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    Where is the best outlet to get some activated charcoal?
    Checked Wallyworld, Menards, and Meijer??

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    Granulated or powder?

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    I got some Charcoal capsules from the vitamin section in Wallyworld. I just stick a pin in the end and squeeze to get the amount of powder I need.

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    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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    I've always used pipe ash but I bet charcoal would work better.

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    Now far ahead the Road has gone, I must follow if I can
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    your local aquarium store will have it very cheap.

    I don't care who you are, you're not walking on the water while I'm fishing
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    What on earth do you use charcoal for in relation to a pipe? Just curious now.

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    Mixing it with maple syrup to coat the inside of the bowl after reaming it down to the briar.

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    Knew it! Coat the bowl with a very thin layer of syrup, pour the charcoal into the bowl and shake it. Dump the remainder and let the pipe set for a few days. That coating will be a black rock.

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    Amazon is where I last got my activated Charcoal powder.

    @Embers, nice tip!!!

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    Next question, is there a non-activated charcoal?

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    Powder! And just found some on Amazon!

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    That's where I get mine as well.

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    Yeah, I was getting ready to move this to the general discussion forum, until I realized what people use activated charcoal for....

    I'm slow tonight...

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    The lady makes soap, and some customers who say words like "detox" request soap with activated charcoal. She gets hers from a soapmaker's supply called BrambleBerry. But says you can get the capsules at WalMart or any health food/ organic / co-op type store and open em up for small quantities.

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    What on Earth benefit will one get from doing this? Is this for people who hate the aroma of warm briar, or people who want everything they smoke to smell like pancakes?

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    A type of chamber coating.

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    I'm with Cosmic, why not just smoke it and let cake form?

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    I've only used charcoal as an additive to super glue or epoxy to do stem repairs.

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    My theory is that if you mix the charcoal with the tobacco it will render a continuous burn; hence, no need of re-lights.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I use it mixed with sodium silicilate (waterglass) as an alternative to furnace cement when I think there is serious spider webbing or other signs of carbonization that has invaded the wood. I only apply this mixture to the spot in question and a minimal amount of the surrounding area. I used furnace cement for years, but it is harder for me to work with. For lesser issues, or just to assist with break in if you tend to have spider webbing, you can mix it with maple syrup, honey, grape jelly, or plain yogurt to coat a bowl with, up to and including the whole bowl.

    And I do not know the difference between activated and non activated charcoal. There was a thread here that discussed charcoal as being superior to cigar ash for making pipe mud, but I don't recall if it distinguished between the two types of charcoal.

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    I bought some activated charcoal once, but it just sat there and didn't do anything, so I returned it and got my money back.

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