I am currently struggling with finding a pipe that works and smokes well with a new tobacco acquisition. In my desire to find some quality aromatics, I recently purchased C&D's Founding Fathers with a strong curiosity for whatever the "old school" flavoring would be. It's got a great tin note, packs well, lights well, a similarly great room note, and smokes just fine. I have smoked it in probably seven or eight different pipes trying to find one that allowed that flavoring to come through into my mouth and nose, and have been failing miserably. I even tried it in a couple tried-and-true, never-disappoint pipes, but got the same result. I may as well have been smoking air.JudgeRusty wrote: ↑Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:51 pmDo you find that certain "quality" pipes surprisingly do not provide good smokes with some of your favorite tobaccos?
Most here probably agree that certain pipe geometries tend toward smoking certain types of tobaccos better than others. I think this issue goes a bit deeper.
I have a few pipes, made by quality manufacturers, with no obvious flaws, that disappoint me with several types of my favorite tobaccos. Historically, through trial and error, I have discovered a few tobaccos that smoke well in such a pipe.
Any arguments that this phenomenon is a myth and my taster is just off, or it has to do with bad biorhythms?
Of course the true issue here may be the tobacco itself, which I truly hope is not the case. But if I can't get it to sync up with a pipe, I certainly won't be buying any more.
So much akin to the good Judge's question about getting a new pipe to love his favorite tobaccos, has anyone else struggled getting a new tobacco to love their favorite pipes?