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Cob Care  - A Guide to Basic Corn Cob Pipe Cleaning and Maintenance

Cob Care - A Guide to Basic Corn Cob Pipe Cleaning and Maintenance

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 14th Jun 2024

Contents: Fixing a loose stem Fixing a tight stem Clean after each smoke Rotating pipes Reaming the bowl Reaming the shank Deep cleaning The virtue of the  corn cob pipe goes beyond its reputation as a fine smoking pipe for such an affordable cost. The iconic …
The Tobacco Files 30 - Sutliff 707 Sweet Virginia & Sillem's Mayor 1814 Flake

The Tobacco Files 30 - Sutliff 707 Sweet Virginia & Sillem's Mayor 1814 Flake

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 3rd Jun 2024

I opted not to write a Tobacco File for April. It’s a busy month with the Chicago Pipe Show, and I figured I’d be spreading myself pretty thin already. But rolling into May, things settle down and the spring heat keeps rising, prompting the question—what two pipe tobaccos should be featured for …
Compare & Share May Reveal

Compare & Share May Reveal

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 3rd Jun 2024

Compare & Share June is now live! Pipe Tobacco Compare & Share Another fine month of mystery tobacco tasting! The pipe blends May 2024? Mystery Blend No 1 - Amphora Kentucky BlendMystery Blend No 2 - Charatan First Bowl Thank you to all who participated! We would like to mention th …
7 Underrated Straight Virginia Pipe Tobaccos

7 Underrated Straight Virginia Pipe Tobaccos

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 16th May 2024

There are plenty of blogs out there listing some of the best pipe tobaccos to try within a given blend family. Our blog features several, curated with consideration given to popularity as well as personal recommendation. I usually make a point to include a blend or two in these lists that is …
Introducing UNCANNY?! Material

Introducing UNCANNY?! Material

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 8th May 2024

Eugene Falco is a man of many hats, and not just the flat caps—proverbial hats too. He is the pipe maker behind the brand UNCANNY?! Material (often abbreviated as U?!), a visual artist, co-host of the Greywoodie Show with Nathan Davis of Greywoodie/Kaywoodie, and helps to run and organi …
A Look Back on the 2024 Chicago Pipe Show

A Look Back on the 2024 Chicago Pipe Show

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 16th Apr 2024

The Chicagoland Pipe Show is a beloved event for the industry and hobby. From informative and fascinating seminars to friendly competitions, conversation over a smoke with friends old and new, and the opportunity to peruse an extensive array of pipes, tobaccos, accessories and more, straight from …
The Tobacco Files 29 - Toscano Maestro Series from Cornell & Diehl

The Tobacco Files 29 - Toscano Maestro Series from Cornell & Diehl

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 9th Apr 2024

Since taking the monthly Tobacco File out of hiatus at the start of 2024, I've been considering ways I might break with the structure of the column. One thing that I always have fun with is featuring pipe tobacco's with some sort of relevant thread that ties them together—whether it's blends of …
Cleaning a Meerschaum Pipe

Cleaning a Meerschaum Pipe

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 21st Mar 2024

Contents General maintenance Cleaning airway Wiping out chamber Routine deep clean Reaming a meerschaum pipe Cleaning the chamber and shank  Cleaning the stem For many pipe smokers, having a variety of pipes made from different materials is important, as it offers another way of e …
Introducing the Plum Pudding Cigar from Seattle Pipe Club

Introducing the Plum Pudding Cigar from Seattle Pipe Club

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 18th Mar 2024

Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding cigars Seattle Pipe Club’s modern classic Plum Pudding finds another new format for fans of the Balkan-style pipe tobacco. The flagship brand from the notorious pipe club was of course the work of the late Joe Lankford, one of the first of many beloved mixtur …