How many bowls approximately does one get from a tin?

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  1. TheMadMan

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    Approximately how many bowls does one get out of a tin. Since bowls vary let's say something like a Dr'g Duke.
     


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    I'd say based on 2.5-3.0 grams of tobacco per bowl you would get 16-20 bowls per 50g tin.
     
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    Thanks.. just trying to break down what each type of tobacco tin cost per bowl smoked.
    Was wondering if i can afford some good stuff? or if each bowl is going to cost me like $3.00+
     
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    I figure I get around 16 bowls per ounce when smoking my MM Diplomats. So, for 50 grams (1.76 ounces), that would be around 28 bowls.

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    A 50g tin will give you plenty of smokes in a smaller Dr G pipe and you may get closer to 20-25 if your Duke is on the small size, say 2.0 grams or less of tobacco per bowl, in the lower end DrG's the bowl sizes can sometimes vary in size and depth a little.
     
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    Awesome info guys.. Thanks for breaking it down for me..
     
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    2 bowls per tin (dmkerr scale, 2012)
     
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    The trick here is the moisture level of tinned tobacco. Dry tobacco doesn't weight anything, water in it does. My 50 g. tins have approx. 10 g. of tobacco which is ready to go into my pipe.
     
  9. LifeOfRiley

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    You almost certainly can, at least occasionally, which is one of the great things about pipes. What other consumable good lets you get 15 or so servings of the very best available for so little money - about $12 on the high side (assuming you're not in a state with outrageous tobac taxes)? Liquor? Nope. Cigars? Not close. Wine? Microbrews? The only things I can think of are maybe coffee and tea.

    This isn't to say that you have to smoke high-end tinned stuff all the time, because there's a lot of really good, inexpensive bulk out there (not to mention some classic OTC blends). For these, you may want to invest in some mason jars for storage, but that's surprisingly cheap, too. I recently picked up a dozen at Big Lots for about $8.
     
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    Okay, truthfully now, how many of you thought of this when you saw this thread topic?



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    :D.....LOL!....ya just beat me to it!
     
  12. woody

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    I did LOL
     
  13. KevinP

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    I thought of that commercial too.

    This, by the way, is the original, longer version:
     
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    If you're gonna smoke a pipe, smoke a PIPE! :D
     
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