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Great Cobs of Fire

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  1. Albert

    Albert Active Member

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    So on friday afternoon, I was working outside and having a bowl of escudo in my MM Great Dane. It was rather breezy and the wind seemed to be stoking the fire in my bowl as i couldnt get the tobacco to stop burning so hot. All of a sudden i started to smell something burning other than escudo so I tapped out the bowl and sure enough the side of the bowl was smoldering. I let it cool and all seems fine with the pipe, smoked it this morning, but now I will be cautious of what the wind is doing to my bowl. Just a heads up. lesson learned.
     
  2. telltime

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    Yep, something to keep in mind no matter what kind of pipe it is... A pipe is nothing more than a fireplace. Increase the airflow (ex. - a windy day) and the fire will be stoked and burn quicker and hotter.

    You may have seen old photos of folks riding in convertibles with a pipe firmly clenched. Any owner of a convertible will tell you that while it looks "romantic," it's actualy more like riding around and sucking on a chimney. Wait to smoke when the top is up... (plus all that wind increases the odds of an amber flying out and burning a hole in your carpet or seat).
     
  3. desertmoon

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    ...or your EYE1!!! Ask me how I know. ( 05 Jeep Rubicon driver....I hate tops )
     
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    I learned a smililar lesson last year at the beach with my Mac cob. I thought if the General did it, there was a reason. Well, the wind was too much.

    As for getting it in your eye, a wind cap is a great amber cap too. Not sure how much it actually does for the wind..
     
  5. telltime

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    OUCH!

    (and thanks for corecting my spelling of a(ember)!!:thankyou:
     
  6. desertmoon

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    LOL....guess what my ex-wife's name was????

    :whistle:
     
  7. telltime

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    Ha! Was she also "hot?":crazysmile:

    (I work with an "Amber," but I'm certain she's not your ex...)
     
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