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So my lovely corncob has been in the garage...

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by F1guy, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. F1guy

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    My Missouri Pride cob has been sitting in my garage for the last few weeks on top of my fridge after I got frustrated with pipe smoking and such, so I was wondering, is it still good to smoke? It hasn't got rain on it, it might have a cobweb or two.

    If y'all think it's usable, how do I get it cleaned up? About all I have at my disposal are some pipe cleaners and a pipe tool. I'm down for a bowl of PA tonight, but I don't have the funds to invest in a new pipe right now.
     
  2. Coda

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    It should be fine...
     
  3. Old Ted

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    A couple of cobs live on a shelf in my workshop, one may not get smoked for a few weeks - but doesn't need "cleaning up". I blow the dust off, fill it up and smoke.....a few cobwebs help the flavor!, and I've never caught the plague from them!;)
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  4. DGErwin11

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    I can't improve on Ted's answer, so I shall merely endorse ig.:)
     
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  5. fogpipe

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    Run a pipe cleaner through it, blow the dust out of it, and smoke :)
     
  6. colorduke

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    Smoke it.
     
  7. jeff394

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    Smoke that pipe.
     
  8. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    I quit for two years once. Pipes sat in the shop all that time in a box. When I got the urge again, I ran a pipe cleaner through them, dry reamed the bowls with a paper towel.....and fired them up.

    So.....how was your first bowl in a while?
     
  9. F1guy

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    Thanks for the advice! Much appreciated. I just need to actually get to it tonight haha.

    I haven't had my first bowl yet though. Christmas preparations have taken over all of my time as of late...
     
  10. lifeon2

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    pack and light the fire will clear out the cob webs :)
     
  11. Old Ted

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    After a few years you won't need special time to smoke a pipe - it will just go along naturally with the Christmas preparations, and the rest of life's distractions and neccesities. :)
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  12. Pinecone

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    Save those cobwebs! Great to stop bleeding on minor cuts and scrapes
     
  13. DGErwin11

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    Tell this to Craig. I think he would rather blees out.:byg:
     
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  14. Stonewall

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    It's fine! Clean it out and you're ready to go. PM me your addy and I'll send you a briar pipe with a sample or two. It won't mail until the 27th though.
     
  15. F1guy

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    If you're so willing, I'll do that! Thanks!
     
  16. IrishRover

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    Make sure you let us know how it smokes...
    well, actually how the cobwebs taste ;)
     
  17. Smokey Tom

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    Can't get much better flavor than cobwebs in a cob.
     
  18. DGErwin11

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    Nobody has suggested which tobacco goes best with cobwebs. Mixture 79?
     
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  19. EmperorGix

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    A parfait of Haunted Bookshop and Flying Dutchman would bring out the spidery mouth-feel of those cobwebs. Talk about having ghosts in a pipe. :ngty:
     
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  20. StubrnDutchman

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    Me thinks you must have stock in the company. Seems like you mention M79 too frequently. :bangin:

    BTW: as others have said, just smoke that thing!
     
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