Hi guys, this is my first post. Actually, I'm rather new to pipe smoking altogether; I only turned 18 this year.
I know from reviews that the straight system pipes by Peterson are a devil to clean, but I can't find anyone who actually tells you how. There's supposed to be a moisture-well underneath the bowl, or something, which is hard to get at. My Peterson arrived today, and I like it a lot; so I don't want to ruin it.
How should it be cleaned?
(Also, one review I read recommended taking the metal bit out of the stem to stop pipe gurgle. As far as I know, this is a filter of some kind, and designed to catch "bad stuff". Is removing it a good idea? Any further recommendations would be most welcome. Thanks.)