Gentlemen,

I enjoy smoking a pipe each evening. I currently use an EA Carey "Magic inch", but I'm looking to add some estate pipes to my collection.

I was wondering what the consensus is on storing a pipe between smokes? Is it best to leave the ash and any remaining tobacco in the bowl or empty it when putting it aside for the evening? My concern, and the reason for the question, is that there is sometimes a small amount of moisture in the bottom of the bowl. It's not much (and is probably due to my inexperience with the pipe as I'm still on the learning curve), but I'm wondering if I should dry it out or just let it be.

Thoughts?

Shawn

Views: 199

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Unloaded.

 When the Tobacco goes out, sulfur dioxide and several other lovely chemicals are formed in the extinguishing of the pipe, rather deliberate or not. 

Michael,

Thank you for the quick reply. I was leaning towards unloaded.

Shawn,

I recommend storing it unloaded and clean as reasonably possible.  If the pipe doesn't dry out and rest adequately between smokes, it can get sour.  I store mine with a clean pipe cleaner in, just to help absorb any extra moisture.  As for the ash - tap it out as best you reasonably can.  You do want cake to accumulate inside the bowl, but don't worry about leaving behind ash just for that reason.  Cake will accumulate in time, and it's not something you can rush.  Stray ash will only settle in the bowl and can end up in your mouth while lighting the pipe.

You didn't ask about this, but if you're looking for estate pipes, I would suggest finding a few decent used Petersons.  You can pick them up on ebay for around $40, and if taken care of, can last a lifetime.

Enjoy, my friend,

Arnim

RSS

Latest Activity

Michael Shaw replied to David Henry's discussion Manly Cold and flu remedys
"Sleep. Not manly enough?  To help you sleep, make a "hot toddy".  Brew some black tea (only steep for a couple minutes, you don't want it too strong.  Put a tablespoon of honey in the hot tea, a slice of lemon, and a…"
26 minutes ago
Neil A replied to Cory Ross's discussion New to AOM
"Hi Cory. Great to see you become part of the community. Sounds like you have a great family and another son on the way. When is your son's due date? Like you, i have also rediscovered reading and am trying to get in as much reading as i can. I…"
26 minutes ago
Vytautas replied to Will's discussion How goes the war in the group The Great Debate
"Fox News has also apologized for its uncritical stance towards claims of "no-go zones".  http://video.foxnews.com/v/3995699587001/fox-news-apologizes-for-european-muslim-population-errors/?#sp=show-clips Here's a…"
40 minutes ago
Vytautas replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"You know what is maddeningly hypocritical? Traditionalists insist on the importance of the family and the importance of attending Mass. But have a family and attend Mass? NOPE YOU'RE DESTROYING ALL ORDER AND DISCIPLINE.  Children go…"
47 minutes ago
Steve Dallas replied to Steve Dallas's discussion First God.... in the group The Great Debate
"This is going to have us going way off of what I was wanting to know, but.... Why can't the grounding just come from humanity itself? Or even in just the self?"
1 hour ago
Vytautas replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"Nothing replaces interpersonal relationships. Solving problems at the most intimate level. Parishioners are not there to act as the monsignor's spies. "
1 hour ago
Vytautas replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"I don't have children but I do know that there is a certain level of respect that a child can be taught. You think you know. But you're not a parent. It's a difficult enough job for parents without random folks who have no…"
1 hour ago
Nicholas Miller replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"Have you tried to go the Priest? I know that if this was going on at the Church that I attend our Priest would say something during the sermon. If that isn't an option, maybe you could try a more traditional church to go to. I have rarely seen…"
1 hour ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service