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Posted: 4/27/2009 11:00:59 PM EDT
I never see any one smoking these old timey pipes any more. I suppose all the smokers have died. I think I might take it up, it looks like relaxing hobby.

What do I need to get started?

Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:03:01 PM EDT
check out the cigar forum, lotsa pipe smokers hang out there.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:03:04 PM EDT
salvia
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:03:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kraftwerk:
I never see any one smoking these old timey pipes any more. I suppose all the smokers have died. I think I might take it up, it looks like relaxing hobby.

What do I need to get started?

http://aesthetictraditionalist.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/emu141a1.gif?w=340&h=438


nice cane rod??
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:03:53 PM EDT
crack FTW

Or did you mean tobacco only?
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:05:56 PM EDT
Pipe smoker checking in.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:06:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kraftwerk:
I never see any one smoking these old timey pipes any more. I suppose all the smokers have died. I think I might take it up, it looks like relaxing hobby.

What do I need to get started?

http://aesthetictraditionalist.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/emu141a1.gif?w=340&h=438


Getting cancer sounds like a very relaxing hobby. I smoked for 26 years my advice is do not start.

Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:07:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deech:
salvia


Ugh, that was a mistake I made only once when I was 18.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:07:15 PM EDT



Originally Posted By oldschool63:



Originally Posted By kraftwerk:

I never see any one smoking these old timey pipes any more. I suppose all the smokers have died. I think I might take it up, it looks like relaxing hobby.



What do I need to get started?



http://aesthetictraditionalist.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/emu141a1.gif?w=340&h=438




Getting cancer sounds like a very relaxing hobby. I smoked for 26 years my advice is do not start.



Most people don't inhale pipe smoke, unless they're smoking weed/crack/meth etc.





 
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:08:25 PM EDT
For the record, I think it would be hilarious if someone would smoke pipe tobacco out of a cheap glass one hitter or a coke can with some foil.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:08:43 PM EDT
As I was just looking at my pipe all you need to get started is the pipe, some tobacco and a few filters. A cleaning kit wouldn't hurt either
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:12:39 PM EDT


Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:13:07 PM EDT
For the pipe smokers, how old are you? I just can't picture someone my age (27) smoking a pipe.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:13:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/27/2009 11:14:31 PM EDT by Longboat]
Originally Posted By Thom101:
As I was just looking at my pipe all you need to get started is the pipe, some tobacco and a few filters. A cleaning kit wouldn't hurt either


filters?  

All you need is a pipe, tamper, tobacco and a way to light it.

I own a bunch of pipes..  not one is filter capable.. I hear that is popular with the newer pipes.. but smoking something that was grandpa's can be a time warp.



edit for clarification
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:18:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Longboat:
Originally Posted By Thom101:
As I was just looking at my pipe all you need to get started is the pipe, some tobacco and a few filters. A cleaning kit wouldn't hurt either


filters?  

All you need is a pipe, tamper, tobacco and a way to light it.

I own a bunch of pipes..  not one is filter capable.. I hear that is popular with the newer pipes.. but smoking something that was grandpa's can be a time warp.



edit for clarification



Yes I do believe that is pretty much only for the cheaper newer pipes. I;d figure he would roll that way at first until he can tell if he likes it enough to purchase a nice pipe

And to answer the above question 24
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:21:06 PM EDT
Don't taze me bro! Its tobacco I swear!
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:46:59 PM EDT
it takes about two weeks to get your mouth "broke in" and the cake built up on your pipe before it's very enjoyable.  the world record pipe smoker - that sounds bad - is from my hometown, and i started smoking a pipe at age 22 and still do it about once a month.  it's not like smoking a cigar, there is a lot of technique involved. #1 is just keeping the damn thing lit.
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 11:48:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 230grains:
For the pipe smokers, how old are you? I just can't picture someone my age (27) smoking a pipe.


I'm 42 now.  

I have a friend who chain-smokes cigars (he also dips while chain-smoking cigars), who occasionally smokes a pipe as well (yes, he's also an arfcommer).  He bought me a pipe for my birthday years and years ago.  I was probably in my late 20's/early 30's.  For me pipe smoking is more an autumn and winter thing.  I'm not sure why entirely, but I just don't seem to want to do it when the weather gets warmer.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:10:35 AM EDT
I do go here smokersforumsits the best place to be a pipe smoker. They even have a shooting and fishing social group. :)

35 y/o here. There seems to be a bunch of new gens taking up the pipe.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:13:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 230grains:
For the pipe smokers, how old are you? I just can't picture someone my age (27) smoking a pipe.


A bunch of guys at my college would some pipes 20-24 year olds.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:28:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 12:30:05 AM EDT by kap_x]






I'm 22





ETA: That's a good idea. It's been a while, so I'll bring my pipe to campus tomorrow.
 
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:32:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 230grains:
For the pipe smokers, how old are you? I just can't picture someone my age (27) smoking a pipe.


Almost 41 but I started at 23.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:34:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 1:30:04 AM EDT
Another pipe smoker checking in.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:41:57 AM EDT
I find that the experience is much different than smoking a cigar..

My grandfather smoked a pipe and when I smoke his brand the smell takes me back to being a little boy.  It is like he is right there with me even though he has been dead for 14 years.  I miss him and find the memories that come up very powerful.

My wife hates cigars but doesn't mind my pipes.  

I am 34 and have been smoking a pipe for a year.  I have never had any real problems keeping a pipe lit.  I have bought a number of older estate pipes and once cleaned up they are very easy to maintain.  I have never bought a new pipe so that might be the problem with new smokers.

Pipe tobacco is very cheap compared to cigars.  I have never smoked cigarettes but they appear expensive as well.  I did use snuff and that wasn't cheap at all but the experience was completely different.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:46:45 AM EDT
It's always a good thing to try to increase one's risk for oropharyngeal cancer.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:50:40 AM EDT
My peepop still smokes a pipe at over 80 yrs of age. It smells very nice and aromatic, but he has recently developed sores that are beyond canker sores on his tongue. The doc says its from smoking a pipe since the late 1950s when peepop 'gave up' smoking; meaning cigarettes. We are working on getting him to cut down drastically, my father trying to explain the virtues of the nicotine patch, which my grandfather (if you haven't figured out what a peepop is yet), stares at as if it were a cyanide patch.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:55:07 AM EDT
I smoke a pipe. We all gotta die sometime and I am probably more likely to die whitewater boating, scuba diving, or in a zombie attack anyway. It is not the same thing as smoking cigarettes.

I smoke irregularly with bouts of a pipe a day for weeks to none for weeks.

follow that link to smokers forums and collecting pipes is addictive
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:58:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By aplehr:
it takes about two weeks to get your mouth "broke in" and the cake built up on your pipe before it's very enjoyable.  the world record pipe smoker - that sounds bad - is from my hometown, and i started smoking a pipe at age 22 and still do it about once a month.  it's not like smoking a cigar, there is a lot of technique involved. #1 is just keeping the damn thing lit.



You're from Swartz Creek?

Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:00:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 70satvert:

Originally Posted By oldschool63:
Originally Posted By kraftwerk:
I never see any one smoking these old timey pipes any more. I suppose all the smokers have died. I think I might take it up, it looks like relaxing hobby.

What do I need to get started?

http://aesthetictraditionalist.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/emu141a1.gif?w=340&h=438


Getting cancer sounds like a very relaxing hobby. I smoked for 26 years my advice is do not start.

Most people don't inhale pipe smoke, unless they're smoking weed/crack/meth etc.

 



He didn't specify lung cancer.  There are all kinds of cancer you can get while not inhaling tobacco products.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:00:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 230grains:
For the pipe smokers, how old are you? I just can't picture someone my age (27) smoking a pipe.


Younger than you. I know a lot of young guys who smoke pipes. I smoke pipes but prefer cigars.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:02:14 AM EDT


27, been a pipe smoker for 3 yrs or so now. It developed from my cigar hobby.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:05:50 AM EDT
im 24 and im gonna get a pipe. D&R switched over to pipe tobacco cuts to avoid the new cig tobacco tax increase and i got some comming tomorrow. i can still stuff it into my cigs, but ive always wnated to smoke a pipe and this is as good as time as any to try it.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:06:26 AM EDT
http://www.puff.com/forums/vb/pipe-smokers-forums/

Very good info here.

I am 31 and a recent pipe smoker.  Done cigs and cigars, but pipes are like ARs.  Tons of models and looks that all do the same basic thing.

EBR disease

TPD  (Tobacco pipe disease)

So many types of tobacco, you will lose your mind.

www.tobaccoreviews.com
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:11:04 AM EDT
My father smoked a pipe for years.  The smell of Borkum Riff in the black can still takes me back.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:15:00 AM EDT
Every once and a blue moon I do when I'm sitting around a campfire during the colder months.  Pipes that are already conditioned are easiest to smoke, but you can get a corn cob pipe for a couple dollars and they actually smoke well for a beginner pipe and to see if it's something you'd like.  You'll catch a lot of flak for it being cheesy but there are those who swear by them- my grandfather smoked one occasionally even though he had some very nice pipes.  A longer stem Churchwarden is a cooler smoke and preferred by some.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:15:32 AM EDT

Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:15:50 AM EDT
I have a corncob pipe I use once in a while on fishing trips.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:19:56 AM EDT
I enjoy pipes a great deal, as well as cigars, and used to work at a tobacconist shop.

We had plenty of college-age customers, it's a very relaxing hobby and pipes and tobacco can be fascinating to learn about.

Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:36:05 AM EDT
36, bought my first pipe at 18, about two years after picking up cigarrettes.

I've got two pipes that were carved by the 2004 female US Champion pipe smoker (Terri Weist, from Cat's Paw in Canada - runner up in 2006, third in 07 and 08).  Terri's Ballerinia #1 wen't to the Pipes and Tobacco hall of fame/museum.  #2 came to me.  My wife smokes a churchwarden carved by her husband Bill.

<==Looking to quit cigs, but is screened yearly for oral cancers and will always smoke a pipe.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:46:48 AM EDT
Pipe smoker here.  I have a Kaywoodie sitter, a nice Weiner, and a few random pipes.  I also may have a Bjarne sitter but I can't find it and I might have left it at the river.  




I don't have a favorite pipe tobacco, but recently I picked up some Mac Baren No. 8 and it's fantastic.

Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:48:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FMD:
36, bought my first pipe at 18, about two years after picking up cigarrettes.

I've got two pipes that were carved by the 2004 female US Champion pipe smoker (Terri Weist, from Cat's Paw in Canada - runner up in 2006, third in 07 and 08).  Terri's Ballerinia #1 wen't to the Pipes and Tobacco hall of fame/museum.  #2 came to me.  My wife smokes a churchwarden carved by her husband Bill.

<==Looking to quit cigs, but is screened yearly for oral cancers and will always smoke a pipe.


How are you a world champion pipe smoker?
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:50:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 8:50:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 8:54:59 AM EDT by tenmikemike]
Originally Posted By Buckeye67:
Pipe smoker checking in.


Another one here. Since I was 17, that makes 32 years! Dayum, I'm old!  

Started by smoking Half & Half, tried Borkum Riff and most other commercial brands, moved on to Dunhill 965 (still have some, love it!), but discovered a custom blend from a local tobacconist (near APSU) in college I have been smoking ever since.

Love cigars too, but they have gotten too expensive to enjoy en masse.

Link Posted: 4/28/2009 9:30:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 230grains:
Originally Posted By FMD:
36, bought my first pipe at 18, about two years after picking up cigarrettes.

I've got two pipes that were carved by the 2004 female US Champion pipe smoker (Terri Weist, from Cat's Paw in Canada - runner up in 2006, third in 07 and 08).  Terri's Ballerinia #1 wen't to the Pipes and Tobacco hall of fame/museum.  #2 came to me.  My wife smokes a churchwarden carved by her husband Bill.

<==Looking to quit cigs, but is screened yearly for oral cancers and will always smoke a pipe.


How are you a world champion pipe smoker?



You get 3.3 grams of the nastiest tobacco they can find, 2 matches, and 1 minute to get it lit.  Whoever keeps it going the longest wins.

I haven't been to a contest in several years, but they used to give out some decent prizes.

The 1st person out gets a box of cigars.  
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 9:33:00 AM EDT
My brother and I smoke pipes. It is very relaxing, and I enjoy doing it while working on projects or sitting around a campfire. It isn't that expensive to get into, and you can make pipe collecting a hobby if you want to. I am sort of a renaissance man though, I am only 26, but I smoke pipes, and shave with a safety razor.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 9:36:17 AM EDT
I occasionally smoke a pipe, I used to all the time but I can't get decent tobacco here without mail ordering it.  I'm 40.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 9:37:06 AM EDT
Saw a young man about mid 20s smoking one at an airport a few months ago.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 9:37:39 AM EDT
Not since I gave up pot in the mid 80's
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 9:38:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 9:40:18 AM EDT by HUMONGO]
I smoke a nice Butz Choquin straight pipe.

I like Lane BCA toasted vanilla cavendish.

I'm 32. Been smoking for 3 years. Very relaxing, especially with a nice tumbler of scotch.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 9:49:02 AM EDT
Boswell custom panel pipe here. 42 y.o.
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