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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:25 pm

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Re: RE: Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm

Rusty wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:12 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 pm
I complain about it lots, but I'm starting to think -40 is seriously the best.

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There fixed it for ya! -40?! Seriously?! What do you smoke in like 10 layers and a winter sleeping bag?


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In the shop with my snow suit and propane heater close by. So really the shop warms up to -20c when I'm done and it's pretty enjoyable. For an hour or two at least :)
LOL!

The problem at low temps. is that it's hard to keep the pipe warm enough to get a normal smoke. Even the bowl isn't really warm to touch. The shank cools down. As the shank cools you get more condensation. This is progressive with colder temps. The smoke loses flavour as it cools too. So you have a gurgling mess that has little flavour. It's right about 0 F or -18C when it starts to become a real problem too. I've played with neoprene covers to keep the shank warm and it sorta works for a while. This is walking outside while 'enjoying' a smoke and drawing as we usually do. Only a newb in Winterpeg could say this is good.
Well it was 31 degrees and 90% RH in the backyard the other day and I did not enjoy that smoke at all. I enjoyed the weather, but not the smoke. Which lead me to my reasoning. I always enjoy a smoke in my shop in the winter.

This morning it was 20 and breezy. I did enjoy that much more.

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Re: RE: Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by Rusty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:25 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Rusty wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:12 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 pm
I complain about it lots, but I'm starting to think -40 is seriously the best.

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Tobacco tastes better when you can break off a frozen toe while yer smoking
There fixed it for ya! -40?! Seriously?! What do you smoke in like 10 layers and a winter sleeping bag?


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In the shop with my snow suit and propane heater close by. So really the shop warms up to -20c when I'm done and it's pretty enjoyable. For an hour or two at least :)
LOL!

The problem at low temps. is that it's hard to keep the pipe warm enough to get a normal smoke. Even the bowl isn't really warm to touch. The shank cools down. As the shank cools you get more condensation. This is progressive with colder temps. The smoke loses flavour as it cools too. So you have a gurgling mess that has little flavour. It's right about 0 F or -18C when it starts to become a real problem too. I've played with neoprene covers to keep the shank warm and it sorta works for a while. This is walking outside while 'enjoying' a smoke and drawing as we usually do. Only a newb in Winterpeg could say this is good.
Well it was 31 degrees and 90% RH in the backyard the other day and I did not enjoy that smoke at all. I enjoyed the weather, but not the smoke. Which lead me to my reasoning. I always enjoy a smoke in my shop in the winter.

This morning it was 20 and breezy. I did enjoy that much more.

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The Ottawa valley hasn't seen 31C yet this summer. It hasn't been summer yet. Something about El Nino. So I forget what that feels like. But that's below 90F. Pipes are fine at 90F. Most of the Americans think 90F is cool and comfortable. You're not still running winter anti-freeze, are you? You have to tell them that it's sympathetic heat fever with your preggers wife or they're gonna think canucks can't take the heat. What are you burning that doesn't work at 31C?
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Re: RE: Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by ReverendThom » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:22 am

Rusty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:25 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Rusty wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:12 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 pm
I complain about it lots, but I'm starting to think -40 is seriously the best.

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Tobacco tastes better when you can break off a frozen toe while yer smoking
There fixed it for ya! -40?! Seriously?! What do you smoke in like 10 layers and a winter sleeping bag?


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In the shop with my snow suit and propane heater close by. So really the shop warms up to -20c when I'm done and it's pretty enjoyable. For an hour or two at least :)
LOL!

The problem at low temps. is that it's hard to keep the pipe warm enough to get a normal smoke. Even the bowl isn't really warm to touch. The shank cools down. As the shank cools you get more condensation. This is progressive with colder temps. The smoke loses flavour as it cools too. So you have a gurgling mess that has little flavour. It's right about 0 F or -18C when it starts to become a real problem too. I've played with neoprene covers to keep the shank warm and it sorta works for a while. This is walking outside while 'enjoying' a smoke and drawing as we usually do. Only a newb in Winterpeg could say this is good.
Well it was 31 degrees and 90% RH in the backyard the other day and I did not enjoy that smoke at all. I enjoyed the weather, but not the smoke. Which lead me to my reasoning. I always enjoy a smoke in my shop in the winter.

This morning it was 20 and breezy. I did enjoy that much more.

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The Ottawa valley hasn't seen 31C yet this summer. It hasn't been summer yet. Something about El Nino. So I forget what that feels like. But that's below 90F. Pipes are fine at 90F. Most of the Americans think 90F is cool and comfortable. You're not still running winter anti-freeze, are you? You have to tell them that it's sympathetic heat fever with your preggers wife or they're gonna think canucks can't take the heat. What are you burning that doesn't work at 31C?
No, I can take the heat. Read again: I enjoyed it :) But did not enjoy my smoke that day. It was Sunday Picnic. Also, it was 38C with the humidex - which is 100, and I was in my garage which is warmer until the air gets moving out.

You should come here - we've been hitting 28-32ish every day for the past couple weeks :)
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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by venator260 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:50 am

I always seem to enjoy cooler weather smokes as well. My tastes go more toward oriental mixtures as the weather cools. Dunhill Standard Mixture from my deer stand (in late November/early December) is perhaps the best smoke I've ever had.

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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by DepartedLight » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:48 pm

When I lived in south central PA the answer without hesitation would be autumn.

But I live in NC now. So. The autumn.
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Smoking in the winter in Canada...


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Re: RE: Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by TwoXseveN » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:06 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:25 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Rusty wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:12 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 pm
I complain about it lots, but I'm starting to think -40 is seriously the best.

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Tobacco tastes better when you can break off a frozen toe while yer smoking
There fixed it for ya! -40?! Seriously?! What do you smoke in like 10 layers and a winter sleeping bag?


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Image
In the shop with my snow suit and propane heater close by. So really the shop warms up to -20c when I'm done and it's pretty enjoyable. For an hour or two at least :)
LOL!

The problem at low temps. is that it's hard to keep the pipe warm enough to get a normal smoke. Even the bowl isn't really warm to touch. The shank cools down. As the shank cools you get more condensation. This is progressive with colder temps. The smoke loses flavour as it cools too. So you have a gurgling mess that has little flavour. It's right about 0 F or -18C when it starts to become a real problem too. I've played with neoprene covers to keep the shank warm and it sorta works for a while. This is walking outside while 'enjoying' a smoke and drawing as we usually do. Only a newb in Winterpeg could say this is good.
Well it was 31 degrees and 90% RH in the backyard the other day and I did not enjoy that smoke at all. I enjoyed the weather, but not the smoke. Which lead me to my reasoning. I always enjoy a smoke in my shop in the winter.

This morning it was 20 and breezy. I did enjoy that much more.

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The Ottawa valley hasn't seen 31C yet this summer. It hasn't been summer yet. Something about El Nino. So I forget what that feels like. But that's below 90F. Pipes are fine at 90F. Most of the Americans think 90F is cool and comfortable. You're not still running winter anti-freeze, are you? You have to tell them that it's sympathetic heat fever with your preggers wife or they're gonna think canucks can't take the heat. What are you burning that doesn't work at 31C?

Is this true? I am skeptical.

I hate when the temps are above 80F but am from Michigan.

I'd guess people in the southern midwest (and certainly the south) wouldn't mind 90F. My experience in the northern midwest is far different; we all complain like mad persons when it hits 90.



Also, to stay on topic of the thread, my favorite weather is a cool autumn evening. Somewhere around 35-45F as the sun fades off is just perfect.
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Re: RE: Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:06 pm

TwoXseveN wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:06 pm
Rusty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:25 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Rusty wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:12 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 pm
I complain about it lots, but I'm starting to think -40 is seriously the best.

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Tobacco tastes better when you can break off a frozen toe while yer smoking
There fixed it for ya! -40?! Seriously?! What do you smoke in like 10 layers and a winter sleeping bag?


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Image
In the shop with my snow suit and propane heater close by. So really the shop warms up to -20c when I'm done and it's pretty enjoyable. For an hour or two at least :)
LOL!

The problem at low temps. is that it's hard to keep the pipe warm enough to get a normal smoke. Even the bowl isn't really warm to touch. The shank cools down. As the shank cools you get more condensation. This is progressive with colder temps. The smoke loses flavour as it cools too. So you have a gurgling mess that has little flavour. It's right about 0 F or -18C when it starts to become a real problem too. I've played with neoprene covers to keep the shank warm and it sorta works for a while. This is walking outside while 'enjoying' a smoke and drawing as we usually do. Only a newb in Winterpeg could say this is good.
Well it was 31 degrees and 90% RH in the backyard the other day and I did not enjoy that smoke at all. I enjoyed the weather, but not the smoke. Which lead me to my reasoning. I always enjoy a smoke in my shop in the winter.

This morning it was 20 and breezy. I did enjoy that much more.

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The Ottawa valley hasn't seen 31C yet this summer. It hasn't been summer yet. Something about El Nino. So I forget what that feels like. But that's below 90F. Pipes are fine at 90F. Most of the Americans think 90F is cool and comfortable. You're not still running winter anti-freeze, are you? You have to tell them that it's sympathetic heat fever with your preggers wife or they're gonna think canucks can't take the heat. What are you burning that doesn't work at 31C?

Is this true? I am skeptical.

I hate when the temps are above 80F but am from Michigan.

I'd guess people in the southern midwest (and certainly the south) wouldn't mind 90F. My experience in the northern midwest is far different; we all complain like mad persons when it hits 90.



Also, to stay on topic of the thread, my favorite weather is a cool autumn evening. Somewhere around 35-45F as the sun fades off is just perfect.
I'm with you. Over about 85 and break out the cigars and snuff. I'm thinking this is Rusterbole. :D

That said, I don't have favorite smoking weather. I have favorite smoking experiences: the smoke after a hunt (Fall/Winter), the smoke of victory (as it happens), the smoke of being with good friends (not at all seasonal, and luckily, not all that rare.).
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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by 7formy1911 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:17 pm

Summer: cigars and chew
Fall: pipe
Winter: pipe and cigars
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Re: RE: Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by Rusty » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:20 am

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:06 pm
TwoXseveN wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:06 pm
Rusty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:25 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Rusty wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:12 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 pm
I complain about it lots, but I'm starting to think -40 is seriously the best.

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Tobacco tastes better when you can break off a frozen toe while yer smoking
There fixed it for ya! -40?! Seriously?! What do you smoke in like 10 layers and a winter sleeping bag?


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In the shop with my snow suit and propane heater close by. So really the shop warms up to -20c when I'm done and it's pretty enjoyable. For an hour or two at least :)
LOL!

The problem at low temps. is that it's hard to keep the pipe warm enough to get a normal smoke. Even the bowl isn't really warm to touch. The shank cools down. As the shank cools you get more condensation. This is progressive with colder temps. The smoke loses flavour as it cools too. So you have a gurgling mess that has little flavour. It's right about 0 F or -18C when it starts to become a real problem too. I've played with neoprene covers to keep the shank warm and it sorta works for a while. This is walking outside while 'enjoying' a smoke and drawing as we usually do. Only a newb in Winterpeg could say this is good.
Well it was 31 degrees and 90% RH in the backyard the other day and I did not enjoy that smoke at all. I enjoyed the weather, but not the smoke. Which lead me to my reasoning. I always enjoy a smoke in my shop in the winter.

This morning it was 20 and breezy. I did enjoy that much more.

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The Ottawa valley hasn't seen 31C yet this summer. It hasn't been summer yet. Something about El Nino. So I forget what that feels like. But that's below 90F. Pipes are fine at 90F. Most of the Americans think 90F is cool and comfortable. You're not still running winter anti-freeze, are you? You have to tell them that it's sympathetic heat fever with your preggers wife or they're gonna think canucks can't take the heat. What are you burning that doesn't work at 31C?

Is this true? I am skeptical.

I hate when the temps are above 80F but am from Michigan.

I'd guess people in the southern midwest (and certainly the south) wouldn't mind 90F. My experience in the northern midwest is far different; we all complain like mad persons when it hits 90.



Also, to stay on topic of the thread, my favorite weather is a cool autumn evening. Somewhere around 35-45F as the sun fades off is just perfect.
I'm with you. Over about 85 and break out the cigars and snuff. I'm thinking this is Rusterbole. :D

That said, I don't have favorite smoking weather. I have favorite smoking experiences: the smoke after a hunt (Fall/Winter), the smoke of victory (as it happens), the smoke of being with good friends (not at all seasonal, and luckily, not all that rare.).
It is true. Look at the distribution of population. Hot doesn't mean the same temp. to everyone. "... but I'm from Michigan" is the right qualifier. There is a gradient in the reaction of Americans to hotter ambient temperatures that is inversely proportional to their latitude or roughly proportional the the number of Americans that live north of you. It is adaptation to their environment. Except for the American penchant for keeping the office A/C set at 65F this would be an exact science. We think of it as degrees of Canadian. In many places in New England they refer to clear cool fall days as triple C days. The last C is Canadian. In its extreme anything over freezing is considered uncomfortably warm and these peculiar folks will tell you that they like certain things at -40. This is unusual in Americans but I'll bet there are probably some in Minnesota. You've seen it in this thread. Goose thinks 70F is cold. Pay attention to the weather thread and you'll see it. Americans can deal with heat better than Canadians. If you think 90F is uncomfortably warm then you're closer to Canadian. Do you lapse into French sometimes? That's a clincher.

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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

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Back on topic, ...

I enjoy Latakia blends like Nightcap most in cool weather. Have enjoyed bowl fulls back in the Arizona Room at night, listening to soft music.
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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:05 am

Had a light rain last night when I got home for a late call out...nice pipe on the patio with the rain. A great way to reset the brain and then head to bed.
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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by hugodrax » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:52 am

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:52 am
Back on topic, ...

I enjoy Latakia blends like Nightcap most in cool weather. Have enjoyed bowl fulls back in the Arizona Room at night, listening to soft music.
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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by Rusty » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:55 am

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:52 am
Back on topic, ...

I enjoy Latakia blends like Nightcap most in cool weather. Have enjoyed bowl fulls back in the Arizona Room at night, listening to soft music.
What is cool weather, for you, in terms of temperature?
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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by hugodrax » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:59 am

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:52 am
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:52 am
Back on topic, ...

I enjoy Latakia blends like Nightcap most in cool weather. Have enjoyed bowl fulls back in the Arizona Room at night, listening to soft music.
Wait a minute. Just wait a minute. You of all people have no right to complain when things go off topic, Mr. Morose Q. Freeword-Association. :D

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Re: RE: Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by TwoXseveN » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 am

Rusty wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:20 am
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:06 pm
TwoXseveN wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:06 pm
Rusty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:25 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Rusty wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:12 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Tobacco tastes better when you can break off a frozen toe while yer smoking
There fixed it for ya! -40?! Seriously?! What do you smoke in like 10 layers and a winter sleeping bag?


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In the shop with my snow suit and propane heater close by. So really the shop warms up to -20c when I'm done and it's pretty enjoyable. For an hour or two at least :)
LOL!

The problem at low temps. is that it's hard to keep the pipe warm enough to get a normal smoke. Even the bowl isn't really warm to touch. The shank cools down. As the shank cools you get more condensation. This is progressive with colder temps. The smoke loses flavour as it cools too. So you have a gurgling mess that has little flavour. It's right about 0 F or -18C when it starts to become a real problem too. I've played with neoprene covers to keep the shank warm and it sorta works for a while. This is walking outside while 'enjoying' a smoke and drawing as we usually do. Only a newb in Winterpeg could say this is good.
Well it was 31 degrees and 90% RH in the backyard the other day and I did not enjoy that smoke at all. I enjoyed the weather, but not the smoke. Which lead me to my reasoning. I always enjoy a smoke in my shop in the winter.

This morning it was 20 and breezy. I did enjoy that much more.

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The Ottawa valley hasn't seen 31C yet this summer. It hasn't been summer yet. Something about El Nino. So I forget what that feels like. But that's below 90F. Pipes are fine at 90F. Most of the Americans think 90F is cool and comfortable. You're not still running winter anti-freeze, are you? You have to tell them that it's sympathetic heat fever with your preggers wife or they're gonna think canucks can't take the heat. What are you burning that doesn't work at 31C?

Is this true? I am skeptical.

I hate when the temps are above 80F but am from Michigan.

I'd guess people in the southern midwest (and certainly the south) wouldn't mind 90F. My experience in the northern midwest is far different; we all complain like mad persons when it hits 90.



Also, to stay on topic of the thread, my favorite weather is a cool autumn evening. Somewhere around 35-45F as the sun fades off is just perfect.
I'm with you. Over about 85 and break out the cigars and snuff. I'm thinking this is Rusterbole. :D

That said, I don't have favorite smoking weather. I have favorite smoking experiences: the smoke after a hunt (Fall/Winter), the smoke of victory (as it happens), the smoke of being with good friends (not at all seasonal, and luckily, not all that rare.).
It is true. Look at the distribution of population. Hot doesn't mean the same temp. to everyone. "... but I'm from Michigan" is the right qualifier. There is a gradient in the reaction of Americans to hotter ambient temperatures that is inversely proportional to their latitude or roughly proportional the the number of Americans that live north of you. It is adaptation to their environment. Except for the American penchant for keeping the office A/C set at 65F this would be an exact science. We think of it as degrees of Canadian. In many places in New England they refer to clear cool fall days as triple C days. The last C is Canadian. In its extreme anything over freezing is considered uncomfortably warm and these peculiar folks will tell you that they like certain things at -40. This is unusual in Americans but I'll bet there are probably some in Minnesota. You've seen it in this thread. Goose thinks 70F is cold. Pay attention to the weather thread and you'll see it. Americans can deal with heat better than Canadians. If you think 90F is uncomfortably warm then you're closer to Canadian. Do you lapse into French sometimes? That's a clincher.

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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by Rusty » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 am

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:59 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:52 am
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:52 am
Back on topic, ...

I enjoy Latakia blends like Nightcap most in cool weather. Have enjoyed bowl fulls back in the Arizona Room at night, listening to soft music.
Wait a minute. Just wait a minute. You of all people have no right to complain when things go off topic, Mr. Morose Q. Freeword-Association. :D

Back off topic, I've seen people use commas and I've seen people use ellipses, but I've never seen anyone use commas and ellipses. That space you threw in out of sheer goosely exuberance? That's the best part. It's those subtle touches that mark the artist out from the amateur and I would take my hat off to you, if I was wearing one and we were in the same room, which Im not and we won't be, in that order.
I suspect my idea of cool weather (when I start on Latakia blends) is probably a lot colder than Goose's idea of cool weather.
Goose isn't as interested in the bijective map of temps that correspond to various smokers idea of warm, cool, etc.
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Re: RE: Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by Rusty » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:13 am

TwoXseveN wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 am
Rusty wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:20 am
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:06 pm
TwoXseveN wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:06 pm
Rusty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:25 pm
ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Rusty wrote:
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:12 pm
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm


There fixed it for ya! -40?! Seriously?! What do you smoke in like 10 layers and a winter sleeping bag?


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In the shop with my snow suit and propane heater close by. So really the shop warms up to -20c when I'm done and it's pretty enjoyable. For an hour or two at least :)
LOL!

The problem at low temps. is that it's hard to keep the pipe warm enough to get a normal smoke. Even the bowl isn't really warm to touch. The shank cools down. As the shank cools you get more condensation. This is progressive with colder temps. The smoke loses flavour as it cools too. So you have a gurgling mess that has little flavour. It's right about 0 F or -18C when it starts to become a real problem too. I've played with neoprene covers to keep the shank warm and it sorta works for a while. This is walking outside while 'enjoying' a smoke and drawing as we usually do. Only a newb in Winterpeg could say this is good.
Well it was 31 degrees and 90% RH in the backyard the other day and I did not enjoy that smoke at all. I enjoyed the weather, but not the smoke. Which lead me to my reasoning. I always enjoy a smoke in my shop in the winter.

This morning it was 20 and breezy. I did enjoy that much more.

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The Ottawa valley hasn't seen 31C yet this summer. It hasn't been summer yet. Something about El Nino. So I forget what that feels like. But that's below 90F. Pipes are fine at 90F. Most of the Americans think 90F is cool and comfortable. You're not still running winter anti-freeze, are you? You have to tell them that it's sympathetic heat fever with your preggers wife or they're gonna think canucks can't take the heat. What are you burning that doesn't work at 31C?

Is this true? I am skeptical.

I hate when the temps are above 80F but am from Michigan.

I'd guess people in the southern midwest (and certainly the south) wouldn't mind 90F. My experience in the northern midwest is far different; we all complain like mad persons when it hits 90.



Also, to stay on topic of the thread, my favorite weather is a cool autumn evening. Somewhere around 35-45F as the sun fades off is just perfect.
I'm with you. Over about 85 and break out the cigars and snuff. I'm thinking this is Rusterbole. :D

That said, I don't have favorite smoking weather. I have favorite smoking experiences: the smoke after a hunt (Fall/Winter), the smoke of victory (as it happens), the smoke of being with good friends (not at all seasonal, and luckily, not all that rare.).
It is true. Look at the distribution of population. Hot doesn't mean the same temp. to everyone. "... but I'm from Michigan" is the right qualifier. There is a gradient in the reaction of Americans to hotter ambient temperatures that is inversely proportional to their latitude or roughly proportional the the number of Americans that live north of you. It is adaptation to their environment. Except for the American penchant for keeping the office A/C set at 65F this would be an exact science. We think of it as degrees of Canadian. In many places in New England they refer to clear cool fall days as triple C days. The last C is Canadian. In its extreme anything over freezing is considered uncomfortably warm and these peculiar folks will tell you that they like certain things at -40. This is unusual in Americans but I'll bet there are probably some in Minnesota. You've seen it in this thread. Goose thinks 70F is cold. Pay attention to the weather thread and you'll see it. Americans can deal with heat better than Canadians. If you think 90F is uncomfortably warm then you're closer to Canadian. Do you lapse into French sometimes? That's a clincher.

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Re: Favorite smoking weather?

Post by FredS » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:17 pm

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My 1st favorite is when its raining and 2nd Favorite is when its snowing. I will make time to smoke when either is happening.
Smoking, like fishing, is best done when it's raining. And when it's not.
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