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Slow Smoke contest August 5th

27 Jul , 2016,
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The Houston Pipe Club will be hosting a slow smoke contest Friday August 5th at Stogies world class cigars. There is no entry fee required. The contest is a “just for fun” event not sanctioned by UPCA.

1st place will receive a new pipe to be donated by laudisi.

June Meeting – Friday the 3rd

2 Jun , 2016,
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June Meeting this Friday

Our June Houston Pipe Club meeting will be held this Friday, 6:00 PM at Stogies World Class Cigars.

Address: 6100 Westheimer Rd #102, Houston, TX 77057

I hope to see you all there. Let’s see if we can beat our awesome turnout from last month!

April Meeting

30 Mar , 2016,
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We will Hold Our April Meeting Friday April 1 @ Stogies 6:00 PM

We will hold our regular meeting  February 5th

28 Jan , 2016,
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When : 6:00 PM Friday Feb 54th

Where: Address: 6100 Westheimer Rd #102, Houston, TX 77057


July meeting Re-Cap

12 Jul , 2015,
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Houston Pipe Club July Recap

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** HPC July Meeting Recap.


Hello fellow HPC members! The July meeting was a great success, we saw 7 new faces show up and had a total attendance of 23! We are growing fast and I see no signs of slowing down in the future.

The evening started off slow with the usual early crowd all present when I arrived at 5:30. It's great to see those familiar faces each month. I started the evening with a bowl of HCPs very own blend "The Heights" named after the historic area of Houston and named by club member Mark Burman.  The Heights is an intriguing mixture of two types of red Virginia, fragrant Turkish, dark-fired Kentucky, unflavored black Cavendish and a good splash of Cyprian Latakia. The blend is smoky sweet and a bit earthy, producing volumes of thick smoke and can be found here (http://

As the night and crowd picked up speed a steady flow of pipe smokers came through the doors offering many great tobaccos to share. Mark had a tin of Butera's dark Stoved that he prepared for us using his food processor. It was broken up to what was almost a perfect consistency and made for easy packing. The tobacco was excellent and exactly what a dark stoved VA should be. it was zesty and had a hint of that McClelland scent we all love.

Stomachs started to rumble a few hours in and one of our youngest members decided to go on a food run. Patrick returned with what can only be described as a triple bypass platter. The 1/4 order of nachos he sat down on the table quite possibly had it's own gravitational pull. It's a good thing Yogi wasn't present or there could have possibly been a fist fight over the plate.

A signup sheet was passed around to get a count for commitment on the 2015 Mark Tinsky club pipe. the pipe will  cost members $180.00 and initial payment will be collected at the August meeting. Initial payment will be $100.00 (or can be paid in full) and the remainder will be collected upon the completion of Tinskey's work. Cash or paypal transfer will be accepted as forms of payment. Another email will be sent with more specific instructions regarding the pipe.

Things started to settle down and Patrick started to get the meat sweats when Butera pulled out a 9 year old tray of Stonehaven. My eyes did widen a bit as I instantly started considering what pipe I would use to smoke this fine blend. I took a few flakes and asked Mike what his preferred method for prep and packing was. He showed me how to break it up in my hand and rub it out and I eagerly packed an Astor Billiard heaping full of the wonderful tobacco. "Big Jake" and his wife "Ms. Skeeter" watched as I packed  and treated my bowl much like Gollum possessing the "One Ring" . Once lit I was content with my pipe for at least 45 minutes till it was all but ash... what a happy ending.

The crowd started to clear and Joseph offered me a bowl of Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky. I told him I don't\ think I could handle another bowl as i had already had three..... five minutes later I had a bowl packed and was puffing away. the name is misleading as it wasn't that strong of a blend, well at least after smoking 3 other bowls :)

I'd like to thank Jorge @ Stogies for the generosity and for hosting us each month. A very special bonus was extended to our club and a deep 30% discount was given on pipes and 25% was given on tobacco. Club Member Austin couldn't resist the temptation and snatched up a pipe he had been eyeing for several months.

To anyone on the mailing list whom has yet to attend our meetings, I encourage you to do so, A great time is always had and there is a tremendous wealth of pipe knowledge in the group and always great tobacco to be tried.

Corey Kelly

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NEW Vintage pipe and tobacco Auction site

2 Jun , 2015,
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We have been working hard over the past few months and I’m pleased to announce a new estate pipe and vintage tobacco auction site www.vintagepipeandtobacco.comvintage pipe tobacco

Lets face it, pipes can be expensive. One of the most common ways to acquire a new pipe for your collection is by searching through the thousands of listings on ebay often having to wade through very poor quality briar and even glass pipes or hookahs.

Now that Ebay is cracking down more than ever on sealed tobacco tins and no longer allows international sales of the tins, an alternative site was needed. has only moderated auction content to ensure high quality offerings.

I do hope you will enjoy using the site and hope you fine a new jewel for your collection 🙂


June meeting

Jun , 2015,
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The regular June meeting will be held Friday June 5 2015 at Stogies world class cigars. 6:00PM

TSO Briargrove, 6100 Westheimer Rd #102, Houston, TX 77057

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Meeting Date set for May 15th

9 May , 2015,
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We will be meeting Friday May 15th at Stogies for the May meeting. I cant wait to hear a report from the Chicago show!

April Meeting Announced

25 Mar , 2015,

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Hello fellow HPC members!

Our scheduled meeting will be held Thursday April 2 6:00PM @ Stogies world class cigars 6100 Westheimer Rd #102, Houston, TX 77057
We normally meet on the first Friday of the month, but due to the observance of Good Friday we decided to make an adjustment.
I will have more great tobacco to give out as door prizes and another new un-smoked Savinelli as a grand prize.
I have decided to start a new tradition for the club and the April meeting will be our first annual awards ceremony. Certificates will be handed out to the winners. Please try and make it if possible.
The Houston Pipe Club “2015 Club Pipe” prototype will be on display for those of you interested in placing an order.
Thanks for your continued support and I greatly look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.
Corey Kelly
Please send this message to anyone you think would be interested in coming to our club event.

Sutliff Taste of Spring Review by Joshua Cooper

19 Feb , 2015,
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Blend Name: Sutliff Taste of Spring

Tin Note: Febreeze, or some other perfumed detergent. Lemon/Lavender. Not the best tin note, but don’t let that turn you off.

Leaf: Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia

Taste: A wonderful honey flavor. Not very sweet, but the honey flavor is still very prominent, with the grassy/hay flavors of the Virginia underneath. A great medium aromatic for those who want to try something different. The tin note may turn you off, but give the tobacco a try – smokes much better than I was expecting from the note, and I actually enjoy this one quite a bit.

Smokability: Nearly perfect moisture level from the tin.

Room Note: Honey, straw, hay


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