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Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:16 am

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I’ve never bothered to count how many Bowles I get from a 50g tin myself, with a tin costing $10 - $12 on average. How. Much do you think it costs you for s bowl?
Figure about 3 g per bowl. A 50 g tin is probably 16 or 17 bowls.
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:06 am

I just order some more if my favorite Lane Limited Dark Red.
Dark Red.And ordered some Sutliff
Vanilla Custard to try for the first time.
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:22 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:16 am
Splodger wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:44 pm
I’ve never bothered to count how many Bowles I get from a 50g tin myself, with a tin costing $10 - $12 on average. How. Much do you think it costs you for s bowl?
Figure about 3 g per bowl. A 50 g tin is probably 16 or 17 bowls.
That's 5.5 AUD which equates to $4 USD - That's beyond belief
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:40 pm

Splodger wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Fr_Tom wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:16 am
Splodger wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:44 pm
I’ve never bothered to count how many Bowles I get from a 50g tin myself, with a tin costing $10 - $12 on average. How. Much do you think it costs you for s bowl?
Figure about 3 g per bowl. A 50 g tin is probably 16 or 17 bowls.
That's 5.5 AUD which equates to $4 USD - That's beyond belief
Well you also have to consider the fact that Fr_Tom smokes gigantic, cavernous Pot shaped pipes almost exclusively.. an amount of tobacco that would leave any lesser man in a puddle of his own drool, staring off into the great beyond.
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:08 pm

houtenziel wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Splodger wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Fr_Tom wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:16 am


Figure about 3 g per bowl. A 50 g tin is probably 16 or 17 bowls.
That's 5.5 AUD which equates to $4 USD - That's beyond belief
Well you also have to consider the fact that Fr_Tom smokes gigantic, cavernous Pot shaped pipes almost exclusively.. an amount of tobacco that would leave any lesser man in a puddle of his own drool, staring off into the great beyond.
Ha! I like big bowls and I cannot lie.

I do think everything seems to taste better in a wider bowl. It may have to do with my (lack of) packing technique or something. Plus there is the advantage that you are not reloading quite so often.
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:20 pm

I've recently ordered a few tins of this year's C&D Carolina Red flake and also ordered an 8oz sample of Sutliff 307 Mocha Strips. After trying their Virginia slices and a couple of flakes that they make for other folks I have pretty high hopes for the mocha strips
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:33 pm

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Ha! I like big bowls and I cannot lie.
LOL...Discretion prevents me from posting a rap video clip having lyrics that are slightly different.
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avid wrote:
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Fr_Tom wrote:
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Ha! I like big bowls and I cannot lie.
LOL...Discretion prevents me from posting a rap video clip having lyrics that are slightly different.
That would be the source of my signature :)
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houtenziel wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:55 pm
avid wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Fr_Tom wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Ha! I like big bowls and I cannot lie.
LOL...Discretion prevents me from posting a rap video clip having lyrics that are slightly different.
That would be the source of my signature :)
I see. And your posse, are they on Broadway?
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Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:25 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:16 am
Splodger wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:44 pm
I’ve never bothered to count how many Bowles I get from a 50g tin myself, with a tin costing $10 - $12 on average. How. Much do you think it costs you for s bowl?
Figure about 3 g per bowl. A 50 g tin is probably 16 or 17 bowls.
So, this raised my curiosity. I took an objective, though limited look at my smoking cost. Note this is tobacco cost only. I filled a couple of my pipes in a normal way; a Savinelli 320 and a Savinelli 114 KS. They are on the upper end of my average sized pipes. I filled one with rubbed out PS LBF, the other with Sutliff Mark Twain. I then weighed the contents with my digital scale. The average tobacco weight was 0.16 oz. Using my average cellar cost of $3.08/oz, if my math is correct, my average tobacco cost is right under .50 USD/smoke.

I also discovered that I need to deepen my cellar. Someone asked me the other day what my cellar goal is. I didn’t have an answer. Using the same data points as above, my current cellar (20.6 lbs) will last between 1.3 and 2.2 years. I figured 3 to 5 bowls per day, 6 days per week, 52 weeks per year. Lots of assumptions, but it gives me a general idea where I stand. I figure I’m 20% there. It also showed me that tobacco is no small investment!

Of course it also showed me that I’m a bit anal retentive about pipe smoking!
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