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Contest Pipe Arrived (Pic Heavy)

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  • Started 6 years ago by batdemon
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  1. batdemon

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    My prize from the last Caption Contest arrived yesterday. It is a Brigham Chinook #29 which is kind of a bent apple. This pipe is great, well made, open draw. It is smoking wonderfully even though I have just started breaking it in. Cool, dry, the flavor of the tobacco shines through. I have only smoked it with the maple filter in place so far but will try it without as well. I have never had a Brigham before but would certainly recommend them based on this one. Thanks again to Kevin & Greg.

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    Nice. I will win one of those someday!

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”
    -Albert Einstein, 1950
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    Very nice, enjoy !!

    cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.......

    martin
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    I real need to find my comedic thinking cap so that I can win one of these pipes one of these days. That pipe is beautiful. Congratulations, and enjoy many great bowls.

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing. I've been entering the contest for the last few months and this gives me more motivation to keep on trying. Great pipe!

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    Super! I love Brigham ever since I won one in the contest. I bought another. I really like the rock maple insert system.

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    Beautiful pipe, and my favorite shape. Easy to clench and comfortable to hold, Just right. Congrats sir!

    I'm not complaining.
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    Beautiful pipe.

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    Congratulations. And Thanks for the report on how the pipe smokes with the filters. That's a very nice looking sandblast finish.

    It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling---Mark Twain
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  10. cortezattic

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    Gorgeous pipe!
    All that clever wit finally paid off!

    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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    That's a beautiful pipe. I really like the color and the sandblast looks very good. Congrats on your win...like the others in the thread I hope to win one someday!

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    That's awesome - congrats, that's a great looking pipe. Curious how those maple filters are (I wonder if they sweeten the smoke too).

    "Be seeing you"


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    Six, you ought to try one some time, they're surprisingly good! They filter as well as any other system,
    and they have the added advantage of being able to pass a pipe cleaner. Too, it doesn't hurt that they
    keep the smoke stream in contact with wood for most of the draw. Sweeter? I dunno know about that, but
    they produce a nice, cool and dry smoke.

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    I like this.

    My soul has had enough chicken soup, it needs more TESD podcast.
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    My prize from the last Caption Contest arrived yesterday. It is a Brigham Chinook #29 which is kind of a bent apple.

    *ears perk up* Congratulations! Contests? Pipes as prizes? Who, what, when, where and why?

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    very nice.. and congrats on the win

    james

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    Nice pipe. I've been looking to purchase a Brigham for my next PAD when I get the approval from the battle axe. ha ha

    I'm very curious to see how they smoke. I've heard great things.

    I doubt I'll ever win one of those caption contest's.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
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    Six, you ought to try one some time, they're surprisingly good! They filter as well as any other system,
    and they have the added advantage of being able to pass a pipe cleaner. Too, it doesn't hurt that they
    keep the smoke stream in contact with wood for most of the draw. Sweeter? I dunno know about that, but
    they produce a nice, cool and dry smoke.

    Thanks cortez -I just might. I tend to avoid anything that requires constant purchasing (like filters), but the maple filter idea (as opposed to the balsa filter) intrigues me.

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    Nice Pipe! Congrats!

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    Lovely pipe.
    Any suggestions for those of us still in the game, for this months caption?
    I was thinking along the line of Chris Angel's Levitating Blend ...

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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    Sweet. It has the earmarks of a fine smoking pipe. Congrats. Now I'm off to see what I can do about winning that caption contest.


    The past is never dead. It's not even past--Requiem for a Nun
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    Thanks cortez -I just might. I tend to avoid anything that requires constant purchasing (like filters), but the maple filter idea (as opposed to the balsa filter) intrigues me.

    In my one-smoke experience, I'd say there was not "sweetening" of the smoke; it tasted just great, like it should. And the paperwork with the pipe says that they are good for up to 30-ish smokes so not a lot to fuss with as far as I can tell. And I read, in a pinch, one can clean it to stretch the usability with alcohol!

    Greg
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    I'm gonna agree with Greg. I don't find any sweetening of the smoke but very cool and dry. Once I have it broken in I will try it without the filter to see just how much of a difference it makes. I would have liked it if it had come with more than one filter but no big deal. It does have a bowl coating. I have only ever had 2 other pipes with bowl coatings and weren't fond of them as they imparted a taste that I didn't care for for the first few smokes. I don't get any flavor from this coating though.

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    Gratz! That is a beautiful pipe!

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    That's a nice prize!

    I have a Chinook #426 and I love it! I love the ring grain on this line of Brighams.

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    That is a good looking pipe, and a lesson to me not to be stuck on certain brands.
    Congratulations on the win!

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    I have the same model as Cavendish, the bent saucer in the Chinook finish. As for the filters, I sometimes use them and sometimes don't depending on what I'm smoking. For aros I use them to soak up some of the excess moisture and produce a dryer smoke with no gurgle at all. I just rinse the filters out under hot water and occasionally soak them in alcohol to clean. I've purchased one pack of 8 filters for something like $3 and I haven't had to purchase any more in 6 months. I have 3 Brighams that are regulars in my rotation.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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