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What I Smoked This Week 7 - Amphora Burley Blend & Peterson Elizabethan

What I Smoked This Week 7 - Amphora Burley Blend & Peterson Elizabethan

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 1st Apr 2022

Two great blends this week, both entirely new to me: Amphora Burley Blend and Peterson Elizabethan Mixture. But first a little restoration update...This Duke of Dundee is now restored and I'm loving it. Very light, bent—perfect clencher. I'm all about it. The other two from my haul last we …
7 of the Best Budget Cigars

7 of the Best Budget Cigars

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 7th Mar 2022

Punch Clasico Maduro Elite La Venga No. 37 Maduro Robusto Stallone The Pony Sumatra Short Gordo Casa Turrent Nicaragua Perfecto  Arango Sportsman 200 Natural Lonsdale Matilde Serena Corona  Nicarango Natural Toro  You don't have to break the bank to experience …
What I Smoked This Week 2 - Cobblestone Vanilla Custard & Walnut Maple Pie

What I Smoked This Week 2 - Cobblestone Vanilla Custard & Walnut Maple Pie

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 25th Feb 2022

Hello and welcome to the second installation of this…series? Column? Maybe column is the right word.Well, whatever this is, it is certainly What I Smoked This Week and I certainly smoked some things—spoiler, it was tobacco.But if you haven't read the first column and want a little synopsis of wh …
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 …