Two of my brothers smoke cigars. Both live elsewhere. Pipe smokers are even rarer to come by. I suspect that many of us are living in similar, pipe smoker deserts....no other fellow pipe smokers and hardly anyone interested in the labor of love for good tobacco.
Edmonton is the pipe smoking capital of Canada. Safe to say that significantly more pipes are sold per capita than anywhere else. I go back and forth between cigars and pipes, but I truly am a pipe smoker.Two of my brothers smoke cigars. Both live elsewhere. Pipe smokers are even rarer to come by. I suspect that many of us are living in similar, pipe smoker deserts.
I have been smoking pipes since I stole my Dad's pipes for camping trips when I was 14-years old, now 52. I have always liked English, Oriental and Viginia blends with little to no casings. If you want some feedback on your tobaccos then I can be your taster. I am up in Sweden.Yes, it's all the same here : it's very difficult to find any pipe smokers ...
And even more difficult to find a pipe smoker that is interested in trying natural tobacco.
Thankfuly we have FTT members !
Sorry for hitting a long ago post, but I hope to start my Cavendish experimenting this next weekend and while I have ten lbs of leaf due in tomorrow along with 12 lbs of other leafs I got in last week, I also have a lot of shredded tobacco that I wanted to experiment on. I've earmarked about half of all that whole leaf to the experimenting following tidbits from everyone on this thread.I shred my tobacco before making Perique or Cavendish. Makes it much easier to pull apart and much easier to dry.