Pipe smoking is an iconic symbol of our heritage, an act that has characterised politicians, actors and authors alike. Some of the most prominent names in British and world history have been known to indulge in a bowl of tobacco from their favourite pipe.
Within the pipe smoking community, the ageing of tobacco seems to be a somewhat divisive topic. On the one hand, there are people that believe that because tobacco is a plant, it should be treated like other plants and consumed when fresh.
Having a well maintained pipe is the key to having a successful and enjoyable pipe smoking experience. No matter your rotation, whether you have one pipe or one hundred pipes, it’s important that you take good care of them so that they can continue to serve you with fantastic smokes.
For many of us, having spent money on buying lovely tobacco and a beautiful pipe to smoke it in, it’s essential to make the most of smoking it. Smoking a pipe is a hobby and pastime that can’t be rushed or hurried as it takes time to build experience and to understand what you’re looking […]
With a countless number of tobacco blends available from all over the globe, it can be difficult to believe anyone could have tried them all; never mind choose which one to go for next. The variety and blends are endless, and you will often find independent tobacconists creating their own blends to add to the […]
When discussing pipes, the word ‘cake’ no longer means a delicious baked good, but rather refers to the process of building up a layer of carbon on the inner walls of your pipe’s chamber! Cake, in this context, is the black layer on the inside of tobacco pipes, however, achieving the perfect cake is not […]
Whether you’re smoking a cigar, cigarette or tobacco pipe, the lighting stage is essential and can have a great impact on the burn, taste and enjoyment of your smoke. Pipes are perhaps the hardest of the three to light accurately, so once you have packed your pipe with tobacco, it is important to carefully introduce […]
One of the most important aspects of pipe smoking preparation is the way you pack the tobacco into the bowl of the pipe. The pack can have a surprising impact on the pipe smoking experience, so getting it right is essential for your enjoyment.
A pipe rotation is where a smoker uses a different pipe occasionally to let their usual pipe have a rest. This can be necessary to ensure that your pipe remains in good condition and extends its lifespan. Pipe rotation is a fairly controversial topic amongst smokers, with some arguing that they have smoked the same […]
Something you may not have considered when purchasing a new tobacco pipe is whether or not you will use a filter when you smoke it. There are a number of pros and cons for smoking with or without a filter, and this guide should help you decide what is right for you and your pipe. […]