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Subject: Pipes Digest #53 - March 20, 1991

		  Pipes Digest #53 - March 20, 1991

Welcome to new members:
	Andreas Bjorklind 	(??????????????)
	<Still unknown!>	(????????????????????????)

We're getting to be quite the international group!


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From: ????????????????????? (David Chesler)
Subject: Re:  Pipes Digest #52 - March 8, 1991

"Strike anywhere match" = Ohio Blue Tip.  I haven't looked, but I'm sure
as recently as five years ago I saw them at a supermarket.  I prefere
a butane lighter.

Hand-rolled cigarettes:
  Rolling is as much fun, and more mysterious, than filling a pipe. 
Georgopolous (NYC) sells tobaccos for that purpose as well.  Personally
I never got the hang of it.  Hand-rolled cigarettes are supposed to cost
half as much as store-bought (I think I read this on a bag in a drug
store) but you smoke so little that the tobacco gets stale [*] then it
doesn't matter either way.
  Many folks will assume a hand-rolled cigarette is a joint.

[*] Lifespan:
  Water is only one factor, the aromatic oils will also evaporate, probably
more so with flavored tobaccos (rum, whiskey, mango, cherry, etc).  I have
an inexpensive humidor jar (looks like a small glass cookie-jar with a clay
piece in the top I fill with water when I think of it.)  There are also
metal cases with that porous clay in it to put in a pouch.  I think I read
that pouches preserve the tobacco much more poorly than do jars, and should
not be used for long-term storage.  For me if I have any tobacco left after
a year or so I toss it - gives a good excuse to visit the tobacconist :-)
  Pipo (the Turkish State Monopoly's pipe brand) is imported nearly dry in
steel cans that rust.  It has to be humidified before smoking.
  What do freezers do to tobacco?  I bought a second pack of cigarettes that
I won't smoke for a while, and hermetically sealed it in cellophane
and aluminum foil, and put it in the deep freeze.  I haven't defrosted it yet.
Was this a smart move?

   - David Chesler (?????????????????????)


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From: ????????????????????????


Thanks for the quick response!

I got my first pipe with $3.49 the first year I was in the US
as a graduate student.  The pipe was to be my company for the
long hours of study.  There were not many smokers around, so
I did not really appreciate pipe smoking that much.

We, my wife and I, came back to Taiwan three and half years ago
to teach.  I somke pipes occasionally and joined the pipe club
here in Taipei.  We gather about every other month in a JAPANESE
resturant and have Japanese food while puffing.  But it was not until
some three weeks ago when I finished reading Hacker's THE book
that I started to appreciate the meaning and pleasure of pipe
smoking.  In addition to TPSE, I also asked for a few other
publications about pipes.
Currently I own about 20 pipes, most of which were bought in
the US.  None are expensive; the most expensive one cost me $30.
However, I am in the process of acquiring a few pipes of better
quality and would very much like to have the input from you and
the others.

Really glad to get in touch with you.  I shall smoke in peace!


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From: Andreas Bjorklind <??????????????>
Subject: Here am I...

Hello there!

This is my little introduction of myself. I'll also take the
opportunity to ask the rest of you a couple of beginner's
questions.

The first pipe I bought (which is still the only I've owned) was a
straight stemmed, simple one (I think the model is called apple or
billiards...). That was in 1987, when I was 20. I didn't smoke it
until a month later when I and my wife (then fiancee) were in London.
In London I bought 50 grammes of Old London Sweet Cut at G. Smith &
Sons at Charing Cross Road in a round metal box.  I smoked that
tobacco during our stay in London, but then my smoking habits were
about nonexistent until this January (I bought a small pouch of Borkum
Riff in '88, but it got so old and dry and I didn't get it moist
again...).  So, in the middle of January this year I went to a local
tobacconist and bought a pouch of Borkum Riff, which I smoked
contently during the month it lasted (I'm very modest in my smoking
habit). The Borkum Riff didn't last longer than to the end of
February, so this Saturday I bought my next tobacco experience: Mac
Baren's Plumcake. During the few days I've smoked this tobacco (which
I find most inspiring, by the way) I've started to considered buying
another pipe, and perhaps an additional brand of tobacco... or two.
This is the state-of-my-pipe-hobby.

Now, the questions. When I bought that first tobacco in G. Smith &
Sons in London I also found a small pamphlet published by the
Pipesmoker's Council (UK). It's from that little pamphlet that I've
gathered all I know about tobacco and pipe smoking (I even read about
how to light the pipe! which now is quite easy... but then it
wasn't!). Well, I realize there must be loads of books published on
the subject of pipe smoking and tobaccoes. What I need to know is
which ones are good and which publisher published them.

Secondly, I've read about a tobacco described as "rum-soaked perique".
Do any of you listers know of a brand even remotely similiar to this
description?

Hope any of you can answer both or one of my questions! Post here or
to me directly (depending on the tradition of the list).

Best,
/andreas
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