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Subject: Pipes Digest #56 - May 18, 1991

		   Pipes Digest #56 - May 18, 1991

From: Martin A. Lodahl <??????????????????????????>
Subject: To Humidify?

As a dedicated, very-low-volume pipe smoker, I struggle almost
constantly with drying tobacco.  I would love to hear from the
Company At Large their successful strategies for rehumidifying good
tobacco gone dry, and for keeping it at it proper degree of
moistness.  Thanks, all ...

= Martin A. Lodahl   			  Pacific*Bell Staff Analyst =
= ??????????????????????????       Sacramento, CA       916.972.4821 =
= If it's good for ancient Druids, runnin' nekkid through the wuids, =
= Drinkin' strange fermented fluids, it's good enough for me!  8-)   =

[ I'm trying to rehumidify a jar full of Old Everything, a delightful
mixture of all the partially-full bags I've had lying around for
months. I believe the best strategy is to use a capsule-type
humidifier and be patient. Any other ideas? -S. ]

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


Thank you so much for the info.  I have sent the Castello and an
Alfa for repair.

A few pieces of information that may be of interest to you and the
members out there.

The Pipe Club of Taiwan, Taipei Division just had another meeting
a few days ago.  It was again in a Japanese resturant.  Some ten
members showed up, some with their spouses.  Considering the wrestling
in our Congress and the street demonstrations which you might have
seen in the SPORTS section of your evening news, the turn-out rate was
OK.  We wined and dined for a couple of hours, then an informal contest
was held.  The winner kept his pipe lit for about 89 minutes, a
respectable record.  The Chairperson made it a goal to be at least
the second runner-up in the next International Pipe Smoking Contest.
(Our club sent a delegation to Japan last year and finished 4th.)

A few grad students here asked me where to buy a pipe and get
started.  I have yet to asked them whether it is because they
like me or it is because they like the smell of pipe tobacco I brought
with me into the classroom that they want to join the world of mature
men.  I gave each of them a beginner's pipe of sort (below $10 ea.)
and some tobacco.  Judging from the way they carry themselves (and their
pipes), I guess other grad students will come to be before long.
The prudent thing for me to do, I gather, is to make available free
order lists of companies like LePeltier, Levin...instead of free pipes.

Speaking of LePeltier, I have to add one more note.  I mail-ordered
clay pipes from him for a couple of times and found out that we have
a mutual friend here in Taiwan.  The world is quite small after all.

Fianlly, do you have any idea about the ingrediants of the sweeterners?
It is fairly difficult and therefore expensive to get sweeterners here.
I wonder if it is just a pipe dream to get a chemical supplies store
to put up a bottle of homemade sweeterner?


[ Thanks for the update, Sean! I believe sweeteners mostly have an
alcohol base, but don't know what else they put into them.  A little
150-proof rum might work quite well. :-) -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????????????? (Martin Ott)
Subject: trip to NewMexico

since I am on the list for about one year and just booked my 1st
trip to leave europe heading for NewMexico in June, it might be 
interesting to ask some questions:

  Does anyone know about interesting sites for  "pipe smokers"
  in or around NewMexico ?
  I will have a car for 1 week of spare time time from Albuquerque.

  Of course I would like to get a useful souvenir.
  I am thinking of a pipe from the local Indians: 
  Do they have any pipe tradition ?
  Of course I would like to have a fully useable pipe, not just
  a tourist's dummy.
  What do I have to pay attention to when buying a pipe or tobaco ?
  Is it maybe dangerous for an average european organism to use
  a certain tobaco or else products in NewMexico ?
  also with respect to the climate.

  What is the climate in NewMexico of June ?

  I need some US american vocabulary concerning pipes.
  "pipe smoker", f.i. is literally from german.
  Meanwhile I know about the different use of 'pipe'.
  Perhaps s.o. could tell me a few expressions by describing 
  a tobaco pipe in its parts, and the words one needs when talking
  about pipe smoking. F.i. what do you call the 'white fog' produced
  when smoking: fog, smoke, smog, steam or .... ?

Finnally some personal data, so you know who is asking:
In December I graduated in Radio-astrophysics in Bonn, FRG.
In January I was 27 yrs.
Since March I study/work for a Ph.D. in Radio-Astronomy, what will
last some 3 years.
Last month I bought a handmade pipe (after a Stanwell model) from my 
local dealer, with respect to my graduation. (A very common way to
justify a new pipe if considering the mail to this list :-)
Now I am looking forward to check Columbus' hypothesis about
disks and balls in space (never been out of europe).
And I like this $15.- tobacos (per 50gr.) which I cant afford  :(

Best wishes from Bonn, FRG


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[ Wow, that's a lot of questions, Martin! I'll answer a few: (a) yes,
there are several Indian pipe ceremonies (don't know much about them);
(b) whether you like them :-); (c) depends on whether it's the variety
known as "Mexican laughing tobacco", which can cause serious
incarceration :-) :-) ; (d) if the European organism wants to use the
climate to cure a case of dry skin, forget it :-) :-) :-) (e) hot, I'd
think, but I've never been there; (f) how about: bowl, shank, stem,
bit, ferrule, tenon, keel, mainsail, yardarm :-)^4 (f) "smoke" will do
in most cases - an exception is "fallout" for when you light yp a bowl
of Old Plutonium :-)^5. I'll rely on our other readers for more
serious answers, or funnier ones. -S. ]

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  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #56 - May 18, 1991
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