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fishnbanjo

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Age : 68
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

PostSubject: A wee test   Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:03 pm

Sorry for the old photo, too shaky still from todays infusion to take one. I know that in the past your grandfathers probably had few pipes compared to what we have in our battery.

To get a feeling how a pipe would fare if smoked daily, and sometimes twice, would it get sour or off tasting, would it not be enjoyable not haven been given a rest etc.

I chose my Peterson Billiard Gold Spigot for this challenge and itís been 3 weeks, if anything it smokes better than when I started, maybe our grandfathers were cashing in on great smoking and buying more tobacco, cheers.
banjo

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pepesdad1

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Age : 74
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: A wee test   Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:06 pm

A good looking Pete. Glad to hear you are feeling better, Fish. May be an old photo, but you are looking more fit than past photos and past times. Hope you improve health wise, old man.
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Brewdude
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Location : Arid-zona
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PostSubject: Re: A wee test   Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:42 pm

Great testimony Mr. Banjo.

Smoke the hell outta it like it's your one and only. Those old timers clearly were on to something! And I've frequently said you can't go wrong with a good Pete!

Great to see you posting again, btw.

Cool


Cheers,

RR

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Location : Cornelius, NC
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PostSubject: Re: A wee test   Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:30 pm

I always enjoy your photos keep them coming
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: A wee test   Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:24 pm

My experience with beater pipes--like the one I leave in my car summer and winter--suggests a similar appraisal. They are quite neglected and rarely even get as much as a pipe cleaner thrust through their innards. They get cleaned and reamed when the cake buildup mandates it. They get smoked at least twice a day, then tossed into the center console. They look just a bit nasty. But they smoke and taste great!
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: A wee test   Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:56 pm

My father smoked mostly one pipe, and he was smoking it approximately 20 hours a day. I may be exaggerating a little, but he constantly had that Edwards bent billiard with the gold band in his mouth. A couple of years ago I took a new pipe and smoked it five times a day for the first month I had it. This worked very well. There were no "off" tastes. It never got "sour." I have smoked the pipe at least once a day since then with no regrets.

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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: A wee test   Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:15 pm

Let's face it, in life, having options create its own consequences. Watch any child with too many options. It invites a lot of bvllsh1t. Fetishizing the pipe, or tools in general, seems to encourage a lot of theorization that falls well outside the realm of practicality and utility. Not that I haven't fallen prey to a lot of nonsense. I baby my pipes to an absurd degree. Maybe when you spend what you consider a lot of money on a smoking instrument, one is likely to go overboard with care. When they used to buy a pipe off a clip rack at the grocery store in the aisle with the charcoal lighter and grill briquettes, maintenance didn't much occur to them. At the smoke shop, we had a few smokers that ran pounds of gooey, lower-grade tobaccos through a single pipe all day long, every day, and those pipes lasted a long time. Could they make it 40 years at a pace like that? Probably not, but in the grand scheme of things, more smokes probably ran through those pipes in a year or two than my pipes will be smoked in a lifetime of baby care. 4 bowls a day, 365 days a year, for two years. That's damn near 3000 bowls. That's a pretty durable tool if you ask me.
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: A wee test   Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:04 pm

My father's pipe was a gift from my mother I am pretty sure. After my mother's death, I found an Edward's pipe box in her things.

My father treated the coupon Grabows as somewhat disposable, and he had a few of those over the years. Those were the ones in the fishing tackle box, and every now and then one would go for a swim and never be seen again. There was never any remorse. He just sent off for a new coupon pipe - always smooth.

The Edwards was a constant for 30+ years he was alive after I was born. I am claiming that pipe was smoked in excess of 10 times a day for those 30+ years on average. It was almost always Half & Half unless they were out and he would get PA or SWR. He smacked out the ashes on rear view mirrors and brick walls. We had metal ash trays with no cork knockers. It was pretty battered up.

When I took up pipe smoking, I asked about rotating and resting pipes. I got one of those withering looks. I would have gotten the same look if I had suggested he try using hair gel.
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PostSubject: Re: A wee test   Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:58 pm

Way back when I worked with a bunch of "old" guys who smoked their lone briar incessantly. The pipes were usually Grabows, Plumbs, or whatever drugstore brand was available! SWR, PA, CH, H&H, and Granger were the typical smokes. After knocking out the ash, they just pulled out their 'baccy pouch, filled'er back up, relit, and smoked away!!! cheers FTRPLT
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