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Can I break in my new pipe with University Flake?

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Jomodeere, May 23, 2011.

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  1. Jomodeere

    Jomodeere Member

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    Hey everybody,

    A quick question here... I got my new Savinelli Standing 624 KS Bulldog today and I was wondering if I can break it in using University Flake? I have a few flakes leftover in a tin and I was just going to finish them up!

    Could this cause any sort of ghosting effect?

    Thanks all,

    Jomo
     
  2. jeffbee

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    Were it me, I would not hesitate.
     
  3. beaupipe

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  4. Beale

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    Heck why not? Beale.
     
  5. SandSquid

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    I just got in "restored" Peterson Estates and I'm having the same quandary! Personally, I want to build my cake/walls with a fairly neutral product, since I plan on using them for different blends down the road. But in the package were also a few very interesting aromatics I'm itching to try... Oh, the pain of having to choose/wait!
     
  6. Puff The Magic

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    Break your pipe in with whatever toby that smokes to the bottom, clean, enjoyable, and last of all, DGT's well. Ya may have to set that young gurl down for a few minutes or so as she's a newb and not used to all the heat.

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    Ed
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  7. tsgourley

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    Sure, Uni flake is a great tobacco, so why not? Although I must warn you: go slow and be gentle. I personally have this propensity to smoke flakes a little harder than I do ribbon cut or other types of tobacco. So just be gentle, enjoy the flake, and have fun!
     
  8. Redone

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    I'm breaking in my Viking with Erinmore and McB Navy flake.
     
  9. Duke

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    When breaking in a new pipe I would use your preferred choice or day to day tobacco. The breaking in process is more of a learning experience on how your new pipe works: how it behaves. And what better tobacco to use than your regular blend. Now, if you bought your pipe to smoke a specific style of tobacco English or Virginian than I would go with my favorite blend of that style. When breaking in a new pipe I smoke it for days, so I have to smoke a tobacco that satisfies me always. I heard mentioned people breaking in a pipe with a tobacco they normally don’t smoke, such as OTC Burleys, to help build a cake faster, huh? That’s the screwiest idea in my opinion. I bought a thrifty Chacom Canadian some time back to smoke primarily during golf. The pipe had more putty than a double-hung sash, yet favorably had no pre-treated bowl. Well I broke it in on the old Dunhill Light Flake for over a week. What resulted was this pipe became one of my favorite go-to pipes, even surpassing several of my premium pipes in smoking quality. Today this pipe is certainly not treated like a red-headed stepchild, but rather with a certain level of reverence.
     
  10. Marc

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    Absolutely!
     
  11. Jomodeere

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    Okay that sounds like a plan then! But sadly I really don't have a favorite go to tobacco yet! I think its weird but I don't have a clue why I haven't found it yet!
     
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