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Thank you very much for the prompt reply and advice re jars, pouches and ‘re animating’ dry tobacco. Your wisdom and experience are most welcome. Needless to say I will practise forthwith! As to the jars, I keep them in a drawer, out of any light, so there is no danger of ‘singeing’. I have not heard before about lightly spraying the tobacco, so I will give this a good go.
Finally, a very happy IPSD to you all and thanks for the generous offer on your site regarding this particular day. Your newsletter on my phone earlier this afternoon gave me a timely reminder as I was having lunch today, so right now the pipe is underway to commemorate. Happy smoking one and all.
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I have been reading elsewhere about the storing of tobacco. I already put my tobacco into glass jars (and I have commented on that topic in this salon) once the pouch has been opened. However, I would like to ask how long tobacco keeps in the unopened pouches. Is it indefinitely, as it were?
Also, what is the best way to reanimate tobacco if it has dried out too much?
Any advice appreciated.
Hi Steven – be careful with glass jars as if they are in a sunny or well lit area they can warm up and actually dry or ‘singe’ your tobacco. Ceramic or even wood is much better and would be my suggestion. The pouches are sealed so theoretically the tobacco should last for a long time, but since that is not the real purpose of the pouch – it is more about carriage than storage – I would always look to decant if you have large amounts. Finally, regarding reanimation, the best method IMO is to fill a small atomiser with water and even a tiny drop of vanilla essence. Lightly spray a couple of times, mix the tobacco and then restore. After a couple of days the moisture will be absorbed throughout…
A quick question and it may be a silly one, what is a reading pipe and what are the characteristics of one?
Hi James – traditionally a reading pipe is one that takes the bowl down and away from the face and specifically the eyeline, thus enabling one to read without obstruction, staring at a lit bowl or positioning ones eyes directly in the line of smoke. Here are a couple we sell, to give you a better idea http://ow.ly/tOz5t They are surprisingly rare these days, but still a favourite of mine!
I have written in an earlier comment about this awful weather, but how are you folks managing? It seems that we are in for a battering for the foreseeable future. Has it affected you in any way? Right now in the NW of England it is an absolute howling gale outside and I daren’t even look out of the door for any damage at the moment as I think I’ll be blown over! I’m going to settle in with a pipe (your dark flake) and a book, whilst listening to the screaming wind and then tomorrow check for any problems. It is about all I can do at the moment.
Hope all is well.
Thanks for your concern Steve, and pleased to hear you’ve found an effective ‘coping mechanism’! Dark Flake can be a cure for many evils! Relentless is the word I’d use right now. Being on a rock in the middle of the English Channel is not the ideal spot at the moment. We missed the worst of yesterday’s but that’s the only one so far – all the others have hit us in a big way. Lots of damage and long faces! Next one due tonight/tomorrow, then hopefully some respite for a few days… My tip would be add some loud music to the pipe and book and make the most of it! Happy puffing…
Info wanted on Meerschaum pipes please!
My late father was a pipe smoker for many years, starting in the mid/late 1960s. When he died in 2009 he left 4 pipes including 2 Meerschaum pipes.
They still have their boxes (slightly battered!) and also some information/leaflets.
There is a ‘Tawny Knight’ stamped 4728 from Oppenheimer of London and a ‘Jambo’ from London Meerschaum Ltd.
I would be very grateful if any community members could offer me any more information about them, particularly if you think it would be worth trying to sell them? I am not a pipe smoker so they are of no use to me, and although they do remind me of my dad I have other mementoes of his to cherish so would not miss the pipes.
Any and all info very gratefully received. Thank you!
Hi Mel – thanks for getting in touch. The simple answer is that ‘estate pipes’ as these are called (pre-owned to the lay person!) usually have their value in the memories and history, much as you have mentioned. Every now and then a pipe will turn up that has genuine antique value, but sadly not often. My advice would be to approach your nearest auction house for their views, but if you want to sell them the best place is probably on an online auction site. Hope that helps…
Hi Marcus thanks for your reply…I’m not surprised by the info you gave, I’d guessed as much. Seeing as they don’t take up much room I will probably hang on to them. I might even break one out at Christmas time and raise a bowlful in memory of my dad! Thanks again
Now you’re talking Mel – I’m sure that’s the best option!
Well as previously stated i received my order and I’ve tried the pipe….great, takes pipe smoking to a new level well done with the magic inch
I ordered a pipe. A Milano Full Bent apple on the 28th and waited patiently for the e-mail to tell my my order had been sent. But surprise-surprise it has arrived on the 31st. Amazing service
Order arrived safely today. Everything as described on the site. Carey’s aromatic mixture tobacco….mmm wonderful! Very satisfied, will be ordering soon again!
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