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Newb Pipe Packing Question

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Hey guys, question for you avid pipe smokers. I am new to pipe smoking, and my pipe bowl is 3/4" wide X 1.5" deep. I don't always want to smoke an entire bowl, but haven't found out the best way to smoke a partial one. Should I fully load it and let it go out to smoke later, or should I only halfway pack it? Sorry if this post has been done before, but I couldn't find the thread. Thanks for the advise!
 

snowman

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You can half fill the bowl and smoke it that way,Or if you plan on smoking another bowl in a few hours then just fill the bowl and let it go out and when your ready for more just relight it.
 

YOJiMBO20

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If you're just starting out, you're probably better off going with half bowls to begin with anyway.

Some say it's so that you can get a nice, even cake formed. Really, it's because you might not be able to smoke the full bowl and shouldn't waste your tobacco! The even cake is just a byproduct of that.
 

Basil Meadows

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As with most choices in life, does the good out weigh the bad. If you go with a half bowl, it will cake uneven...BUT, you will start with a fresh bowl the next time you want to light up. A full bowl and you will build a more uniform cake, but your next lite (at least for me) seems to be a little "stale?". Personally, I start with a fresh bowl, and keep the cake reamed even. But it's up to what you're comfortable with. Main thing is to enjoy!
 

JescoWhite

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You could also pick up a MM Legend or Mizzou corn cob pipe. These have smaller bowls than most briars. Plus one of these will only set you back about $10.
 
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