Awesome Filter Idea for MM Cobs!!!

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jchaplick

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So tonight while I was sitting watching watching Tosh.0 an interesting thought came into my head. I was wanting a small smoke, but I just moved last week and most of my pipes are in boxes somewhere, but I had a cob in my car. It was a MM country gent. I however hate the super loose draw, but i also hate those stupid paper filters. Here i my spontaneous idea that works very well so far, ill tell you how it smokes after I light it in a minute.



Thats a brigham rock maple filter, it fits pretty snug in the plastic bit, but I think it will work out well, im about to give it a try, tell me what you think.

 

auspipe

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I hate buying the filters and they dont sell them in Australia so I stopped using them, but I do not like it when ash comes through, and yes the draw is a little loose. It looks like a good idea, let us know how it works out.

 

nsfisher

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There are so many options here that you could try. The rockmaple filter works and you can take 1/2 or so off the end if you so choose. 6mm Balsa Wood filters also work terrific. Or, simply take an inch square of regular paper and roll it, insert in place of a filter. When smoke is done, remove and toss.

 

jchaplick

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Well I just tried it and it worked, I also have a bunch of cig filters, they do work too, but I hate changing it everytime is the thing. The paper thing will probably work too, ill give it a try, I have tons of paper, lots to recycle, maybe ill smoke it as a filter, than compost the remains, thats green pipe smoking right there

 

nsfisher

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When I smoke my Brigs, I remove the Rockmaple filter and replace it with a clean, dry one before each smoke. I rinse the used one under hot tap water and put it up to dry. I always open a full pack of 8 filters and rotate them for about 30-40 smokes each before tossing them. Which means 240-320 smokes on an 8 pack for $3.00
I use the 6mm Balsa Wood filters the same way.

 

bailey331

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I have been using the paper filter but have cut them into threes, justto keep the fire ash from hitting my throat. It works. I like the inch of paper idea and will try it out soon.

 

jchaplick

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The paper worked, but I like the brigham filter better, made for a better smoke

 

schmitzbitz

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I do exactly this - although I like to trim off a half-inch, and wrap the remaining dowel with a bit of tin-foil (a half inch strip, wrapped around to bring the OD to 6mm), so I can use it to reduce the draw in any 6mm filter pipe.

 

spartan

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LOL TopD that genious.
Since tobacco is so dang great at absorbing moisture that's sure to make a dry smoke lol.
I guess you could even put the backy you hate to use this way as well...