Filter question

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  1. smokinjoe

    smokinjoe Member

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    Good Evening gents, I was curios if a filter was needed in a cob pipe. I took it out and it smokes better. So the question is ,Is this normal or should I use the filter? Its a missouri cob.
     


  2. cobbsmoker

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    I like and use filters in all my pipes but they can be smoked with or without and I would say most of the members here do not use the filter.
     
  3. LifeOfRiley

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    I usually remove them, but if I didn't, I'd still get by. It's mostly a matter of preference. The only disadvantage to leaving it in is that you can't run a pipe cleaner through the shank mid-bowl.
     
  4. cobbsmoker

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    You can run a pipe cleaner through the filter on a straight pipe easily, I do it all the time after a smoke, if you're using the filter there will be no need to run a pipe cleaner through the shank during a smoke, it will absorb the excess moisture like it was designed to do. ;)
     
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  5. buistd

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    I have just discovered that Extra Slim RYO cigarette filters work marvellously in my cobs. Significantly cheaper than 6mm pipe filters and they don't restrict the draw so much.
     
  6. DGErwin11

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    Never use them for obvious reasons.
     
  7. dennq

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    Just picked up a Savinelli Oscar dry 123 and ran a quick bowl through it with the filter. Too soon to tell if I liked it.
     
  8. IrishRover

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    I don't use filters much at all. I only use them in the first few smokes in the cob break in period. Other than that, I never use them.
     
  9. Artistik

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    Joe, through them away is what I do. They restrict the draw for me and, with that bent you are smoking, you should not have a problem with drawing bits of tobacco into your mouth. I don't have a straight cob but, if I ever do, I will probably use the filter.
     
  10. Schmitz Bitz

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    I've found that you can trim a couple of inches off of the end of Brigham's rock-maple filters and fit them into just about any pipe. I find them preferable to paper-filters and even the Sav. balsa filters simply because you can actually run a pipe-cleaner mid-smoke without destroying said filter like you would with paper, and yet you can rinse and reuse them countless times like the Sav filters. That said, I mainly use them to restrict the draw in filter-pipes, not so much because I like filters.
     
  11. smokinjoe

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    That rican toby packs tightly so a filter really is not needed. What did you think of it ?
     
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  12. jason1977

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    I use the filter if I know I'm smoking something a touch too moist for my briars, the dry stuff I smoke in the briar, not moist enough for a cob goes in my meer.

    I also like the filters for something like haddow's delight. I get to enjoy the perique bomb & it kinda takes the edge off.
     
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  13. Artistik

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    I liked the "rican" toby. Had some last night in a cob. I like it better in the cob than the briar.
     
  14. Artistik

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    Hmmm...Never thought about using a filter for certain types of tobys. I will try out the balsa filters for a blend I have that is too heavy in the latakia for me and see if that takes the edge off somewhat.
     
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  15. jason1977

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    yeah, it's like adding an ice cube to a really strong beverage. Takes the edge off. Latakia I love no matter how strong. Perique, if there's a ton of it will singe the nose-hairs, lol. You can always play it off & say, "Yep-yep...aaaaaahhh....nothing like some Haddow's Delight in a good old fashioned cob." Hey, no one has to know, right? LOL!
     
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