The Best Way to Clean a Cob

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smittyd

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Feb 7, 2018
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I am new to this site . I have found much useful info on this site. Maybe i have missed it somewhere but i would like to know what is the best way to clean a cob other than buying a new one or damaging it.
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ray47

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Jul 10, 2015
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I use a 40 caliber bore brush to clean the bowl after each smoke. The brush keeps the bowl cake free. Others have used a battery terminal brush, but haven't tried that. I like my cobs cake free, but there are those who prefer cake in their cobs. It's all very personal, so it's up to you.

 

newbroom

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Jul 11, 2014
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I've had success removing cake with an inexpensive (as always) butner style stainlees steal reamer, and with another I have that has fixed blades to a 5/8" or 3/4" (reversible) bowl diameter.

I swab the shanks out randomly with Q-tips and run cleaners through after I smoke em.

I use the pic on a Czechs tool to get down behind the wooden part that extends from shank to bowl. (caution, do this gently and when cool.)

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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I wipe out the chamber after every smoke in cobs and meers with unscented baby wipes.

 

indianafrank

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I just run a pipe cleaner through the stem and around the inside of the bowl after each smoke. Some of my cobs are 3 years old and still smoke fine.

 

admiral

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Sep 15, 2017
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Scoop out whats left after you finished smoking. Blow through the airway. Pile cleaner through the airway. Blow again.

Fold a paper napkin and wipe the chamber.
Good to go :) for the next smoke.

 

smittyd

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Feb 7, 2018
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Thanks for all the good advice . I tried the brush method ....worked great. Also has anyone else noticed that a cob gets sweeter the more you smoke it or is that because I have only smoked VA out of it ?