Do you prefer large,medium or small pipes?

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titanicexplorer

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Mar 23, 2011
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I tend to prefer medium sized pipes- The giant pipes tend to be a bit cumbersome- Here is tiny pipe made of horn I recently acquired, i'm not sure what I think of it:


 

lordofthepiperings

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May 3, 2010
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I prefer medium bowls. I wouldn't mind a small bowl to be able to smoke a pipe in the time an average cigarette lasts and I wouldn't mind a large bowl to every now and then spend a few hours straight of enjoying a favorite blend. But I do like my medium bowls though. They're just the right amount for me right now. I usually have myself a 45 minute to an hour or so smoke which is just perfect for me.

 

duncan

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Jul 28, 2010
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New Jersey
Yes, if it is Briar and holds tobacco the size doesn't matter to me at least. I have various sizes for various places/events/what have you, but as a norm just grab what strikes me at the time.

 

unclearthur

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Mar 9, 2010
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I smoke my pipes according to the tobacco. Smaller bowls for high powered blends med for most and big by huge for sitting back with a book and a good English.

 

clanobucklin

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Jan 19, 2010
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I like them all...I usually utilize a pipe size based on a time frame. Smaller pipes or Cafe Pipes as I like to call them for short smokes. Medium to large earlier in the day and bigger bowls for the final smoke.

 

ohin3

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Jun 2, 2010
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I tend to lean towards medium to smaller elegant pipes. Im not a fan of large pipes because I am a clencher and I just find them too cumbersome in general. I do like small pipes for strong blends and have my eye set on a few group one to two sized pipes.

 

romeowood

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Jan 1, 2011
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NYC ~ BOM ~ BKK ~ ETC
In general I lean toward the smaller sizes, both for smoke time (I prefer to keep a smoke to under :45) and, as I tend toward clenching, for comfort & grip. Although if I had a belly like Ganesh and multiple arms, I could obviate both of these issues and start smoking logs like hobie's monstrosity as pictured. :nana:

 

mjtannen

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Jan 3, 2011
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Medium Large to Extra Large. I'm a clencher and an English/Balkan Lat lover. I tend to gravitate toward the pipes that can "hang" with me for a long....long smoke.

 

ohin3

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Jun 2, 2010
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The pipe in my avatar is a Stanwell bulldog. Well executed bulldog that looks great, feels great in the mouth and in the palm of the hand, and smokes like a champ. Always had good luck with Stanwell.

 

puffintuff

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Dec 14, 2010
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I prefer pipes that have a 7/8 to 1 inch wide bowl. I'm not sure if that's considered large or not. They smoke better for me.

 

jcsoldit

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Mar 27, 2010
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I tend to reach for what I consider medium to large pipes 5"-6.5" long with bowl 1.75 and taller.
My taste in pipe size and style has changed and evolved over the years, which is one of the many things I enjoy about pipe smoking.

 

lagavulin92

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Nov 20, 2010
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Generally, medium to large. I'm buying a chimney with a big diameter where I can fill in 4-5 flakes (Irish Flake :P ). I wonder how it will go with something like Springbank 10 y.o. 100 Proof or Glenfarclas 105, but it's definitely going to be great.