- Aug 17, 2015
Many believe brylon to be the poor cousin of pipes, as many do the cob. However, I have had nothing but good times with brylons. I own a Medico Conquerer and a Yellobole Nova, both straight stems, to mention a few. The Nova is a rather large pipe with a scoop-bit design. Of my bryolns, it is my favorite because of the heavy weight and thick bowl. The medico has a rather thin bowl, which can lead to overheating if smoked as though you are fing away on a ciggy. This pipe uses 6mm medico paper filters. The pipe is shorter, one I would put in the nose-warmer category. These pipes can conjure the dreaded tongue-bite, don't get me wrong. So can a $200 briar. Simply put, any pipe, regardless of material or cost can leave your tongue scorched for days if sucked down too fast. Yes, they can get rather warm, just don't suck it down so quickly as the point of pipe smoking is to enjoy a nice relaxing smoke. Not trying to sell anyone here a brylon, but I feel that they deserve their place in the general discussion of our hobby.