do these stingers create moisture.

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seanz

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May 8, 2011
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as above. I just got this



And i have noticed a lot of gurgling and sh!t. so do these things create moisture or have i not Got this pipe yet.

 

brewshooter

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I have two stinger pipes. My Kaywoodie has a tendency to gurgle with a lot of different tobaccos. The Yelo-Bole is hit or miss, but it's a brylon pipe. So, that's a whole different issue.

 

asteroid1

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Most if not all pipe smokers seem to dislike stingers and yet many low-end factory made pipes are still sold with stingers/tar traps in the stem, why?

 

romeowood

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Most if not all....
I think your numbers may be off a little bit there. :lol:

Many don't mind them, myself included. The majority of my pipes that have stingers smoke fine with them, as they're engineered to accommodate the stinger--and it's not just low-end pipes, either; many esteemed brands employ the devices. It does take a little adjustment; both what you smoke and how you smoke it. Quick tip: always keep the bowl angled down (as opposed to flat or slightly higher than your mouth). That being said, lots of folks prefer to remove them.

 

portascat

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Funny thing. When I first started looking at pipes, in terms of attempting to be a discerning buyer, I thought a stinger was the sign of a better pipe.
Then, I find out they are typically found in mass produced pipes.
Oh, well.

 

clanobucklin

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I had half a dozen Kaywoodies with stingers - since the stingers caused a hassle cleaning and smoking them - I promptly removed the ones I could.

 

41degreessouth

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I prefer my pipes without stingers and used to always take them out, but I found that the pipes with larger stingers (like my Sasieni) actually smoked wetter without them - I guess it's the large space left there for the gasses to expand in that make it so.

Now I just make sure I don't buy pipes with stingers lol.

 

whitebriar

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they serve a purpose of sorts--you just remove the stem, shake off the moisture(or blow it out into a paper towel), replace the stem, and keep smokin' a dry pipe--doesn't hurt to break open a screw in stinger pipe--
like pipes with or without 'em--not a deal killer for me--

 

colorduke

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AT first i didn't care for them now all my old grabows have them in when i smoke them,if they get to wet i just unscrew and dry off and back to smoking,i like to keep my pipes original.

 

rigmedic1

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I am not sure that I have ever noticed a difference, but some have a very tight draw which is aggravating. The tube type seem to draw okay, there is one in my Pete Kildare. It passes a pipe cleaner too. Didn't Dunhill do a pipe with a metal tube all the way through, like Brigham with their redwood filters?