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frankluke

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PostSubject: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:17 pm

my tongue is on fire, i can't taste anything.. what am i doing wrong? the smoke doesn't seem hot to me, maybe i'm just to new and i've had about 5 bowls the last few days, could that be the problem?
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:40 pm

I could be a ph (acidity vs. alkalinity) think with the smoke. While the smoke is not hot, it is acidic and can burn the tongue. I could be the frequency of your smokes, it could be that you are smoking too fast. I know when I smoke several bowls throughout the day my tongue starts to burn as well. I also notice it more with VA blends as they tend to smoke "hot" and cause tongue bite. I still only smoke about three to pipes a week so those here who are more frequent puffers might have some more advise for you.
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:42 pm

SLOWDOWN! tongue pirat Ken
Pacem en Puffing! tongue
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:03 pm

Trust me I know what you are talking about. If yoy think you are smoking slow, smoke even slower! Also depends on pipe, if the pipe is new, it will require extra caution.

For a shortcut buy a few estates from a reputable seller. I did, and the difference is huge Smile
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:47 pm

The first thing I'd try is packing less tightly and going sloooow and easy. If it goes out, it goes out. But don't huff it to keep it lit. Little, shallow sips. And don't tamp it hard at all.

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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:27 pm

Good advice Yak! Don't be afraid to relight rather than puffing too hard to keep it lit which is sure to make it smoke hot.
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:13 pm

Utter nonsense, all of it. Puff harder,draw deeper, build tongue calluses. Very Happy

For tongue workouts when ya can't smoke suck on habaneros and jalepenos.

Calluses for ya know it.
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:19 pm

Take two walnuts and call me in the morning.
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:32 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Utter nonsense, all of it. Puff harder,draw deeper, build tongue calluses. Very Happy

For tongue workouts when ya can't smoke suck on habaneros and jalepenos.

Calluses for ya know it.

Maybe that is why I never get tongue bite after all........ Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:35 pm

Tongue bite is usually caused by : (1) Smoking tobacco that is'nt properly humidified (2) Smoking a pipe which is'nt properly broken in (3) Smoking too fast...

I have a feeling that you're smoking a pipe which has'nt been broken in a little too fast...

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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:48 pm

Yep. Tongue needs a break. We all went though it. It's all part of improving the technique.

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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:02 pm

Did someone say pipetongue!!?? tongue tongue tongue tongue Ken
Pacem en Pacem!! tongue pirat
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:45 pm

How's the tongue?

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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:48 pm

Carlos wrote:
How's the tongue?

lol, much better.. i got in two bowls today. i slowed my pace down alot, seems to be working.

i'm down to about 8 relights to finish a bowl too! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:53 am

Nobody really counts relights. Although, if it seems like a lot, maybe dry the tobacco a bit more. Practice will make perfect.

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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:31 am

Nick,

The fabled one match smoke is rare. Unless your training for 'slow smoke' compitions relights don't count. All that matters is that you enjoy yourself. Unlike a cigar,letting a pipe go out isn't a big deal. I sometimes let it go out on purpose, a rest break during the smoke so I can concentrate on other things. I would share with you the number of relights I need but I have a public education and can't count that high Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:29 am

Tongue bite is pretty common in the beginning, and you've received some excellent advice. One of the ways to tell when you're somking too hot is to touch the bowl of your pipe to your cheek(it's more heat sensitive than your hands) If you can't hold it there for a few seconds, you're smoking too hot - so take a break and let the pipe cool down, it'll still be there.

Also there is a mouthwash called Biotene - it's alcohol free and helps soothe tongue bite. Good luck!

Happy puffin'
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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:07 pm

Dry a bowlful of tobacco more than you think it should be and see how that smokes. The worst case of tonguebite I ever had came after trying too hard to smoke some moist tobacco. Since then I've smoked some tobacco that was dry as dust and it performed remarkably better than I expected. Give the dry tobacco a shot and see if your relight number drops and and your tongue feels better.

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PostSubject: Re: oouuch!   Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:15 pm

Showme, I agree on the dryer tobacco. I like my tobacco rather dry for that very reason.
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