Anybody here a Brigham man?

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Jevverrett

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I recently started listening to the pipes magazine radio show. The fella Brian Levine that hosts it is/was the big dog for Brigham pipe sales in the u.s. I know it’s his job, but talked them up a bit one episode. I watched a trunk show presentation he did on them in Florida too on the YouTube. He got me thinkin, and I bought one of the tundra system pipes. A sitting bent apple maybe? Apparently it’s an older style shape they brought back recently. Either way, I’ve been smoking it for about a month now. Its a pretty solid pipe, and the rock maple inserts do collect a lot of moisture. So I bought another one lol. I was wondering if anybody else shares my experience.
 

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I have two Brigham pipes that smoke well. A Heritage billiard with slight bend, and an older rusticated pot 259 with slight bend also.
They have the maple insert. Works the way it is supposed to work. I clean out the inserts, let them dry and use them again.
 

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I’m curious when you say you clean them. I’d guess you use alcohol or some such, but how many times does that work before they’re shot?
 

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I would consider myself a Brigham man. I have about 15-20 of them including the poker shape from the new Tundra line. As for the maple rock filters I almost exclusively use them for the break-in period of the pipes, (10-20 good smokes) I basically run water through them and let them dry out for at least two days before use. I would recommend buying a five-pack for rotational purposes depending on your smoking habits. After that though I smoke them without the filter if the weather is warm.

WARNING: this might be a one-off situation but before the first smoke of your brighams make sure to disassemble the pipe then reassemble as I have found the filter can be “tight”and if smoked outdoors the moisture almost glues the filter in place if the smoke is wet and I have had to drill out a filter once before. No damage done to the pipe but it was a hassle.
 

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One of them I had to dig a filter out of. I also found they smoke better without after the break in. All things considered, I like them a lot at this point.
 

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Yes, very much. Growing up in Canada, I smoked almost exclusively Brighams when I got old enough to afford them. I have a few nice ones, including a beautiful little straight grain 7-dot dublin that I bought when a friend closed his news and tobacco shop. Have bought quite a few estates as well, some nice, some not so nice.
 

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I have just one, a BoB poty from a few years back. I’ve been experimenting with the insert out. So far I like the increased airflow.
 

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That 2013 POTY looks pretty sweet. Got myself a lovely straight bulldog Brigham which was unstained and it smokes very well. It has coloured up nicely over the years, going from a blond to a brunette. Will have to try it without the insert as recommended here.
 

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I bought my first Bringham, the POTY and you get a free tamper… haven’t smoked it yet but looking forward to.
 
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