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  1. piperl12

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    A few months ago you guys were asking to see my collection of Brigham pipes. So I finally figured out how to solve the problem of posting pictures.

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  2. rd02sir

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    very nice collection! I need to add another Brig to my rotation.

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  3. mthanded

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    Nice collection. Thanks for the pictures. How do they smoke?

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  4. ghost

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    Nice Brigs!

    Matt.
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    They all smoke well, the two on the right smoke the best. They are also the oldest so maybe they are just better broken in. The rock maple filter really helps keep the goop to a minimum.

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  6. shawn

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    Looks good.

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    Thanks for sharing. I like that volcano shape.

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  8. brdavidson

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    I have 2 Brighams and I love them!

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  9. nsfisher

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    Nice collection you have there mate. I have 6 Brigs myself, and I also find that the older 3 Dot's, smoke better than the newer 4 Dots and up.

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    Awesome collection!! I like the far right best... Seems like it would be easy to pack if it sits up by itself!!

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    Do you smoke them with the filter or without?

    Al

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    Very nice collection.

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  13. loseth

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    Nice collection. I have one Brigham, a 2 dot #47. I like it, still not 100% sure i'll sell it or not. I might wait till its broken in, I'm sure i'll be happier with it by then. I'm considering not using the filter, I don't like having to take apart the stem just to run a pipe cleaner through, then to rinse it and let it dry etc.

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    Al, I usually smoke them with the filter but if I run out of filters I don't let that stop me. Usually see the biggest difference with aromatics. English blends smoke well either way.

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    Those are all sharp looking pipes. I have yet to try a Brigham. I may have to looking acquiring one sometime provided that they smoke well without the filters.

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    excellent collection..
    I was wondering about the special filtering system of Brgiham.
    Any info about those special filtering system and how it changes the smoking experience ?

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    The rock maple filters are about 1/8" ID with an aluminum ring on one end. The filter fits firmly into an aluminum tube that sits proud of the shank slightly. I'll post pics later on when I have my camera handy. You would never know the filter is in the pipe from a draw perspective. The only time I realize I have one in is when I smoke an aromatic tobacco in one and it tends to smoke drier than without. It is a totally different experiance than a 9mm filter with I don't prefer. I find the 9mm filter does effect the draw and I have to me more careful about my packing method. I leave my filter in for about three smokes and then will switch it out. You can wash the filters in soapy water and dry them and reuse a few times however they are really cheap and at $2.00cdn for a box of 12 I can't see the value added in washing. When I go to the hunt camp I usually wash them so I don't have to remember to bring filters with me. Like I said before you can smoke the pipe without and will not notice anything different in smoke except in they give a dryer cooler smoke. Honestly haven't noticed a difference with my English blends. The English blends are not as hard on the filters either. I have noticed Dunhill nightcap doesn't leave much residue after a few days of smoking like an aro would.

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    wow piper thanks especially for this info >:

    Like I said before you can smoke the pipe without and will not notice anything different in smoke except in they give a dryer cooler smoke. Honestly haven't noticed a difference with my English blends. The English blends are not as hard on the filters either. I have noticed Dunhill nightcap doesn't leave much residue after a few days of smoking like an aro would.

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    This is the only filter system I like. They smoke like a regular pipe but remove lots of the moisture. Nice pipes!

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    I like the Brig filter system. It is terrific but it must be done properly. I open the 8 pack of filters and rotate them all. After my smoke I replace the filter with a new one. When I have used all but one, I rinse the 7 used ones under the Hot water tap, rubbing them between my palms with a wee bit of dish soap. Make sure they are very well rinsed and set them to dry on a piece of paper towel, or whatever you choose. Afer they are dry, I run a bristle cleaner tru each one to maintain the draught hole in them as they have a tendancy to swell where they enter the metal tip. In this manner, an 8 pack of filters lasts for approximately 400 smokes!

    http://www.brighampipes.com/The%20Brigham%20Pipe%20Filter.htm

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    Interesting. I asked because Brian Levine mentions them on his radio show and one of his interviews, the Father, smoked them as well. I've never smoked a filter pipe to this point. Thanks for the points of difference between the Brigham system and the 9 mm style. Thinking back, Brian did describe the Brigham pipe as a system pipe (ala Peterson).

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  22. smokeybear

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    My brother in law has a Brigham and it smokes amazingly with the filter system so much so that if i don't end up winning the cartoon caption contest this month I'm just going to buy one haha. heres a pic of his.


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    That is a nice collection of Brighams. Thanks for the explanations on their filter system, it sounds interesting. I have never smoked a pipe with a filter even though I have had 6 and 9mm filtered pipes. They all smoked fine without so I never bothered to try a filter.

    Harris
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    I may have to try a Brigham with the filter. I don't generally like aromatics, but on occasion I smoke them if the wife is around because certain aros are the only ones she finds "room friendly". Up until recently I only used my cobs for aros (not wanting to ghost my good briars). The problem is that aros burn me, often really badly. Then the solution came to me. I have this large Peterson House pipe that holds a 9mm filter (with a p-lip). I had never used a filter, but I bought some and tried it out with an aro in that Pete. It was amazing. I have never had tongue bite since. It gives me a nice pleasant smoke no matter what goopy mess I'm smoking. So now its the only pipe I have devoted to aros.

    Maybe I should add a Brigham to aro duty.

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    Peck that's a good idea the brighams handle aros quite well from my experience and the filters are washable so you don't need to go out and buy new ones all the time

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    I've thought about buying a Brigham for a while now. Haven't pulled the trigger yet. I read that most Brighams are made in Italy now and those have some sort of silicate "pre-carb" glass-like lining. Ugh.

    I like this one, also made in Italy, but haven't gotten around to finding out if the inner bowl is unlined. http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/Brigham/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=97739

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    thats a beautiful Brigham rothnh it would make a fine addition to any collection i say pull the trigger on it. you wont be disappointed if anything do what i do and put some weltches grape jelly in the bowl

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    Haha! I have a couple or three pipe purchases I'm committed to ATM (two being reserved for me and one other I am considering), so that Brigham is at least a few rungs down in priority for me. But I do like it and, if it's still around when I'm ready, I may grab one before they're gone.

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    Ever since I heard Ollie's interview of Brian Levine on oompaul.com I've been interested in purchasing a Brigham and the Brigham system. The filters seem reasonably priced and my understanding is you can get 25 to 30 smokes out of each maple filter.

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    The only real show stopper for me is the silicate glass-like lining being used for the new Brighams lately. Someone (Schmitzbitz?) posted details of this in a thread here some months ago. Ugh. Since I am not into reaming and sanding out that bullet-proof plate glass lining inside my bowl (I'm overstating that silicate, but not by much), I would have to know that any Brigham I am considering pulling the trigger on has no lining (bare wood) or a lining that is the more common "pre-carb" which can be easily removed.

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    I confess to being a little bit scared off not by the filter system, but by the bowl coating that they use. Does anybody have anything to offer on that topic? The company claims that it prevents burnout, a problem I've never experienced, but I wonder if it effectively prevents building up a good cake. I'm willing to be instructed by anybody who has good info.

    Eric
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    I have a Brigham, which has yet to reach 20 bowls smoked i'm sure, but to me it seems like it already feels like there is some build up of something or other going on. I've never had a pipe with an actual cake yet so its just my guess.

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    it seems like it already feels like there is some build up of something or other going on. I've never had a pipe with an actual cake yet so its just my guess.

    From the Brigham instructions on the Brigham Maple Pipe Filter:

    "As part of the after-smoke cleaning process, when the pipe has cooled fully, remove the filter and inspect it. If it is a very dark brown colour, it is time for cleaning or replacing. Being diligent will ensure all the benefits of our system and a dry, clean taste!"

    Loseth, reading the information at this link should prove useful and assist you in enjoying your Brigham better:

    http://www.brighampipes.com/The%20Brigham%20Pipe%20Filter.htm

    IIRC, Brigham smokers who clean their filters often and let them dry thoroughly get as much as 30 bowls from one filter before replacing it with a new one.

    Good luck and let us know how you make out!

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    My cartoon contest Brigham has maybe twenty bowls through it and is starting to cake up nicely. The finish on the outside got on my fingers for the first five bowls or so; couldn't figure out what it was. Thanks for reminding me about the filter; I'd forgotten about that

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    As so many others have said, this is a great-looking collection of pipes. (I'm a sucker for fairly traditional English styles, though.) And it's heartening to know that they're working well for you. To be honest, I'd never even heard of Brigham until it was mentioned on the Radio Show (and I've been smoking/buying pipes for most of my 51 years). I'm not a fan of any kind of inserted filtering, but since these pop out like Savinelli's balsa filters, I have to say I'm definitely interested in checking out some Brigham pipes.

    Bob

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Loseth, reading the information at this link should prove useful and assist you in enjoying your Brigham better.

    Sorry, I wasn't very specific, I was referring to the possible beginning of a cake build up in my bowl, I use and am knowledgable on the filter system.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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