Re: Old n00b -- FAQ?
- From: Miss Elaine Eos <Misc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 14:24:21 GMT
In article <g1a8l3dvfnkhql71hiilpttflf4q4avn0r@xxxxxxx>,
Bob Landry <psyktek.leavemealone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, 03 Dec 2007 07:39:37 -0800, Miss Elaine Eos
Greets all -- "Misc" from A.S.Cigars, here. I've had pipes for ~30
years, but always smoked them infrequently and, probably, incorrectly.
Is there a FAQ around that discusses proper care & usage of the pipe?
Of course everyone knows to oil them weekly and rotate the stems ;)
I'm talking about care of the bowl interior and tobaccos, and how to
best load & light a pipe to avoid constant relighting, etc.
Also, how long will pipe tobacco last under ideal conditions, what
constitutes "ideal", and what happens to it if you let it become
(I can hazard a guess from my knowledge of cigars, but there is much
different between the two...)
Wish I could remember your name other than your handle, Misc
Hint (ROT-13): Vg'f Grq.
Nice to see you wandering around here. How'd the tobacco growing
experiment turn out?
Well. I have several years' worth of leaves in various stages of aging,
including the 3&4 yr old stuff that needs me to find time to sit down &
roll it into cigars.
Ok, so what I got out of all that FAQ reading was (please add comments
or corrections as appropriate)...
* Pipe tobacco ages nicely, for lifetimes, if you're halfway careful.
* P.T. isn't nearly as picky as cigars about conditions, although you
still want to avoid mold (and rust if you use tins (I'm big on plastic
or plastic-lined containers.))
* However, in general, folks seem to like it a bit drier than cigars
tobacco. I've not seen any numbers, but I'd guess that 40-60% (standard
office A/C setting) would be fine.
(This may explain my burn problems, as I was keeping my pipe tobacco in
my cigar humidor, smoking it at 65-70%)
* I didn't see anything about proper filling (pack-density, etc.) or
lighting (how hard can it be?! ;) -- but I'll see if a dryer bowl
doesn't just solve those problems before asking again.
* Pipe smokers don't have an Uncle Grumpy to tell them what to post, and
so they all just run amok like unattended children. It sounds
Please remove your pants if you want to send me e-mail.
Lots of good cigar info, the ASC Birthday page, FAQs, vendors and more at
A "great" review is one with the name of the cigar before the review text
in the body of the post. :)
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