Looking to Add a new pipe to smoke strictly Latakia blends.

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shanelktown

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I am looking to add a new pipe to dedicate to just Latakia blends what shape shall I go with? I hear something with a flat bottom is ideal. Also some links to the pipe suggested will be perfect.

 

fmgee

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How complex are the blends you want to smoke? Do you want just VA and Latakia or the whole shabang with VA, Cavandish, Burley, Perique, Orientials and Latakia?
I have found that the more complex the blend the more space I like to give it. But variety is the spice of life so I don't always follow that idea.

 

chasingembers

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Just ran through my herd, and realized all my lat pipes are wide tall cylindrical bowls. Primarily volcanos and blowfish.

 

shanelktown

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I know I have been looking at ferndowns even sent a message to Steve pipestud to message me if he came across any estates. Any places sell ferndowns at a good price? I normally see them in the 300-350 range.

 

lochinvar

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Conventional wisdom is that a pipe with 1 to 1 chamber proportions, width to height, is best ie pot, prince, anything wide and squat. As far as my own pipes, the pipes that smoke Latakia blends best are wide, but not so short. Counting up, most are Lovats or taller bulldogs. Just don't go with a narrow bowl.

 

jmill208

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Check out Pipes2smoke.com, they are a forum sponsor and Maxim provides pretty good service.

Most reasonable prices for new Ferndowns.

 

shanelktown

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I like the pokers to but I have enough pokers kinda looking at something similar to a squat, Rhodesian or bulldog.

 

aggravatedfarmer

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Chasingembers is spot on. I have a Trevi 320 and it smokes like a dream. Great Latakia pipe. It also won't break the bank.

 

shanelktown

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I think I have it once maxim from pipes2smoke gets back to me will post pic when I get it in hand.