Second Pipe: Savinelli Spring And Tobacco Haul (Pics!)

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misterzombie

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Dec 30, 2012
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My second (and third!) order just came in from pipesandcigars.com. MUCH better than the previous order as far as delivery goes. So as I suspected, it was definitely a holiday issue. This one came in extremely fast and with regular shipping.
My order consisted of some new tobacco's that were recommended by this forum -- I have now quite a bit of a collection -- and my new Savinelli Spring Liscia 628 pipe, which is my second briar pipe I now proudly own!
Tobacco's I purchased are:

  • Dunhill Nightcap
  • H&H Black House
  • LL 1Q
  • H&H Victorian Stroll

Here is a picture of my new pipe. I love the warm tone of the wood and beautiful grain:

And here is a picture of the Sav Spring 628 compared to my Wellington Billiard:


 

misterzombie

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Dec 30, 2012
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Just a quick Q. To break in my Wellington, after each smoke to the bottom of the bowl I shake up the ashes inside and then dump the rest (as you can see in the 3rd pic), am I supposed to simply leave it as such along the walls to build the cake? Or am I supposed to be wiping out the ash after a designated amount of time?
And thanks! :puffpipe:

 

hans

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Dec 3, 2012
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Hey zombie, nice haul.

You should definitely wipe the walls of the pipe after. I would run a pipe cleaner through the stem till clean, then fold it in half to wipe the walls and then you're good.

 

misterzombie

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Dec 30, 2012
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Hans, then my question is, what is the point of shaking up the ashes if you're just going to wipe them out? I do clean out my stem frequently. I'm just wondering about this breaking in/cake building technique :)

 

misterzombie

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Dec 30, 2012
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Thanks Roth for the clarification on this technique :) I have been doing exactly that, cleaning the stem/shank and removing excess ash/dottle. I just wasn't sure if I was supposed to keep the powdery ash along the walls too permanently or wipe them out after x amount of time.

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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That is a great looking Sav and some very nice tobacco choices. I hope you enjoy them all.
I am sorry but I do not believe that ash does anything to build cake. I also think leaving ash in your bowl will make the next one taste like crap, of course this is just my opinion and opinions always vary. When I am done smoking here is my ritual. I make sure the pipe is cool then I break it down. I will take a puffy cleaner double it and run it around the inside of the pipe making sure I get all the ash. I then blow through the shank making sure I get anything that the pipe cleaner left behind. I then take a bristle pipe cleaner and double it. I will then put it in the shank and move it back and forth a bunch of times. I will repeat this until the cleaner comes clean, it usually takes three bristle cleaners before I am happy. I then take a bristle cleaner and run it through the stem. I then take a fluffy cleaner and run it through the stem, the fluffy's soak up moisture better then the bristle. I then put the pipe together and put it in the rack to rest for at least one day. If it is a new pipe and I am breaking it in, I will smoke it every other day until a nice cake has formed. Since I smoke va and vaper flakes, it usually takes only 15 bowls or so.

 

gwtwdbss

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That is is nice haul indeed zombie. Congratulations on your pipe and tobacco acquisitions!

 

pauljmjr

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Sep 8, 2012
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Nice haul. I too smoke Black House and Nightcap. And I actually just ordered my first Savinelli. Should be here Wednesday, along with some Frog Morton Cellar. Can't wait.

 

shaintiques

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Yeah I agree with cigarmaster, i wipe the ash out with an alcohol dipped pipe cleaner after my smoke, and I still build cake. Cake building occurs during the smoke itself.

 

rhogg

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Jun 14, 2011
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Savinelli makes excellent pipe. Their QC is great IMO for mass production. Other pipes in the same price range I sometimes have reservations about. All my Save are great smokers .