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Cob Care  - A Guide to Basic Corn Cob Pipe Cleaning and Maintenance

Cob Care - A Guide to Basic Corn Cob Pipe Cleaning and Maintenance

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 14th Jun 2024

Contents: Fixing a loose stem Fixing a tight stem Clean after each smoke Rotating pipes Reaming the bowl Reaming the shank Deep cleaning The virtue of the  corn cob pipe goes beyond its reputation as a fine smoking pipe for such an affordable cost. The iconic …
Cleaning a Meerschaum Pipe

Cleaning a Meerschaum Pipe

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 21st Mar 2024

Contents General maintenance Cleaning airway Wiping out chamber Routine deep clean Reaming a meerschaum pipe Cleaning the chamber and shank  Cleaning the stem For many pipe smokers, having a variety of pipes made from different materials is important, as it offers another way of e …
A Guide to Pipe Stems

A Guide to Pipe Stems

Posted by Greg Roesnberg on 20th Sep 2023

Table of Contents: Pipe Stem Anatomy Materials Ebonite (Vulcanite) Cumberland Acrylic (Lucite) Styles Straight/Bent Fishtail/P-Lip Tapered/Saddle Military Mount The stem of a  tobacco pipe is perhaps the unsung hero of the apparatus. It defines our smoking experience in ways …
Glossary of Tobacco Pipe and Pipe Tobacco Terms

Glossary of Tobacco Pipe and Pipe Tobacco Terms

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 21st Feb 2023

Figuring out the world and culture of pipe smoking can seem complex. Just like any other hobby or practice in life, the right resources make developing a meaningful connection to the activity considerably easier. When you dig into pipe smoking, you will quickly be bombarded by a vocabul …
Pipe Rotation: A Comprehensive Guide

Pipe Rotation: A Comprehensive Guide

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 10th Feb 2023

Table of Contents What is a pipe rotation Why do tobacco pipes need rest How long should a pipe rest between smokes Building a pipe rotation Quality and affordable briar pipes Dedicating pipes Establishing a pipe rotation can be a confusing subject for newcomers to tobac …
10 Excellent Releases from 2022

10 Excellent Releases from 2022

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 17th Jan 2023

2023 has already been off to a fine start with January full of great releases. But we wanted to take one look back at 2022 and highlight some significant pipes, tobaccos, cigars, and accessories to hit our shelves this past year. This only scratches the surface, but here's som …
5 Best Pipe Kits for Beginners

5 Best Pipe Kits for Beginners

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 1st Jun 2022

Beginner pipe kits are perfect for the newcomer learning to smoke a pipe. Along with starting you off with a great, affordable pipe, you’re set up with the accessories you need to hit the ground running. However, searching for the best pipe kits for beginners can be difficult for a new pipe smoker w …
How to Break in a Tobacco Pipe

How to Break in a Tobacco Pipe

Posted by Greg Rosenberg on 22nd Feb 2022

The idea of breaking in a tobacco pipe can be a bit confusing to new pipe smokers. When we think of breaking in a new pair of shoes or a baseball mitt, we think of something that's stiff needing a little more give to be comfortable. With pipes, we want our smoking instrument to be more durable …