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i.keenum

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PostSubject: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Wed May 09, 2012 11:10 pm

When I started smoking about three years ago and I got my first really pipe and good tobacco I was having problems thoroughly enjoying my self. So I sat in my car with some mouth wash,a coke in a glass bottle, a corn cob, and some borkum riff whiskey flavored. I smoked the BR whiskey while drinking the coke, the rinsed with the wash when I was done.
Since then nothing has come close and I haven't any bad problem with tung bite since.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Wed May 09, 2012 11:30 pm

Tongue bite, as I understand it, is the same as burning your tongue. Learning pace, how to pack, differences in tobacco, and knowing what the advent of tongue bite feels like help me avoid it.

I generally keep my beverage consumption simple. Water, coffee, tea, or a dark beer.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Wed May 09, 2012 11:55 pm

Tongue bite and tongue burn are two separate issues.

Tongue burn is literally a searing of the tongue from steam and hot smoke coming from an overly-puffed (or improperly packed) bowl. Sometimes can be caused by windy conditions.

Tongue bite is a chemical reaction on your tongue caused by the tobacco itself (common with the alkali nature of Burley), the release of chemicals not compatible with the smoker's mouth (and a subsequent reaction) with the smoke, which can also be caused by improper smoking or draw.


Both problems are interconnected to some degree and sometimes are hard to differentiate, but can also be solved by similar solutions. Switching tobacco, slowing down your pace, packing differently, tamping differently and being mindful of your smoke, and paying attention to what food or drink may throw off the pH of your palette/tongue and help deal with either issue. If changing packing and slowing down your draw seem to help, it's likely tongue burn. If switching tobacco or cleansing your palette before a smoke seems to help, it's likely tongue bite.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Thu May 10, 2012 12:03 am

Well, color me wrong about burn. Whatever color that is. Laughing
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Thu May 10, 2012 12:13 am

*shrug* I thought they were the same too, until someone broke it down like that for me. Laughing Recolorization? *shrug*
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Thu May 10, 2012 4:22 am

Rub some of this on it. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Thu May 10, 2012 6:51 am

Ian! Dude, you hard core!

I just suffered through it for well over a year. My problem was partially being too stubborn to slow down and and partially not caring. I figured in time I'd just tan my tongue. Yeah, right!
I have no idea how much tobac I smoked without tasting it but I know it was a LOT! I was shocked when the day came that I actually realized how good the stuff tastes.
My tongue did get used to the smoke but not the heat. I still get burned now and then but not bitten these days UNLESS I tangle with some of the MacBaren's.

BR and a coke. Waugh! The proverbial monkey ain't the only one with a brass set on him. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Thu May 10, 2012 7:54 am

Lol just trying to get over it in the beginning, I had never been a smoker of any kind and I was really sensitive to bite and burn. I still like a really fizzy coke with my tobacco, not because I'm a glutton for punishment Twisted Evil , but I like the dark flavor of coke with my pipe and I despise flat cokes.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Thu May 10, 2012 9:42 am

I found the acid in the soda counteracts the alkaline in the smoke. Diet Pepsi by my side when I light up.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Thu May 10, 2012 9:09 pm

i.keenum wrote:
When I started smoking about three years ago and I got my first really pipe and good tobacco I was having problems thoroughly enjoying my self. So I sat in my car with some mouth wash,a coke in a glass bottle, a corn cob, and some borkum riff whiskey flavored. I smoked the BR whiskey while drinking the coke, the rinsed with the wash when I was done.
Since then nothing has come close and I haven't any bad problem with tung bite since.

One reason I love my Squadron Leader English blend is because I can puff away at it and there is almost no tongue burn. Other blends such as VA or Burley heavy leaf gives bites my palate all the time. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sat May 12, 2012 11:26 pm

I ve noticed how you pack the bowl, the way you light the tobacco and how you tamp and how fast you smoke seem to make a HUGE diffrence. I smoke way too fast (I have to remind and remind myself to slown dow).

I have also noticed that the more I smoke the more natural smoking seems to become. Its like the pipe and I have become one it can be very zen lol. I also enjoy playing with my smoking style, trying out new methods and the olde trial and error method. I figure that at least for me that is half the fun of pipe smoking playing with new methods and figuring things out. Not to forget all the great tobacco blends to pack the pipe with.

Well happy non tung bite smoking everyone!!
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 12:20 am

Lemonade for this kid. Love it with a shot of gin while I'm puffing
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 12:38 am

HATER! Yer killin' me here! Lemonade and gin? Now THERE'S a solid example of individual differences.


I'm with the guy above that listed diet cola...only mine is Diet Coke. The real thing. heh



I've really cut down on tongue (notice the correct spelling there...you DO get points for spelling) burn by not trying to keep a smoke going longer than it wants to. Meaning...I no longer re-mix and continue to smoke the dottle and whatever is left after the 'last fizzle'. But generally, my tongue is fine...it's the ROOF of my mouth that gets hit bad. And I don't smoke p-lip stems.



On the dottle thing. In the Doyle stories...Holmes saved the dottle from his numerous daily bowls of Black Shag and smoked it as his first pipe of the day. HooAhhhh! Makes seeds and stems sound like mana.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 1:35 am

First, I focused mostly on tobacco tins with key words like Latakia, English, Oriental, and Virginia. I got totally away from the more economical "house blends" offered by my local tobacconist.

Second, I learned to dry my tobacco to the optimum humidity before smoking, depending on the blend and cut. For instance, ribbon cuts dry much faster than flakes in most cases.

Third, I bought enough pipes, that I never smoked a pipe more than once a day, unless it's a meerschaum.

Fourth, I learned that my pipe is a beautiful work of art, and it has it's limitations, especially so depending on design. A few of my pipes, burn large quantities of tobacco, and smoke like a freight train, with little fear of hotboxing, burnout, or spider webbing. However, most pipes, when smoked slowly as they should be, rarely deliver tongue bite. Most blends nowdays deliver so much flavor, it's not necessary to draw incessantly.

Fifth, I smoke 1 or 2 cigars a day, giving my tongue a break from the pipe, especially on weekends.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 2:58 am

Hater wrote:
Lemonade for this kid.

Darn Kids these days! Evil or Very Mad

Somebody smack him around a few times! Cool



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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 10:31 am

Hahahaha. What's wrong with lemonade?

You know a funny thing, I don't like gin but a shot or 2 in lemonade just seems to work for me. It tastes a bit like a Christmas tree and a lemon tree had a baby. Hahaha Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 11:52 am

I know how to avoid getting tongue bit now it is just that I was getting with everything in the beggings so is decided to nip it in the butt. You guys have to do anything way back in the day just to get started, heard a little about biolage mouth wash ? Oh and I don't have problems now it wasn't about preventing it just about how you conquered the beast so to speak.
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 12:51 pm

When I started getting "bite" on my tongue while smoking, I slowed down and sipped. If I ended up with a tongue "on fire" after smoking, I did not smoke a pipe for a few days till it got back to normal and remembered that tobacco and what I had done if or when I smoked it again. If it "bites" stop, slow down and if that doesn't work, stop smoking for awhile till all gets back to normal. Easy Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 12:57 pm

I still tend to get tongue bite when I smoke in public or at the B&M. I'm usually talking, trying to keep the pipe lit, concentrating on the discussion, trying to concentrate on my draw, listening, etc. I end up with a hot pipe, hot smoke and a raw tongue. It sounds silly, but I have to practice. I'm so used to smoking alone (which is much easier) that you throw another person (or people) into the mix, and the balance can get a little off-set. Laughing

I finally got my buddy James to actually stick with the pipe, and we were at the Tinder Box yesterday. He has about a half dozen pipes now! cheers None of my other friends got into it. So, I finally have a reason to practice smoking in public.

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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 1:09 pm

i.keenum wrote:
I know how to avoid getting tongue bit now it is just that I was getting with everything in the beggings so is decided to nip it in the butt.

This is just an amazing sentence...
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
i.keenum wrote:
I know how to avoid getting tongue bit now it is just that I was getting with everything in the beggings so is decided to nip it in the butt.

This is just an amazing sentence...

Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 2:09 pm

I bit my tongue last night; bled like a bitch. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 2:17 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
i.keenum wrote:
I know how to avoid getting tongue bit now it is just that I was getting with everything in the beggings so is decided to nip it in the butt.

This is just an amazing sentence...

It's the eddyoukayshunul syssem! Sad
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 2:51 pm

Dutch wrote:
Harlock999 wrote:
i.keenum wrote:
I know how to avoid getting tongue bit now it is just that I was getting with everything in the beggings so is decided to nip it in the butt.

This is just an amazing sentence...

It's the eddyoukayshunul syssem! Sad

Be nice guys. He's a product of TEXTING, the DEATH of the English language as we've known it. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How did you guys get over tung bite?   Sun May 13, 2012 3:22 pm

I have a superb vocabulary, but the damn predictatext on phones makes you sound like snooky, and my mind moves faster than I can type so often leave out and, the, or of. Sorry guys. Laughing
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