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 Post subject: Question for pipe smokers?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:16 am 
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I find I enjoy corn cobs the most but have several briars.

The briars always tend to be a bubbly smoke, stronger in flavour etc, wet in the mouth, why is this, I have several medium priced briars and have diff stems from straight to bent, up to 100 dollar pipes. The $10 corn cobs are just better?


I have been smoking some of these for 6 plus years and the briars don't seem to improve.

For a comparison I have just smoked a beautiful pipe from one of the cobs and thought I would run a comparison from one of the briars, its wet and nasty with the juice, both were smoked slow, gurgles were drawn through even slower. The only diff I can see is that the briars have a smaller stem hole??


Why, help please with my pipe problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Question for pipe smokers?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:18 am 
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On a side note I get thicker smoke from all the briars, does this mean they are sealed better or do the cobs permeate air to mellow the smoke as you draw?

I would just smoke cobs if I could get over the taste I get from some of the others.
Thanks guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Question for pipe smokers?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Peterson Pipes makes what they call a 'system pipe' in briar that has a sort of reservoir to catch tar and such while smoking.
I have never used one, but they are a well considered pipe.

I like corncob pipes... Missouri Meerschaum, to be precise... they smoke cooler than other pipes.
and I have only used the standard model, with bent stem... none of the McArthurs of other fancy ones.

Are you using a straight, or bent stem briar???

There's lots of pipe information out there on the web, and pipe-specific forums, too.

Good luck
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 Post subject: Re: Question for pipe smokers?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:15 pm 
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The conditions you describe "bubbly smoke, stronger in flavour, wet in mouth" are typically associated with a poorly made pipe. The "stronger in flavour" might be due to excessive tar/carbon build up in the bowl. Try reaming your bowl and cleaning it with a soak of alcohol and salt. The "wet in mouth" might be due to a poorly fitted stem. This would allow air into the smoke chamber causing just what you describe- a wet, gurgly smoke. It would also contribute to a bad taste due to the excessive build up of gummy substances inside the bowl.

Myself, I prefer cobs and real meers.


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 Post subject: Re: Question for pipe smokers?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:23 pm 
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i like a corn-cob pipe myself.

allthough im not your avid pipe smoker, i do like the look a nicelly worn cob pipe has,


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 Post subject: Re: Question for pipe smokers?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Thanks guys, will give them a clean up and check stem fit.


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 Post subject: Re: Question for pipe smokers?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:44 pm 
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here's a diagram of the Peterson system.

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