I used to be a cigarette smoker and am now trying to seriously take up pipes. Need some advice from a big brother.
I quit smoking cigattes two years ago and within the past month, I’ve begun trying to take up pipes. I had tried once before about ten years ago but it didn’t take. This time, I’m in for the haul.
I’ve got a Savinelli Churchwarden (estate), a cob and a new Meershaum. The best smoke is from the Savinelli.
I’ve tried Capt. Black – nice smell, no taste. Sir Walter Raleigh Aromatic – the 1st time, I loved it, now I’m not so sure. Edgeworth Ready rubbed – can’t get excited about it. Briggs – can’t keep it lit.
What really seems to appeal to me is a bulk Balkan blend that I picked up at the Smoke Shop. I enjoy the spicy smokiness of it. What tobacco is doing that in there? I don’t know what is in the blend.
I want a good room aroma AND taste. Any suggestions out there?
Also, my Meershaum gets Very hot to the touch and I know they say it is because I am smoking too fast, but I can’t seem to slow down AND keep a pipe going.
I’d appreciate some help. Thanks.