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Subject: Pipes Digest #97 - February 20, 1993

		 Pipes Digest #97 - February 20, 1993

Welcome to a new member:

	Jon E. Schneider	(?????????????????????)

And join us as we rate tobacco and search for subtropical smokeshops!


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From: Victor Reijs <???????????????????????>
Subject: marvelous these 'old' digets

Hello Steve,

Thanks for sending the 'old' digets. It was good to read them (and
I will reread then sometime). Certainly the articles from Bill and
Norm about (the growing of) tabacco. It is really good to have such
'story' tellers in our mids (and I mean story teller in the righ
sense, Norm;-).
I hope indeed that people will continue that, perhaps if I get the
atmosphere of putting something on paper, I will certainly do that.

I am still wondering if it is posible to try to describe a smoke by
means of some pre-defined terms. I certainly am aware that it will
NEVER be possible to fully describe the atmosphere of enjoyment of
a smoke, but it is always good to be able to tell people what they
can expect. At this moment that is quiet difficult, and I think
that is because of lack of defined terms. If that is true, I would
like to start some discussion with you about this. I read some books
(concerning cigars, so perhaps it is different for pipes), and I
came acrose some tables of terms. I will compose that list and you
will see it. 
One thing I already know, is that is seems very difficult to
describe all the terms assosiated with bruns/smoke/fire. It seems
as if we are afraid of it;-)

All the best and keep up story telling!

Victor

[ See the following, Victor! -S. ]


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From: Steve Masticola (???????????????????????
Subject: Tobacco classification chart and Florida pipe shops

Hi, Victor,

Here's a chart I found in the _Pipe Smoker's Ephemeris_ for
Winter-Autumn 1974.

		Zipper Tobacco Classification (C) 1974
		    Copyright by Aroniza Zipper on
			     4 July 1974
	      (modified slightly for ASCII transmission;
		    reproduced without permission)


Brand
Firm
_____________________________________________________________________________
Country
Price		Weight		Date
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Bouquet		Danish		American	Balkan
		English		Irish		Oriental
_____________________________________________________________________________
Savor		Mellow		Smoky		Pungent
		Subtle		Spicy		Piquant
		Bland		Tart		Woody
		Fruit		Sugar		Liquor
		Sweet		Balanced	Rich
_____________________________________________________________________________
Body		Light		Moderate	Full
_____________________________________________________________________________
Strength	Light		Medium		Strong
_____________________________________________________________________________
Adjuncts	Aromatic	Limited		Natural
_____________________________________________________________________________
Hour		A.M.		Midday		P.M.
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Combustion	Fast		Average		Cool
_____________________________________________________________________________
Burn		Powder		Even		Uneven
_____________________________________________________________________________
Bite		Definite	Limited		None
_____________________________________________________________________________
Moisture	Dry		Moist		Wet
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Base		Cavendish	Burley		Turkish
		Virginia	Other
_____________________________________________________________________________
Perique		None		Smattering	Ample
_____________________________________________________________________________
Latakia		None		Smattering	Ample
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Tobaccos
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________
Cut		Fine		Cube		Twist
		Ribbon		Broken		Sliced
		Chop		Rough		Roll
		Mixed		Other
_____________________________________________________________________________
Stems		Clean		Limited		Excessive
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Aroma		Mild		Moyen		Heavy
_____________________________________________________________________________
Reception	Positive	Unknown		Negative
_____________________________________________________________________________
Appraisal	Initial		0-1-2-3-4-5
		Price		0-1-2-3-4-5
		Type		0-1-2-3-4-5
		Final		0-1-2-3-4-5
_____________________________________________________________________________
		0-unacceptable; 1-smokable; 2-fair
		3-palatable; 4-good; 5-excellent
_____________________________________________________________________________
Comment


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Also, Brian Morgan asked last week about pipe shops near Orlando. Here
is the only Florida pipe shop listed in the two most recent issues of
the _Ephemeris_:

	Jim's Pipe and Tobacco Shop
	2812-C West 23rd St.
	Panama City, FL

Recommended, but I don't know if the geography is right for a trip
from Orlando. In any case, enjoy the trip, and

				Smoke in peace,
				~\U Steve.


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