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Need some help on my new zeppelin pipe

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    jamestang

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    I just bought a zeppelin pipe from ebay and it looks great
    seems the previous user didn't smoke very much with the pipe

    i watched few videos on youtube how to smoke the zeppelin
    then i tried to smoke with it until the tobacco can't light up anymore

    i found that there are still a lot of un-burnt tobacco inside
    and i try another time and get the same result, the flame just can't reach too deep into the pipe bowl
    i am very disappointed,
    is zeppelin a failed design?
    or am i just too greedy to pack too much into a zeppelin pipe??

    here are some pictures

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    Being new to pipe smoking, I have to ask, What the bloody #%@$# is that?

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    They were designed to be a safer smoke while riding in zeppelins.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDYIF94bb_k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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    As for your question jamestang, could be an issue of too moist tobacco, or improper packing. What are you trying to smoke in that beauty?

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    Oh the humanity!

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    The model in chasing embers video is a little better for a deeper burn as you can unscrew the very end mid smoke and dump ash. You can also remove the end cap and tamp. Perhaps trying to pack it super tight would help more like a cigar on that version.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    I think Vauen still makes these. Have thought about getting one myself.

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    "Been a long time since I rock and rolled...been a long time since I smoked that bowl...oh baby...let me get back, let me get back to that ol' tobac....ewww baby where I come from. Been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time!"

    -Modified Rock n' Roll, Led Zeppelin

    Life is good...I have truly been blessed.
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    I knew someone had to do a Led Zeppelin joke!

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    Oh, I fondly remember those pipes! They gave new meaning to the term "smokin a fatty".

    Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin'
    I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin'

    "Kashmir" - Led Zeppelin

    Rebels been rebels since I don't know when
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    I can't answer your question but I have to say that is one of the coolest friggin' pipes I have ever seen!!! I didn't even know something like that existed!! So cool.

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    Johnnyreb!! The most awesome of all Zep songs!! You nailed it!!

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    I can't help you either, but I've wanted one of these for a long time. That's a real looker.

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    I smoke it with dunhill nightcap inside
    but as I m in Hong Kong, the environment is humid

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    Johnnyreb!! The most awesome of all Zep songs!! You nailed it!!

    I've been a fan of Jimmy Page & Robt Plant for a long time...one of my favorites also!

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    James,

    I sort of jumped on the Led Zeppelin joke with my post yesterday and want to apologize to you if I appeared to be flippant or making fun of the Zeppelin pipe.

    In my opinion a ribbon cut tobacco like Dunhill Nightcap will be difficult to keep lit in a pipe designed like the Zeppelin, especially if it is tightly packed because of the lack of oxygen deep into the tobacco chamber the pipe design presents. I would suggest you try a Krumble Kake cut tobacco like Mississippi River and load the pipe loosely for better oxygen levels. Even a plug would allow more oxygen in the chamber. Tamping as you smoke (and maybe ash buildup also) will still be a problem because of the pipe design. And try smoking your tobacco as dry as you can get it, almost to the stage of being crunchy. If you try Mississippi River, try opening the tin up & just replace the plastic lid 2-4 wks before you want to smoke it.

    Just my opinion & everybody has one but let us know what you figure out.

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    I have one just for collecting reasons. I have not tried smoking it.

    Jason
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    That is so awesome!

    Once again, something that I didn't know existed has become something that I desperately need!

    Dang forum...

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    Looks more like something that takes batteries and is a women’s best friend.

    ~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~
    Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain
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    Looks more like something that takes batteries and is a women’s best friend.

    "She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
    And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day"

    "Mother's Little Helper" - The Rolling Stones

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    Mothers Little Helper was about Valium, but good on you for the reference!

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Once again, something that I didn't know existed has become something that I desperately need!

    Yeah, this one's going on my "someday" list - any good Steampunk should have a Zeppelin, after all...



    "De gustibus non est disputandum."
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    thx for you suggestion and jokes johnnyreb
    i will try flake cut with it later

    and it is good to see everyone like this pipe
    the good thing of this pipe is no one knows it's a pipe

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    andrewthezeppelinguy

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    Hi, Ive collected/smoked Zeppelin pipes for years. That's a L'Atlantide I think (?)

    Zeppelins can be high maintenance to smoke but I like them, tho Im usually in the minority on this. I find mine works best with less moist blends, shags, and I usually pack mine gently, finger tight and then use a regular 1/4 inch head nail and pack the center tight. No matter what/how you pack they will go out in 20/30 seconds, unless your riding a motorcycle. That's like a supercharger, be careful ; )

    Think of it like a shot glass for what most prefer sipping.

    They also need to be lit, [hard. Puff it, stoke it, if outside/safe puff hard, it may shoot some sparks/embers. They're significantly more difficult to get going and once out take a bit to get relit. What happens is they burn out a spot and it's tough to get flame past the ash. I tamp and it will light fine then or like normal. Careful, the ash will fall out the nose when you tamp.

    Also yours is missing it's clay/meerschaum? insert. It's a disc, form fit to that aluminum sleeve with two "V" shaped vents on the sides for flow and the originals have a raised clover embossed and are about 8 to 10mm deep/thick. If you reply I'll post some pix. Peace

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    3 years ago and only a handful of posts, I'm not sure the OP is around anymore.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Trying to burn an ember on the horizontal with the draft moving similarly across that plane seems to defy physics. I think that's why, though I have seen these online for years, I've never seen one in person being smoked or otherwise. And I grew up during the great age of pipe smoking when you could see everything in the world smoked on the commuter train platform or in the smoking car over newspapers and games of poker. Even the cigar ember is burning vertically at the tip of the cigar, which this is meant to resemble. Physics is physics, and this ain't working, friends. Sure looks neat, I'll give it that.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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