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Soggy Cob

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by DGErwin11, Aug 20, 2011.

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  1. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    Once ya'll quit laughing, try to give me some solid advice. Today I clipped one of my cobs to the clothes line to air out. Then I went into town for some vittles. When I got home, I found that we had a stray thunderstorm and the bowl of my cob was filled with water. OK take a break and laugh. I dumped the water and rehung it upside down. Will it ever be smokable? Anything else I can do?
     
  2. Scottly

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    I would think it will be fine, just give it plenty of time to dry out.
     
  3. user0003

    user0003 Well-Known Member

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    No problem.........try that with any other type of pipe.

    Let it dry throughly or you risk cracking the bowl.
     
  4. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks. It is August in Georgia, dry is a relative concept.
     
  5. davidmackv

    davidmackv Active Member

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    Sounds like a personal problem. :thu2:
     
  6. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    All is well. I let it dry out and then fired it up. It smoked fine. But the finish got an accelerated maturing.
     
  7. telltime

    telltime Active Member

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    I "mushed" a cob once... it was my first ever cob and I tried to soak some whiskey in it overnight to sweeten it (like I did/do my briars). I was still a "new" smoker (back in the late '80s) and didn't realize just how absorbent a cob is... Got up the next morning and the briar was, of course fine. The cob had a tremendous mess under it and when I tried to pick it up, the bowl basically just mushed up in my hands.

    So, if the bowl hasn't lost it's shape, once it's dried out I'm sure it will be fine.
     
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