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My First Brigham

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  • Started 5 years ago by 4dotsasieni
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  1. 4dotsasieni

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    After hearing so much about the Brigham System and their maple filters, I bought my first Brigham, a Voyageur shape #163, from Cup O' Joes.

    I have to say I'm impressed: the pipe smokes, as advertised, perfectly dry, and delivered a very enjoyable smoke, even the first bowl. And the price is right!

    This is my first Brigham, but I have a feeling it won't be my last.

    "Thus shall you view these fleeting worlds: As bubbles in the stream;
    A lightning flash, a puff of smoke, a phantom, and a pipe dream."
    - The Diamond Sutra (slightly edited for pipe smokers)
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  2. lordofthepiperings

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    I haven't acquired a Brigham yet, but I've only heard good things about them. I'm sure eventually I'll pick one up. Sounds like you've found a winner. It's a beauty, enjoy!

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
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    I've long desired a Brigham Lowlander, but I don't know if they make it anymore.

    Jay

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  4. pruss

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    Congrats on your new Brigham!

    I smoked Brighams, with the filters, back in the early 90s and enjoyed them very much. I have had a few Brighams come in and out of my collection lately, but I haven't fired one up yet, as I'm still waiting on the right shape to come across the work bench. I'm glad it's smoking well for you. I for one love their size and weight. I particularly enjoy the girth of the stem at the stummel and the length of the stem.

    Happy puffing!

    -- Pat

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    Glad you're happy with your Brigham, 4dot.

    I'll likely get a Brigham someday. An old one, made in Canada.

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    @4dot: There's the pic I asked for in the other thread; sorry forgot about this one. I really like that pipe, too.

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    Hey!! That's my pipe, oh, wait...

    I have one just like and enjoy it very much!

    Glad to hear you had a good experience with yours too!!

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    I'll likely get a Brigham someday. An old one, made in Canada.

    Ah, are they no longer made in Ontario?

    Jay

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    Hey there briarfriar. Brigham pipes are now factory pipes made in Italy to Brigham's specs.

    http://www.brighampipes.com/Brigham%20System%20Pipes.htm

    Cheers,

    -- Pat

    EDIT - Prior to that they were factory pipes made here in Toronto.

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  10. jah76

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    Congratulations on your new pipe 4Dot!

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    Oh, okay. I do seem to recall the article years ago in P&T magazine mentioned the crew in Toronto had dwindled to one or two craftsmen.

    Thanks for the info.

    (We could use a Like button here.)

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    Wow, I love the rustication on that one. Great purchase Bill!

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    I love your one dot Brigham,4DS!

    I have a two dot Brigham that is in my rotation and am anxiously awaiting another two dot refurb from our very own Pruss.

    Stateside, the maple inserts are stupidly expensive, but essential to their claim to fame. The good news is that they lost a long, long time with proper care and maintenance.

    Do not - repeat - do not smoke two bowls in a row on the same filter w/o rinsing and drying time. Pets, small adorable children, butterflys and the elderly will die on your watch if that happens.

    Change filters and then set the spark.

    Cheers,

    Fnord

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    That's a beauty mate. Use a clean, dry filter every smoke and it will perform outstandingly. I have 6 Brigs and they are ALL terrific

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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    great looking pipe.. I have looked at Brigham for a long time now... I have never heard anything bad.

    “A pipe in the mouth makes it clear that there has been no mistake–you are undoubtedly a man.”
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    Nice looking pipe 4dot. I have 2 single dots and love them. A lot of pipe for little money.

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    Almost pulled the trigger on a Brigham yesterday myself.

    Can anyone tell me the difference between the single, double, and triple dot?

    Jordan

    "The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead." - Marjorie Pay Hinckley
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    I have the same pipe. Great to smoke and fits nicely in my hands. Brigham makes good pipes although i find they smoke alot better if the draught hole is opened to 5/32"

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    The dots are their grading system. One being the lowest. I have a newer one dot and a four dot Sportsman with the aluminum tenon. Both are good smokers and have a great feel. Filters are about 50 cents each, I have been rotating through 4 for about 6 months with regular cleaning. You can also smoke without the filter with no issues.

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    Rockford:

    I'd love to pay half a buck for my filters. Would you please PM me where you buy them?

    Thanks.

    Fnord

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    Thanks for all the comments, guys. Looks like several of you have the same model I bought, and I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it.

    Fnord and nfisher, thanks for pointing out that filters should not be re-used without washing. I wasn't aware of that - I thought they could just be used until they turned completely dark. And, by the way, Cup O'Joes has the filters for $2.99 for an eight-pack. That's 38 cents per filter.

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    I'd love to pay half a buck for my filters. Would you please PM me where you buy them?[quote]

    Jim, from what I've found, P&C has the best price on Brigham Filters $2.99 for an 8 pack. SmokingPipes.Com has them too, $3.16 for a package of 8.

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    My first Brigham pipe is the Brigham heritage #84 pipe I bought it for its unique shape that i never seen before

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    I have to newer Brighams and 3 older Brighams and enjoy them all.

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    My first pipe is from Italy, second from Ireland and third, a Canadian, isn't even from Canada, it's a Chacom from France. I'm glad to here some good remarks about the Brigs, I'll surely get one ASAP. I'd probably just pull the filter though and save the hassel and the money.

    Dot

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    I'm dying to buy a Brigham Muskoka. I love the size and freehand shape but more importantly I have wonderful memories of vacationing in the Muskoka region when I was younger with my family. Its the perfect pipe to meet all my PAD needs.

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    I want to buy a Muskoka because I have Brighams Muskoka Mix tobacco and I live in Muskoka

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  28. psychpipes

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    Haven't tried a Brigham yet, but I've been looking at them. If they are anything like the Trypis I just got from Pruss, then I'll want them even more. Canadians know how to make a pipe.

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  29. nsfisher

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    I have 4 Trypis and 7 Brigs now mate. The Trypis smoke terrific but I must admit, the Brig's do out smoke em.

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    I love my Brigham Pipe. Congrats

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