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  1. Coda

    Coda Well-Known Member

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    ...your pipes, that is. Do you smoke a pipe once, and then let it rest for a day? Or do you use the same pipe all day, and then let it rest a day or two. Just curious as to how you fellas go about resting your pipes.

    ...and for the million dollar question, do you rest your pipes shank up, or down?
     


  2. JuJu McMojo

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    Generally, I smoke 1 bowl/pipe and let it rest for a day--but I only smoke 1 bowl/day during the week anyway. The weekends, however, are a different matter, but I usually adhere to the same rules. I've smoked my meer "all day" (which for me is 5 bowls) will no ill effects to the pipe. I rest the pipes shank up after using a couple of pipe cleaners on it--I'm not too worried, then, that the moisture will "seep" into the bowl.
     
  3. IrishRover

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    For the most part I rest them for the day. There have been times where I've only let them rest 2 hours..although that's rare.
     
  4. CMUChip

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    I smoke a bowl a day in the same pipe, and store it stem up
     
  5. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    Mine seem to rest best while listening to old Waylon Jennings songs along with Jessi Colter. With mood lighting.:whis:
     
  6. jdto

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    I rotate mine and have yet to do more than one bowl in the same pipe on the same day. They usually rest several days, stem up.
     
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  7. ruralhipster

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    For my "work pipes" I only smoke one bowl per pipe a day in my briars, rest for at least a day, just throw them on a bar towel on the counter flat with the bowl up if possible. I will occasionally smoke a couple bowls in my cobs, meerschaums or falcon if I have to. At home I have way too many pipes so those pipes get lots of rest.
     
  8. JescoWhite

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    Same for me.
     
  9. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Well-Known Member

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    One bowl in a pipe, pipe cleaner in & out, rested at slight shank up angle.
     
  10. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Meers, Falcons, cobs, clays...I don't think rest, I think I'm in the mood for another pipe. They 'rest' by default.

    Briar...i try to think 'one and done', but i'll smoke them repeatedly too.

    Shank up, except cased meers which just lie there.
     
  11. Bear84

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    I have one that's my workhorse that gets smoked once a day at the end of the workday. The others get rotated around and get several days rest in the rack.
     
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  12. Stonewall

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    1 bowl per day, per pipe. I have enough to switch up if I want to smoke different tobaccos. I rest my smoked pipes for approximately 4 hours and then go to cleaning. I maintain my pipes religiously.
     
  13. snowman

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    Pipes are mean't to be smoked and you can smoked them as much as you want with out hurting them.I smoke one pipe all day, ( 6 to 8 ) Bowls. Run a pipe cleaner through the pipe between smokes. The pipe will get a 7 or 8 day rest with stem up.
     
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  14. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    I rotate daily, just for the variety aspect. So every pipe gets at least 1 day rest, if not more.
    Sometimes, but not often, if I want to do a side by side comparison of 2 blends, I will smoke it back to back in the same pipe, but again, that is not that often.
     
  15. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    What is rest .. oh , pipes . I got a bunch ... so I'll smoke some for a while them clean them and put them up and smoke others for a while ... etc
     
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  16. Coda

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    This is close to what I do. I usually smoke 2 different pipes during the day, multiple times...and then they get the day off. I DO need more pipes though...;)
     
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  17. Preacher1611

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    All my pipes rest stem up. If I'm at home I smoke a different pipe with every bowl, (most of the time), because I can. When I'm out I smoke a pipe all day. If I take a pipe with me as my all day smoker I won't smoke it for a day or two so that it gets some rest. :puffy:
     
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  18. Siv

    Siv Flame+Wood=Bad Idea

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    If you're worried about resting your pipes, you don't have enough pipes ;)
     
  19. cobbsmoker

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    I have no set rules or routine when it comes to rotating pipes, I usually rotate between several cobs in a day, discard the filter when done with them for the day, pass a pipe cleaner threw the stem and shank and set them aside to dry out for a couple of days, I have lots of cobs so having a fresh one available has never been a problem for me ;) And I really don't think it matters if you dry a pipe stem up, stem down or sideways, as long as the pipe is exposed to circulating air it will dry. :)
     
  20. Klauswermann

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    +1 to what iSiv said
     
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