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.
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!