- Nov 10, 2014
After every smoke, I clean the bowl with a paper towl. Run 1 or 2 pipecleaners through the shank until its clean going out. 1 bowl=approx 48 hours rest.
Actually, a gear clamp (hose clamp) works better. Easier to get apart next time.The best way to thoroughly clean a pipe is to take a hacksaw and slice thru longitudinally; clean the entire pipe gently with a cue tip, then epoxy the pipe back together again.
wait, you smoke the cake? are you serious? you have to be sick. don't you have to eat that?I've found the best way to really clean them good, and get the cake out. When you are done smoking, tap out all of the ash and dottle, grab a butane torch, and continue to smoke the cake, until you are just down to the briar. Delicious.
If it works fine for you, it is all good, but many would say smoke other bowls and rest a day.I decided of this routine: I smoke 1 pipe all day (3-5 bowls) then clean all insides with brandy and put it away for a week. Seems to work.