the First Tuesday of the Month in Stoughton, MA.
Next Meeting is Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Info & Events
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
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
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.
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
This month we have a couple of new blends Tsuge.
Tsuge: "Fujin" God of Wind 50g
fierce as its demon-visaged eponym, Fujin is a blend of golden Virginias
and air-cured Burley, liberally spiced with Perique and dark-fired
Tsuge: "Ryujin" God of Dragon 50g
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.
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