Although we’re avid cigar smokers, we also enjoy the occasional pipe. However, we realise that the learning curve with tobacco pipes is certainly more arched than when smoking cigars!

Therefore, we have developed a dedicated series to teach newcomers about smoking pipes as well as help existing enthusiasts to develop their knowledge. In this introductory guide, we will show you what you can learn from our resources:

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In the following menus, you will see all the resources that we currently have to offer on pipe smoking. Either choose one of these to get started or scroll down to read our introductory guide.

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Choosing The Right Tobacco Pipe For You

Tobacco Pipe Diagram

Some budding pipe smokers might find that choosing their first pipe to be a stressful experience. Indeed, your pipe is a loyal companion and one’s first pipe is much like their first love. Therefore, you want to make sure that you get it right!

However, without taking the above metaphor too far, it’s worth taking your time and playing hard to get. As we outline in our resources, you don’t choose your pipe but it chooses you.

What is meant by this is that you’ll know the right pipe when you see it. From the aesthetics all the way to its weight and design, your pipe will resonate with you when you hold it in your hands.

Assortment Of Different Pipe Shapes

At the risk of entirely butchering the aforementioned metaphor, the advent of online dating has made the experience much easier. As such, we have compiled a selection of what we believe to be the best tobacco pipes that you can buy online.

If you already own a pipe, you might be seeking to start a collection. After all, it’s recommended that you own at least two if you smoke on a daily basis. You can learn about all the different types of tobacco pipes with our full guide to pipe shapes and materials.

Finally, once you are a proud owner of a new pipe, keep it in perfect condition with our detailed pipe cleaning guide!

Choosing A Pipe Tobacco

Cavendish Pipe TobaccoOnce you’ve chosen your pipe, you’ll have to then decide what you’ll be putting in it! Another difficult process, it can be overwhelming given the sheer variety of different pipe tobacco on the market.

Fortunately, pipe tobacco is relatively cheap and it’s possible to pick up a few and give them a try. Using our guide to pipe tobacco, you can easily narrow down a selection of blends that interest you.

From the ways pipe tobacco is cut to the different varieties used for making a blend, this guide is one of the most detailed that you’ll find! As such, you’ll whet your appetite by discovering many different types of tobacco and learning how they affect flavour.

Preparing Your New Pipe For Smoking

Tamping Final Fill Of Tobacco PipeBefore you start puffing away on your new pipe, you’ll need to take a few steps to prepare it.

Firstly and most importantly, you’ll need to break in your pipe. A relatively simple process, we cover this several times quite early on in our guides as it’s also very important. In short, breaking in a new pipe insulates the interior and prevents it from heat damage.

Additionally, we highly recommend that you read our guide on how to properly load a pipe with tobacco. Known as “packing”, this process is worth learning as doing it incorrectly may cause your pipe to excessively go out.

Finally, we have also provided a full guide on how to properly light a tobacco pipe as it’s not as straightforward as you might think. Also featuring the best pipe lighters that you can buy online, this guide will help you to both get the smoke going and keep it lit too.

Learn How To Enjoy Tobacco Pipe Smoking

Lighting A Tobacco Pipe

We may easily assume that smoking a pipe is a very simple process. Indeed, the basics aren’t overly complicated. However, it’s not without its pitfalls that can impede your overall pleasure.

With our guide on how to properly smoke a pipe, you’ll not only learn the correct way to do it but some techniques to optimise your enjoyment. Furthermore, we’ll offer advice and tips to avoid common mistakes that will help you progress even faster!

What Next?

Now that you have read about the resources offered in our pipe section, feel free to start looking at the full guides:

Tobacco Pipe Introductory Guide
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