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Subject: Pipes Digest #60 - July 11, 1991

		   Pipes Digest #60 - July 11, 1991

From: ????????????????????????????? (Martin Ott)
Subject: Re:  Pipes Digest #59 - June 29, 1991

Hi all,
I just returned from NewMexico to Bonn (180 ft MSL), and after living
one week around 4500ft and the second around 7000 ft  I verbally feel
depressed now.
The second week I explored the northwest of NM and southwest of Colorado
(abbrev. ?). By the stereotypes of nomade indians living in tents, I was 
all but prepared to see the pueblo-cities build 1000 yrs ago in that area.
By all these impressions I totally forgot about my pipes (also due to the thin
air) and about my plans to look for indian pipes.
Now I wait for the slides being developed to see where I was :-)

WARNING:  Visiting Chaco Canyon  and  Mesa Verde  within 2 days
	  may severly damage your health. These areas contain: 
	  Too much information to assimilate.

to get the thread to this list: Anyone any information on smoking in
Anasazi culture ???

Some coments/questions to on of the latter pipe-mails:

>From: ???????????????????????????? (Norm Carpenter)

>I understood that smoking a pipe was healthier than cigarettes because pipe 
>smokers rarely inhaled the smoke.

I was told that the risk for pipe smokers to get tongue-cancer
is the same or higher than the risk of a cigarette smoker to get lung cancer.
Unfortunately I cant recall the source of this information.
However, enjoy !

>From: ????????????????????????

>until they eventually get around to suggesting a $75 briar and a proper
>English tobacco blend.  The Lowbrow School will send you to the drug store
>for a Doctor Grabow and a pouch of Cap'n Black.
>Myself, I'd suggest you buy whatever pipe strikes your fancy.  You'll
>probably want something in around the $30 price range, but that's


>re: tim's note
>I got 2 oz. of tobaco and all the riggings for the pipe and the pipe it self
>for around $10.  I whould suggest that you start with something cheap so you
>don't have to worry about losing or damaging it also to see if you like it.
>	--Aryeh (???????????????????)

For the 1st pipe you rather pay more than less.
Else you might become discouraged by a bad taste.
Though my 1st pipe broke after half a year due to too hot smoking
I dont regret to have 'lost' that valuable Xmas present.
It got a special place on my pipe shelf.

>From: ?????????????????????????????? (Elias Mazur)

>country, etc.  And maybe in the near future we may even begin to talk
>about a possible Pipe Mailgroup meeting ?? (thoughts??).

Too bad to have the sea inbetwen. 

>Tim, I think it is a great idea to give up cigaretes (arghhhh!!!!) and
>join the civilized world of relaxed pipe smokers.  I did it myself
>about 12 years ago and definetely do not regret.  The first steps may

Unfortunately the German airline 'Lufthansa' forbids smoking pipes and
ciggars with respect to other passengers. Yet the think that 
cigarett smokers are the civilized ones. As  I  didnt smoke a 
cigarette for half a year now (besides of some Papyrossi) I fell sick
as I have to breath cold cigarette smoke (happend during he flight)

>for you is to buy the book from Steve Hacker "The Ultimate Book of
>Pipes" - Steve if the title is wrong, please correct me. I don't have
>the book with me and it is 5:30 pm :-).  It is a great book about
>pipes and very fun to read.  It gives a lot of general info for the
>beginner.  Steve, could you send Tim the address where to order the

Me too, please. And if possible  include some oversea purchase infos.

>Martin, thanks for your info about pipe shops in Munich, but

Just for the record: It  wasnt in Munich. It was  Augsburg.

from: steve
>list, and of a possible meeting. However, I don't have everyone's
>physical address. How about this: if the members send me mail with
>this info, I'll put them on the list? More on this later. BTW,
>Hacker's book is titled "The Ultimate Pipe Book." -S. ]

 That is  :

  Martin Ott
  Mozartstr. 11
  5300 Bonn 1

  phone: ..49 - (0)228 - 691652     (answering machine)


Is it ?
Yes it is !
The End

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From: ????????????????????? (David Chesler, Contractor)
Subject: First pipe (corncob), smell vs. taste, Smoke-Con

 I second the advice on corncob pipes.  Being proud of my working class 
background even though a graduate of an Elite Eastern School(tm) I generally 
try not to look too hoity-toity, which a young man with a briar pipe does.  
Most people are reminded of Gen. MacArthur when they see me smoking a corncob,
but it tastes fine, is much less expensive, and I don't mind knocking one
 It is indeed unfortunate that smoke in the mouth doesn't taste the same 
as smoke in the air (if it did, I'd smoke Marlboro.)  
 I disagree that one need smoke many bowls to learn taste.  For a first
pass, and for an uneducated palate, a single bowl can teach a lot,
especially when trying grossly different flavors.  My tobacconist
was happy to let me take a sample bowl out of the jar.
 For my $0.02, my taste has run towards blends called "Mango Cavendish",
or pure Turkish.  The commercial blends (Cap'n Black, Sail) have always
been either too weak-tasting, or have an unpleasant bite.  Cherry flavors
smell sweet, but taste like Life Savers.

 There has been an unfortunate anti-pipe trend in the press lately:
A medical study showed increased mouth cancer for pipes and smokeless
tobacco (I guess we knew this), Dear Abby said it gives bad breath, and
just yesterday Ann Landers had a letter from about a habitual pipe smoker
who denies he is addicted.  She said he's fooling only himself.
 I'm always interested in mailing list meetings.  I live in Woburn, Mass,
10 miles north of Boston.  First choice would be to descend on Leavitt
and Pierce in Cambridge, or David P. Erhlich in Boston.  Second choice, 
and probably more central (especially since Our Moderator is in New Jersey) 
would be the Georgopolu factory in lower Manhattan.  Last time I was there 
(about 7 years ago) it was a small, five story building, complete with old 
cigarette rolling machines, headquarters for this three-generation family
importing business, tucked away behind Chase Manhattan Plaza in the financial 

  - David Chesler (????????????????????????????? while this contract runs,
                   ????????????????????? as long as I pay for it.)

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  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #60 - July 11, 1991
  2. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #59 - June 29, 1991
  3. Subject: First pipe (corncob), smell vs. taste, Smoke-Con
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