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How to Ream Tobacco Pipes + When to be careful (12 tips)

Brian Levine, Phd DOP (Doctor of Pipes), said it best on the Pipes Magazine Radio Show, “Reaming your tobacco pipes is a necessary evil.”We all know how hard it is to build up that cake of carbon in your tobacco pipe. It might have happened over a few years or hundreds of bowls of tobacco. [...]

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Joe Case leads a wave of exciting Southern pipe makers [Interview]

We don’t have to tell you who Joe Case is. If you follow the pulse of the tobacco pipe world online, you’ve probably heard of Joe Case Pipes. An early personality in the YouTube pipe world, Joe uses his savvy marketing skills--learned during a 40-year history in media--to showcase his skills as a carver.I sat [...]

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10 Famous Pipe Smokers #4: Politicians you should study more

Politicians, both well known and slightly obscure, are far more likely than the average guy to turn to a pipe for relaxation and stress-relief. In th3 fourth of our continuing series on famous pipe smokers we catalog ten notable pipe smoking politicians. If you missed the first three installments, find our lists here:  Famous Pipe Smoking [...]

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Paul’s Pipes Hangout: Fun smokes + useful tips [Video Interview]

In my first interview with artisan pipe maker, Paul Menard, I called him something of a Renaissance man. Watch this interview and you will see it too. Paul talks vinyls, fly fishing and more than a little about making smoking pipes in this hour-long hangout with chat with our founder, Ben Atanat.Highlights from Paul’s interview: Within [...]

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How to Pair Pipe Tobacco with Drinks - Easy Tips [Infographic]

Learning how to pair your favorite pipe tobacco with one of your favorite drinks can be a very finicky process and is often hard to figure out without some help.While pipe smoking is a very personal hobby, few smokers have been able to perfect smoking a tobacco pipe on their own. We often need advice [...]

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Famous Pipe Smokers #3: The smartest thinkers loved pipes!

A thinking man and his tobacco pipe are almost a cliche, but these famous thinkers make the rest of us look like simpletons compared to their brilliant and often controversial accomplishments. In this third of our continuing series on famous pipe smokers we catalog eight notable pipe smoking thinkers. If you missed the first two [...]

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German Made Pipe Tobacco, An Overview

The Americas were the birthplace of tobacco and smoking as we know it today.Once Columbus reached the shores of the Eastern world, tobacco smoking and tobacco production snowballed into popularity. Although the popularity of tobacco would wane and surge over the years, it is a favorite hobby of millions of people across the globe.While America [...]

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Meet Cornell & Diehl’s Jeremy Reeves

Cornell & Diehl tobacco is a personal favorite; so when I was asked to choose a tobacco line blended by C&D to write about here, I was overjoyed!As I began thinking about what series I wished to discuss, I had a revelation: since I love all C&D tobacco blends and would have a difficult [...]

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Tobacco Pipe Collector: Brandon Quick

Our June Tobacco Pipe Collector Spotlight takes us back to the Eastern United States where we sit down with Brandon Quick, a 30-year-old father, pipe smoker and musician. Each month we share the insights and stories of one collector, at a different stage in the hobby. If you would like to be featured in this [...]

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Filtered Or Unfiltered Pipes?

Pipe smoking is one of the most personal hobbies I know of. At the same time, most pipe smokers value community, friends and family, and the world of pipes and tobacco as much as they value their own pipe collection.When you combine an individual hobby with community of diverse hobbyists, there are going to [...]

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