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Storing pipe over the winter

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by afiaowo, Sep 6, 2012.

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  1. afiaowo

    afiaowo Member

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    I don’t smoke through the winter months. I’m wondering if it’s best to ream the bowl back to the wood or leave it as is?

    Thanks.
     


  2. EmperorGix

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    I'd say leave 'em be. I haven't been smoking much recently and I have a Pete with some cake that I hadn't touched in months. I just had a bowl of CH in it a few days ago to get my taste buds working again and it tasted just fine. I did give it a light Everclear cleaning before I put it in the rack, though...

    Besides, think about the estate pipes that get picked up - I don't think everyone reams those down to bare briar before smoking them. ;)

    I'm but one voice, and I've been called a fool more than once. Take my words with a grain of salt.
     
  3. Old Ted

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    I'd smoke it!.....but if you must - throw it in a drawer 'till spring, but don't ream it unless neccessary!
     
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  4. Stonewall

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    I agree; only ream your pipe when it's necessary to do so. And then only to a minium. I never take one back to the raw briar wood unless it absolutely requires so. A thin carbon layer is what you want in my opinion. However, YMMV.
     
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  5. krusty

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    Not sure of a reason to ever ream a bowl down to bare briar. There may be a reason out there.... IDK....

    Give your pipes a good clean and ...... wait a moment. Not smoke through the winter!? Aren't you afraid your pipes will become resentful from inattention? (-;
     
  6. afiaowo

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    Thanks everyone. Although I would love to continue smoking through the winter, I just can't stand the cold.
     
  7. WAMPipe13

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    I am waiting for winter around here, I love the cold, but cold here is like 45 F.
     
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  8. Old Ted

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    ...neither can I!.....so I 'put my foot down' - and stay in the kitchen! (but if that don't work - I go out back, to my workshop! :p:)
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    It's still not quite decided - who 'wears the pants around here' :ohyh:
     
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  9. Artistik

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    :msty: NOT!
     
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  10. SmokeyJoe

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    Brrrrrr. If it gets below 60 F here in SoCal I'm done.
     
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  11. afiaowo

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    It all comes down to our housing situation. I grew up in North Dakota so I know cold.

    My wife actually sits outside with me every evening when I smoke. It's a great time for us to talk once the little lady has gone to bed. In fact, I'm getting an estate meer. for my birthday from the wife. No complaints! :thu2:
     
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  12. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    I can see putting a boat up for the winter or covering a swimming pool, but putting the pipes away for the winter? OK. If you gotta, you gotta. But, as the others have said I don't think you need to make any special preparations.
     
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  13. Stonewall

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    It gets to -45 here in Winter; it's not that bad unless the wind is blowing...
     
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  14. WAMPipe13

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    As soon as you hit -any temp its a bad thing.
     
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  15. Tsal

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    Piping and cold weather go hand and hand! Get out dere and smoke dat shizz!
     
  16. David Emond

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    lol it goes down to Minus 30 Fahrenheit up here in the winter time thats minus 43 Celcius. I still go out to smoke.
     
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  17. SmokeyJoe

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    :eek:
     
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  18. David Emond

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    problem is that you dont smell the aromatics anymore at that temp but its going to be good for the ice fishing hehe
     
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  19. Rodfather

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    Winter is my main smoking time, I think it is much more suited for my heavy English/Balkan blends. Summer is when I rest my pipes.
     
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  20. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    I rest my pipes at night -- while I'm sleeping.
     
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