Location This Month: This
month's meeting will be held at the Sportsman's Club. The address
has been sent to members in an email. If you've never been to a
meeting before and would like join us but cannot meet up with us
at CB Perkins at Cobbs Corner, please
send us an email an we'll send you the address.
Details of the March Meeting
too much out of the ordinary to report this month. Everything was
pretty much business as usual at both CB Perkins and at the club
meeting. However, we did have a visit from Steve, a friend of Neil.
Steve tells us he has been smoking more cigars than pipes lately
but does have a small collection of pipes as well. He heard about
us from Neil and decided to stop by to see what the Sherlock Holmes
Pipe Club is all about. Hopefully we'll see him back for a return
visit. Nice meeting you Steve. In addition, Derek's girlfriend Matea
also joined us and participated with us in the ritual we all love.
2012 Club Pipe Update
At this month's meeting it was agreed that payment for the 2012
club can be made by the May meeting (rather than the April meeting
as earlier stated). If you placed and order for the 2012
club pipe, half of the total amount is due by Tuesday, May 1st.
If you'd like to make a payment if full, that's fine as well..
If you purchased the pipe alone $84 is due and if you orderd pipe
with stand $125 will be due in May. If you cannot attend the May
meeting you will need to email a check. The address has been sent
via email to those who placed orders however, if you need it again,
please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Club Pipe: Taking Orders from Non Members
We are taking orders now for the 2012 SHPC Club Pipe by
Mastro De Paja
. A number of orders have already been placed
by our club members but as we have done a few times in the past,
we are making this offer available to a limited number of our readers.
This is a great deal on a beautiful pipe by Mastro De Paja (click
image for a better view). The price of the pipe $168 for the pipe
WITHOUT the stand and $250 for the pipe WITH the stand. Full payment
for non members will be due by April 15th which will also include
a shipping cost which we can discuss through email but should be
somewhere between $7-$12.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these pipes please
send us and email so we
can work out the details. Please be clear if you want the pipe
with or without the stand. Unfortunately, we can only take US
orders only and payment if full is required upon order.
Tobacco Reviews ....................by
I am not under any allusion that I am an expert tobacco
evaluator. I just know what I like.
As some of you know, I have been on a years long search to find
a replacement for Ehrlich's DPE, a totally unique and flavorful
tobacco I smoked almost exclusively in the 60s and 70s. I have
never found one and doubt I ever will.
Perhaps it was three years ago that McClelland's
Coyote Classic was suggested as a possibility. Thinking, by
the description (discounting the woodsman or cowpoke), it might
be the one, a purchase of four ounces was made.
A rich, full Oriental mixture, made for the American taste. It
is stout with lots of smoked Latakia and fragrant Turkish, with
just enough naturally sweet Matured Virginia for interest and
balance. It is then aged under pressure for several months to
develop a tobacco that is full and rounded.
I didn't like it. Thinking back I probably puffed too heavily,
which DPE could handle without getting too hot and losing flavor.
Anyway, I bought some recently and find it delightful. There
is a little sharpness to each puff but it is underlain with the
smoothness of the oriental just before the Virginia's sweetness
comes out. The sharpness fades quickly from the tongue.
I find it best in a large Pot, packed with medium to light pressure,
and smoked slowly. Small bowels do not do it justice. This could
be as close as I will ever come.
"The pipe draws wisdom from
the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish;
it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful,
benevolent, and unaffected..."
~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
from The Social Pipe ~