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|09-20-2019 05:48 PM|
Originally Posted by Gumby-cr View Post
|09-20-2019 02:14 PM|
Originally Posted by UBC03 View Post
|09-13-2019 11:47 PM|
Remove the stem and clean the shank.. it collects ALOT of funk..
I use alcohol and a bristled pipe cleaner. I also have a 30 caliber brass rifle bore a cleaner I use on REALLY crusty estates..
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|09-13-2019 11:06 PM|
Originally Posted by mo985 View Post
|09-13-2019 10:15 PM|
|Piper||Sourness may be due to excessive cake. If your cake is more than the thickness of a dime, maybe ream it slowly and carefully. Pouring water through the bowl and out the stem has been recommended by other pipe veterans. It dulls the briar so do it carefully and let the pipe dry completely. I've never tried this but I would even be willing to pour a lightly flavored liquor through the bowl the same way. A thorough cleaning with salt and alcohol is more thorough but a bit more work. BTW, when you draw through an empty pipe you will taste a little tobacco and ash but it should be pleasant, not sour or bitter.|
|09-13-2019 09:32 PM|
It seems that my briars are suffering from my lack of proper cleaning. My cons don’t seem to have been affected equally.
With the pipe completely cool I draw through the empty pipe and get a sour/burnt taste. This taste also comes through while actually smoking. I’ve only noticed slight flavor between different tobaccos, but mostly a burnt/bitter taste.
Would the above cleaning suggestions with hot water work in this situation?
|08-07-2019 12:36 PM|
Originally Posted by Piper View Post
|08-07-2019 12:26 PM|
Originally Posted by ebnash View Post
|07-23-2019 01:38 AM|
Well, I’m glad I didn’t try any heavy cleaning on my Castellos, because a I would have used the 151. Pretty sure I have zero vulcanite stems. Thanks for info, men.
But, to be clear, I’m only talking about cleaning with a pipe cleaner, not soaking. The pipe that I have issue with ashy and tongue burning was after running a few pipe cleaners with 1” dipped in 151. I will try cleaning them out with hot water, but think I probably should have used bristled cleaners to knock out the crap. It’s also possible that because they are 9mm filter pipes, there is crap sitting in that chamber...
|07-23-2019 12:09 AM|
These actually work well for evening out and light cake removal
Iíve gotten hold of 40-50 year old estateís that were so bad you couldnít get a pencil into the bowl, that stuff is like trying to dig out concrete and itís a bit much for these, but they are fairly safe to use. I donít use Oxi clean except for very badly oxidized Vulcanite, same for bleach they work but then you have to sand and buff the stem out, so itís only for a complete refurbish job. Hot water is the way to go for acrylic.
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