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An Irwin For IPSD 2019

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  1. chasingembers

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    My wife picked up a GBD made Irwin's 9613 as an early birthday present, and while cleaning it up I decided to not smoke it until IPSD this month. No abrasives were used except a wet paper towel with a lighter, toothpaste, and my thumb, and the cake was removed with a Case XX clip blade. In reading about the Irwin's line, I found that the pipes were cured with rum. To simulate this I've coated the bowl with a very fine layer of rum simple syrup and coated the layer with sorghum ash. The stem will be thumb buffed with a little more toothpaste but satisfied overall.

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  2. scloyd

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    Wow! That's fantastic...good job.

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    Really impressive. Looks great and hard to believe you did this all with minimal products

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  4. chasingembers

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    I've been avoiding sandpaper and micromesh for almost a year. Too much risk of altering the stem shape and size plus they can remove stem logos.

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    Wow! Seriously good work man.

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  6. chasingembers

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    Thanks! That Haddo's is going to be it's inaugural smoke!

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  7. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Wow! That turned out great, Duane! Enjoy the heck out of it!

    I decided to not smoke it until IPSD this month.
    Well, at least your not waiting until Christmas

    Rum cured? That sounds interesting. I believe that's the first I've heard of that.

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    Looks great.

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    Nice! I wouldn't have believed you accomplished that with some basic household implements.

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  10. chasingembers

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    I had been using a Magic Eraser, Barkeeper's Friend, and toothpaste. Now I've used a lighter and a wet paper towel to remove the oxidation and toothpaste to shine it up.

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  11. jpmcwjr

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    Very nice work!

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  12. chasingembers

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    Very nice work!

    Thanks! Being my first GBD pipe I took things nice and slow. My wife definitely knocked it out of the ballpark with this one.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. leafsmoker

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    Thanks for the enlightenment. I will try the Toothpaste when needed. I have been using the magic eraser for a few years and I am happy with the results. Happy IPSD and enjoy the Haddo's for the first smoke!

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  14. chasingembers

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    I will try the Toothpaste when needed. I have been using the magic eraser for a few years and I am happy with the results.

    Magic Erasers do a great job and have used them in the past on many cleanups. The toothpaste just gives it that mirror shine.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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