Just got my new Dr. Grabow in the mail. Last minute advice?

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  1. Mangold92

    Mangold92 Member

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    This is my second pipe, but my first "good" one. Anly last minute advice on things I should do before lighting a new pipe for the first time?
     


  2. OldSouled65

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    char light, tamp, light, smoke slowly, tamp sometimes.
     
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  3. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    Not until you post a pic.
     
  4. Arkie

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    Fill it only half full for the first few times and 2/3 full for the next times afterwards. If you fill it completely the moisture from all the tobacco will cause the carbon cake to slough off. Smoke it slowly to avoid getting the bare briar from getting too hot. Enjoy. :th1:
     
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  5. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    Really, just the standard advice fo breaking in any briar pipe. Partial bowls at first, keep it clean, periodic rest. I assume it is filtered. If so it is totally your choice whether or not to use the filter. This forum is filled with very strong opinions pro and con, with a few undecideds thrown in. They are all correct. Remember, it is your choice.

    Happy puffing.:puffy:
     
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  6. Mangold92

    Mangold92 Member

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    thanks guys, it's a smooth Savoy Grabow...It's filtered, but I'm going to try both ways. I have yet to smoke a filtered pipe.
     
  7. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    All of the above is sound advice.

    If it was me, I say smoke it like you stole it!
     
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  8. Elliottws

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    Nice choice in a pipe. I have many older Grabows, mostly Eldorados. My smoke for the night an Eldorado 84L
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  9. Raffxr7

    Raffxr7 Active Member

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    If you have had cigars or cigarettes, remember that a pipe does not need a drag taken off it. Lightly puff and do it slowly. That is something I had to learn with experience and has helped the most. :) If it is too hot to hold against your cheek, wait till it cools down some and smoke it slower. You know the drill, I bet, so do what works best for you and enjoy it! :D PS WELCOME ABOARD! (I haven't seen you around before and wanted to be friendly)
     
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  10. conroygc

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    How was it? What did you smoke?
     
  11. PipeWife

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    Another voice of experience on this one. If you drag too hard, you will steam-burn your tongue like it's a basket of crawdads. The only bright side to doing this is you will know what too hot or too moist feels like on the mouth, and you will never want to repeat that steam-burn sensation (lack of!) again.
     
  12. rlucas

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    I have a couple of Dr. G's. If you want filters for yours, PM me your address and they are yours. I do not use them and I will pay the shipping.
     
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  13. ruffinogold

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

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    Fill it and light it up ! Try the filters .. I've become fond of them
     
  14. ShilohHollow

    ShilohHollow Anchors Aweigh

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    I prefer filters in my Dr. Grabows as well.
     
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  15. Smokey Tom

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    The draw is different on a Dr. G without the filter than with. I prefer my Dr. G with filter.
     
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    Not to be contentious, but I preferred mine without...seemed to smoke drier. Welcome to the nut-house!
     
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  17. Smokey Tom

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    Not contentious, just differing opinion. Smoke it however it pleases you. :puffy:
     
  18. N3M0

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    So, how is it?
     
  19. DGErwin11

    DGErwin11 Moderator Moderator

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    No, t-bear is contentious just because that is how he is.:rolleyes:
     
  20. Trauma

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    I'm a fan of Dr. G's but I don't use filters, never found much use for them personally.
     
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