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JoeyGunz
02-10-2014, 09:18 AM
http://i58.tinypic.com/1zd6dyh.jpg

PeeJay
02-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Should have got a Hobbit pipe! :biggrin1:

JoeyGunz
02-10-2014, 09:24 AM
I migh be short but I'm pretty big in Hong Kong.

PeeJay
02-10-2014, 09:30 AM
I migh be short but I'm pretty big in Hong Kong.

I was thinking of the beard! :849:

TonyN
02-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Nice sellection of pipe tobacco you got there joey.:smile:

handlebarpipe
02-10-2014, 04:04 PM
I would be very interested to hear what you think about the St. James Flake. It is a tobacco I have always meant to try.
Best wishes, Marc

JoeyGunz
02-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Hi Marc, will update you when I can although I can't promise much insight!

So I just smoked my first bowl went for the Virginia - JF Germains - Medium Flake.

No problems packing or lighting as far as I know, although I did seem to have to tamp it down quite a bit and the stem did seem did to full of quite a lot moisture so I ran the pipe cleaner down there say 2/3 times in the half hour it took me to smoke.

Flavours I'd say honey/hay quite sweet very pleasent to compare it to cigars maybe a cross between a PLPC and a RyJ SC?

http://i60.tinypic.com/vzh5kg.jpg

Edamski
02-10-2014, 05:11 PM
Very nice starter kit!

butternutsquashpie
02-10-2014, 06:39 PM
very nice, joey joe joe shabadoo! :rock:

captain duff
06-10-2014, 08:53 AM
That looks to me to be just about the best starter kit anyone could get for trying out pipe smoking at a reasonable cost and with a good selection of pipe tobacco styles - Glynn certainly knows his stuff.

In terms of moisture Joey that is very normal, and you normally wouldn't notice without a see-through stem. I tend to only run a cleaner down it mid-smoke if it starts gurgling like the bubble pipes you used to have as a kid! If a tobacco seems very moist though it can be useful just to leave a bowlful out for 20 or 30 minutes to dry off slightly before you pack in our pipe.

ValeTudoGuy
11-11-2014, 08:44 PM
How did I miss this thread? Welcome to the pipe world!

tommy
11-11-2014, 09:46 PM
Smoking a pipe while checking valve beds, make sure the petrol fumes are all gone. Kaboom.

Budgie Smuggler
11-11-2014, 09:56 PM
I bought the same starter pack (briar instead of corncob) for a colleague when he was leaving and he was absolutely over the moon with it.

JoeyGunz
19-11-2014, 12:25 PM
So I love the Classic Balkan, now where do I go from there, when they call that English, would Dunhill fall into the same type?

ValeTudoGuy
19-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Some Dunhills. Dunhill Standard is a good introduction. Nightcap is great but has very pronounced Latakia if that's up your alley. I happen to love the Latakia.

JoeyGunz
19-11-2014, 04:05 PM
I think I'm going to have to get a Dunhill sampler next! do love my corn cob but I'm looking forward to getting a briar I can fall in love with aesthetically

Scott
19-11-2014, 05:00 PM
I would love to try a pipe but my wife said I would look like a proppa d!ck!

Cigars are fine as it makes me look very masculine! :41:

JoeyGunz
19-11-2014, 05:03 PM
My other half thinks I look like a dick when I smoke a cigar, in fact she says the same whether the cigar is present or not!

I haven't told her about the pipe lol

ValeTudoGuy
19-11-2014, 05:56 PM
Get your other halves told! :)

Tucky
22-11-2014, 10:01 PM
I like to think a pipe adds a certain degree of eccentricity....not to mention being a great aid to thinking.

PeeJay
22-11-2014, 10:16 PM
I nearly bought a beautiful pipe in Bath and I didn't even want to smoke it. There's a guy who joined a few months ago who makes great pipes but I can't remember his member name on here.

cj121
23-11-2014, 03:43 PM
There's larrysson who's been around a while. Is that who you're thinking of PJ?

butternutsquashpie
23-11-2014, 03:47 PM
There's larrysson who's been around a while. Is that who you're thinking of PJ?
Paul's had a career change recently... I tried poking him back on the forums but he's been preoccupied.

Those who bought his pipes were owners of art. Now they are owners of history.

ValeTudoGuy
23-11-2014, 03:55 PM
Paul's had a career change recently... I tried poking him back on the forums but he's been preoccupied.

Those who bought his pipes were owners of art. Now they are owners of history.

Yep, sure are. I commissioned one a long long while ago, but it appears that the new job is taking all his time. Shame really, but I wish him the best.

On one hand it saved my pocket, on the other it's the best pipe I will never own.

ValeTudoGuy
23-11-2014, 04:03 PM
I think PJ is talking about JYS pipes, I have a couple now and one more when he can get back in the workshop. They are great and often have unique features. He's a great guy too.

Very highly recommended.

PeeJay
23-11-2014, 06:59 PM
I think PJ is talking about JYS pipes, I have a couple now and one more when he can get back in the workshop. They are great and often have unique features. He's a great guy too. Very highly recommended.

I was indeed Marc but I couldn't remember his new forum name and without my PC couldn't easily search for it. Something Star Wars? Yoda?

cj121
23-11-2014, 11:08 PM
Ah, good stuff and nice to hear his work is considered. I'll have to check him out.

cj121
23-11-2014, 11:19 PM
I think PJ is talking about JYS pipes, I have a couple now and one more when he can get back in the workshop. They are great and often have unique features. He's a great guy too.

Very highly recommended.

Any links or what is the guy's name on here please?

ValeTudoGuy
24-11-2014, 09:34 AM
He's Jabba the Hut on here. Look for the Cigarpipe thread. Life has thrown him a couple curveballs recently so I don't think he's in the workshop at this precise moment, but I'm sure he Will be in short order. Pandy and MattyHall have his pipes too and probably a couple more.

ValeTudoGuy
24-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Google Jon Yoo smoking pipes to see some of his work.

cj121
24-11-2014, 10:53 PM
Cheers, found him on FB. He makes some unusual stuff. One to remember for the future, although I don't use FB. Was it he who made you the 'cigar' pipe?

ValeTudoGuy
25-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Yep, sure was.

Scott
26-11-2014, 02:26 PM
I have been thinking, I might get a pipe! my wife thinks Not, but I think I might anyway ! ! !

cj121
26-11-2014, 11:23 PM
Go for it, and in answering your earlier questions, IMHO: about half an hour for a small bowl, but the beauty is you can fill, or partially fill as much or little as you like. And yes, that lot will get you going:wink::smile: