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10 Aromatics to Try Before The End of the Year

10 Aromatics to Try Before The End of the Year

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 2nd Apr 2021

Our previous list was about English Blends, and now we are going to tell you about ten aromatics that you should take a look at before the end of the year. Before we get to our list, some newcomers to the world of pipe tobacco might have a question: what is an aromatic?An aromatic pipe tobacco …
Learn More About Tobacco Pipes by Watching These 5 Videos

Learn More About Tobacco Pipes by Watching These 5 Videos

Posted by Jack Rather on 29th Mar 2021

Smoking a tobacco pipe is among those activities—like learning an instrument, or painting, or golf—where you can get started quickly but easily misstep and learn bad habits. But a pipe is also more than just a hobby; it’s a sacred and contemplative pastime, and one that’s poised to serve you with …
10 English Blends to Try Before The End of the Year

10 English Blends to Try Before The End of the Year

Posted by Matt Vandenburgh on 26th Mar 2021

There are so many blends of tobacco available that it sometimes can be challenging to pick out what you want to enjoy. Although you can certainly fall back to your old favorites, there are times where experimentation and trying new things will come in handy. Find something new to experience, so …
10 Tobacco Pipes For All Budgets for 2021

10 Tobacco Pipes For All Budgets for 2021

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 3rd Mar 2021

Smoking with a tobacco pipe can be an expensive hobby. There are so many different pipes, and some of them can get very pricy. For those of us that want to enjoy the hobby of pipe smoking but feel hamstrung by budgetary concerns, fear not! There are always plenty of options available to you that wil …
Factory vs. Artisan Tobacco Pipes

Factory vs. Artisan Tobacco Pipes

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 18th Feb 2021

Tobacco pipes come in so many different shapes, sizes, and styles that it can be challenging to figure out which direction to go in. A big debate you might see on forums and between tobacco pipe enthusiasts is if you prefer to have an artisan made pipe, or rather a factory made one.Since we're all a …
Glossary of Tobacco Pipe and Pipe Tobacco Terms

Glossary of Tobacco Pipe and Pipe Tobacco Terms

Posted by Jack Rather on 9th Feb 2021

Figuring out the world and culture of pipe smoking is difficult and treacherous. Just like any other hobby or practice in life, the right resources make developing a meaningful connection to the activity considerably easier.       When you dig into pipe smoking, you …
The Pipe Cleaner Compendium

The Pipe Cleaner Compendium

Posted by Matt Vandenburgh on 5th Feb 2021

Proper care and maintenance will prolong your pipe's life. After each use, you should be taking the appropriate steps to clean your pipe to have it ready for the next use. Like making your bed, brushing your teeth, or mowing the lawn, this is an important task that helps maintain your quality of …
Ultimate Beginners Guide to Smoking Tobacco Pipes!

Ultimate Beginners Guide to Smoking Tobacco Pipes!

Posted by Jack Rather on 25th Jan 2021

Sometimes it’s challenging to get started in a new hobby. A hobby like smoking a tobacco pipe can feel daunting to begin. Not knowing the right way to smoke a pipe can cause frustration and make you lose interest in a hobby you haven’t gotten a chance to appreciate. With that in mind, we put th …
Meerschaum Pipes: The Complete Overview

Meerschaum Pipes: The Complete Overview

Posted by Matthew Vandenburgh on 19th Jan 2021

So you’re looking for a pipe to smoke and enjoy. You can go with a corn cob, or maybe even a classic briar pipe. For the purist though, you are not likely to get a better smoke than with a meerschaum pipe.What is Meerschaum?From a literal translation, meerschaum is the German word for seafoam, while …

Best Pipe Tobacco Blends [2021 Update]

Posted by Terry Williams on 13th Jan 2021

Bulk TobaccoIf you want to make sure your favorite pipe tobacco blend is always close at hand, you will need to buy it in bulk. You can find the best pipe tobacco blends below. If you’re buying bulk for the first time and/or are unsure how to store it, read our dos and don’ts for cellaring tobacco w …