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Boxerbuddy

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Location : Boston, Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-10-06

PostSubject: ashing   Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:56 pm

How often do you guys ash your pipe, or do you just tamp all the way to the bottom. I haven't read anything about this subject, but I find if I ash twice or 3 times in the course of a bowl, once it goes out of course, it helps to keep the bowl lit longer. Is this wrong or is it a personal smoking technique that has no right or wrong?
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tiltjlp

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Location : Cheviot Ohio
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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:26 pm

I tamp and don't dump anything until I finish the bowl, unless I plan to DGT the pipe. Then I remove ashes and embers while the pipe is still warm.
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s.ireland



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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:54 pm

Sometimes half way through the bowl I will gently dump whatever will come out then I tamp and dump the rest when I reach the bottom.
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Smitty

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Location : Pennsyltucky
Registration date : 2011-01-01

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:02 pm

s.ireland wrote:
Sometimes half way through the bowl I will gently dump whatever will come out then I tamp and dump the rest when I reach the bottom.
Same here. Usually though, I just tamp nearly to the bottom. Once I have trouble keeping it lit towards the end, I stir up the bowl, smoke till it goes out and repeat a few times.
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KevinP

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Registration date : 2011-01-18

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:15 pm

Don't dump out the ashes at all, except for rare circumstances when the bowl is nearly finished but the ash is making it harder to re-light.
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Josjor

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Registration date : 2011-07-27

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:20 pm

Smitty wrote:
s.ireland wrote:
Sometimes half way through the bowl I will gently dump whatever will come out then I tamp and dump the rest when I reach the bottom.
Same here. Usually though, I just tamp nearly to the bottom. Once I have trouble keeping it lit towards the end, I stir up the bowl, smoke till it goes out and repeat a few times.

This, though I rarely have to "repeat a few times."
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Hermit

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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:44 am

I sometimes dump, especially with a tall
bowl before a relight. I gently disturb
the ash with my pipe nail and dump.
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Dutch

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Registration date : 2010-11-06

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:53 am

Depends on the pipe's design for me. If the tobacco isn't getting enough oxygen, I will ash and aerate with my pipe tool to get the tobacco burning properly.
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:42 am

I used to regularly dump ash at least once, but I'm avoiding it now, and I think I like the results. Just a gentle tamp now and again.
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Milan



Registration date : 2011-03-17

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:20 pm

Hermit wrote:
I sometimes dump, especially with a tall
bowl before a relight. I gently disturb
the ash with my pipe nail and dump.
This. ^^^
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:55 pm

Kind as what was alluded to, depends on the pipe and tobacco...

...more often than not, I "tamp and tip," where I gently even the tobacco's surface, and slowly rotate the pipe into the ash tray... whatever falls out stays out, whatever stays in, stays in.

I've had to be careful when mixing the bowl toward the end, though, I've gotten a few mouthfuls of chunks a few times. Suspect ...so I tend to leave it alone. Toward the back of the bowl I'll poke the unburnt stuff out a little to get more air flow back there before I finish the bowl, but at that point, no more ashing, really.
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Milan



Registration date : 2011-03-17

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:58 pm

Quote :
"tamp and tip"
Ever thought about opening your own B&M?... the Tamp & Tip.
... or maybe a children's toy?
It just rings... market me.
Smile Milan
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: ashing   Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:00 pm

Milan wrote:
Quote :
"tamp and tip"
Ever thought about opening your own B&M?... the Tamp & Tip.
... or maybe a children's toy?
It just rings... market me.
Smile Milan

Not bad, Milan... if I had the capital, I could think of much worse businesses to open up... we need a pipe B&M here, too... Cool
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Stackle2

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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:59 am

Milan wrote:
Quote :
"tamp and tip"
Ever thought about opening your own B&M?... the Tamp & Tip.
... or maybe a children's toy?
It just rings... market me.
Smile Milan

"Tamp & Tip- For all your pipe & circumcision needs!"
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:10 pm

Stackle2 wrote:


"Tamp & Tip- For all your pipe & circumcision needs!"

...well... my Ukraine grandfather WAS Jewish... :ponder:
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dshpipes

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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:35 pm

Stackle2 wrote:
Milan wrote:
Quote :
"tamp and tip"
Ever thought about opening your own B&M?... the Tamp & Tip.
... or maybe a children's toy?
It just rings... market me.
Smile Milan

"Tamp & Tip- For all your pipe & circumcision needs!"

lol! lol! lol!
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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:47 am

Stackle2 wrote:
Milan wrote:
Quote :
"tamp and tip"
Ever thought about opening your own B&M?... the Tamp & Tip.
... or maybe a children's toy?
It just rings... market me.
Smile Milan

"Tamp & Tip- For all your pipe & circumcision needs!"

Oi! Shocked Shocked
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Brewdude
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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:42 pm

I don't dump the ashes at all. Just tamp as necessary until the bottom of the bowl tells me it's done.



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lb



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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:07 pm

It depends.If you want to win a smoking competition,you have to ash(with the tamper).If you just want to smoke with no hassle,then just leave inside the ash;tamp and relight when needed.Ounce you learn the basics,only time and experience will let you know what works better for you.When that happens you would enjoy your pipe even more.
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Josjor

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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:52 pm

I should re-state my original post.

I have an oom paul and if I don't dump the ash every once in a while I end up with a lap full of ashes.Shocked Very Happy

I love the oom paul shape for reading as it's out of the way and clenches more comfortably than anything else. The drawback is that the bowl ends up almost perfectly in line with exhalations from the nose. If I have some ash built up then the ash gets blown out of the bowl and ends up in my lap. It's taken me a few times to learn, but nowadays I either rememeber to tamp a little more often or dump the ash about half way down the bowl.
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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:07 pm

I love this place. Just when I have a problem, you guys have the answer. My Pete Bulldog smokes perfect for the first half of the bowl or just smoking a half a bowl. I finally realized that maybe it was the 1/4 in. of packed ash on top of my tobacco that was giving me a problem. Just wasn't sure if it was normal to have to ash a deep bowl or if I was doing something wrong. I've read it a lot on here before... Don't over think
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tiltjlp

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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:04 am

skullnbones wrote:
I love this place. Just when I have a problem, you guys have the answer. My Pete Bulldog smokes perfect for the first half of the bowl or just smoking a half a bowl. I finally realized that maybe it was the 1/4 in. of packed ash on top of my tobacco that was giving me a problem. Just wasn't sure if it was normal to have to ash a deep bowl or if I was doing something wrong. I've read it a lot on here before... Don't over think

I never dump ash and never have a problem. Sounds like you might be tamping too hard. I seldom use more than the weight of the tamper itself.
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Wayne_Teipen

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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:32 am

I only dump ash towards the bottom of the bowl as a last resort if it won't stay lit. I try aerating it with the tip of the spoon or poker first. That usually works. I do dump ash when I plan on DGTing also so it doesn't taint the flavor of the remaining tobacco.
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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:37 am

It can be tough noting what you do by habit. Since I do this by habit or instinct, I won't even try to defend it; I'll just say it seems to work for me. I rarely 'ash' in the top half of the bowl (or have to tamp too often). On the bottom half, if I gently tamp, I tend to flick out any fluffy ash and if necessary gently tamp again.
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PostSubject: Re: ashing   Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:32 am

I just tamp, if I have trouble lighting then i'll ash and try to light again, if still haven't probably i'll stir tamp and light. If still haven't probably I'm done.
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