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    Quote Originally Posted by John McP View Post
    i read somewhere that if you stick your tongue inside a cleaned bowl - yuck - it should stick to the surface as the meer absorbs any moisture on your tongue

    honest..!
    That's a brand new unsmoked Meer, if it's pressed Meer it won't stick, I've tried it with a new Altinok and it works, keep salting those bird tails Ant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    That's a brand new unsmoked Meer, if it's pressed Meer it won't stick, I've tried it with a new Altinok and it works, keep salting those bird tails Ant!
    Will do, Ally. I sure as hell won't be sticking my tongue in 'em.
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    Since we have come to the conclusion it is meerschaum, how do you suggest I get the threaded part out safely? Thanks again for all of your help. This site is a wealth of knowledge.

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    Personally I wouldn't mess too much with what could be 120 - 140 year old pipe. I do not know of anyone or heard of anyone that actually restores bowls on meerschaum pipes. I have one from my grandfather that is likely the same age and compared to the new very much smaller bowl pipes I have purchased it is very light. I would guess maybe 60% weight loss. This means that a large portion of the meer's resources have been used up. They become even more delicate and brittle.


    Many years left to smoke it. I would clean what you can see without damaging the bowl. Be very careful cleaning any cake removal from the bowl, it can easily crack.
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