Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at
C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
*** Dinner location TBD at Perkins ***

Club Info & Events

Details from the June & July Meetings
Attendance has been light the last couple of meetings but I guess that is to be expected during the summer months. Even still, the company is always good and the conversation interesting although a lot less politically charged with Eric being away so often these days.

On a positive note, we had two new folks join us at the June meeting. Tim is an Episcopal priest and Dan is an EMT. Both blended into the club atmosphere like they've been here for years. We hope they will become frequent visitors.

Club Shirts
The shirts are here and look great. We handed out a few at the last meeting but I don't want to be lugging these things back and forth to every meeting so if you bought one, get your butts to the August meeting so I can get rid of them.

***** SHPC ANNUAL BBQ ******
The 2014 SHPC Annual BBQ hosted by club President Eric Kahn has been set for Sunday, August 24th starting at noon. Details have been sent to members via email. The usual fare will be cooked on the grill. Bring a side dish, your favorite beverage and feel free to bring your favorite whiskey to sample if you are so inclined. Hope to see many of you there.

You Are That Special To Me ...... by Richard Frederics
You give me comfort
when I am stressed.
I am at ease when you
are with me and things are
not going right.
I am most relaxed when you
are with me.
I never have to please you
even though that is what
you always do for me.
Even when I walk away from you
I know you will always be there,
waiting for my return.
You are reliable.
You are always there to listen to me.
You always put a smile on my face.
You are my Pipe.

Tobacco Reviews .......... by Ernie Whitenack

Sutliff Tobacco Co. - Old San Francisco

Sutliff must have listened to the suggestions they asked SHPC to submit. Upon opening the tin of Old San Francisco I could not find a trace of the familiar smell or stickiness long associated with the hydrating agent Sutliff uses.

This fine cut tobacco is a skillful combination of the elements that make up an English blend; with the addition of dark fired Burley. Some call this an “American English”.

I say skillful because none of the separate tobaccos stand out, but flow together to create a medium strength combination of flavors without the harshness of many English blends. My guess is the dark fired Burley is the taming factor.

This reviewer will include Old San Francisco among his favorites.

Brigham Tobacco - Acadia Blend (Made in Germany)

Unlike Brigham’s Maritime Morning (review Sept. 2013) Acadian blend is an unremarkable blend of light and medium brown Virginias with Perique. The label claims it to be “Mild, naturally sweet. Pure tobacco flavor.

”Upon opening the tin, the paper disk covering the tobacco was very wet with tobacco sticking to it. The first bowl produced a lot of steam as it burned and left a singed feeling. After drying to a proper amount of hydration, a mild flavor of Virginias was present but the pungent sweet flavor of Perique was undesirable. Throughout nearly half the tin I have smoked, the Perique never emerged and the tobacco scent and flavor remained more a cigarette flavor than that of a pipe tobacco.

The shag cut is fast burning and therefore hot causing one to smoke extremely slowly to protect the tongue. I can’t see what Mr. Holmes liked about a shag cut unless his blend had a remarkable flavor.

Pipes & Tobacco News & Info

FDA Deadline Extended for E-Cigarette Comments
The Food and Drug Administration has extended until August 8 the deadline for comments on its plan to expand its regulation of tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes.

Over 60,000 comments have been received so far.

The FDA wants to regulate other tobacco products because the use of tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, according to regulators.
The FDA would deem electronic cigarettes, e-cigarette liquid, cigars, pipe tobacco, gels and waterpipe tobacco subject to its regulatory authority.

The only exception would be accessories to tobacco products like humidors, hookah tongs, lighters and charcoal burners. Read more....

PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
Below are links to the Pipes Magazine Radio Shows that aired since the last Gazette. (Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Other Important Links for Smokers:

Websites Worth a Look

Country Squire Radio

While searching iTunes for pipe related stuff I came across these pipe podcasts I was not aware of. I will let you know what I think after I've listened to a few episodes.

JD and Beau sit down every week and talk about the rich history and elegance of pipe tobacco, the custom blends found only at the Country Squire, as well as general shop talk. If you’re a pipe enthusiast looking for a show to listen to on the go or while you’re kicking back enjoying a bowl, this is definitely the place for you. Check it out....

Tobacco Raffle
Since I forgot to purchase tobacco this month, the raffle selections are a couple of Virginia blends from my own personal collection and have been aged at least 5 years.

Rattray's Marlin Flake (50 g Tin)
A companion to Old Gowrie. A shade darker, that edge of greater strength, a difference in aroma but otherwise a tobacco in the same fine tradition. Ready rubbed.

Dan Tobacco's Hamburger Veermaster (50 g Tim)

A classic sailor`s flake tobacco made from rich Golden Virginias, sweet and mild. This one was purchased in 12/07.


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