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do these stingers create moisture.

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  1. seanz

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    as above. I just got this

    And i have noticed a lot of gurgling and sh!t. so do these things create moisture or have i not Got this pipe yet.

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    Try smoking it with and without the stinger

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    They condense moisture from the smoke. I hate them with a passion!

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    I have two stinger pipes. My Kaywoodie has a tendency to gurgle with a lot of different tobaccos. The Yelo-Bole is hit or miss, but it's a brylon pipe. So, that's a whole different issue.

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  5. seanz

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    Hmm Thanks Guys i will have to try it without the stinger and see

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    Most if not all pipe smokers seem to dislike stingers and yet many low-end factory made pipes are still sold with stingers/tar traps in the stem, why?

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    i kinda like my stinger cob

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    Most if not all....

    I think your numbers may be off a little bit there.
    Many don't mind them, myself included. The majority of my pipes that have stingers smoke fine with them, as they're engineered to accommodate the stinger--and it's not just low-end pipes, either; many esteemed brands employ the devices. It does take a little adjustment; both what you smoke and how you smoke it. Quick tip: always keep the bowl angled down (as opposed to flat or slightly higher than your mouth). That being said, lots of folks prefer to remove them.

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  9. pstlpkr

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    The only moisture they create is moisture in my eyes when I find one in my pipe.


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    I think Lawrence and Uncle Arthur both have stinger envy.

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    Funny thing. When I first started looking at pipes, in terms of attempting to be a discerning buyer, I thought a stinger was the sign of a better pipe.

    Then, I find out they are typically found in mass produced pipes.

    Oh, well.

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  12. logandow

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    what exactly is a stinger and what do they do?

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    If you go here,Stinger or not to stinger that is the question, there is more discussion on stingers and some pictures and more references as well. One of my first pipes had a stinger so I learned on day ONE wtf that metal crap was doing in my pipe... funny lil thangs.

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    thanks!

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    I had half a dozen Kaywoodies with stingers - since the stingers caused a hassle cleaning and smoking them - I promptly removed the ones I could.

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    I prefer my pipes without stingers and used to always take them out, but I found that the pipes with larger stingers (like my Sasieni) actually smoked wetter without them - I guess it's the large space left there for the gasses to expand in that make it so.
    Now I just make sure I don't buy pipes with stingers lol.

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  17. whitebriar

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    they serve a purpose of sorts--you just remove the stem, shake off the moisture(or blow it out into a paper towel), replace the stem, and keep smokin' a dry pipe--doesn't hurt to break open a screw in stinger pipe--

    like pipes with or without 'em--not a deal killer for me--

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    AT first i didn't care for them now all my old grabows have them in when i smoke them,if they get to wet i just unscrew and dry off and back to smoking,i like to keep my pipes original.

    I will give up my pipe when they pry my cold dead fingers off of it!
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    i like to keep my pipes original.

    Me too!

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    I am not sure that I have ever noticed a difference, but some have a very tight draw which is aggravating. The tube type seem to draw okay, there is one in my Pete Kildare. It passes a pipe cleaner too. Didn't Dunhill do a pipe with a metal tube all the way through, like Brigham with their redwood filters?

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    I'm 50/50 My Kaywoodie kept its stinger but I took them out of my Longchamps. Depends on the pipe for me. Of course, you could unscrew the ones on the Longchamps. The KAywoodie would've had to meet my dremel but it smoked so well with it I decided to leave it alone.

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  22. seanz

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    Well i took it out and found a much nicer drier smoke. so it stays out now

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