Brewing Smoke

Ken Brewster, pipe smoker non de plume

Maurice d’Laun (A.K.A. Moe, at least on the weekend)

Ken Brewster’s Brewing Smoke

 or How to Succeed in Pipe Smoking Without Really Trying.

This is the place where Ken will wander aimlessly, pipe in mouth, pen in hand and scribble whatever comes to mind. Mostly about pipes and pipe smoking.

A friend needs help

Recently, I started a Go Fund Me page for our part-time assistant, Janelle. About three years ago she had a bicycle accident that caused severe physical damage, especially to her right arm and leg. She required knee replacement surgery, but the damage to her right forearm was worse. The wound became infected with a flesh-eating […]Read More »

Spring Break

Winter has finally left the building. It was still cold outside (15° F) this morning in the hills of Apalachin. But it might reach 50° later today! To celebrate the coming of spring and for those of us of the Pagan persuasion, the vernal equinox, we have decided to take a spring break. Between now […]Read More »

Ammo for the Pipe smoker - Spent shells put to good use.

If you are near Binghamton or Ithaca Sunday, December 9, be sure to stop by the Waterman’s Distillery 6172 Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732 between Noon and 4:00 PM. The Pipeshoppe.com table will have a variety of pipes for sale. Up here in rural Tioga County, NY hunting season affords one the luxury of taking […]Read More »

It's clearance time. We're doing a little house cleaning.

Now that the worst of summer is, we hope, behind us and fall is coming up fast we decided to clean house a bit to make room for new inventory. For the rest of the month, we are having a clearance sale. You can find over a dozen high-quality briar pipes at huge discounts. Pipes […]Read More »

Our new resin pipe resonates with the past.

Why our new resin pipe resonates with the past. As I write this pipe review I’m smoking our new resin pipe. I recall another resin tobacco pipe, a Hilson Fantasia churchwarden, I owned many years ago. At the risk of dating myself, well ‘risk’ may not be the right word – ‘prospect” would be better […]Read More »

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