Nooby question about brass screens...

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  1. davidmackv

    davidmackv Active Member

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    What are they for? I just bought a new cob on the bay and it comes with 5 free brass screens, but I have no clue what they are for.
     
  2. woody

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    They are not used in tobacco pipe smoking. I'd throw them away.
     
  3. user1975

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    Yeah, what Woody says.
     
  4. akohtz

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    Don't buy cobs from people who include screens with them.

    - Andrew
     
  5. davidmackv

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    It was only 2.99 with free shipping, so even if it sucks nothing lost.
     
  6. akohtz

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    I would recommend buying directly from Missouri Meerschaum:

    http://corncobpipe.com/

    For only a few dollars more, you know you're getting a high quality cob from a reputable seller.

    - Andrew
     
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  7. SmokeyJoe

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    Screens R4 weed
     
  8. davidmackv

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    I figured that out finally. I never was a drinker, smoker and I have never done any kind of drugs, so I am very naive to that kind of stuff. It is amazing that I even started smoking a pipe. From Woody's answer I figured that they must be used for some kind of recreational use. Live and learn.
     
  9. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    I think you mis-understand...pipe smoking is "recreational"...smoking that other stuff is "drug use"...LOL Just kidding here.
    Tobacco pipes don't need a screen. The tobacco strands are larger than marijuana, which is somewhat powdery, hence the need for the screen to keep the particles from being drawn into the mouth. A good cob (MM), or any other pipe for that matter, doesn't require a screen unless it's being used for that other stuff.
    I agree with the gang...a Missouri Meerschaum is a much better buy than the $2.00 Chinese knock-offs flooding the market today. They are made from a specially grown cob that is larger and denser than "normal" corn cobs. Well cared for, they can last a life-time! You can find them on-line at tobacco e-tailers or at any decent B&M (brick and mortar) shop. Look for the MM sticker on the bottom of the bowl.
    Welcome to the wonderful world of pipes and tobacco!
     
  10. HCraven

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    They're not even big enough to patch a hole in a window screen, either. Maybe you could replace the screen in your faucet aerator or something. If not, chuck 'em.
     
  11. nesta

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    Actually......

    :oops:

    Well......

    :confused:

    Not that I've ever.....

    :doh:

    How can I put it....they say it's more expensive these days than it was way back when for a reason ;)
     
  12. Kiowapipe

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    Nesta- It's OK, we know you want to move to Canada :)
     
  13. Beale

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    Heck I used a screen many times? Oh yea that was on another type of pipe! :oops:

    Ditto on the MM Cob pipes. You can not go wrong. Awesome pipe for the $$ involved, Beale.
     
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