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PiedPiper62

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PostSubject: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:28 am

Hello. Hope all are well. I've finally narrowed-down my favorite "go to" daily smokes: Northwoods for the black Cavendish, G.L. Pease's Westminster w/ some Latakia & Turkish/Orientals as a fav "English" blend and C&D's Pirate Kake for a pure, Lat bomb experience. Does the type of pipe bowl you smoke these tobaccos in matter? I've heard that the type of pipe bowl AND how you pack some tobacco blends does matter. Any general rule of thumb or personal experience, or knowledge on this topic would be greatly appreciated... Thanks, PiedPiper62
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:18 am

My own basic rule is that everything tastes better in a pot. I do seem to have better luck with wider bowls in general.

The truth is that some pipes just seem well suited to certain tobaccos. There are too many variables there to really quantify how it works and design the perfect pipe for a Balkan.

So this gives you a reason to smoke something you like in everything you have until you find a combo that consistently delivers. I am sure my own (lack of) packing technique is a factor, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:39 am

Heed Fr. Tom. I’d say the rule of thumb is: deeper, narrower chamber, preferably with thick walls, for fine cut, hot burning Va’s. Shallow, wide bowls, also with ample briar in the walls, for aros and coarse cuts that deliver taste. Packing and smoking come with experience. Generally, pack looser, smoke slower. A Pot is a very versatile pipe design. But it’s the bowl dimensions that count. So one of my favorite “Pots” in my rotation is the latest arrival, a stylish Tomato with a wide, shallow bowl. Sav makes some handsome Pots. Pete’s 606 has a handsome utilitarian appeal. Try some E. Hoffman Spilman Misture in a Pot😋 if you’re partial to Lat.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:48 am

Too many variables.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:29 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
My own basic rule is that everything tastes better in a pot. I do seem to have better luck with wider bowls in general.

The truth is that some pipes just seem well suited to certain tobaccos. There are too many variables there to really quantify how it works and design the perfect pipe for a Balkan.

So this gives you a reason to smoke something you like in everything you have until you find a combo that consistently delivers. I am sure my own (lack of) packing technique is a factor, etc.

THIS for sure ! Over 1/2 of the 100 plus pipes I own are Pots with another 1/3 of the remaining pipes are bulldogs. I have smoked a wide variety of blends over the years settling for mostly straight va's and one Balkan today and find just about all of whet I've smoked did well in these two shapes. JMHO Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:00 am

monbla256 wrote:
Fr_Tom wrote:
My own basic rule is that everything tastes better in a pot. I do seem to have better luck with wider bowls in general.

The truth is that some pipes just seem well suited to certain tobaccos. There are too many variables there to really quantify how it works and design the perfect pipe for a Balkan.

So this gives you a reason to smoke something you like in everything you have until you find a combo that consistently delivers. I am sure my own (lack of) packing technique is a factor, etc.

THIS for sure !  Over 1/2 of the 100 plus pipes I own are Pots with another 1/3 of the remaining pipes are bulldogs. I have smoked a wide variety of blends over the years settling for mostly straight va's and one Balkan today and find just about all of whet I've smoked did well in these two shapes. JMHO Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Yes!!

Pots and bulldogs for me as well cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:35 pm

I recently obtained a Gianni Callabash. I like the design. It feels good in my hand and smokes great. This is one of my favorite shapes along with bulldogs and pokers and Dublins.
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KevinM



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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:18 pm

[quote="monbla256"]
Fr_Tom wrote:
 Over 1/2 of the 100 plus pipes I own are Pots with another 1/3 of the remaining pipes are bulldogs. I have smoked a wide variety of blends over the years settling for mostly straight va's and one Balkan today and find just about all of whet I've smoked did well in these two shapes. JMHO Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Do you count as a Pot only billiards with shallow, wide bowls? ( I.e., classic Pot, outside and inside) Or would you include anything with a squareish bowl? I have an Ehrlich Supreme bulldog with a 1” x 1” bowl which I use like a Pot — i.e., coarse cut flavorful tobacco. Just curious.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:18 pm

To me it's the inside demensions that make it a pot. Which works well at pulling the other flavors forward in Lakeland blends too. I try to avoid conical bowls if possible. Stacks are popular with some smokers for lat blends not really sure why. Tall narrow bowls seem to be preferred for Va. I find things like The Pipe work well for super fine shag cuts if you pack them very very loose. Unfortunately you will find that all of this is subjective and may or may not work for you.

Jim
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KevinM



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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:46 pm

That’s exactly what my practice is — stacks and narrow bowled chimneys like Va’s. But as you say, YMMV.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe-Shape Matters???   Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:09 pm

Pots, Dublins, Billiards, Princes......Yes, yes, yes, but I am only going to talk about one of my pots today, a Savinelli Corno straight that has been dedicated to Davidoff Medallion Flake tobacco since I first got it more than 2 years ago. I love it. In fact, I recently cracked the horn mount and painstakingly patched it up with Loctite glue and a C-Clamp. Not as pretty as it once was, but it still smokes like a dream. In fact, I just finished a bowl a couple hours ago.

Yes, I've got many, many more expensive pipes, but this one is near and dear to me and the thought of it being gone from the stable is heart-wrenching.

And thas' all I gots to say fer now.............
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