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    Filters - Doctors Orders

    back into the pipe after 4 years
    local GP says OK to puff away as, at 77, it's going to make zilch difference...

    BUT - advises to use filters

    looking at a Medico Medalist - which i now gather uses Brylon bowl

    anyone have one.? if it's resin impregnated - how can it breathe..?

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by John McP View Post
    back into the pipe after 4 years
    local GP says OK to puff away as, at 77, it's going to make zilch difference...

    BUT - advises to use filters

    looking at a Medico Medalist - which i now gather uses Brylon bowl

    anyone have one.? if it's resin impregnated - how can it breathe..?

    thanks
    I have one and it is better than not smoking. In a filter pipe, I would look for an estate Grabow maybe.
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    I have several Medico Briars and they are fine with or without filters. But to be honest I cannot recommend the brylon. In my experience they burn hot and because there is little absorption they are also 'wet.' The paper style filter gets soft quickly.

    I really think one of the best filter smoking pipes have been Brigham over the years. They use maple veneer filters which are much more sturdy, easier imo to change and clean the filter chamber. Certainly not as cheap as a Medico but one can be obtained at auctions quite reasonably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr_Tom View Post
    I have one and it is better than not smoking. In a filter pipe, I would look for an estate Grabow maybe.
    well i had put in a very low opening bid - so nothing lost if i win
    some UK newbie will get a free pipe........:)

    presently enjoying G&H Kendal Black and Brown in a new (to me) bent LaStrada - 9mm balsa filter...defo the way to go for me.

    so which DrG's take a filter...?
    my stemless (hint hint) Omega took a 6mm
    I believe the Duke range does too

    any more..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    ----------------. But to be honest I cannot recommend the brylon. ---------

    I really think one of the best filter smoking pipes have been Brigham over the years. ---------.
    Thanks Bill............i now agree...and will look for some

    still smoking the Barling
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    Quote Originally Posted by John McP View Post
    so which DrG's take a filter...?
    my stemless (hint hint) Omega took a 6mm
    I believe the Duke range does too

    any more..?
    All of the current model ranges of DGs accept 6mm filters. For the older pipes, look for the blue spade. That indicates a filtered pipe, which does indeed include the Dukes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John McP View Post
    local GP says OK to puff away as, at 77, it's going to make zilch difference...

    BUT - advises to use filters
    With all due respect to your GP, I doubt that he knows enough about the difference between cigarette smoking and pipe smoking to make truly informed recommendations. Unless you're inhaling the pipe smoke (blech!), I don't think you're in any real danger by going filterless at 77.
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    Without dissing anyone else - don't get a Brylon!


    There's so many good briar pipes out there without bothering with crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    Without dissing anyone else - don't get a Brylon!

    There's so many good briar pipes out there without bothering with crap.
    well thanks a LOT

    now l wont be able to GIVE the damn thing away.................

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