In the world of pipe smoking, there are premium models out there that are as beautiful to look at as they are to use and there are much more budget friendly units that can help an individual get started or act as an emergency replacement should their favorite pipe suddenly become unusable. Although Dr. Grabow pipes may not be in the same level as those made by a company like Peterson, these units are perfectly adequate and are actually a better choice for individuals who are in the habit of breaking their pipes.
Of course, like all other pipes, there is a certain break-in process that an individual will need to follow through with if they are going to get the best results from their Dr. Grabow unit. While some individuals like to use honey, saliva, or some other substance in order to speed up the process of carbon building with in the pipe, this is not something that is absolutely necessary. A better way of breaking in one of these types is to fill the bowl about half-full and slowly increase the amount of tobacco that is smoked until an individual has gone through 10 to 20 bowls. This allows a protective layer of cake to build up which prevents the bowl and pipe from overheating.
Some smokers, rather than only filling the bowl half-full, choose instead to use the regular amount of tobacco and to simply smoke slowly in order to keep the temperature as low as possible until the pipe has been properly broken in. Either way, the main goal is to keep the temperature low until a protective layer of carbon has built up.
Although carbon protects the bowl from heat, is important not to let it get out of control. Generally, the carbon should never get thicker than a dime. In most cases, the carbon will simply flake off once it is too thick, but an individual will want to keep an eye on it in order to prevent it from getting out of hand. It is also a good idea to allow a pipe to thoroughly dry out after each use in order to prevent the moisture from becoming a problem. Because Dr. Grabow pipes are relatively inexpensive, an individual may choose to have several of them on hand if they are a regular smoker that we there is always one that is ready to go.
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