COB CONFESSIONS

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I just started to get into cobs so can offer no insight, but I think Aristicob sells a pipe mud you can buy and mix up yourself.
That's true. But as I mentioned in my om COBfession, I only mud the Morgan Nosewarmer. I've never felt the need to mud a cob as I always stop smoking the moment I taste the wooden shank. Many say that these burn away, but even my oldest, most smoked cob still has some shank left on the bottom. I've very sensitive to taste, so I notice immediately when the shank is starting to burn. Thanks for the mention. Scott
 

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BradNTX

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#23
I hear this a lot. What causes it? Puffing too hard?
  • Drawing too hard
  • Smoking a bowl you don't want to end and continuing to pull on the draft past the time when there is burnt tobacco left
  • Smoking a filter pipe with no filter
  • Burning uneven can cause ash in the bottom while you still have lit tobacco to smoke
  • Others?
 

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  • Drawing too hard
  • Smoking a bowl you don't want to end and continuing to pull on the draft past the time when there is burnt tobacco left
  • Smoking a filter pipe with no filter
  • Burning uneven can cause ash in the bottom while you still have lit tobacco to smoke
  • Others?
The tobacco is packed too lightly, perhaps, would be another reason. Especially with smoking a filtered pipe without using a filter. Since most of my cobs are filtered and I rarely use filters (though I tried them recently), I tend to pack them tighter than I would with an unfiltered pipe.
 

sillyoldbear

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#25
I only recently found the need to mud a cob when I fell in live with the Morgan Nosewarmer, which has a crazy-thin bottom. Other than this one shape, I don't mud them and never saw the need.
I didn't want to say anything because it was a non-issue but I needed to mud the Mizzou I got from you for the same reason.

Mudded it up and no issues since. Damn good smoker too!
 

Dimik

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#26
I'm late to this party, but I'll pitch in anyway. Cobs are great. Luckily I started with a cob and quickly noticed that they smoke better than briars in the 2-3 times more expensive range when I started trying briars. My most smoked pipe by far is a straight MM Legend that's had at least over 200 bowls go through it since I bought it this summer as a grab bag of smokable seconds. Cobs fill up just by being smoked and are just convenient. There is a reason why I'm getting rid of my briars and just ordered two more MM grab bags.
 

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