- Apr 4, 2014
I recently acquired a few estate Falcons, my firsts of this kind. I've only smoked one a few times so far but have been a little disappointed, especially because of the following I feel that they have. Now I may not be the slowest, driest smoker, but when I get a little gurgle, a pipe cleaner mid bowl does the trick. With the Falcon, it seems to work, but at the end of my smoke, after running another pipe cleaner, I blew out into the stem and got a bunch of gunk leaking out from between the bowl and stem. I checked the other 2 pipes I got and noticed they are not air tight either. Is this typical? There was also a lot of gunk built up in the threads of the metal and briar. It was very clean when I got it. The bowl wiped pretty clean, but the threads of the metal are pretty bad. I'll try some alcohol, maybe after a nap. Should I not remove the bowl while still warm? I know of the dry ring thingies, but have only tried a small length of cleaner bent into a circle. Should I look into getting some of these? What kind of maintenance do you guys typically do on your Falcons? Thanks!