PIPE tobacco (from @Stubble). Flavors I tasted: sweet cream and sugary notes over mild flavored coffee. I will look up this tobacco and flavor profile later.
  2. Definitely too loosely filled bowl at first. Many relights. Noticed very audible drawing sounds from bowl. Most body of smoke and flavor was on initial relights. I used a soft flame lighter.
  3. Remembering not to draw too fast and be patient…I wasn’t at first. Many relights. Set pipe aside for 10 minutes. I was expecting too much too fast.
  4. Tamping became my friend. Started experimenting by slowly tamping to get tobacco more compressed to see if I could get a better and more consistent burn. Eureka! Tamped and compressed more than I thought I should and got longer burn time, more consistent body of smoke and consistent flavor. I enjoyed this discovery.
  5. Patience during the learning and self discovery process must become internalized in order to focus on the positives and reaping enjoyment from the experience.
  6. I enjoyed my session thoroughly. I discovered a few things I can use during my next session.
  7. Overall, I had fun.

A good cigar and whiskey solve most problems.

Comments

  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh, yeah, I use the small knife blade on my pipe knife to release the vacuum on tins when opening them.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • OutdoorsSmoke_21191OutdoorsSmoke_21191 Posts: 960 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yakster said:
    Oh, yeah, I use the small knife blade on my pipe knife to release the vacuum on tins when opening them.

    Now you tell me 🤣🤣🤣

    A good cigar and whiskey solve most problems.

  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A coin should also work.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • OutdoorsSmoke_21191OutdoorsSmoke_21191 Posts: 960 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like Rusty @Rdp77 says….some things you just have figure out yourself. 🧐🤔🤣

    A good cigar and whiskey solve most problems.

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