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Old 09-03-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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estate pipe from fleabay. Never been smoked. Briar outside with the solid block meerschaum inside. Needs a little clean up. The rubber on the bite piece is dry rotted and needs to be cut off.

I know you guys said you clean new pipes with ever clear. Is it safe to do with this pipe with the wood? Also I'm assuming these don't have to be smoked with the filter. I think i remember you guys saying it was an optional thing. Is it needed?






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Old 09-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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... I know you guys said you clean new pipes with ever clear. Is it safe to do with this pipe with the wood?
Run a wet (everclear or high % alcohol) cleaner through the stem (remove from pipe) before you smoke it, but other than that you are good to go. I use a dry cleaner after smoking & only use everclear once a month or so to keep my pipes fresh. Cleaning specifics really depend on how often you smoke a pipe. Hopefully others who have more experience with this type of pipe will chime in.

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... Also I'm assuming these don't have to be smoked with the filter. I think i remember you guys saying it was an optional thing. Is it needed?
I say try it & see how you like it. There's no right way & all that is important is your preference. No one else is smoking your pipe, but you. That said, you are right, they aren't necessary & a lot of people do chuck them. I found that they will keep your smoke a little cooler & definitely dryer, but don't often use them for simplicity's sake.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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I don't know if you know this, but I figured I;d say it anyway. Keep the alcohol away from the outside of the pipe. It will take off the stain.

Like physio said, run a pipe cleaner through it. You cvould even take a paper towel and wipe out the inside of the bowl with it. Should be good to go.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Awesome pipe, good sir! Have fun with it! Congratulations!
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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got it, thanks guys.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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Very nice score Tom, that is one good looking pipe my friend. Enjoy it!
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:20 AM   #7
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Alcohol, said to soften meerschaum, isn't advised for soaking a clay bowl. However, wiping out a meer bowl with an alcohol-soggy pipecleaner to sanitize or help destink is a common practice.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:09 PM   #8
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Get rid of the filter. It will just make your bowl taste horrible.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:25 PM   #9
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Great looking pipe, I need to pick one up and see what it is all about
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #10
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Pipes remind me of my grandfather. Congratulations and enjoy it!
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:15 PM   #11
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Luv the look of the pipe...I got my first mershaum pipe in Incirlik Turkey a long time ago I love how the smoke
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:42 AM   #12
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smoked it for the first time last night Christmas cookies from '07 thanks to HotReds. Good desert smoke aft dinner. It smokes great! I'm very happy with it.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #13
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I am thinking of purchasing the medusa figured meerschaum pipe here : http://www.meerschaumpipe.us/master-carver-pipes.html

what do you guys think ? I have saved enough money up to now,so I think it is the right time to pull the trigger
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #14
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I have one more option as a new pipe : http://www.askwithpipes.com/files/IMG_8785.JPG

Can you guys help to decide between those ?

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #15
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I have one more option as a new pipe : http://www.askwithpipes.com/files/IMG_8785.JPG

Can you guys help to decide between those ?

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No alcohol on the outside of the briar. And, you don't really need to wipe out the inside of the meershaum if it is new.

As for the filter, skip it, all it does is gunk up the flow of the draw.
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@moo I am %99 sure I will choose this one..





www.meerschaumpipe.us

Probably my new pipe will be this one from Storient Meerschaum Pipes.. I am about to pull the trigger
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www.meerschaumpipe.us

Probably my new pipe will be this one from Storient Meerschaum Pipes.. I am about to pull the trigger
Before you pull the trigger!!! What are the pipe dimensions?
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Before you pull the trigger!!! What are the pipe dimensions?

@moo here are the sizes in cms :
http://www.meerschaumpipe.us/master-carver-pipes.html#



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@moo here are the sizes in cms :
Looks great! Always check the airway size on a meer, is my lame advice. You want to hear "4mm" which means a pipecleaner will pass and the draw is open enough to reduce moisture pile-ups.

There are a lot of smaller pipes (4.5" to 5.5") sporting 3mm airways; they are relatively inexpensive pipes (including case) that look great in a picture, are easy on the wallet and they WILL gurgle for all eternity.
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