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PipeDreams

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PostSubject: Purging?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:20 am

Some cigar smokers blow through their cigars to clear tar/moisture out and improve the taste of their cigars. Does anyone do this with their pipes? I was smoking some VA earlier and it was gurgling a lot, so I tried the ol' purge and it immediately got rid of the gurgle (and I could've sworn I saw steam rising out of the bowl).
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Harlock999

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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:44 am

I do, occasionally, to stoke the ember if it feels like it's dying out.
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PipeDreams

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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:57 am

Cheers Harlock, good to know I'm not alone! I also do it with cigars to check to see if they're burning evenly and I've done it with my pipe for the same reason.
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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:39 pm

I think I do this a lot just from normal exhalation while clenching my pipes. Smoke always gets blown out the bowl. Every once in a while I say "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers", and that helps.

Steve
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PipeDreams

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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:09 pm

sstodvictory wrote:
I think I do this a lot just from normal exhalation while clenching my pipes. Smoke always gets blown out the bowl. Every once in a while I say "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers", and that helps.

Steve

I guess if you're a clencher some degree of exhalation through the stem is unavoidable. The "Peter Piper" thing is pretty quirky!
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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:14 pm

I was smoking some VA earlier and it was gurgling a lot, so I tried the ol' purge and it immediately got rid of the gurgle


Yep, works great doesn't it? cheers
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PipeDreams

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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:23 pm

Yes it does! Didn't know if it was an accepted technique in the pipe smoking community. Cigar smokers talk about it pretty often.--it seems some techniques are transferable. Smile
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Harlock999

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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:24 pm

Well, next time I experience the dreaded gurgle, I'll have to give the "purge" a try.
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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:08 pm

ReadIng this and thinking back to my first pipe days I realize I had it backwards. When I would get gurgle that I couldn't get rid of I'd take a very short, but hard puff and spit out the horrendous concentration of hot ashy liquid. It was terrible but it worked
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ZeroContent

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PostSubject: Re: Purging?   Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:45 am

Yeah, when a gurgle occurs is the only time I do.
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