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Maple City Pipe Club

By Dave Allen
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Update on the state of the channel and life in general. Syndicated Pipe Club:
September 16, 2020
Syndicated Pipe Club Trailer
Introducing The Syndicated Pipe Club! Hosted by Greg (The Badger Piper) and Dave (D.R. Allen: The Pipe Pirate of the Sea of Thieves) We will be discussing pipes, tobacco and various "television" series that we enjoy. Look for pipe recommendations, tobacco impressions and episode by episode break downs of whatever we are watching at the time.
August 25, 2020
Beginners Guide to Podcasting Part 2
Today we look at some varying equipment that I have purchased and used over the years for creating content.
August 19, 2020
Pipe and a Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Welcome to part 7 of our series from Pipe and a Book. These 7 Harry Potter episodes were recorded for release in November thru December 2019. We are currently getting things ready for the arrival of our new edition, so I'm glad to have this content in reserve for you. Enjoy. This is the final Potter entry, I hope you enjoyed them. Look forward to something new next week!
August 12, 2020
Pipe and a Book: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Welcome to Episode 6 in a 7 part series from Pipe and a Book. These 7 Harry Potter episodes were recorded for release in November thru December 2019. We are currently getting things ready for the arrival of our new edition, so I'm glad to have this content in reserve for you. Enjoy.
August 5, 2020
Pipe and a Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
Welcome to Episode 5 in a 7 part series from Pipe and a Book. These 7 Harry Potter episodes were recorded for release in November thru December 2019. We are currently getting things ready for the arrival of our new edition, so I'm glad to have this content in reserve for you. Enjoy.
July 29, 2020
Pipe and a Book: Harry Booter and The Goblet of Fire
Welcome to Episode 4 in a 7 part series from Pipe and a Book. These 7 Harry Potter episodes were recorded for release in November thru December 2019. We are currently getting things ready for the arrival of our new edition, so I'm glad to have this content in reserve for you. Enjoy.
July 22, 2020
Important Anouncement
There is a possibility of content going dark again. Maple City Pipe Club has new content prerecorded until August 19th. Hopefully we can be back up and running then. If we can't it will be as soon as possible.
July 20, 2020
Pipe and a Book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Welcome to Episode 3 in a 7 part series from Pipe and a Book. These 7 Harry Potter episodes were recorded for release in November thru December 2019. We are currently getting things ready for the arrival of our new edition, so I'm glad to have this content in reserve for you. Enjoy.
July 15, 2020
Pipe and a Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Welcome to Episode 2 in a 7 part series from Pipe and a Book. These 7 Harry Potter episodes were recorded for release in November thru December 2019. We are currently getting things ready for the arrival of our new edition, so I'm glad to have this content in reserve for you. Enjoy.
July 8, 2020
PIpe and a Book: Harry Potter and the Philosepher's Stone
We are about to start a 7 part series from Pipe and a Book. These 7 Harry Potter episodes were recorded for release in November thru December 2019. We are currently getting things ready for the arrival of our new edition, so I'm glad to have this content in reserve for you. Enjoy.
July 1, 2020
Beginners Guide to Podcasting Part 1
Today's episode is going to be a little different than what you may be used to from a pipe podcast, in that pipes are only going to be mentioned in context to the topic at hand. We are going to be discussing the basics of podcasting today and how you get started. We will look at thing s like why you want to do a podcast, the research involved and commitment level, just to name a few. I have been thinking about a guide like this for a bit and decided now was the time. I hope you enjoy the show and that you are able to take something away from it.
June 24, 2020
General Talk
Just some general conversation from a week ago. Where can we be found? Twitter: @DRAllen201, @mc-podcasts Website: Podcast: Email:
June 17, 2020
The Almost Live Edition!
Welcome to the episode that was almost live! Today we talk about anything that comes to mind, an update of sorts about projects, the future and what not. Where can we be found? Twitter: @DRAllen201, @mc-podcasts Website: Podcast: Email: YouTube:
June 3, 2020
Maple City Live-ish! From May 26th, 2020
This is the audio (for the most part) from my May 26th Live stream. There weren't to many references, if any, that didn't make sense without the video. So, I thought hey why not, here's some bonus content! Enjoy.
May 27, 2020
Pipe and a Book: Shadows on the Sun by: Michael Jan Friedman
In this episode we look into the story of Dr. Leonard McCoy, friend to Jim Kirk and Spock and find out a little about the third part of Star Trek the original series golden trio.
May 27, 2020
New Project Pipes
Talking about project pipes today, sorry that this one doesn't translate as well to the podcast format. If you head to Maple City Pipe Channel on YouTube you can see what I'm talking about on these pipes. Where we can currently be found:   Twitter: @drallen201 show @mc_podcasts E-mail: Podcast: Website:
May 20, 2020
Pipe and a Book: A Study in Scarlett by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
What says pipe smoking more than Sherlock Holmes? Not much, and that's why we are starting out the Pipe and a Book Series with him! This book was purchased and listened to on Audible (not a sponsor), which as a father of three with a fourth on the way is the only real way get any reading done right at the moment. {Please excuse the intro and outro on this episode, I had to record them in my echo chamber of a living room! : )} Where can we be found? Twitter: @DRAllen201, @mc-podcasts Website: Email:
May 13, 2020
It's a COVID World!
Welcome to the latest episode of Maple City Pipe Channel! Sorry for the long gap for you regular listeners out there, our brave new world mess with production a bit. Have a listen and you may just here a visit from a special guest.
May 6, 2020
Weeknight Smoke: March 25th, 2020
First Weeknight smoke of the virus that must not be named era!
March 25, 2020
Temp Space
Just testing out a temp recording space. Hope the quality difference doesn't bother anyone to much. Things will get back to normal once this Covid thing is behind us all.
March 19, 2020
Sunday Night Stream Replay: Feb 16th, 2020
This is the replay of audio from last Sunday's stream. I think it's worth a listen if you are a podcaster or YouTuber. Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, and all other accounts: @drallen201 Show Social Media: Twitter @mc_podcasts, Instagram mcpodcasts Email: Maple City
February 27, 2020
IPSD 2020
Just some friendly rambles while staining cob mods on IPSD! (Well pre-recorded but you understand.)
February 21, 2020
Weeknight Smoke: The pipe, the tobacco and the Briar Report.
Tonight we talk Briar Report, upcoming projects and Brigham's Sangria Pipe tobacco.
February 13, 2020
Brigham Patent Era Pipe and a Surprize.
Join me for the first smoke of a newly cleaned up Brigham pipe and a surprize that I found in my cellar. A follow up to the pressing experiment from 2018.
February 6, 2020
Bell's Star Trek Monopoly!
Join Dave as he smokes some Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake and complains about the monopoly Bell Media has on the distrabution of the new Star Trek series Picard
February 1, 2020
Weeknight Smoke: Can you really Shop Talk with the Briar Report?
Welcome to the latest episode of Weeknight Smoke! In tonight's episode we visit the Briar Report sites and look at recent news in the pipe world, talk shop with Nate Rose of Rosepipesco and a tobacco impression of Sutliff Crumble Kake #1 the first offing of the Sutliff Virtual Pipe Club. (Ironically time as the latest offering just arrived as our editors feverishly finished this episode. Links for this Episode: ICCPM Video Contest: Rogue One: The FDA Story: BRTV Public Access: Rosepipesco Instagram:
January 16, 2020
Happy New Year 2020!
It's a week late, but here's a brief look at what is happening in the Maple City's many branches of media! From Maple City Pipe Channel: to Pipe and a Book: we have some good things in store, along with a new project. Release TBD on that one. You can find all of our current projects here:
January 9, 2020
Weeknight Smoke: Mark V, V. Part 2... the episode a Year in the making
Do you remeber Mark V. V. Part 1? No? Well, it was done a year ago on Maple City Pipecast! The link to the epsiode is right here: Mark and I talk politics, pipes, Star Wars and more!
January 2, 2020
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2019
A Gift Wrapped in a Beau. Sorry, no Beall.
Briar Report, Beau York and Tobacco Impressions, this is what we have in store for you on the latest Weeknight Smoke! (Emphasis on the LATE.) Normally I would include the links to the articles that I pulled from the Briar Report, but due to the fiasco of a week we've had here, I'll link to the Briar Report itself. It's always a pleasure to talk with Beau York and this time was no exception, however, when editing this episode I noticed that the only time pipes and tobacco were mentioned was a reference to a short story I had publish a few years ago. Still, it was a fun and interesting talk. Briar Report:, Beau York: Twitter: @TheRealBeauYork,
December 19, 2019
Weeknight Smoke: BRTV, Dress-cobs and Tobacco, Oh My?
Welcome everyone to Weeknight Smoke! Come and join me as I talk about news from the Briar Report, and about the new service BRTV! I will chat a bit about a cob mod that I finally completed after 2 years. (Keep your ears open, you may hear about this one again in a future episode, and as always a Tobacco Impression. Tonight we talk about Pirate Kake!
December 12, 2019
Weeknight Smoke: A Padre, A Pipe Caver and a Pod-caster, Oh My!
Welcome to the very special first episode of weeknight smoke. This episode runs a little longer than what I planned on, but I did have two interviews this time! In the first segment of our first episode, we are joined by Rev. Randall M. Graff AKA Padre Piper. Padre and I talk pipes, tobacco, and much more. During our talk, Padre was going to discuss the full recipe for his own tobacco Rector's Blend but he couldn't find the notes! I received an e-mail later the same day with those very notes and we have included it here for your perusal: Rector’s Blend: .75 ounce (or 1 part) Lane BCA .75 ounce (or 1 part) Lane Virginia Allow that to marry in a sealed jar for 10-14 days, gently shaking the mixture every few days. After completing that step, add 1.5 ounce (or 2 parts) Lane BS-005 to the jar. Seal and allow to marry for at least a week to 10 days, making certain to again shake/mix every couple of days. After a week to 10 days, enjoy Rector’s Blend. Shop Talk with Nate Rose is our second segment! Nate and I discuss what is up in our lives and at his shop in this part of the episode. This segment was originally going to be part of Maple City Pipecast, but I thought it would be good on this show as well. Nate was also featured in the Carver Series on Maple City Pipecast. Links to those episodes are here: Nate is also the man responsible for the pipe featured in the shows current cover art. Finally, we get to our tobacco impression for this episode, Sutliff Private Stock Maple Street. what did I think of this tobacco? I can't remember, you'll have to listen to find out!
December 5, 2019
Weeknight Smoke: Announcing Mickey Mouse with a Pipe! No, it's just Brian Levine!
Well Maple City Pipecast, we promised new content and we are delivering, but not quite how we had in mind. Listen to the announcement before the episode begins and from there do as you must. But be warned that over the next 6 weeks, we will be in long form. Things are interesting in the pipe smoking world right now, and that's why we have the Briar Report. Listen to this week's segment carefully and consider how things could be. Links are available at the end of the show notes. In the conversation/interview segment this week we have the giant of the pipe podcasting world Brian Levine. This weeks tobacco impression we look at The Haunting creation of Kyle Gellis and Jeremy Reeves, and produced for Warped. Links for the Briar Report Segment: Half Wheel: Cigar Afictionado:
November 28, 2019
This episode I talk about a project 2 years in the making. A Dress-Cob! Link to Russ Oulette interview on Pipe and Tamper:
November 21, 2019
New Content On the way!
Starting with this short episode, content from our long form podcast Weeknight Smoke, will be coming to Maple City Pipecast. We still think that a format for the working man that have a few short breaks and not a long commute need a pipe podcast! One episode of Weeknight Smoke can be broken down into two or three segments! Listen to this episode for details!
November 6, 2019
Weeknight Smoke Trailer
Working on a new project, Weeknight smoke! Listen in to find out about the new project!
September 16, 2019
People, Packing and Pipe Clubs.
In this episode of Maple City Pipecast we discuss packing among other things. A salute to a new pipe club, along with the return of an old one, are also topics discussed.
May 29, 2019
Tobacco Impressions of The Pipe Smokers Laws.
In what is certainly a rare Maple City Pipecast, we have two segments this episode. First up is the Tobacco Impressions featuring C & D's Haunted Bookshop, followed up by the final installment of the Pipe Smoker's Laws. We look at laws 21 through 25, and bring this series to an end.
May 22, 2019
Indefinite Hiatus
Due to family health issues Maple City Pipecast is on indefinite hiatus. We will return as soon as possible.
May 21, 2019
Late Release of Briar Report Weekly
With the Victoria Day weekend upon us here in the great white north, I spent the holiday with my family. Look for the actual episode on Wednesday.
May 20, 2019
Carver Series: The Final Cut
Today we talk to Nate Rose for the final Carver Series installment. We talk about the process of picking the wood to some stem issues that happened during the creation of the mini-warden. The for some fun we talk super-heros.
May 15, 2019
The Briar Report Weekly for May 13th, 2019
Tax hikes, factory expansions and a virtual pipe club are just three of the subjects that we cover on this weeks edition of The Briar Report Weekly. Links:  J. C. Newman Breaks Ground:  Country Squire Radio's 300th Episode Live from Missouri Meerschaum: Illinois Senator Proposes Tax Hike: Sutliff Starts a Virtual Pipe Club:                                                         All this weeks story's can also be found on and 
May 13, 2019
Briar Report Weekly, Cobfoolery Edition
*Note: As we have been having issues with our main computer, we have had to change our recording set up. Sorry about all of the pops, we haven't gotten the right calibration just yet.*  On this bonus edition of The Briar Report Weekly we look at the winners of the annual Artisocob Cobfoolery Contest, as well as a list of top tobacco podcasts on PlayerFM. Links:  Cobfoolery Results:  Best Tobacco Podcasts of 2019 on PlayerFM: 
May 8, 2019
The Ten Year Conversation
In the first segment, we talk about anything that comes to mind while cleaning pipes. Admittedly, didn't have much today so we went to a dual segment format. During segment two we continue the Year 10 Project, talking about moving, wives getting new jobs and so on.
May 8, 2019
Briar Report Weekly for May 6th, 2019
This week on the Briar Report Weekly, we talk deadline extensions, Canadian tobacco law and much, much more. As always all links are included here in the show notes so you can check things out yourselves. Have a great week everybody. This Week's Links: Ingredient Listing Deadline Extended:  Canada's Plain Packaging Going into Effect Nov. 8th:  Queen's University to Ban the use of Tobacco on Campus:  Big Tobacco is Fighting Colorado's Nicotine Tax Bill: 
May 6, 2019
Pipecast Preview, May 1st, 2019
In this pipecast; preview we look at the end of Monday Night Smoke for a season and the upcoming episodes for May. Which may, or may not include an Interview outside of the Carver Series. (Just didn't have anything locked down at recording time.
May 1, 2019
The Year 10 Project, April 29th, 2019
The latest installment in the Year 10 series. What do we discuss? Good question, tune in to find out!! This will be the last Monday Night smoke until October. Due to the warmer weather, I'll be smoking out of the studio unless plans change. I might try some recording with a lapel mic and the voice recorder on my cell phone, just to see what we get.
April 30, 2019
Briar Report Weekly, April 29th, 2019
Welcome to the second addition of the Briar Report Weekly. Thanks again to Phil, editor and chief of The Briar Report  and Briar Report Magazine. ( ) Without his sending the story of the week this series wouldn't work. The main talk of last week was a Bill being introduced in the house seeking to raise the national smoking age to 21. While that is really nothing to worry about in and of itself, other issues that are shoe horned into the bill are. Next, one that I found interesting, a story about a university in Japan no longer hiring smokers. And finally a neat little piece about the Reagan Years. Links:  Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019:  Japan University Bans Smoking Professors: Reagan Loved Jelly Beans: 
April 29, 2019
Pipe And A Book: Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
While smoking some Bakerstreet, USA from 4noggins, I will talk about the first Holmes story written. This months book is A Study in Scarlet.
April 24, 2019
Briar Report Weekly, April 22nd, 2019
 We are starting a new weekly series! Welcome to Briar Report Weekly, in which we feature stories from the previous week of the Briar Report and Briar Report online magazine, as well as stories that didn't make it to either website. Any story not featured on either Briar Report site we graciously provided to Maple City Pipecast by Briar Report editor Phil.  This week we look at the happenings surrounding Missouri Meerschaums 150th anniversary, the seasonal release of the Flying Pig Cigar line from Drew Estates and the passing of actress Bibi Anderson. All related links are below. Hope you enjoy the new series!  Links:  Missouri Meerschaum's 150th: Country Squire Radio to record 300th episode at Missouri Meerschaum: Drew Estates releases Flying Pigs: The Passing of Bibi Anderson:
April 23, 2019
Carver Series: Communicating the Details
Today I talk about how much back and forth went in to the process of finalizing the parameters of the shape, stem and other details needed for Nate to crave my pipe.
April 17, 2019
Monday Night Smoke: Pipe Smokers Laws 16 - 20
On Today's Monday Night Smoke, we continue the look into the Pipe Smokers Laws. Only 5 more after this, and since MNS is going on hiatus during the nicer weather, the last Laws Episode in the series will still come up next month.
April 16, 2019
Tobacco Impressions: Mac Baren HH Acadian Perique
In this months tobacco impression, I try Acadian Perique. A lovely mixture of Perique, Dark Fired Kentucky and others. Will this be the first 5 Star rating given on Maple City Pipecast?? You'll have to listen to find out.
April 10, 2019
Monday Night Smoke: Cob Mod Edition
On this Monday Night Smoke, we are looking at Cob Modding. Why it's done, why it's fun, and anything in between.
April 8, 2019
Podcast Review: The Reformed Pubcast
If your like me, you smoke your pipe while listening to podcasts. Maple City Pipecast is going to start reviewing podcasts of all kinds.
April 3, 2019
Pipecast Preview, Apirl 1st, 2019
As we usually do, a look at the various episodes coming up this month on Maple City Pipecast.
April 1, 2019
A Pipe Review and a Chat
This was supposed to be a dual pipe review, but things didn't quite work out so we have a small conversation instead of a second pipe review. Sorry about that.
March 27, 2019
The Year 10 Project: March 25th, 2019
The latest entry in the series, this one was recorded in OBS as a video for Maple City Pipe Channel as well and release simultaneously on YouTube. Today, we talk about what's important in life and the order I think things should go. (If you get offended by religious talk, this episode is not for you.)
March 26, 2019
Carver Series: Introduction to Nate Rose
Today I am introducing our series feature St. Thomas pipe carver Nate Rose. The focus of this series will be following Nate as he works on and completes a pipe that I have commissioned. Note: None of Nate's trade secrets will be revealed, but we will get a first hand look at how a pipe is born.
March 20, 2019
MNS: The Pipe Smokers Laws, 11-15
We continue our journey through the pipe smokers laws created by The Ozark Pipe Smokers of Rogers, Ark., and the members of Pipe Chat.   
March 19, 2019
MNS: Website Review:
Tonight we'll  be looking at
March 14, 2019
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Phil from the Briar Reoprt
So this episode is a little different. Last year Phil from the Briar Report did an e-mail interview with me, you can find it here: I had a couple of interviews fall through and so using technology our newest member Synth-ea, read the questions I sent to Phil. The Part of Phil was read by our Scottish corespondent H. P. MacPuter.
March 13, 2019
GAW Winner Announced!!
Thanks to all who entered!!
March 9, 2019
Tobacco Impressions: Black Bayou Mist
Today I will be giving my impressions of F&K's Black Bayou Mist. 
March 6, 2019
March Pipecast Preview
Today we look ahead to what's happening in March on Maple City Pipecast. From a new series to a Giveaway that is coming up, there's lots of good stuff to look forward to.
March 4, 2019
200th Episode Giveaway Update
Just a quick update regarding our giveaway.
February 28, 2019
The Blending Project: Components
The component tobaccos I ordered finally arrived and I quickly review each, giving my thoughts and what I think each will be good for.
February 27, 2019
MNS: Podcast Review: Country Squire Radio
As we have our Monday night smoke we are looking at Country Squire Radio. What works, what doesn't and anything in Between.
February 26, 2019
Giveaway Rules
As promised an episode that covers just the rules of the Giveaway, this episode is not one of the two that advertises the contest.               Maple City Pipecast 1 Year/200th Episode Giveaway What are we giving away?  1) Amphora Bulldog Pipe  2) One Tin of McClelland Frog Morton,  3) One Tin of Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian and  4) One Sampling of McClelland 2015 VaPer Rules: Must be of legal smoking age where you live in order to qualify. Contest runs from Feb 20th 2019 - Mar 6th, 2019 with the live drawing taking place on Maple City Pipe Channel on YouTube Time: March 8th at 9pm EST You can earn up to three entries for this giveaway. 1) Maple City Pipecast: 2 of the 4 episodes airing during the contest time frame will have an advertisement for the contest. E-mail the title of one the episodes to, or private message the title to @mcpipecast on Twitter and that will qualify as one entry. 2) There will be a video on Maple City Pipe Channel later today entitled Maple City Pipecast Giveaway. In order to enter here all you need to do is subscribe to Maple City Pipe Channel for the duration of the Giveaway and comment “I’m in.” on the giveaway video and your in. 3) On the shows Instagram (@mcpipecast) there will be a meme advertising the contest. If you Like and Share the meme you will qualify for and entry. Do anyone of these, or all 3 to be entered into the draw for the prize package (re-state), before Mar 6th. Rules located in show notes and print rules on MCM website, link in show notes.
February 20, 2019
Maple City Pipecast 200th Episode
Welcome to the longest episode of Maple City Pipecast ever! We cover a lot of ground in this episode, from teasing a new series to a Top 10 list with a lot of ties.  Also we are announcing our latest giveaway, the rule are down below and in various places, we have also released an episode today that covers just the rules and conditions of the giveaway. Links to this and other info can be found further down in the description. Giveaway Prize and Rules:  Maple City Pipecast 1 Year/200th Episode Giveaway What are we giving away?  1) Amphora Bulldog Pipe  2) One Tin of McClelland Frog Morton,  3) One Tin of Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian and  4) One Sampling of McClelland 2015 VaPer Rules: Must be of legal smoking age where you live in order to qualify. Contest runs from Feb 20th 2019 - Mar 6th, 2019 with the live drawing taking place on Maple City Pipe Channel on YouTube Time: March 8th at 9pm EST You can earn up to three entries for this giveaway. 1) Maple City Pipecast: 2 of the 4 episodes airing during the contest time frame will have an advertisement for the contest. E-mail the title of one the episodes to, or private message the title to @mcpipecast on Twitter and that will qualify as one entry. 2) There will be a video on Maple City Pipe Channel later today entitled Maple City Pipecast Giveaway. In order to enter here all you need to do is subscribe to Maple City Pipe Channel for the duration of the Giveaway and comment “I’m in.” on the giveaway video and your in. 3) On the shows Instagram (@mcpipecast) there will be a meme advertising the contest. If you Like and Share the meme you will qualify for and entry. Do anyone of these, or all 3 to be entered into the draw for the prize package (re-state), before Mar 6th. Rules located in show notes and print rules on MCM website, link in show notes.
February 20, 2019
The Year Ten Project: Feb 18th, 2018
The Latest in our series of episodes revolving around Dave's Anniversary and the smoking of a tin of Frog Morton: On The Bayou over the course of one year.
February 19, 2019
Not the Mark V. V. Part 2
Sorry about this, I just found out Part 2 was Part 1 again. If I can ever recover that episode it will show up!
February 13, 2019
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Mark V. V. Part 1
If you listen to Country Squire Radio, you have no doubt heard that name before. One of the CSR memesters, and has appeared on the show. Listen in on Marks pipe journey, thoughts on Marvel and much more in the first half of this interview.
February 11, 2019
Tobacco Impressions: Oak Alley by C & D
Today we are going to discuss our impressions of Oak Alley. We have decided not to call these reviews as none of us that work on Maple City Pipecast are professionals in the tobacco industry.
February 6, 2019
Monday Night Smoke, Feb 4th, 2019: Pipe Smokers Laws Part 2
Tonight I'm smoking Oak Alley in a cool smoking Missouri Meerschaum. While enjoying tonight's smoke, we will continue to discuss the Pipe Smokers Laws.
February 5, 2019
A Conversation While Cleaning.
Durning a cleaning session Dave felt a little chatty. He talks about many things pipe related and not.
January 30, 2019
Jan 28th, 2019 The Year Ten Project
The Latest instalment in the year ten project, we talk about the pipe, the tobacco and the reason for the project, the up coming anniversary.
January 29, 2019
Basics 201: Filters
In this Basics episode, we cover a topic that didn't make it into the first series: Filters. If these things baffle you, then this episode will help clarify some issues.
January 23, 2019
Monday Night Smoke: Pipe Smokers Laws 1 -5, Jan 21st, 2019
While we have our Monday Night Smoke, we will discuss the Pipe Smokers Laws as created by 26. The Ozark Pipe Smokers of Rogers, Ark., and the members of Pipe Chat.
January 21, 2019
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Tim Greenwood
Tim Greenwood, the first ever volunteer Everyman on the show! We were excited when Tim contacted us, and we had a good time. I'm going to pull the curtain back a bit here in the show notes. Tim and I recorded this interview the day before I record last months Everyman with Beau York, and during the course of the prerecording checks, I mentioned it to Tim as he is a Country Squire Radio listener. Tim was nervous after that because he didn't think he had much to offer when compared to a pro podcaster. Tim, if you're reading this you NAILED IT!! Never compare yourself to others, everyone has thier own qualities that make the unique and shine. Embrace who you are.
January 16, 2019
Monday Night Smoke: How Was Your Christmas? Jan 14th,2019
Tonight we talk Christmas. How was yours? Drop me a line and let me know I'm interested. I talk how mine was, plans for money received, and even for birthday money yet to be received. We talk IPSD plans and smoke on of my all time favorite blends.
January 15, 2019
A Pressing Matter
In today's episode we will talk about home pressing tobacco. back in mid November I decided to try to condense my cellar by pressing tobacco into crumble kakes. Over the course of four weeks I worked on this to find the press that was right for me. This episode was recorded then.
January 9, 2019
Monday Night Smoke, Jan 7th, 2019: A Quiet Night for Time Travel??
On tonights MNS, I get a visit from an unlikely guest with some news that I couldn't have known when I recorded this episode. Regardless of how the timeline has changed, I'm still smoking G. L. Pease Quiet Nights, in my Nording Compass.
January 8, 2019
The Blending Project: Screaming Children Edition
In Today's episode of Maple City Pipecast, we discuss home blending, what that might entail, how a couple of blends may have turned out, and what might be the future of this endeavour. If you want an expert opinion on the subject of home blending you need to listen to Country Squire Radio Episode 266: Caught You Blending: A Starter Guide For Blending At Home, or if that isn't your cup of tea, you can always watch the live show replay here: Please note that no children were harmed during the making of Maple City Pipecast, although at points you might think they were. My middle and youngest decided that when I was recording it would be a good time to have a screaming contest. Sorry for that everyone.
January 2, 2019
Happy New Year!!
We are heading into 2019, and are looking forward to new things happening in life. Will this be the year that Maple City Pipecast gains a major sponsor? Will pigs fly? Will your host have jury duty? All these things and more could theorectically be possible in 2019. Hope you make it a good one, because it will never happen again.
January 1, 2019
The Top 8 Episodes of 2018
Happy New Year, and welcome to this retrospective of sorts. Tonight we look at the top 8 most listened to episodes of 2018. 
January 1, 2019
The Christmas Episode!!
Merry Christmas Everyone!!
December 25, 2018
The Year Ten Project, Dec 19th, 2018
During this episode of the 10 year project, we get our Trek on. The discussion will center around the ranking of the Captains of the original cannon timeline. Will Kirk beat Picard? Does Archer even have a prayer of not being last? Sisco and Janeway, whose the better Captain? Listen in for the answers to these questions.
December 19, 2018
Monday Night Smoke: Dec 17th, 2018
The final Monday Night Smoke of 2018, what a rush, just over two weeks and it'll be 2019. We will be looking forward to getting back together with you on these cold winter nights for the first Monday Night Smoke of the new year on Jan 7th. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.
December 18, 2018
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Beau York
One of the most well known Everymen in the Pipe Community, Beau York. The co-creator of Country Squire Radio, the founder of Podastery Studios and much more. In our interview, you will learn how Beau got started with pipe smoking, some info about Podastery and one of the projects currently out there for your listening enjoyment and what Marvel Character Beau would be and why. (Clearly the most important answer we need.)
December 12, 2018
Monday Night Smoke: Dec 10th, 2018
Smoking some Country Squire tobacco in a DeLuxe Milano by Savinelli. Talking about things that are happening in our little corner of the world, this Wednesday's episode and Christmas is getting ever so much closer.
December 10, 2018
Pipe Basics: Pipe Cleaners and Tobacco
In this final episode of a three-part basics series, we look at the various pipe cleaners out there. We also talk tobacco, what a beginner should try, stay away from etc. Just remember that I only give my opinion, I am just a novice. Links: CSR Live: Gas Station Pipe Tobacco: Country Squire Radio:
December 5, 2018
Pipecast Preview, Dec 3rd, 2018
A quick look at what's coming up in the month of December for Maple City Pipecast.
December 4, 2018
Pipe Basics: Light and Tamp
In today's episode, we look at what you need to to light your pipe and keep it lit.
November 28, 2018
Monday Night Smoke: Brigham Edition, Nov 26th, 2018
Brigham history, pipes and much more will be looked at while the host has some G. L. Pease Quiet Nights in a Brigham Calibriar. All information for this episode came from the following sources:
November 27, 2018
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Mike Murphy
In this episode, we talk with Mike Murphy from Pipe and Tamper.
November 21, 2018
Monday Night Smoke: Wells Edition, Nov 19th, 2018
In what is likely to be the only true subject crossover between Maple City Pipecast and Universal Humcast, we look at the lack of pipe for the new Wells character on The Flash. This episode is being dropped on both Universal Humcast and here the same day but at different times, not a first and likely the last time a content crossover episode like this one will take place.
November 20, 2018
Pipe Basics
In today's episode we will look at the basics, what do you need to have to smoke. From the pipe itself to all the accesories.
November 14, 2018
Year 10 Project, Nov 12th, 2018
The latest in the series which follows the attempt to smoke a single 50 gram tin of Frog Morton on the Bayou from Oct 24th, 2018 to Oct 24th 2019.
November 13, 2018
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Matthew Butler
Today we talk to Matthew Bulter from Port Huron. This one was a face to face and a fun one. A musician, pipe smoker and member of the Country Squire Radion International Pipe Club, give us a listen and learn more about him.
November 7, 2018
Pipecast Preview, Nov 5th, 2018
As we bid fairwell to the live show, we say hello to our new series, Pipecast Preview. In this monthly series we look at what is soming up during the month on Maple City Pipecast, guests on the Everyman Series, and much more.
November 6, 2018
A Halloween Short
Happy Halloween
October 31, 2018
The Ten Year Project
In retrospect, this epsode would be more aptly named the Year Ten Project. Look for a possible name change down the road! For this series I will be smoking a tin of Frog Morton on the Bayou over the course of 1 year from 10/24/2018 to 10/24/2019. The significance here, well is explain dans l'episode!
October 30, 2018
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Scott Markwood
Today we talk to Scott from This episode does have a couple of sections that sound like we were going to lose the connection, but we didn't.
October 24, 2018
The Anniversary Edition
Not the shows anniversary, the hosts anniversary of marrying the most undersdtanding woman, who accomidates all his various passions. No matter how off the wall.
October 24, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Oct 22nd, 2018
Monday Night Smoke is on hiatus while the host recovers from a cold. In the mean time, enjoy our regular Wednesday releases.
October 23, 2018
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Greg the Badger Piper
In this instalment of the Everyman Pipe Smoker Series, we talk with Greg Meyer. A writer with a love for the noble art of pipe smoking.
October 17, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Oct 15th, 2018
This Monday Night Smoke is different from the YouTube one because your host is an idiot and forgot to hit record for the podcast.
October 16, 2018
A Flag on the Play!
Not your typical Maple City Pipecast. Just load up your favourite pipe with your favourite tobacco and listen to our impressions on the Red Flag Podcast. All quotes were read from the show notes of the episode Get Vexed Y'all, produced by Podastery Studios. Ted Kaye’s book: Good Flag, Bad Flag “Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery -- subordination to the superior race -- is his natural and normal condition.” Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephans’ Cornerstone Speech, given on March 21, 1861
October 12, 2018
A Quiet Night for Feedback
In this episode, we review Quiet Nights by G. L. Pease, generously provided by Bare Pipe who is the sponsor of this episode. A link is provided below to his YouTube Channel. Also, we ask for feedback from listeners. We have been going at a decent clip and some feedback has trickled in about how listeners are liking the short format of the show but I would like more. What do you want to see or hear etc? Bare Pipe on YouTube:
October 10, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Oct 8th, 2018
No live smoke this week and unfortunately no podcast smoke. Thanksgiving weekend, it threw me right off. Next time I see a statutory holiday when I was planning a live show, I'll be better prepared.
October 9, 2018
MCM Live-ish, Oct 3rd, 2018
Today we discuss Monday Night Smoke Live, smoking refurbished pipes, Flash Time on Universal Humcast and much more.
October 8, 2018
Seasonal Blends and Cob Mod Review.
On today's episode of Maple City Pipecast we talk about changiong blends when the weather changes, and review a cob mod that I created myself. If you want to check out the build on this pipe click the following link:
October 3, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Oct 1st, 2018
Tonight an unprepared host talks his impressions of Orlik Golden Sliced, smoked in an Oom Paul style cob mod. He also talks about anything that comes to mind, up coming episodes, Universal Humdrum and overall impression of this Orlik tobacco.
October 2, 2018
Pipe and Tobacco Review: Neerup Classic and Christmas Cheer
Today I am reviewing Christmas Cheer, a tobacco I wish I could have found out about before McClelland closed it's doors and the pipe it was smoked in.
September 25, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Sept 24th, 2018
Tonight on Monday Night Smoke, it's a Country Gentleman filled with Bakerstreet U.S.A. from 4noggins. One of my favorite pipes and one of my favorite tobaccos, it's going to be a good night.
September 25, 2018
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Bare Pipe
In this the latest and also longest episode of Maple City Pipecast, we continue the Everyman Pipe Smoker Series with a conversation with the creator of the Bare Pipe YouTube Channel. Join us as we talk tobacco, restorations and other things. If your looking to check out the Bare Pipe on YouTube, follow the link:
September 18, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Sept 17th, 2018
Tonight I will be smoking some W. O. Larsen Craftsman Edition from 2014 in my Brigham Calibriar.
September 18, 2018
Tobacco Review: Old Toby and Lowland Pine
Today we look at two tobacco's from the Country Squire. Old Toby, inspired by a tobacco in the Tolkien Universe and Lowland Pine, a creation of former Country Squire intern Caleb (or Caleb the intern as CSR listeners know him). Head to to find what delectable delights are available from John David Cole.
September 11, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Sept 10th, 2018
Tonight I will smoke some Kramer's English Blend in a Peterson Dunmore.
September 11, 2018
MCM Live-ish!
In today's episode, I cover the foul-ups from last Wednesday's live show, along with upcoming events on the podcast and Maple City Pipe Channel. We have tobacco reviews, pipe restorations and a new Everyman Piper episode featuring Bare Pipe from YouTube (link to the channel below) all coming up this month from Maple City Media. Bare Pipe on YouTube:
September 10, 2018
Comparing Dunhill 965 to Sutliff 965 Match
Today we compare Dunhill 965 to its apparent match Sutliff 965 Match. Will they be close? Only two ways to find out, smoke both yourself, or listen to this episode.
September 4, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Sept 3rd, 2018
The Return of Monday Night Smoke. Tonight I smoke some McClelland #2015 in a deluxe by Savinelli.
September 4, 2018
Family First.
This episode marks another season of change here on Maple City Pipecast, one in which we find a new balance to be had.
August 29, 2018
Pipe Review: Ozark Mountain by Missouri Meerschaum.
Today we are reviewing the Ozark Mountain from Missouri Meerschaum.
August 28, 2018
Web Feature: The Briar Report
Today we take a look at the premier source of pipe and tobacco news on the internet, If your looking for the lastest news, or maybe just the web link for an online vendor, Briar Report is the place for you to look.
August 27, 2018
Pipe Review: Morgan Cob Cigar
Today we review the Morgan Cob Cigar. I have to apologize as I made a mistake during recording of this episode. You cannot find a video on Aristocob website that shows a cob cigar being sawed in half, that's on their YouTube Channel. All links mentioned in the show including that one are below. Links: Cob Cigar cut in half video:
August 22, 2018
Pipe Review: Peterson: Dunmore
Today we look at the Peterson Dunmore. This was an estate pipe procured from ebay. After a little clean up and a couple of smokes we got this review.
August 21, 2018
Tobacco Review: Grand Croupier: Boneyard
In this tobacco review, we look at a bargin tobacco that is sold in bulk. Sure you can get a pound of this for $16 American plus shipping, but don't sell it short.
August 20, 2018
Piping with Michael Jackson: The Final Chapter.
In this final installment of our mini-series with Michael Jackson, we both smoke a hybrid blend of Cherokee, Pirate's Alley and Cornishman from The Country Squire Tobacconist. We also find out if Mike decides to pick up the pipe or leave it as a unique experience.
August 15, 2018
Piping with Michael Jackson: Chapter 2: The First Pipe
On today's episode Michael Jackson loads his very first pipe! He is trying a 2014 W. O. Larsen Craftsman Edition.
August 14, 2018
Piping with Michael Jackson: Chapter 1: The Journey Begins.
That's right, I am spending the next few episodes introducing Michael Jackson to pipe smoking! How is this possible? Listen in and find out.
August 13, 2018
Everyman Pipe Smoker Series: Herman Hodges
We talk to Herman Hodges in this Everyman Pipe Smoker Episode. He is a man of few words, but has a great story and some good advice for the newby pipe smoker. Join us for our conversation, bumps in the road and all.
August 8, 2018
Tobacco Review: Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake
In this tobacco review, we cover a popular VaPer, Stokkebye Luxury Bulls-eye Flake. This tobacco comes in a coin cut form, for more information you are just going to have to listen to the episode. Don't worry it isn't long.
August 7, 2018
Maple City Media Live-ish!
This is the audio from last Wednesday's Live SHow on Maple City Pipe Channel. In this episode, we tease out a new podcast, new episodes (one very special series for the three episodes the week of the 13th), and the winners of the giveaway. Yes, there was a quick update episode last week, but it's part of the audio. Also, if you are a live show watcher, then join us the first Wednesday of every month for Maple City Media Live! on Maple City Pipe Channel.
August 6, 2018
The Results Are In!
Just a quick episode anouncing the winners of the Maple City Media draw.
August 2, 2018
The Direction of Monday Night Smoke
In this episode, we will look at when the Monday Night Smoke series will return and what form it will possibly take.
July 30, 2018
Pipe Review: Carey Magic Inch Dublin
In this pipe review, we look at the Magic Inch System from E. A. Carey as installed in one of thier Dublin pipes.
July 25, 2018
Tobacco Review: W. O. Larsen: Craftsman Edition, 2014
Today we review a 2014 tin of W. O. Larsen: Craftsman Edition.
July 24, 2018
Reflecting on Maple City Pipecast
The title says it all. Thanks for listening everyone.
July 23, 2018
The Every-man Pipe Smoker Series: Dan Smulders
In this episode of Maple City Pipecast, we interview Dan Smulders. He is a husband and father, employee, and churchgoer. Find out what this every-man pipe smoker's favorite tobacco and pipe is, and more.
July 18, 2018
Tobacco Review: Captain Black Royal
Today we are review a very special Captain Black tobacco. Not because it's fit for royalty, but... well listen to the episode to find out why.
July 17, 2018
The Country Squire Tobacconist
Today we not only talk about the fine tobaccos blended by Jon David Cole, we also look a bit at the history of his shop.
July 11, 2018
The Everyman Pipe Smoker: My Pipe Journey
A few weeks ago I teased out a new series for the show in which I interview everyday pipe smokers. The guys who are like you and me, the blue collar worker that enjoys the noble hobby we all partake in. I have decided to premiere this series by telling you a bit about my pipe journey. You can also check this out on YouTube, just go to Maple City Pipe Channel to see the video I recorded similtaniously with this episode.
July 10, 2018
R for Rhodesian
In today's episode, we look at the similarities and differences between the Rhodesian and Bulldog shapes.
July 9, 2018
Tobacco and BBQ Pairing Part 2
Back in Episode 9, we talked briefly as I pleaded with Jon David Cole of Country Squire Radio to do a BBQ and Tobacco pairing similar to what they do on their Squire Select episodes. This is the continuation of that pleading.
July 4, 2018
Pitching a New Segment
The title says it all.
July 3, 2018
Pipe Shapes: Billiard
Today we are looking at the classic Billiard shape. One that everyone has in their collections. In this episode, we will look at how it feels in the hand, why I have so many Billiard's in my personal collection and a bit more. Look for other episodes on this classic pipe.
July 2, 2018
Happy Canada Day!!
Happy Canada Day from Maple City Pipecast!
July 1, 2018
Maple City Media Giveaway
Welcome to the Maple City Media Giveaway! Check out the video for all details. The sign up will run from 12am Eastern on July 1st, to 11:59pm on July 31st, with the prize drawing to take place live here on YouTube and live on Periscope on August 1st, time TBD. So subscribe to Maple City Pipe Channel for a chance to win one of three prizes.
June 30, 2018
Tobacco Storage
In this episode, we look at storing tobacco in mason jars. If it should be done, why it is the preferred method of this pipe smoker and more. Remember to check out Maple City Pipe Blog, or Maple City Pipecast, or Maple City Pipe Channel for an announcement that you won't want to miss on June 30th, 2018. Links to all these places are below. Check it out on Saturday!! Maple City Pipe Blog: Maple City Pipecast: Maple City Pipe Channel:
June 27, 2018
We're Dying Here!!
In this episode, we look a re-staining a bowl. What to use and how to use it. Also, check out the Bare Pipe YouTube Channel, they give you valuable information on restoration. The link to the channel is below.
June 26, 2018
Tobacco Review: Captain Black Gold
A review of the first tobacco I ever bought, one that remains a favorite until this day.
June 25, 2018
A Conversation While Polishing.
In today's episode, Dave sits and puts some finishing touches on a pipe that he intends to use as a prize in a give away. All the while making friendly converstation.
June 20, 2018
A New Use for an Old Favourite
Have you ever gotten a corncob pipe in the mail and found the stem fit loose? Have you gone to smoke your favourite cob and found the same? Today we talk two very different fixes for the same problem. This podcast was also released as a video on
June 19, 2018
Mobile Podcast Test.
Yes, that's right, another test, but one that may allow for some different types of podcasts and even a new one! Just have a listen and let us know what you think of the quality of this episode is. We could really use the feed back.
June 18, 2018
Pipes and Podcasts
I come the realization that all the podcasts I listen to while smoking have something in common. Have I become a fan boy??
June 13, 2018
Does a Cob pipe equal a light beer??
While on hiatus from pod casting, I saw someone posit that a Cob was like a light beer. That person was insinuating that there is no point to smokng a cob when there are briar pipes out there. Today we take a look at that.
June 12, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, June 11th, 2018
Tonight for Monday Night Smoke, we have Carey's English Oriental Supreme in a Country Gentleman and Sutliff Private Stock: Maple Street in a Brigham Mountaineer.
June 12, 2018
Pipe Rack Project
I start a new pipe rack project. I need to free up a shelf and keep my pipes out of reach of my soon to be two year old. This will be cheap one because all I need to by are the screws!
June 11, 2018
Zippos, and Matches and Bics. Oh My?
Which is the best pipe lighting method? Tune in for our thoughts on the matter.
June 6, 2018
New Maple City Pipecast Scheduling Format
As the title say, our new format is discussed. As always feedback is welcomed.
June 5, 2018
Monday Night Smoke June 4th, 2018
The latest Monday Night Smoke with CSR! Tonight while I am finishing off my 2015 MacBaren HH Vintage Syrian, I will be test driving a pipe for the first time. Listen in to see what one it is. Hint: it's a colaberation pipe from Missouri Meerschaum.
June 5, 2018
Announcing Maple City Media
In this first of two podcasts detailing the changes that have been taking place over the last few weeks, we introduce our amature media network. We discuss how things play out, how this move streamlines te distrabution of content and what currently makes up Maple City Media.
June 4, 2018
Introducing Maple City Pipe Channel
As things begin to return to normal here, it's time to introduce our YouTube Channel. Maple City Pipe Channel will, in part be the same content as here, just with less editing. So, if you are looking for some less polished content and want to see and hear what a recording of our podcast sounds like click the following link: Please bare in mind that this is a new idea and we have no clue if it will work, but we're giving it a go.
May 29, 2018
Monday Night Smoke The Falling Out of Bed Edition
As I wait for CSR Live to start my son falls out of bed... is he ok? Listen to find out.
May 29, 2018
The End of Maple City Pipe Cast Averted
We almost saw the end of MCPC this week, listen to this episode to hear the short story. For more detail... well it's classified.
May 26, 2018
Dual Audio Video Recording Test
In this episode, you will hear audio that I recorded at the exact same time as I recorded a YouTube video. Yes, this was inspired by the CSR Live stream done when the boys record the weekly show. Let me know what you think, and you can see the video here: Also, check out our Twitter feed (@MCPipecast) if you want a look at the cobmod mentioned during the show. For whatever reason, the show notes just wouldn't let me paste in a picture.
May 18, 2018
It's a boy!!
Title say it all.
May 10, 2018
Monday Night Smoke 20180507
Tonight I think I'm psychic but I find out I'm not. I talk about the upcoming week and discuss what was on Country Squire Radio.
May 8, 2018
Random Friday: Announcement Edition
The title says it all, listen in to find out what the announcement is and how it may affect the future.
May 4, 2018
Tobacco Review: Royalty by Davidoff
Does this pipe tobacco live up to its Royal name?? Or is this description just click bait?? You be the judge.
May 4, 2018
Tobacco Review: Mellow Mixture by Orlik
A review of a tobacco who's name really does say it all.
May 3, 2018
Tobacco Review: Purple Cow by Cornell and Deihl
A review regarding this cigar leaf based offering from C & D.
May 2, 2018
Tobacco Review: Plumbcake by Mac Baren
A review of a Mac Baren tobacco.
May 1, 2018
Monday Night Smoke 20180430
The return of the Monday Night Smoke with Country Squire Radio.
May 1, 2018
Tobacco Review: Carey's English Oriental Supreme
In the first of a 5 day stretch of tobacco reviews, I give a proper review to an E. A. Carey blend. This is the one I tried to review while sick but just could do it justice, so here is a proper review.
April 30, 2018
Up Next Week
A little blurb about what to expect next week on Maple City Pipe Cast.
April 28, 2018
Random Friday: Military Tribute
In this episode I talk Military, people who serve, what it means to me and even some family history.
April 27, 2018
Talking corn cob mods again, but this time it's all about the Cobfoolery contest put on by
April 26, 2018
Review: The Country Gentleman
Today we are reviewing one of our favorites, the Country Gentleman from Missouri Meerschaum. As always this is not a sponsered episode, I am just a fan promoting a product that I like and is quality.
April 25, 2018
Fictional Pipe Smokers
Just a brief look at fictional pipe smokers of the past.
April 24, 2018
Cleaning Your Pipe, How Often? How Deep?
We have touched on this topic before, but always worth another look.
April 23, 2018
Addressing Sound Quality in Upcoming Episodes
As the title says, I tried something new... it didn't work out as well as I hoped, things back to normal quality next week.
April 23, 2018
One Month to Baby
In May my third child will be born, I talk a bit about that and how it may affect how this podcast is produced. Also, this is the LAST I say, LAST computer voice episode. If you have been listening to all 5 of these episodes thank you so much for dealing with this. Starting Monday the 23rd of April I am back and talking to you with my own voice again. Can't wait to talk to you all directly again... "see" you Monday!
April 20, 2018
What Kind Of Pipe Smoker Am I?
I try a deep dive into why I smoke what I smoke and how I got here. Episode 4 of 5 with the computer talking, just one more to go and it's over.
April 19, 2018
Edifying Thoughts Of A Tobacco Smoker
A poem by Johanne Sebastien Bach, read by a computer voice over music composed by the same man. It's a high-class episode... except for the voice. This is 3 of 5 for this computer generated format. We are almost done, just a little longer.
April 18, 2018
That's right another review and this time of the website. Also, this is episode 2 of 5 with the computer voice, only 3 more to go!!
April 17, 2018
Tobacco Review: English Oriental Blend by E. A. Carey Co.
A quick review of a E. A. Carey blend. Due to the cold I had during this recording period I couldn't smoke the tobacco before reviewing it, so I had to go from memory. I plan a second review on this blend since I don't think I remembered enough detail to have given this an honest review. Also this is the first of 5 episodes with a computer voice, please bear with them over the next week as I will be recording again for next weeks episodes.
April 16, 2018
Random Friday the 13th
A look at some of the origin stories regarding Friday the 13th.
April 13, 2018
My UPS Experience
This is another episode done with the computer voice. In it, I relate a story from just before Christmas 2017. I hope that you enjoy the episode and take what I "say" in it into consideration when you are deciding if you are going to use UPS.
April 12, 2018
Shire Cobbit Review
A look at the Shire Cobbit, one of the Tolkien Inspired pipes from Missouri Meerschaum.
April 11, 2018
My First Pipe
An episode dedicated to a first pipe of Legend-ary proportions. Listen as I talk my first pipe and first tobacco.
April 10, 2018
Return of the CSR Live Stream
That's right tonight is the night... Welcome Back Jon David and the CSR Live show!!!!
April 9, 2018
Computerized Voicecast
As I have contrated a cold that has caused a horrible speaking voice, I decided to try something new.
April 7, 2018
Latest Cob Mods
Talking about the 2018 Cobfoolery entries I am planning on making this year. One is already in the contest and as of this episodes recording I have tested my Freehand entry.
April 7, 2018
Random Fridays: Writing and Pipe Smoking
This Friday's random topic: the world of writing and pipe smoking, do you write and smoke? Do your characters smoke a pipe? Is the at of smoking the pipe the main theme of the story or an affection of your character? Listen to find out.
April 6, 2018
Tobacco Review: Sutliff Private Stock: Maple Street
In this, the second tobacco review this week, I look at one of my favourite aromatic tobaccos.
April 5, 2018
Wednesday smoke with CSR podcast.
A good episode feom CSR. Highly recommended, due to being sick no smoking.
April 4, 2018
To Enter or Not To Enter?
In this episode, a decision has to be made in regards to which classic corncob pipe will be entered into this year's Cobfoolery Contest. Will it be the MacArthur Sitter ( or the 5-Star Gentleman Cobwarden? Honestly, it still hasn't been decided as of the creation of these notes or the recording of this episode. I also must apologize if there are more stops and starts than normal in this episode, I was recording at 12:30 AM local time.
April 4, 2018
Tobacco Review: C&D Exclusive
Today I am reviewing the C&D blend Exclusive, 50% Virginia and 50% Perique, sweet and spicey. Have a listen to see what I think.
April 3, 2018
Brigham Pipe Review
In today's episode, I review the first Brigham to enter my collection.
April 2, 2018
Reddit Ruckus
A look at the actions taken by reddit against the pipe smoking community on that site and what it may possibly mean for inpedendant podcasters who are doing pipe and tobacco shows.
March 31, 2018
Random Fridays: TV Talk
This Friday I will take a break from pipes and tobacco to do a TV talk about some shows I like, viewing habits etc. I'm going to focus a bit on the Flash so hopefully, that doesn't step on anyone's toes.
March 30, 2018
Thursday Night Smoke
Finally got the weekly smoke in and was able to listen to the latest CSR with club members including one whom, you maybe firmiliar with. Thanks for the opertunity Beau!
March 30, 2018
Country Squire Radio Talk
Inspired by the various TV Talk podcasts out there, I thought I would do a CSR Talk. Will this be the beginning of a series.... you'll just have to stay tuned to find out.
March 29, 2018
No Wednesday Night Smoke
Due to unforseen circumstances I couldn't get the Wednesday smoke I wanted in. Sorry all.
March 29, 2018
Pipecast Facebook Group
In this episode, I tlak about possibly starting a Maple City Pipeblog/cast Facebook group. Looking for some opinions.
March 28, 2018
Why Mod a Cob?
I have talked cob mods before but this time I talk about why I do it.
March 27, 2018
Monday Night Smoke Mar 26th, 2018
Decided to do Monday night smoke anyway, listen innto here me choke on a flake that makes it through the stem.
March 27, 2018
Monday Night Smoke Hiatus
Due to the Live Stream hiatus due to John David's wedding (Country Squire Radio), there will be no Monday night smoke for a couple of weeks but I do talk about what will be happening instead. Have a Listen.
March 26, 2018
Tobacco Theory
In this episode I tackle the theory that cigarettes have fewer additives in them by weight than pipe tobacco, with some surprizing results. This episode is formatted like a couple of youtube channels that I watch regularily Game Theory and Film Theory. Check them out if you like to theorize about how gravity might work in the Mushroom Kingdom or if you wondered about the economics of Wakanda after watching Black Pather. Links to websites and articles referenced in this podcast available below.
March 24, 2018
Co-host, What's that?
Looking for a co-host for an episode. Listen for more details.
March 23, 2018
Friday Randomness
A new feature in which Fridays topic can be anything. Will this be about pipe smoking or something else? You'll just have to listen and find out.
March 23, 2018
Peterson Pipe Talk
In this episode, I talk about the restoration journey my first Peterson pipe is taking. What's being done? How's it being done?
March 22, 2018
Pipe Cleaners
Pipe Cleaners, something every pipe smoker needs. I talk about the ones I keep on hand and what I use them for.
March 21, 2018
To Mod or Not To Mod
That is the question that we will be looking at today. That's right I'm talking about modifying corn cob pipes, a part of the cob smoking culture that I only just discovered.
March 20, 2018
Monday Night Smoke March 19th, 2018
A really late edition of Monday Night Smoke.
March 20, 2018
Review: Pear-wood Sitter
In this episode I talk about a pipe I bought off of Amazon. This is a great sitter which I love to smoke.
March 19, 2018
Parenting, Podcasting and Pipe Smoking.
In this episode, I try to look at the difficulty of balancing these three things. I get a little preachy at one point, that was not the tone I was going for in this episode. For the tone I apologize, but what I said is my opinion and that's what I wanted out there.
March 17, 2018
Tin Recycling
Not your regular recycling, we are looking at new uses for your empty tins. Everything from building clocks to cases for small items.
March 16, 2018
Tobacco Review: American Patriot
Today I look at what may possibly be one of Missouri Meerschaum's lesser know achievements, pipe tobacco. I will give you my opinion of American Patriot, one of four Missouri Meerschaum blends.
March 15, 2018
Tobacco Review: Kramer's English Blend
A look at a tobacco I bought and tried for one reason; I had heard it was a favourite of the late great, Leonard Nimoy. LLAP!!
March 14, 2018
The Pipe Smoker's Relaxation
Another short story I wrote with the pipe smoker in mind. Have a listen and enjoy.
March 13, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, March 13th, 2018
A rushed kind of Monday Night Smoke. I almost didn't get this one out. Tonight for the sake of symmetry I'll be smoking the Ropp Bulldog I talked about on the earlier episode.
March 13, 2018
Ropp Retrospective
A Description of my Ropp pipe from my collection. Also don't forget to tune in later for tonight's Monday Night Smoke.
March 12, 2018
Vanity Tour Smoke
This episode comes on the heels of my trip to Toronto to see the Ill-Advised Vanity Tour by Weird Al. During this episode you will hear me talk about toting my cob along with the intent of trying to keep the 31-day challenge going but since I cancelled that before the episode came out.... just ignore it. I did take a pipe or two and tobacco along for the ride.
March 10, 2018
Cleaning And Restoration Part 2
The conclusion of our 2 part episode on cleaning and restoring.
March 9, 2018
Cleaning And Restoration Part 1
In this episode, we go over the lists of things nessecary to clean and restore pipes. Do to the amount of crossover between the lists and teh amount of items covered this one is split up into 2 parts.
March 8, 2018
Relaxing With A Pipe
What do you do when you relax? If you're a pipe smoker it's load and smoke a pipe. In this episode we explore relaxing as it pertains to smoke pipes.
March 7, 2018
31 Day Cob Challenge Ends Early
Due to issues explained in the episode I must stop the cob challenge. If these concerns are unrelated I will give it another go at a later date.
March 6, 2018
Frog Morton: On The Bayou Review
In this episode, I give my review on a terrific tobacco that, unless a miracle happens will soon be out of stock forever, if it isn't already. The Frog Morton series will be missed by all who loved the flavours of those delicious tobaccos but the world of tobacco spins on with an oppertunity to find your new favourite blend.
March 6, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Mar 5th, 2018
An dual duty episode, where I tell you what I am smoking tonight and give an impromtu update on my 31 day Challenge.
March 6, 2018
Various sizes and prices, today we look at a tool that is indispensable for a pipe smoker.
March 5, 2018
Captain Black: Black Sea Review
Today I review Black Sea.
March 3, 2018
It's been a Month of Podcasting!
Talking about the last month on Maple City Pipe Cast and a little about tonight's Periscope! Hope to "see" you there, my Periscope is the same as my Twitter @DRAllen201 so drop by, say hi, ask questions or whatever it takes to drive the conversation.
March 2, 2018
31 Day Challenge Begins
The first smoke in my 31 day challenge is underway. Have a listen to the talk of the night and don't forget to tune in every Friday night forba weekly update starting next week.
March 2, 2018
March 31 Day Challenge
This Episode was actually supposed to air yesterday (Feb 28) but I went with a different post, so some of the date references will be off a bit. Here I explain my personal challenge to smoke the same corncob pipe every day for one month. The pipe will be a staight Country Gentleman, the tobacco will be everything I have in the pipe. I was inspired by the feb-burnout the guys on the Corn Cob Nation Facebook group did. I didn't have a new enough cob to give it a go with them, so, I'm doing this instead. Look for a first smoke episode later tonight, it will be bare bones and no editing. Updates will happen every Friday from here on out.
March 1, 2018
A Tribute to McClelland
Just a small talk about McClelland tobaccos in honour of the comapany that has produced so many wonderful treats for us pipers. Join me in wishing them well and have a bowl of your favourite McClelland blend this week in honour of an institution coming to the end of its storied run.
February 28, 2018
Pipe Baiscs
In this episode we look at the basic things that a person will need as they begin their pipe journey
February 27, 2018
Monday Night Smoke, Feb 26th, 2018
Latest episode of Maple City Pipecast
February 27, 2018
Can You Overthink Your Pipes?
In this episode, I address the thought that someone can over think their pipes. As a bonus there is some information regarding a soecial on-line event that I will be doing for the podcast on March 2, 2018.
February 26, 2018
A Brief History of Brigham Pipes Part 2
The continuation of the history of Brigham Pipes.
February 24, 2018
Is McClelland going out of Business?
In this episode I talk about the things I have been seeing on the internet about McClelland going out of Business.
February 24, 2018
A Brief History of Brigham Pipes Part 1
Part one of a two part look at the history of Brigham Pipe Company.
February 23, 2018
Brebbia Ring Polish!?!?!?
In this episode I tell you about an alternate use for brebbia pipe and stem polish... if you didn't figure it out from the title get listening I'm sure you'll figure it out.
February 22, 2018
Cob Mods
Today we spend our time discussing modification to corn cob pipes. In this episode I go over what I have done at the time of recording. (Finished a new mod last night.)
February 22, 2018
Cob Or Briar?
A look at the conundrum of choosing between two great pipe types.
February 21, 2018
The Pipe Smoker's Lament
It's International Pipe Smoking Day. As a small celebration today I have a shoet story for you. Hope you enjoy.
February 20, 2018
Monday Night Smoke 20180219.
Tonight I come to you after CSR live. In a last minute choice I had McClelland # 2015 with my Country Squire Pipe and had good long smoke with the boys in Jackson.
February 20, 2018
Review Of The Savinelli Capri
In this episode I go over the Savinelli Capri I bought on Ebay and restored.
February 19, 2018
Tin Society Review
In this day and age of subscription services for anything from razor blades to perfume what is there for the pipe smoker? The Tin Society is the answer. Listen as I go over the February box and give you my thoughts on the tobaccos, the accessories and the service itself. This review is larger the my usual 3 - 5 minute format, so pack a pipe and smoke along. The thoughts and opinions are my own and no compensation was provided me from the Tin Society. You can check out my rankings of the tobaccos at and you can follow me on Twitter @DRAllen201.
February 17, 2018
Stem Talk
A discussion on the various stem styles and materials that can be found in the pipe world.
February 16, 2018
MNS & Birthday Hello.
Hi guys, I didn't realize that last night's (Feb 12th, 2018) didn't get moved over to the podcast. It went out on the anchor fm station, and for that I am so sorry. It is now online in this combined episode that includes last night's Monday Night Smoke with Country Squire Radio and a brief birthday hello. Once again sorry about the mix up. Thanks for listening and good smokes.
February 13, 2018
Not More SNOW!!
Just me rambling on aboutvhow much snow we have gotten over the last few days. I do also talk about smoking my Country Gentleman with Mac Baren Vintage Syran outside in the snow.
February 10, 2018
IPSD Musings
I talk about IPSD sales and the conudrum of purchasing this has caused me this year. Guess this would classify as a first world problem!
February 9, 2018
Thoughts For The Day
That's right I over shot and had to do a 2 parter. I was just musing about various things that affect us directly and indirectly.
February 8, 2018
The Fastest Pipe Alive
I start out talking about choosing a pipe for the evening but end up talking about the Flash.
February 8, 2018
Winter Wonderpipe
On a snowy morning I wonder what tobacco to smoke.
February 7, 2018
Pairing Tobacco With BBQ
In this episode of Maple City Pipecast I plead with Jon David Cole of Country Squire Radio to please so a barbeque and tobacco pairing Squire Select.
February 6, 2018
Review Carey's Traditional VA
A quick review of Carey's Traditional Virginia. I recommend giving it a try.
February 6, 2018
Monday Night Smoke Feb 5th
Tonight on Maple City Pipecast I talk about Carey's Smokeshop and some of thier products. Be sure to check out the blog entry at for the link to Carey's Smoke Shop or give them a follow on Twitter @CareysSmokeshop. You can find me on Twitter @DRAllen201.
February 5, 2018
What Cob To Smoke For 30 Days?
Today we ponder the many choices in corn cob pipes as I try to figure out which cob to smoke for my 30 Day Challenge.
February 5, 2018
The 1 Month Cob Challenge.
In this episode I toss around the idea of smoking the same corn cob pipe everyday for one month.
February 3, 2018
A Look At The Nording Compass
In this episode I give a quick review of the Nording Compass, a newer offering from the people at Nording. You can follow me @DRAllen201 on Twitter, read about various pipe and tobacco related topics as well as find all the various links to the podcast at
February 3, 2018
McClelland 2015 VaPer
A tribute to a favourite tobacco that will soon be gone.
February 2, 2018
Monday Night Smoke Jan 29/18
Join me regularily for a smoke on Monday nights.
January 30, 2018
Tin Time
Tin Time
January 29, 2018