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LIPIPE

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PostSubject: How long should a good smoke last?   Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:23 am

I prefer to smoke large bowls. I'm a clencher. When I fill a bowl I need at least a one hour smoke. I find that rubbed Penzance is a long lasting smoke. This morning I smoked a bowl of Sterling's Briar Creek Natural and the smoke lasted only about 40 minutes. Being somewhat disappointed, I recharged my bowl to continue the pleasure. Does a short duration smoke leave you less than satisfied?
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:19 am

LIPIPE wrote:
Does a short duration smoke leave you less than satisfied?

I'll sometimes recharge the bowl as well if it's one of my really small bowled pipes. Apart from Petersons, I generally prefer the smaller bowls of classic English makers like GBD. But I also smoke a lot of flakes, so that tends to make for a longer smoke.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:35 pm

There are a lot of variables involved in determining the length of a smoke: pipe size, tobacco type and cut, smoker's puffing style, and several others. For instance, when smoking outside, wind can speed up the smoke considerably. With all that said, if I'm smoking one of my larger pipes indoors, I usually get at least one hour out of the smoke and sometimes considerably longer. I try to smoke as slowly as possible and don't worry about the number of relights I need.

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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:48 pm

I want somewhere in between 60 and 90 minutes. To achieve this I smoke 1 5/8-1 3/4" bore pipes for Lat blends and 2" bore pipes for Burleys.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:01 pm

I tend towards smaller pipes and stronger tobaccos, so even though most bowls are only 40 minutes or so, I'm quite satisfied by the time it's finished.

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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:35 pm

Why do I hear Michael Scott saying "That's what she said"? - Laughing

Sorry - please continue...
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:08 pm

For a good smoke, I usually get an hour or more out of mine. Of course, I don't get this with a smaller bowl. But even with a smaller bowl, i'm usually good for 30-45 minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:40 am

I pack 1/2 or 3/4 bowls, otherwise known as bitch bowls by some. I pack a pipe based on the time I think I will have to smoke it. Driving to and from work, a quick out on a cold night, walking, errands, etc... these are usually half bowls which will last around 20 minutes. Watching the game, road trips, or just relaxing with a pipe... these are usually three quarter bowls which will last around 40 minutes. I never pack a full bowl to avoid rim darkening. I'm I slow smoker and used to try and smoke as long as possible, but I now prefer shorter sessions. I will also smoke a pipe a couple times during the day if I need to because I smoke in shorter sessions. I'm a clencher, like lighter pipes (50 grams or less), which means the bowls tend to be smaller. Smoking for an hour or more can be nice from time to time, but I'm usually exhausted afterwards and I tend to speed up towards the end for some reason, which of course can leave a man with a bitter taste at the end of a bowl.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:13 am

I am a S-L-O-W smoker. Lightly packed, even half bowls in my smaller-bored pipes will go almost an hour. Full bowls and even larger bores I'm almost two hours in. I usually smoke outside (in the morning sun in winter, evening in summer)... I guess somehow I really stretch it out. I don't take breaks, either...relights, occasionally but usually just "wisping and sipping" away.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:45 am

I don't typically have the luxury of long smoke times, I usually can only go for 30 minutes or so (the commute home). Wish I had more time, but them's the brakes.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:40 am

A good smoke for me should last at least 45 minutes. That's how long my commute to and from work is. I have smaller bowled pipes like my Peterson's 303's, 80s, and 999 that are just about right although occasionally they will end several minutes before I arrive and I get disappointed.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:01 pm

Most of my pipes are good for 45 - 60 minutes, which I enjoy. I have a few smaller pipes when I don't have time, but I like the larger bowls and just relaxing. Firing up my deep Ferndown right now...
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:43 pm

I've got a honkin big Nording that gives me a three smoke if I fill the pipe. I use it as a traveling pipe. I can drive from the town where I live to Indianapolis and back without a refill.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:26 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
I am a S-L-O-W smoker. Lightly packed, even half bowls in my smaller-bored pipes will go almost an hour. Full bowls and even larger bores I'm almost two hours in. I usually smoke outside (in the morning sun in winter, evening in summer)... I guess somehow I really stretch it out. I don't take breaks, either...relights, occasionally but usually just "wisping and sipping" away.

Same here.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:22 pm

A GOOD smoke? Never long enough...... tongue
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:24 pm

Jazzman wrote:
A GOOD smoke? Never long enough...... tongue

Best answer! Very Happy
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PostSubject: how long   Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:51 pm

i agree with not long enough i can have a 2 inch tall bowl last an hour or even a little more or 30 mins it all depends on how often i puff or re light
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:44 pm

If I stuffed my Boswell with flake cut VA I could puff on it for an hour. If it's filled with a finely cut burley, I'd be lucky if it lasted 20 minutes.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:02 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
I am a S-L-O-W smoker. Lightly packed, even half bowls in my smaller-bored pipes will go almost an hour. Full bowls and even larger bores I'm almost two hours in.

+1
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:55 pm

I just refueled for extended slow puff pleasure.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:14 pm

Usually about 45 mins to 1 hr, but once in a while i enjoy loading up my Kilimanjaro to the brim and it lasts about 2 hrs +- 15 mins.

After a two hour session im pretty satisfied, on a nicotine buzz as i dont smoke more than 2-4 times a week, sometimes less.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:04 pm

I can't seem to get less than 1.5 hrs. outta any of my bowls. My Pete 80S...I had two morning smokes yesterday and today and each lasted 2.5 hrs. Yes, a wee bit of down time, but not much. And I really didn't cram them full. All in the cadence, I guess. And the cut.


For me to get a 30 min. smoke, I'd have to half fill my smallest bowl and concentrate on puffing. Gee..I'm kinda happy most of the time that I get so much outta so little.

Of course...cepting the times I want a quick fix and roll...
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:07 pm

What was your blend for the 2.5 hour smokes? That seems to be quite a record.
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:13 pm

UberHuberMan wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
I am a S-L-O-W smoker. Lightly packed, even half bowls in my smaller-bored pipes will go almost an hour. Full bowls and even larger bores I'm almost two hours in. I usually smoke outside (in the morning sun in winter, evening in summer)... I guess somehow I really stretch it out. I don't take breaks, either...relights, occasionally but usually just "wisping and sipping" away.

Same here.


Ditto and +1
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PostSubject: Re: How long should a good smoke last?   Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:22 pm

If I'm smoking in the mornings it usually lasts for about two hours, unless I load up my clay, which I only do if I have a busy morning, in which case I will only get about forty minutes to and hour out if it. For my evening I like to break out a little hennessy VSOP, or some Johnny Walker black, sit back with my bulldog and some nightcap, pull out a Louis l'amour western and lose myself for a good 2.5 to 3 hours.
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