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serif365

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PostSubject: Pipe bowl scale   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:40 pm

I've noticed several of you seasoned pipers use terms descriptive of the size of a pipe's bowl (equating the amount of tobacco a particular pipe can contain?). Could one of you illuminate me on this scale or direct me to something already published regarding the topic?
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe bowl scale   Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe bowl scale   Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:22 pm

Great link. Thanks!

Scott
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe bowl scale   Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:03 am


Thanks for the link, DeepBass. Any idea how much tobacco each size will hold?

Kim
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe bowl scale   Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:08 pm

Here's a "monkey-wrench" I'll throw into this discussion, Charatan! Twisted Evil They used a numerical group size numbered 1 thru 6 as did Dunhill but their pipes ran about 1/2 to a full size LARGER than the equivalent Dunhill size Twisted Evil So it depends on WHOSE grp sizing you want to use Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe bowl scale   Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:00 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Here's a "monkey-wrench" I'll throw into this discussion, Charatan! Twisted Evil They used a numerical group size numbered 1 thru 6 as did Dunhill but their pipes ran about 1/2 to a full size LARGER than the equivalent Dunhill size Twisted Evil So it depends on WHOSE grp sizing you want to use Twisted Evil

Eh, who uses Charatan as a measuring stick, other than gents w/B-days today? Haha Razz

But as Monbla refers, there's no die hard truisms. Just know the smaller numbers hold less and the larger more.

I like to work by bowl measurements. If you have one pipe that you know how much it holds, you just have to extrapolate from there to give it a best guess.

General advice is, though, that a Group 4 Dunnie is what most everyone thinks of as an typical average pipe size....not too big, not too small...what I'd use to smoke a lat blend, but not a VA flake.
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