Need some help on my new zeppelin pipe

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jamestang

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Jul 12, 2015
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I just bought a zeppelin pipe from ebay and it looks great

seems the previous user didn't smoke very much with the pipe
i watched few videos on youtube how to smoke the zeppelin

then i tried to smoke with it until the tobacco can't light up anymore
i found that there are still a lot of un-burnt tobacco inside

and i try another time and get the same result, the flame just can't reach too deep into the pipe bowl

i am very disappointed,

is zeppelin a failed design?

or am i just too greedy to pack too much into a zeppelin pipe??
here are some pictures



 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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They were designed to be a safer smoke while riding in zeppelins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDYIF94bb_k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

chasingembers

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As for your question jamestang, could be an issue of too moist tobacco, or improper packing. What are you trying to smoke in that beauty?

 

shaintiques

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The model in chasing embers video is a little better for a deeper burn as you can unscrew the very end mid smoke and dump ash. You can also remove the end cap and tamp. Perhaps trying to pack it super tight would help more like a cigar on that version.

 

seadogontheland

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"Been a long time since I rock and rolled...been a long time since I smoked that bowl...oh baby...let me get back, let me get back to that ol' tobac....ewww baby where I come from. Been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time!"
-Modified Rock n' Roll, Led Zeppelin

 

johnnyreb

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Aug 21, 2014
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Oh, I fondly remember those pipes! They gave new meaning to the term "smokin a fatty".
Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin'

I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin'
"Kashmir" - Led Zeppelin

 

jkrug

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Jan 23, 2015
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I can't answer your question but I have to say that is one of the coolest friggin' pipes I have ever seen!!! I didn't even know something like that existed!! So cool. :puffy:

 

davet

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May 9, 2015
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I can't help you either, but I've wanted one of these for a long time. That's a real looker.

 

johnnyreb

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Aug 21, 2014
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James,
I sort of jumped on the Led Zeppelin joke with my post yesterday and want to apologize to you if I appeared to be flippant or making fun of the Zeppelin pipe.
In my opinion a ribbon cut tobacco like Dunhill Nightcap will be difficult to keep lit in a pipe designed like the Zeppelin, especially if it is tightly packed because of the lack of oxygen deep into the tobacco chamber the pipe design presents. I would suggest you try a Krumble Kake cut tobacco like Mississippi River and load the pipe loosely for better oxygen levels. Even a plug would allow more oxygen in the chamber. Tamping as you smoke (and maybe ash buildup also) will still be a problem because of the pipe design. And try smoking your tobacco as dry as you can get it, almost to the stage of being crunchy. If you try Mississippi River, try opening the tin up & just replace the plastic lid 2-4 wks before you want to smoke it.
Just my opinion & everybody has one but let us know what you figure out.

 

robwoodall

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Apr 29, 2015
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That is so awesome!
Once again, something that I didn't know existed has become something that I desperately need!
Dang forum...

 

phil67

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Looks more like something that takes batteries and is a women’s best friend.

 

johnnyreb

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Looks more like something that takes batteries and is a women’s best friend.
"She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper

And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day"
"Mother's Little Helper" - The Rolling Stones