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How to Break in a Tobacco Pipe

How to Break in a Tobacco Pipe

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 22nd Feb 2022

The idea of breaking in a tobacco pipe can be a bit confusing to new pipe smokers. When we think of breaking in a new pair of shoes or a baseball mitt, we think of something that's stiff needing a little more give to be comfortable. With pipes, we want our smoking instrument to be more durable …
What I Smoked This Week 1 - Bengal Slices and Escudo Navy De Luxe

What I Smoked This Week 1 - Bengal Slices and Escudo Navy De Luxe

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 18th Feb 2022

Hello and welcome to the first installment of this new series, What I Smoked This Week.The name is pretty self-explanatory, but to summarize, each week I’ll dive into two different blends—sometimes they’ll be new to me, sometimes not. At the end of the week (Friday), I’ll expound on what I smoked …
How to Ream a Tobacco Pipe

How to Ream a Tobacco Pipe

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 10th Feb 2022

Table of Contents What is Pipe Cake and Why is it Important The Argument Against Building Cake in Your Pipe When Should I Ream My Pipe? How Much Should I Ream My Pipe?  Tools for Reaming a Pipe Reaming Your Pipe …
The History of TobaccoPipes.com

The History of TobaccoPipes.com

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 11th Jan 2022

A new year is upon us and we’re welcoming 2022 with enthusiasm. Obviously, the last couple years have been a roller coaster for all, but we can’t help but reflect on this last year and all the positive changes it ushered in. Surely that momentum can’t sustain while taking for granted all that br …
10 Best Pipe Tobaccos for Beginners

10 Best Pipe Tobaccos for Beginners

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 12th Nov 2021

I will preface the list with information that I feel may be beneficial to the beginner pipe smoker looking for blends to try. However, you can skip right to the blends with the table of contents below.  Here are the best pipe tobaccos for beginners: Cobblestone Maple Walnut Peter Sto …
How to Deal With Nic Hit - 6 Useful Tips

How to Deal With Nic Hit - 6 Useful Tips

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 5th Nov 2021

Here are six quick tips to deal with a nic hit from a cigar or pipe:Choose more mild cigars Stay hydrated and keep hydrating Don't smoke on an empty stomach Take your time Don't inhale Have some sugar There’s nothing fun about a dizzy spell or nausea, especially when spurred by what was supposed …
How to Smoke a Cigar (5 Easy Steps)

How to Smoke a Cigar (5 Easy Steps)

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 3rd Nov 2021

Maybe you’re considering taking up cigar smoking, or maybe you just want a grip on the basics for that infrequent celebratory smoke. There’s certainly a good deal of technique to follow when smoking a cigar, it’s not quite as simple as the light, puff, stub cigarette routine. But it really …