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breaking in a new pipe at 70mph

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user3221

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Since the first few bowls of tobacco in a new wood pipe tend to be less than par

i figured out how to pre smoke them with out the tongue bite and that smokey wood flavor


now mind you i live out in the country and drive 100 miles a day so finding a straight stretch of road with not much traffic don't pose a safety issue


after loading up your pipe with your favorite toby and reaching a highway speed of 60 mph or more

go ahead and light your pipe in normal fashion
enjoy the first few puffs ( as they are usually pretty good )

roll your window down a little
then just place the mouth bit up to the crack in the window
the wind pressure will "draw" for you

don't let your pipe get too hot and try to mimic regular smoking


I am on day 4 of breaking in a new wood pipe and don't smell the wood and have achieved a nice cake already
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muddler

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I'm not so sure that this is a good idea. You really don't want your pipe to get hot when breaking it in. That's got to be difficult to control in a 70 MPH wind. Best to smoke it slowly & let the cake build naturally rather than risk charring the wood. IMHO.
 

Raffxr7

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There is a way to do this with a jar of water and an airtight lid that has two hoses set up like a hookah... I will take pictures of the rig I have. It was used with a corn cob, but still got pretty hot (shank unglued) I believe an inline valve would fix that issue. The water in the bottom of the jar creates a vacuum since the bowl is hot and burning-but it is far less than highway wind speeds.
 

cigrmaster

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I actually look forward to breaking in a new pipe. I have enjoyed the process on all of mine, especially the naked bowls. I enjoy the briar flavor towards the end of the bowl in the first few smokes. I enjoy seeing the cake develop in a nice even way. I like knowing that the pipe has been broken in in a caring and thoughtful way. I enjoy that moment when I say, yup this puppy is broken in. I have noticed that since I smoke flakes exclusively now my pipes break in faster than when I was smoking English blends.
 

user3221

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actually i can hold the pipe end about 1-3 inches away from window

and

make a bowl full stay burning for about 45 minutes of my 1 hour drive
 

Old Codger

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actually i can hold the pipe end about 1-3 inches away from window

and

make a bowl full stay burning for about 45 minutes of my 1 hour drive
I'm having difficulty visualizing how you are driving, holding one pipe up by the window and smoking another one at the same time.
Or do you give up enjoying a pipe during that drive?
 

user3221

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I'm having difficulty visualizing how you are driving, holding one pipe up by the window and smoking another one at the same time.
Or do you give up enjoying a pipe during that drive?
Actually i just bought a new box of Rum Runners and have been enjoying a wench every day
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did not mention it because i thought i may get banned from this wonderful pipe forum
so

shhhhhhh

don't tell anyone

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