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JimInks

JimInks

Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2012-08-31

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PostSubject: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 1:12 pm

It's so humid here because of the rain from the hurricane that I'm seeing the cake in a number of my pipes soften almost to the point of turning into liquid at the top of the bowls. Anybody else ever have this problem?
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KevinM



Age : 77
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 1:22 pm

Nope. Not here in CT. Knock, knock.
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Blackhorse

Age : 72
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 1:34 pm

Never even heard of that before. I wonder if cake built up primarily with VA vs Burley vs Cavendish vs Turkish (etc.) makes any difference.

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JimInks

JimInks

Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2012-08-31

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 1:38 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Never even heard of that before.  I wonder if cake built up primarily with VA vs Burley vs Cavendish vs Turkish (etc.) makes any difference.

I don't believe so given the variety of pipes that smoke a variety of blends that are having this problem. I'm taking a paper towel and wiping the moisture out of the bowls. There goes the cake!

Btw, none of my pipes have heavy cake. I always keep them reamed down.
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Registration date : 2011-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 2:42 pm

yes , it has happen to me. i also live in a very humid place. however , when i clean the bowl with paper towel , the cake is not removed. just a humid gunk is removed wich helps the cake to remain at the thickness i prefer (wich is very thin).
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ftrplt

Age : 73
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 2:50 pm

Brother Jim, now that's humidity!!! Holy water drops!! And, no, I have never experienced this phenomenon!! FTRPLT
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Fr_Tom

Fr_Tom

Location : Diocese of Southern Virginia
Registration date : 2013-05-29

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 5:09 pm

I have seen it get really soft when the humidity is high. I don't know if I have ever experienced anything like what you are seeing though!
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AlphaWarrior

AlphaWarrior

Age : 41
Location : South Carolina
Registration date : 2015-10-19

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 10:17 pm

Happened to me today. Felt weird on my tamper going around the edges. Definitely hurricane related, I am near Augusta, GA.
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Blackhorse

Age : 72
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyThu Oct 11, 2018 10:56 pm

Maybe it has something to do with barometric pressure.

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smoker13



Age : 65
Location : Western Mass
Registration date : 2016-01-12

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptyMon Oct 15, 2018 7:42 pm

Yes indeed, upon finishing a bowl I always take a paper towel or tissue and wipe the top of the bowl which invariably wipes the inside top cake as well.

Lotsa soft cake coming off with each swipe, which is fine.
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 56
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Melting Pipe Cake.   Melting Pipe Cake. EmptySun Nov 04, 2018 12:44 am

That happens to me in the really hot and humid days. I've had some days when smoking outside not only the cake softens, but the cob bowls do too! I don't smoke much those days, and try to keep my pipes near an air conditioner vent to keep them dry. Fortunately those days aren't often!
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