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Subject: Pipes Digest #72 - March 21, 1992

		  Pipes Digest #72 - March 21, 1992

Happy Vernal Equinox, and welcome to new members:

	Mike Gleba		(???????????????????????????)
	(No name given)		(????????????????????????????)
	(No name given)		(???????????????????????)
	Kyung Son		(?????????????????????????)
	James Jerpseth		(???????????????????????)

And, after (too long!) a hiatus, let's restart (hopefully not
harshly!) with a question from James.


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From: ??????????????????????? (James Jerpseth)
Subject: Harsh Re-Start


Dear fellow Pipers,

  I have only recently started smoking my pipe again after a long respite.
I went to the TinderBox and got some Golden Cavendish -- the problem
is that the smoke is a lot harsher than I remember from a few years ago.

I have been smoking out of my old pipe -- a fairly small pocket pipe
  that was once broken in and well used (during college).

My questions are --
  -- does my pipe need to get re-broken in?
  -- is there a milder blend I could get here in health concious So. CA?
  -- should I dump this little pipe and get a large one ?
       (would it give a milder smoke?)
  -- does a person's taste in smoking materials change with years?

James aka ???????????????????????

[ I don't think the pipe needs to get broken in again, nor do you need
a new one (though it never hurts to have several and rotate them).
Check the tobak - if it's too dry, it can smoke harshly (as I'm
finding out right at this moment :-) Also, you may be smoking a bit
too hard, or the pipe might not be clean. 

As for taste in tobaccos, I know mine has changed. When I was 17 or
so, I used to smoke Amphora Blue exclusively; I'm now much more into
Englishoid blends.

Thanks for the note, James, and let us know how it goes! I hope one of
our other members will be able to suggest some things I've missed. -S. ]


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