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Mr Brogs

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by David Emond, Jan 9, 2012.

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  1. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Been seeing lots of Mr brog`s pear churchwardens on ebay. They seem nice and for 30$ they seem like a good deal. I did a search in the forum for past threads on this company and all posts were positive.

    Still think pear is good to smoke in ?
     


  2. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

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    Woods other than briar are prone to split and distort from the heat of burning tobacco. According to what I've read, briar resists splitting and warping because its fibers are so intertwined. If the pear pipes are priced in the same class as a cob you couldn't go wrong trying one.
     
  3. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    Many favorable reports along with a couple of overheating reports. Generally regarded as an OK cheap pipe,
     
  4. HCraven

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    Seems like the Mr. Brogs guy posted some for sale here. Aren't they from Poland or something?
     
  5. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    Pear is similar to cherry. It ain't briar, but if you break it in easy you might end up with a nice smoker.
     
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    Yes, Mr Brog is a Polish pipe maker. The pear pipes are priced right to my mind. Eventually I'm going to pick up the army pipe with the built in wind cap, just to see what I think. For twenty five bucks it won't be a tragedy if I hate it.
     
  8. Lestrade

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    I have a few pearwood pipes that smoke just fine.
     
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  9. Markk

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    Fairly popular here. I have one and I've smoked it quite hot in my newbie days. Had no problems.
     
  10. Arkie

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    As I understand it, cherrywood pipe are traditionally thick walled in order to help make them resistant to splitting. I'm not familiar with pearwood at all but I would agree about breaking it in properly. A good cake will help insulate and protect the wood.
     
  11. Trauma

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    I have a poker that is made by Ropp, I haven't had any issues with it and I do tend to smoke it hot. Snagged it on ebay for like 8 bucks if I remember right. I'm also thinking about picking one of these Mr Brog pipes. The little nose warmer looks kinda cool. http://astore.amazon.com/mrbrog00-20/detail/B006KYXEE4
     
  12. Peach21

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    I have a Kentucky #43 and it smokes great so I ordered a 51 sitter as well. No gurgle, great draw. Great pipes for the money.
     
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