any reason to not smoke a cob???

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MainePipe

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#48
Cobs are freakin AWESOME! :hbang: Throw a Forever Stem from Walker Briar Works on them and they are even better, but the Danish stems are great too...You can get a totally different experience with a certain blend smoking from a cob. A few must try combos:

Carter Hall in a cob
Sir Walter Raleigh in a cob
Sugar Barrel in a cob
H&H Classic Burley Kake in a cob

Straight Virginia's also sing in cobs!

So to answer the original question, no, absolutely no reason to not smoke a cob.

You're welcome in advance :poke:
 

colemate

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#50
Cobs and only cobs for me, with long stems of wood. I will open my fool mouth and invite acrimony by saying that I think anyone can smoke a cob but that smoking a briar is "an art". Both require slow drawing, proper packing, and resting between smokes. But, and here is the rub, a briar will deliver its pleasures (i am told) when it becomes well used, and has a proper cake build up. There is skill in building proper cake in the bowl but it is the source of great flavor. I have no talent for it. I replace cob bowls after about 75 smokes, but retain and reuse the stems. And cobs are cheap. But experienced pipe smokers claim the polished and intense flavors of a well broken in and properly maintained briar cannot be beaten. No matter which you choose, i submit that a filter is an interference with smoking pleasure. Cole
 

wmblake

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#51
beano, you won't know what you are missing if you don't try it yourself. You'll see a lot of different opinions here. Great topic btw.
Personally I prefer briars. I have a couple cobs and a couple hard woods and I smoke them on the trail, hiking with my dog.
You should not have to spend $25 on a briar. Ask your tobacconist for the bargain basket and you should get a decent briar for $15. Will that briar smoke as well as a $100 briar? That's another thread.
I think cobs burn a little hotter and a lot faster than the same size briar bowl and there is definitely a flavor difference.
 

Albert

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#52
They gurgle. Burley tastes gross in them. They're too heavy to clench. They're way over priced. You can't modify them. Nobody makes high quality replacement stems for them. And The draw is too tight.
Wait... That's everything I love about them! One of you tricky mods hijacked my account! I have my suspects!

Cobs are great!
 

#59
Cob pipes are amazing smokers, why not smoke them. As an added benifit , smoking one in a bad neighborhood gives of the back off or I'll make ya squeel like a piggy vibe. Bad guys usually will leave ya alone for fear.
 

IMpipedude

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#60
Cobs are excellent pipes. Inexpensive and great smokers. A great pipe for someone who wants to try pipe smoking without spending a lot of money.
 

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