Technical difficulties -updated

We experienced some technical problems on Sunday after running some updates. Our site was down for about an hour and you may have seen a message indicating there was an internal server error. That situation has been resolved, but there may have been issues with the shopping cart. We noticed some browsers were loading items into the cart, but the cart and checkout pages were showing the cart was empty. We believe we have fixed this issue so the cart should be working properly in all web browsers. If you have tried to place an order on Sunday 9/14/14 or…
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Pipe Smoking 101 Part Three

Slow draw at high noon. Avoiding tongue bite is not the primary purpose of pipe smoking, but if you use the right stuff and are well packed, tongue bite will give way to the secret pleasures of pipe smoking. They must be secret since there seem to be very few pipe smokers left on the planet; relatively few at any rate. Well packed, but slow on the draw In my last blog I mentioned packing the pipe properly with fresh tobacco is the key to avoiding the burning sensation experienced by many novice pipe smokers. This situation does not bode…
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Pipe Smoking 101 Part Two

Pipe smoking 101 Part II How to smoke a pipe without burning your tongue. “Tongue bite” is probably the main reason people who start smoking a pipe decide to abandon the practice early on. Sometimes when a person sees me smoking a pipe, they’ll mention that they tried it but it burned their tongue, or made their mouth hot and found pipe smoking to be an unpleasant experience. There are several reasons why this could occur. It may be the tobacco. If your tobacco is old and dried out, or new, but dried out, chances are the tobacco will burn…
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Pipe Clubs

When Ken lived in Philadelphia he was a member of the Christopher Morley Pipe Club. Here's a link to the United Pipe Clubs of America where you can find out about a pipe smoking club where you live and a list of pipe shows. United Pipe Clubs of America
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2014 Reenactments

Civil War Reenactment Sites Elmira, New York The Civil War Traveler Civil War Reenactors Civil War Reenactment HQ Virginia Battle Reenactments Revolutionary War History and Reenactments The Royal Welch Fusiliers in America Historic Valley Forge   If you would like to add your event, send us details by email.
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Brewing Smoke Blog

How to succeed in pipe smoking without really trying.   Breaking in a briar pipe. The gentle art of pipe smoking continues to be one of life’s rare pleasures. It can’t be hurried and the mere process of choosing a pipe from your rack, selecting the right tobacco to match your mood or time of day, carefully filling the bowl and lighting that first match has probably already lowered your pulse rate and calmed your blood pressure. The act of smoking a pipe does not necessitate sitting back in a comfortable chair. A lot depends on the pipe you choose.…
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We’re going live with our new shopping cart

We may not have everything in place until around the 4th of July, but we are happy with the way the new site is shaping up. Therefore we have decided to go live June 20. We are knocking $5.00 off any order of $30 or more just for using the new shopping cart. The coupon LAUNCH will be good until June 30th.
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We’ve added an email subscription option

If you want to get discount coupons you can use on our website, like the TEST discount that gives you $5.00 off your order of $25 or more (runs June 15, 16, 17, 2014) then sign up for email. We don't send out many emails, maybe once or twice a month to highlight new products or any specials we are running. We will also include a discount code exclusive to email subscribers that you can put in at checkout. If you find you no longer want to get email, you can opt out at any time. Best regards, Ken
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We’re getting there

It looks like we're making progress on the new website. Even if we don't have everything in place before the July launch date, we should be 95% ready. Over the next couple of weeks (mid-June 2014) we will doing some live testing with a limited number products. So stay tuned.
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Welcome to the new website. So What’s new?

We notice that a lot of our customers are coming to us through there mobile devices - phones, tablets, the little screens the NSA puts inside people's shoes so they can see where everyone is, as well as laptops and desk top computers. When we started out around 1998 there weren't many cell phones that could surf the web. In fact a lot of people didn't do much other than chat on AOL or Prodigy. Everything has changed in the short life-time of the 21st century and we kind of figured it might be worth given change a try ourselves.…
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