My first cob

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  1. Mr Bojangles

    Mr Bojangles Member

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    Picked up my first cob this evening and I've got two tins of Gawiths FVF coming tomorrow. I've never smoked anything but Captain Black and Lane's 1Q from a Dr. Grabow and an el cheapo churchwarden, so I'm really excited to try the new tobacco. Now throw my first cob in the mix, and you can imagine my excitement about tomorrow evening. :banana: It was really hard leaving the store with just one pipe, but I figure I better pace myself. I've been known to go a little crazy when I get into a new hobby, I guess that's how I ended up with so many guns. :D
     
  2. Thuber88

    Thuber88 Well-Known Member

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    Get that cob going, later you can find some Carter Hall for it.
    We have a separate forum for both of your hobbies;)
    And Welcome again if you have not posted in the new members section
     
  3. gentimmy

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    come visit gunownersforum.com

    welcome to the board, and whatever you do, don't look at rekamepipe's rock cobs
     
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  4. Mr Bojangles

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    Sorry if I broke any rules, I'll be aware of that in the future.
     
  5. Thuber88

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    No rules broken, well except for the no Carter Hall/Cob part yet :p:
    We have a separate gun forum, and its handy to use introductions in the new member section here, that's about all there is.
     
  6. Just Smitty

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    There's no rules! Well there are, but the list is long and confusing and can change depending on if you're talking to a codger, metal fanatic, cob modder, or briar snob... So it's easier to just say there's no rules... Happy smoking and welcome to the forum! :puffy:
     
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  7. Mr Bojangles

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    After looking at CH online, I'm almost positive that's what my grandpa used to smoke. I'll definitely have some in my cart on my next internet purchase.
     
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  8. BradNTX

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    That FVF will certainly taste different than the two you are familiar with. Hopefully you will find it excellent like most do (including me). You probably already know that the cob will have a slightly funny, burning wood flavor the first 3 to 5 bowls. It gets fainter and fainter with each bowl. Once the bottom chars in, the flavor just keeps on improving. Also, on the FVF, you might rub some out and let it dry a bit. It often comes pretty damp when new.

    Cheers :toast:
    Brad
     
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  9. Mr Bojangles

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    Thanks for the heads up. :toast: I read about the FVF needing to be dried out a bit, but I didn't know to expect that from the first few bowls of the cob. Anything I should do before the first bowl in it?
     
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    If owning one is great, owning 20 will certainly be better.
     
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  11. cobbsmoker

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    A cob will smoke better if it is burned in with some CH or PA first, in my opinion.
     
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    [quote="Mr Bojangles, post: 555897, member: 4672" Anything I should do before the first bowl in it? [/quote]



    Yes , realize you're gonna spend more money on pipes and tobacco and that your probably screwed like the rest of us . Go buy some mason jars now .. like two cases to start . Welcome to PSF :th1:
     
  13. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    There is a simple formula for figuring out how many pipes you need. This formula works for cobs, briars and meers.

    Are you ready for the formula?

    Got a pad and pencil to write it down?

    Here it is.




    MORE
    :bing:
     
  14. gentimmy

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    and here I was thinking it was :

    a(0) / 2 + [​IMG](k=1..[​IMG]) (a(k) cos kx + b(k) sin kx)
     
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  15. Thuber88

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    Were talking cobs here, nothing fancy
     
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  16. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    Isn't that the formula for Mixture 79?
     
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  17. Thuber88

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    I thought the mixture for that was 2x:poop: and 3x:puke:??
     
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  18. WyoBob

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    Brad and Cobbsmoker give good advice. I wouldn't waste FVF breaking in a cob. (I always use P.S. LNF bought in bulk ($1.75/oz) to break in my cobs.)

    Drying out FVF works for me, as well.
     
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  19. Mr Bojangles

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    If I knew what P.S. LNF was I might try that. Lol It's quite the learning curve for a newby to figure out what all the initials stand for.

    I'm planning on trying to find some CH today on my lunch break to try out and to break it in.
     
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    Lucky for you we have a handy-dandy dictionary of the most common abbreviations:http://pipesmokersforum.com/community/pages/abbreviations/
    I had to use it a bit myself when I first started here. You'll get used to it in no time if you stick around, though.

    And WELCOME! You won't find a more friendly, generous, and helpful bunch of pipers on the internet, in my opinion.
     
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