We Meet the First Tuesday of the Month in Stoughton, MA.
Next Meeting is Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.

Club Info & Events

Details from the May Meeting
This one's going to be quick and dirty. Been spending all my free time working on my boat so haven't had a ton of time to devote to the pipe world.
Lucky for me, Kevin strikes again with more new faces (will it ever end) giving me something to write about without having to think too much about it. In May we welcomed two new members from, where else... Rhode Island. ____ is a web designer and _____ is the former owner of the Red Carpet tobacco shop in Providence. ____ had quite a bit of history about the pipe and tobacco industry over the years to share with us . It was very entertaining and he had everyone's complete attention. We also got a better photo (thanks Neil) of _____ who came last month. We welcome you all hope you'll return often.

2015 Club Pipe Update
Well the Luciano pipe process fell through. Something about not being able to get the stem material we wanted so we decided it was time to try elsewhere. Tim has connected with Todd Johnson and Pete Provost of Icarus Pipes who said they would be very happy to make our 2015 Club Pipe. Tim will bring a few shape ideas with him to the next meeting that we can select from. Once the the decision is made, it will not take too long to produce the pipes.

Tobacco Reviews Ernie Whitenack

Sutliff’s Sweet Virginia

Sutliff Says:
Sweet Virginia is just what the name implies- excellent grades of bright Virginia tobaccos that are pressed and tumbled out. It has great burning qualities, is naturally sweet and is a great stand-alone smoke or wonderful with some Perique or Latakia added.

Cliff Nelson, while discussing tobacco on his visit to SHPC, mentioned he was a huge Virginia fan and felt Sutliff’s Sweet Virginia to be the best blend they produce.

Well, having noted that I was getting tired of Latakia decided to forgo some of the complex blends I had been smoking and give straight Virginia as well as straight Burley a try. I ordered a half pound of Sweet Virgina. I also ordered a half pound of Sutliff Mild Burley. However that’s another story.

I wasn’t initially impressed. It could be there was too much English attached to my pipes as well as my tongue and I started thinking of the tobacco as a base for a blend and what I could add to it. I continued to smoke it though and after several days, in a completely dry cob pipe, I realized what the write-up meant. The sweet citrus flavor came to the front and was much softer than many Virginia based blends I had tried. And yet, the sweetness didn’t overpower the tobacco flavor and the citrus was easy on the tongue. I was impressed.

For all you Virginia fans, I think it would be worth a few bucks to try this one. I find I like to rub it out a bit more for ease of packing and lighting. - Ernie

Tobacco Raffle

This month we have a couple of new blends Tsuge.

Tsuge: "Fujin" God of Wind 50g
As fierce as its demon-visaged eponym, Fujin is a blend of golden Virginias and air-cured Burley, liberally spiced with Perique and dark-fired Kentucky.

Tsuge: "Ryujin" God of Dragon 50g
A bold mixture of sweet Virginias, smoky Latakia, and Perique's spicy, fire-cured cousin, Acadian Black, this is a blend as powerful and unrelenting as the seas the dragon god Ryujin ruled.

Piper Profile

Jacques Yves Cousteau
was born on 11 June 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France to Daniel and Élisabeth Cousteau. In 1930, he entered the École Navale and graduated as a gunnery officer. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. A meeting with American television companies (ABC, Métromédia, NBC) created the series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, with the character of the commander in the red bonnet (inherited from standard diving dress) intended to give the films a "personalized adventure" style. This documentary television series ran for ten years from 1966 to 1976. A second documentary series, The Cousteau Odyssey, ran from 1977 to 1982, among others. He had two sons, Jean-Michel (born 1938) and Philippe (1940–1979). His sons took part in the adventures of the Calypso.- Excerpts taken from Wikipedia - Read more...

Pipes & Tobacco Around the Web

PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
Below are links to the Pipes Magazine Radio episodes that aired since the last Gazette.

(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Country Squire Radio
Below are links to the Country Squire Radio episodes that aired since the last Gazette. See them live on Tuesday Mornings at around 9 AM.
Or find older shows on YouTube.

Video of the Month

Other Important Links for Smokers:

(For some pipe smoking action, watch this video -
not the one above - and skip to minute 36:25

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