Missouri, We Have a Problem

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  1. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    I guess you could say that I have a bit of a preference for corn cob pipes.:rolleyes:

    However, I recently decided to try my hand at more briar butchery. I bought some briar from a couple of reputable sources, so I felt confident that I was getting properly cured briar. I took my time to get my drill press set up right so I could get optimal drilling. Basically a briar pipe is 2 holes drilled in a chunk of wood. If you start out with good briar and correct drilling you are well on your way to a fine smoking pipe.

    I've made 5 so far. 2 were sent out for testing, 2 were so horribly butchered in shaping that I kept them and one is on eBay.

    Here is were the problem lies. Even though the 2 I kept are ugly as sin, I love how they smoke. They are quickly becoming favorites. Granted, I still love my cobs, but I can now see what you briar boys have been talking about.

    Will these developments knock the world of its axis? Does this mean the Mayans were only slightly off on their time line? What will become of me?:msty:
     
  2. dwaugh

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    The end is near :D.
     
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  3. 5H4N3

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    I can't believe what I'm hearing!
    Say it aint so!
    Everything I thought I knew about life is crumbling.
    I'm gonna have to rethink some things. :confused:
     
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  4. DGErwin11

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    But David, I still retain my codger status, right?
     
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  5. PipeWife

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    Go have your little fling with your briars, Doug ... we all know you will keep coming back to the corn-king and the white goddess.
     
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  6. DGErwin11

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    I guess the point I was trying to make, is if yout get some really good briar and drill it right and experiment with the draw, it beats most lower end pipes and smokes at least as good as a cob.
     
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  7. PipeWife

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    Well, why didn't you just say so, hun? Instead, you have scared our more nervous folk like dwaugh into thinking "the end is near!"
     
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  8. Old Ted

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    I know what you mean! - I've done one or two myself, that I would not be happy passing on, and they smoke just great.
    OT
     
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    No, the world is not coming to an end because you are developing a liking for briar. At least for your own briars. You did get it right though, you started with cobs and moved to briars. It took me years to try a cob not knowing what I was missing. Now I enjoy the best of both worlds, briars and cobs and I think CH in either is just sublime. Now, one day, I will try a meer.
     
  10. DGErwin11

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    And when you get your meer, CH does just fine in them also.
     
  11. Old Ted

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    Send 'em to Dwaugh's for appoval, if you get a pic of a dog trying to chew it....it's a good one! :xd:
     
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    Doug, does this alter your take on the often heard "(name your blend) tastes better in a cob" ? I've always thought statement to be suspect. I can see why getting a new cob, and trying an old blend could give it a certain different taste, as is being smoked in a ghost free pipe that could lead to to such statements.... Also, as it "X tastes better in a cob" has become a sort of PSF mantra, is the statement just a self fulfilling prophecy?
     
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    It's a Christmas miracle! :thu2:
     
  14. dwaugh

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    He already has sent one to the dwaugh insane asylum/dog pound for testing :D


    The pipe was test on Lexie the Australian Shepherd
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    Phoebe the Corgi
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    And David the nutcase.
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    It also appeared in 3D
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  15. t-bear

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    Cobs, briar, meer, clay....if well made, none smoke "bad", but each smokes "different". You have been smoking cobs for so long that you've gotten used to their idiosyncrasies. Now you're *discovering* the differences that a well-made briar brings to the table.
    Not the end of the world....just a new era.:th1:
     
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  16. MikeInMaine

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    I'm asleep right? Right? This is just a weird dream I'm having. I will wake up soon.
     
  17. Goat

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    Yep... The world as we know it has forever been changed.
    Next thing ya know Rewster will put all his feathers back on..
     
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    Doug, you're just a really, really, really slow learner. In another 738 years, you'll be extolling the virtues of Nightcap.
     
  19. DGErwin11

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    I just knew some smart talking Yankee would show up.:wedg:
     
  20. highstump

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    Cut him a little slack Doug. It's cold up there and everything tends to get a little sluggish. If not for that JP would have understood it's only gonna be about 20 years and the tobacco will still be CH because by then you will have forgot you ever smoked it in first place. :old:
     
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