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: 180

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

Jack Bauer replied to Demetri Martinez's discussion Falling in Love Hurts
"You're WAY over-analyzing, and its pissing her off.  Stop it, or she's going to walk.  And, even it didn't piss her off, it looks desperate and unconfident.  Women don't like desperate and unconfident. You need to…"
4 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Jaya Jagannath's discussion Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
"This didn't make it to where it was supposed to go.  This follows Liam's response to Josh about the days of the week not corresponding to the physical location of certain astronomic bodies."
6 minutes ago
Christopher R Mallow replied to Matthew Perry's discussion How to avoid looking like a hipster in the group Manly Hats!
"By the way, both you and your compadre look excellent in your hats. Very nice, very well done. (I love your jacket, too.) "
8 minutes ago
Christopher R Mallow replied to Matthew Perry's discussion How to avoid looking like a hipster in the group Manly Hats!
"Don't get me wrong...I have nothing against the driving cap per se. It's just becoming difficult to differentiate the style from the...uh...genre? Lifestyle? Look? Well, you get the idea. "
9 minutes ago
Pedro Angel Serrano posted a photo
11 minutes ago
Fernando joined Brett Balcar's group
Thumbnail

Film

Discuss your favorite films and upcoming releases
20 minutes ago
Vanquish Guy left a comment for C. Ray
"Welcome man! In chicago as well"
26 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Jaya Jagannath's discussion Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
"I thought it was pretty clear and as I'm not a teacher I can't explain it any better.  Liam's post was more on the mark regarding the physical space you have to travel to get to the moon."
27 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service