Cornell & Diehl - Sun Bear Mountain Flower 2oz
Fig Newtons & Booze
Opening the tin, we were pleasantly surprised to smell fig newtons, sweet bread and fruit. It needed to be dried a bit before loading, but it burns well: light floral subtones and mild spice come through after the initial hit of toasted cookie. There's a boozy backnote throughout. This is a wonderful blend, expertly crafted. Can't wait to see how it behaves after a few months on the shelf.
Cornell & Diehl - Cap's Blend
isn't this blend more popular?!?! I prefer aromatic blends, but like trying non-aromatics as well. However, it's difficult to get trustworthy recommendations - sometimes getting *any* recommendation. If you like aros, I encourage you to give this a try. I particularly like the chocolate note, but it's very muted. Overall, the blend is very mild; it has no bite, and leaves a nice room note.
Cornell & Diehl - Corn Cob Pipe and A Button Nose 2oz
Great Blend, Well Done
I have enjoyed this quite a bit and hope it will be around as a regular offering. It smells great, burns well (I like the cut), and leaves a pleasent room note. Glad to see another good aromatic blend from C&D.
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Airflow in Peterson System Pipes: A Conversation with Dr. Dunn
- ► I was totally unaware of the screw in chimney! This article provides encouragement for me to give it a try. I thought "DeLux" meant fancier materials. I still do not car for the shape of the PLip stem; it's too uncomfortable to hold, regardless of where it sits on my tongue. I usually go for fishtails on a Peterson and a saddle bit on any other pipe I purchase. Perhaps a PhD can engineer a bit with fishtail shape, but PLip advantages!
Carl Gustav Jung: Pipe-Smoking Founder of Analytical Psychology
- ► Enjoyed this immensely. In school, whenever Jung was quoted or a speaker/writer cited one of Jung's ideas, I frequently and comfortably concurred, finding "proof" in my own experience and reflection. It was also nice to learn about his choice of pipes and tobacco.
Graham Chapman: Comedian, Monty Python Member, Pipe Smoker
- ► Always loved Chapman's work...and appreciated him even more when I discovered his propensity for the briar. Interesting reading.
IM Corona: The Best Hard-Use Pipe Lighter
- ► The Old Boy has been the best lighter I've ever used. But, then again, I've only tried a handful. The disposables and other refillables I've tried tend to darken the top of the bowl. Zippos impart on odor to the immediate environment if not to the tobacco itself. The Corona just works. It's easy to refill, doesn't require a refill too often, and doesn't char the bowl. I'll buy another when this one quits.