You know how difficult it can be to properly clean a churchwarden and other long stemmed pipes. What you absolutely have to have in your pipe maintenance kit is some extra long pipe cleaners. After smoking a bowl or two in your long pipe, run one of these BJ Long cleaners through the stem and then back. This will remove some of the sludge and give you a clean smoke next bowl.
Brand: BJ Long
Model: Extra Absorbent Pipe Cleaners Long
Length: 8.87 in. / 225.47 mm.
I've bought 4 or 5 different brands of pipe cleaners, and these are the best ones I've used to date.
The cleaners are narrow, so they easily fit down all of my pipe stems, and they're long enough so that they easily reach through the stem to the bowl. Will definitely buy again!
Use for churchwardens. Bonus, made in USA! I noticed a couple of years ago, that the pipe cleaners I used for many years ( you know the ones ) are made in China. It's a small step, but I'll take it. P.S. A big thumbs up for tobaccopipes.com.
BJ Long is my neighbor in Rochester, NY
These are perfect length for my Italian churchwarden. I take off the stem (after its cooled) and it fits the entire length. They are also pretty absorbent.
Amazingly, I never knew pipe cleaners were for <i>tobacco</i> pipes... until now. Not much more to say other than they do their job well!