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    Corn cob

    Hi !

    I am a recent pipe smoker and I love it! Been smoking corn cob since the beginning and will only smoke cob!

    I got a few questions for you guys

    1- Give a 12-24 hours break to my
    Cob between smoke. I only smoke 2 bowls a day. Is it enough rest? I always clean my
    Pipe with a cleaner after each smoke and clean it with grain alcohol about once
    A month.

    2- I found that natural pipe smoke cooler than polished with Paris plaster. Is that what you guys are experiencing?

    3- I smoke Virginias and blended tobacco in the same pipes, I don’t find nothing wrong with that, what are your thoughts?

    4- happy smoking !!

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    I think perhaps you are being a bit too careful with your cob
    Cobs are meant to be smoked and smoked and Smoked. MM makes imo wonderful pipes and can take a licking and keep on ticking. The more I smoke mine the better it tastes. Enjoy that pipe and don’t be so concerned about different blends and hours between smokes. That’s the beauty of cobs they will never let you down and are made to be your best friend even if that means smoking it 4 times a day with 4 different tobaccos. Those rules are guidelines and are much more directed towards briars.
    Keep it lit brother and enjoy
    Cheers

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    Give a 12-24 hours break to my
    Cob between smoke. I only smoke 2 bowls a day. Is it enough rest?

    Bowl after bowl, all day, everyday. Won't hurt it a bit. Don't overthink this, it's not rocket surgery.

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    You smoke them more than once? I generally just stop and buy a cob when I need an emergency pipe, then I just toss them when done. They are so cheap, I just thought that they were disposable, like razors or Bic lighters.

    Michael
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    Thank all for your thoughts ! I will be smoking those cobs for a real long time!
    Cheers!!

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    LOL, Cosmic.

    I guess I'm guilty of 'pampering' my cobs: I religiously clean them thoroughly after each smoke and wash the mouthpiece with dish soap and cool water. Then they get to rest for a day. I do this with my briars too, but I'm particularly fastidious with cobs, since they don't have smooth heels and all kinds of gunk can easily build up in those nooks and crannies at the bottom. Of course, I don't do that to pamper the pipe, but because I'm a hygiene freak.

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    I usually smoke a cob daily, maybe 3 or 4 bowls in between briars. I smoke a lot: 6-12 bowls a day.

    Pipe cleaners between smokes is about all I do. I have enough cobs so they usually see 4 or 5 days rest before I see the same one again. So far, so good. I'm thinking I'll get a year out of them at this rate and level of care.

    We have a few members here that smoke only cobs.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    How to tell when your cob is not good anymore? Shouldn’t those last for decades??

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    I’ll wear a cob out. Well, not really, but I’ll take a couple on a ‘burley day’ and rest one while I’m smoking through the other. They get maybe an hour and a half rest each, until I’m through smoking for the day. I scrub the chambers out with a bristled cleaner after each smoke, and the stem out good with a doubled-over bristled cleaner or two maybe every couple of weeks, but have yet to use any alcohol on ‘em. I’ve had some of my cobs since ‘07 when I started and they’re still in rotation to this day. Best part is, I can knock the dottle out against pretty much any hard surface. Don’t need a cork

    Plaster of paris... I don’t think I’ve heard of that trick but no big. There’s a whole lot I’ve not heard of! I’ll look into it and check it out. I take it you’re coating the outside of the chamber with it? I’ve got some joint compound/drywall mud in the garage somewhere. Does it have to be actual Plaster of paris?

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    I got a mm from walgreens was my second pipe purchase it has been through hell and back ive smoked it bowl after bowl all day long only break it got was while i was asleep it has a little rim darkening other than that i notice no other issue still smokes as good as the day i bought it.

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    Well I did leave it outside overnight on a patio table and the shank expanded from from getting rained on has a little crack but after bringing inside and drying a bit it dosent have any leaks

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    Plaster of paris... I don’t think I’ve heard of that trick but no big. There’s a whole lot I’ve not heard of! I’ll look into it and check it out. I take it you’re coating the outside of the chamber with it? I’ve got some joint compound/drywall mud in the garage somewhere. Does it have to be actual Plaster of paris?

    I think he may be referring to "pipe mud". Google search will yield lot's of results. Me, personally don't use it but many others do. It probably does extend the life but I view these as throwaways if they wear out.

    Pipe Mud youtube

    Miracle Mud

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    @ diamondback, MM use plaster of Paris to polish the outside of the cob bowl. I think it safe But I found that with natural cob the bowl get
    Less hot.

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    Best way to break in a cob? Smoke it a lot. How long do they last? Till you lose them or sit on them or your kid steals them.

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    I like the MM cobs that come with a Vulcanite or acrylic stem, which are usually offered as special series pipes. That way the stem lasts as long as the pipe and doesn't chew through. I regard them as permanent pipes since they can last for decades. Not as long as many briars, but a long time.

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    The stem is only thing i dont like about mine the cheap plastic just dont feel as good on my teeth

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    Don't rest the cob. They seriously enjoy abuse. I would know. They only do better the more often they are smoked.

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    You can stain them too.

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    You can stain them too.

    Oh damn those look good. Stain used please?

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    Lightly sanded them first, then applied 2 coats of Fiebings Saddle Tan, then glazed it with Dura Clear High Gloss polyurethane varnish (any Hobby Lobby store).

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    Nice! Thank for all those idea!
    I might smoke my pipe the wrong way but I dont put the steam in my
    Mouth, I just puff it like a cigarette (not the same puffing) but I only
    Put the lip on the tip of the steam

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    I have 4 cobs and love them. Prefer using the forever stems with them. Good investment.

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    I’ve been meaning to grab a couple Forever Stems. They were unavailable for a long time. Are they back yet? I’ll googleate a bit and see what turns up

    Quick edit: Yes, it appears so.

    Forever Stems

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    I was thinking that to spend $26 USD on a stem for a nigh-disposable pipe is a bit out of whack, but those stems are sharp. And I guess you can just toss the pipe and replace it with a new one!

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    Oh, wait... You can't use the medico/balsa filters with the Forever Stems??

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    Big fan here, and love the original stems.

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    Like a lot of guys,the first pipe I smoked was a MM cob. I still smoke them often now. I prefer a vulcanite Forever Stem and unfinished cobs.

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    I dedicate my cobs as my briars per blend type also. IMHO, the un-varnished cobs seem to smoke a bit cooler.

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    I might smoke my pipe the wrong way but I dont put the steam in my
    Mouth, I just puff it like a cigarette (not the same puffing) but I only
    Put the lip on the tip of the steam

    You risk getting saliva down the stem. The button is designed to go past the teeth into the mouth.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Cobs are great but do try meerschaum and the wood ones!

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    I am a big fan of cobs and my 3 Meers. I smoke a briar for specific blends but I love my CG and it's my go to pipe.

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    I am a fan of cobs. When I want a simple uncomplicated smoke, I will load it 3/4 full with Prince Albert or Half and Half.

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    A small hole appeared in the bottom of my MM Eaton. Anything you all recommend with which to plug it?

    Non Serviam
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    MM cobs are shamelessly forgiving, seem to go out less than other pipes, and will often burn with good flavor to the bottom of the bowl.

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    A small hole appeared in the bottom of my MM Eaton. Anything you all recommend with which to plug it?

    The best way is to take $5 to the drugstore and buy a new one. You should get some change back. If you're really cheap, you can plug the hole with some plaster of paris. Good luck.

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    Can anyone say if the the forever stems take 6mm filters? I've been wanting to get one for my great Dane cob but I smoke it with the filter cuz it's my camping/gardening/kayaking pipe and when I do those activities I tend to smoke fast and I like how the filter absorbs the excess moisture.

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    The forever stems don’t accept filters. They are nice, but I hear you about certain activities lending themselves to filtered smoking.

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    2nd vote for Forever stems to start making stems that will take balsa filters.

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    1- Give a 12-24 hours break to my
    Cob between smoke. I only smoke 2 bowls a day. Is it enough rest?

    Yes.

    2- I found that natural pipe smoke cooler than polished with Paris plaster. Is that what you guys are experiencing?

    I've never bothered with that as I've not had a need.

    3- I smoke Virginias and blended tobacco in the same pipes, I don’t find nothing wrong with that, what are your thoughts?

    If it works for you then there's nothing wrong with it at all.

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    I've never been able to detect any ghosting from smoking different tobaccos in the same pipe. But then I've probably burned off my taste buds from smoking too much.

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    The forever stems look great but I hate to pay twice as much for the stem as for the pipe. Are they worth it? Will they fit any MM cob so I can reuse them if I wear out my cob?

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    The fact that they don't accept filters kills the deal for me. Besides, I'm not a clencher, so I don't worry about biting through the cheap plastic stem.

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    Geeezzz... The MM stems are only .60 cents apiece. I’ve got a dozen extra ones. I actually like the cheap plastic stems as I can clench and don’t care if I chew them up.

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    Tulsa: The Forever Stems will fit many different cobs. If you go to the Walker Briar Works site
    ( http://www.walkerbriarworks.com/html/forever_stems.html ), they list the specific cobs that will fit with their stems. You can definitely keep using them after the cob has been retired.
    They are high quality, and I have a few, but I also agree with Panhandler that the MM stems are good for clenching, easy to replace, and accept a filter if you're into that sort of thing.
    I use both kinds depending on my mood and activity.

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    Geeezzz... The MM stems are only .60 cents apiece. I’ve got a dozen extra ones. I actually like the cheap plastic stems as I can clench and don’t care if I chew them up.

    Hey Panhandler!

    I’ve gotten used to those cheap MM stems myself, and keep a few spares on hand. I do want to pick up a couple of the Forevers. I’m a burley lover so my cobs get a lot of use.

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