- Apr 25, 2016
- Reaction score
- Atlantic Canada
I've had a very negative opinion of Peterson in the past, for owning 6 or 7 that were UNSAT in many ways, from minor issues to serious. The small issues were big enough to spoil the pleasure ; for example a stem that was improperly fitted, consequently displaying a nice gap between its end and the beginning of the shank. All I saw was the fricking gap...earl":o75tcp7g said:Brewdude, I have more Petersons than any other maker. They are my favorite. Have had no issues with any of those I
have bought but realize not everybody can claim that. Never owned an artisan pipe.
Recently, I started buying a few of them, Bents with acrylic stems only, for a change of pace from my Falcon pipes when I was doing outdoors stuff. I came to realize that when I accepted only those with a proper drilling (and despite the impossibility to pass a pipe cleaner), they barely gurgled and never produced pipe juice as was the case with the 2 Straight Peterson I owned at the time. I've also elected to buy only Army Mounts so that I could always, after a bowl, easily remove the stem, wipe the shank and let it dry properly for a few days before picking it up again.
I've also realized that their sandblasts seem to be better smokers that the smooth or rusticated, which require more patience and attention to build a proper cake and I can't really explain why.
Now I'm at 6 Peterson and I'm satisfied by all of them (awaiting 2 more). And that will probably not stop there.