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blackadderlxx

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Jun 17, 2018
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Hey all, so I've seen in numerous places that some smokers recommend a wider bowl for certain blends to get more of the flavor in more complex blends. I reserved judgement on this philosophy until I tried it myself, and have to say that in my new Sav 320 (which has a wider bowl than anything else I own) I've been able to pick up things I hadn't before with certain blends I have. So this leads me to a question for the gurus here. I've been hesitating to ask this question because I'm concerned that it will be followed by an outbreak of PAD in my life, but here goes...
For those of you who fall into the 'wide bowls for x blend' school of thought, what pipes (besides a 320) do you use? Thanks in advance.

 

orobusto

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Aug 22, 2015
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I think you can get more flavor from a wider bowl because you are smoking cooler. Your draw on the pipe is pretty consistent, so you are drawing the same amount of air through a larger chamber making a cooler smoke.

 

trouttimes

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Nov 26, 2018
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I tend to like both wider bowls and bigger bowls but they do tend to use a little more tabacco.

 

hoosierpipeguy

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Jan 28, 2018
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I haven't found you get more flavor. My experience is the flavor(s) is less intense but the complexity is more noticeable.

 

ashdigger

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Jul 30, 2016
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I love pot shaped pipes. I love Squadron Leader them, I love ribbon cut VaPers in them.
I know people who just hate them though.

 

rdavid

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Jun 30, 2018
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Milton, FL
I have a couple of the 122’s and they are outstanding smokers but my 320’s are probably my number one favorites for a larger bowl. And yes, exactly what hoosier said.

 

rdavid

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Jun 30, 2018
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Milton, FL
I know people who just hate them though.
I actually did not like them when I first got mine until I experimented with the right blends. Seems as if the heavier latakia and balkans do really well. Ribbon cut Va/Pers? Interesting. Going to try RO’s Acadian VaPer in one of my 320’s.

 

npod

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Jun 11, 2017
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But in the real world, I use pot shaped pipes like this one for coaxing nuances in flavor.



 

64alex

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May 10, 2016
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I find a wider bowl brings up better the taste of complex English/Balkan mixtures. The wider I have is a clay Lepeltier billard which is 25 mm wide and it is wonderful with complex mixtures.