How Do I Remove Gooey Cake?

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husky

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Jul 1, 2019
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When a started pipe smoking I made the mistake of smoking aromatics so the first pipe I bought, which I like very much, has gooey cake. I have scraped out what I can but there are still sticky remains. Is there a way to remove this?

 

sablebrush52

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And what the hot water doesn't get, paper toweling wetted with alcohol will do the rest. But do the hot water first, as it may get all of it.

 

carolinachurchwarden

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May 9, 2018
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I've let mine dry before, then used my Case knife with the spey blade and angle the back edge so as to scrape the bowl out. It's a little like reaming but I don't really cut into it at all. Mostly I don't keep very much cake in mine, so I do this in my spare time anyway. It leaves just enough coating in the bowl for my liking. That's just how I do it, anyway.

 

husky

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Jul 1, 2019
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Thanks! Hot water and scrubbing did the trick.

What do they put in those blends anyway? Maple syrup?