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Quick Question About Dr Grabow "Pre-Smoked" Pipes

Discussion in 'Need Pipe Smoking Advice? Ask an Old Fart!' started by Otoolefan, Sep 26, 2012.

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  1. Otoolefan

    Otoolefan Member

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    Just bought a new Dr. Grabow pipe last week... It is pre-smoked from the factory. Just wondering if I should have filled it only half full for the first couple of smokes to help build an even cake, or does the fact that it's "pre-smoked" mean I can fill it to the brim from the get go?

    I've had it for about a week and have been filling it to the top. Should I just continue to do this?

    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. Jussto

    Jussto Active Member

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    The new Doc G.'s aren't really pre-smoked anymore, they have a carbon coating now, the pre-smoking machine has been retired as I understand it, however I'd just keep on smoking like you have been. Enjoy!
     
  3. Otoolefan

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    I will! Thanks so much for the quick reply.

    Don
     
  4. Bradabelko4

    Bradabelko4 Member

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    I know I'm not an old frat or have 2 years, but if I recall correctly the back of the packaging will give you instructions.
     
  5. Otoolefan

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    My pipe didn't come with packaging. Was hanging on the Dr. Grabow display clip.
     
  6. Coda

    Coda Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt worry about filling the bowl half full...ever. Unless you only want to smoke a half bowl...just fill it up and smoke it, thats what its for...
     
  7. Otoolefan

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    Cool. That will be easy to follow. Thanks!
     
  8. colorduke

    colorduke Active Member

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    If it was on a display clip it was probably presmoked ,smoke it and enjoy it.
     
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  9. ted

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    Load it, Smoke it, Enjoy it... no difference from a Dunhill.
    Pre-smoking has been "done away with" since about 1994. You can pre-smoke it... and will, most probably do a better job.... ted (Grabow 1966/1991).
     
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  10. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    Love the enthusiasm but don't reply to posts here until you do, please.
     
  11. colorduke

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    WHO,WHAT?
     
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  12. ted

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    Easy CD... Not us... ted
     
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