Do I need to remove Stain from new Peterson

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dude

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Aug 21, 2015
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New pipe day!! Coool! I am sitting here smoking the 1st 1/2 bowl in my new new Peterson Kinsale xl 12, rusticated, and I start to remember something about Peterson pipes breaking in funny. After looking it up I see they are dip stained. I am smoking Skiff mix in it and I have to say it tastes fine. Really, It is smoking well So far. I have a little gurgle maybe twice for bowl, but I packed it a bit loose.
Anyway, I am looking in the bowl now, and it is black and I think, well maybe it is pre-carbonized or something.
But wait, I am drinking bourbon. So I finish my glass and go get a fresh glass and finish that then get another glass and a q-tip, but I lost the q-tip, so I go get the box of q-tips and I dip one of the q-tip in the bourbon and swab the inside of the bowl and it comes out black. now I need to relight but I am not sure if my pipe is going to go up in flames since I have just swabbed it with 90 proof whiskey. I am asking myself, "is worth the risk", I mean the Skiff Mix is tasting pretty good, but, you know, I don't want to become a smoking statistic...
Sorry, I digress.
So, After I finish the pipe, sure enough, the black has rubbed off and I can see a spot of red, so I guess it is stain.
What do you Think?

 

warren

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Sep 13, 2013
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Load the pipe and enjoy it. Don't over think, just enjoy as you have been.

 

gloucesterman

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Jan 4, 2015
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It takes a little smoking but the cake will pretty quickly coat the inside. I've had a few new Petes that had that issue but it won't last long.

 

dude

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Aug 21, 2015
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Minnesota,
Sorry, they should have an "Next Morning edit post" button for me. What I meant by the above post was I am not going to worry about the stain and just smoke it for awhile.
Thanks

 

dude

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Aug 21, 2015
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Minnesota,
This pipe is killing me. Anything I smoke in it immediately give me tongue bite. I mean it is unreal; the first little puff it starts. I have smoked maybe 10 bowls in it and I dread smoking the next. But, It was kind of spendy (by my standards) so I will smoke another tomorrow.

 

aggravatedfarmer

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Sep 9, 2015
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That rug really tied the room together...
+1 on New Petes breaking in funny. It's taken 20 bowls for my Aran to smoke decent and have one or two relights and have better taste, not to mention a lengthier smoke.

 

rcstan

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Mar 7, 2012
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Anything I smoke in it immediately give me tongue bite
Did you run a few pipe cleaners through it? 10 bowls without a basic clean will make anything taste funny and/or bite. It's probably very soggy.

 

tbradsim1

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Jan 14, 2012
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Get some Everclear and shank it, my Roselare took over 100 q tips on bowl and shank. LOTS of STAIN from dipping.

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I just smoked my first two bowls in a new Dr. Grabow, with no problems or complaints. My six Petes never gave me any problems, but I bought them a few years ago. I hope Peterson is hearing back on these problems. I think they must be scaring off their customers. A new pipe should smoke like a new pipe, no issues.

 

andrew

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Feb 13, 2013
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Take a break and let your tongue heal. I remember when I started pipe smoking some blends would bite me from over puffing, and I wouldn't bother smoking again for a few days as it wouldn't be pleasant. It's your tongue telling you to take a break. As for the pipe I have one pete and it was dip stained, I just smoked it as it was breaking it in but if I were to do it again I would do a salt and alcohol or cotton ball treatment at first to remove it. You can definitely taste it sometimes before it's broken in.

 

tobyducote

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Jun 10, 2012
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Don't do anything to the pipe except smoke it...remember your breaking in a new pipe...so after you smoke, give it 3-4 days to rest and smoke that baby again

 

foggymountain

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Aug 14, 2012
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If it tastes good to you leave it alone. If you do decide to remove stain use a high proof drinking beverage, like 141 rum. 110 proof chartreuse and 117 proof Navy gin are good too. Rubbing alcohol will throw the taste off for a while.

 

rfernand

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Oct 2, 2015
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I recently broke in an SH Original - the inside was red, just as the outside. The only thing I did was smoke slowly and clean at night. I also let it rest a few days in between smokes.
After 5-6 bowls, the inside was pretty much black, with no signs of red. And the more I smoke it, the better it tastes :)