The evening started with Max Stokkebye discussing tobaccos. He talked about the different types; including the differences between burleys and virginians as well as latakia and perique. He continued with how they are cured and processed as well as how they are blended. Afterward we had a tobacco blending contest! And the winner is…Rick Storts (he wins everything!)
We also had renowned pipe maker and restorer Tim West on hand. He discussed his process of creating and making his pipes and we were treated to a wide selection of his pipe collection for viewing and purchase.
We had the trifecta this evening because Tim Knoll the President of the North American Society of Pipe Collectors “NASPC” was here as well! He talked about the benefits of membership as well as the new location of next year’s Pipe Show in Columbus, OH
As always, old friends caught up, some new friends were made, knowledge was shared, and a good time was had by all.