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    A Question re tight draw

    i have this Early Barling pipe that I am told has a really tight draft (I havent received it yet from being restored).
    My question is regarding best way to pack it and what type of cut are best
    opinions please
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    If it were my pipe a match may never touch it but, if I were to smoke it I think I'd take a draw each time I pack a little more tobac in it to make sure the draw doesn't diminish.
    I would think a flake would be good, nothing fine enough to maybe get clog in the draft but, that's basically all I smoke anyway.
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    Good for you for wanting to smoke it Paul....that's what buying pipes are for in my opinion even that beauty.

    I'm no expert but agree with what Ron says. Start off with a broken Flake to see how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Good for you for wanting to smoke it Paul....that's what buying pipes are for in my opinion even that beauty.

    I'm no expert but agree with what Ron says. Start off with a broken Flake to see how you get on.
    thats good because I do smoke a lot of flake anyway.
    Yes it is an old pipe but I smoke all of my old pipes occasionally,this one is hallmarked 1890,my oldest by 14 years.The next oldest are also Barlings from 1906 and 1920

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    Aye Paul, I could see this beauty in me rotation just fine. Ye know wot to do when me shipmates arrive...



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    What a stunning, historical pipe, Paul! Just beautiful.
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    The pipe arrived and it does indeed have a very small drilling especially in the mouthpiece where the transition from Amber to bakelite is sleeved internally with a tube.
    i dont know if this original or an old repair but it wont pass a pipe cleaner.I will order and try the ultra thin falcon ones.
    Anyway yesterday I loaded a bowl of St Bruno flake rubbed out a bit.it smoked ok but the heel was very wet.i was getting some condensation build up in the stem and I think this was going back into the heel
    Today having dried out the tobacco it bit more and puffed very slowly it is better.

    I suspect after a dozen bowls or so and a little cake build up it will be fine,if taken gently
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    I have found that B J Long coloured pipe cleaners will pass through the stem,Falcon extra thin already ordered though

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    Try smoking some dried out a bit Penzance through the pipe.It is a smooth flake and shouldn't give out very much moisture for a drier smoke.

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    Paul, that is an absolutely beautiful pipe...hard to believe that it is 129 years old...I pray that I look that good at half that age.
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