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Number of Smokes in an Ounce

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  1. scottishjohn

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    OK guys, I know someone has already figured this one out. How may average size pipe bowls does an ounce of tobacco represent?

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    Approximately 10.

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    I'm with Bob on this. I'd say 10 is average. Of course, depending on the pipe and the pipe tobacco, the amount of bowls in one ounce of tobacco can vary between 8 or 9 (say, in an Ardor Giant) and 20 (in a Group 1 or 2 pipe).

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    I was thinking about that today. I was going to pack a pipe with my tobacco and then empty the bowl unto a scale then do the math. I think it also depends on the cut of the tobacco as well.

    I filled a Jobey pipe with a 13/16" bowl diameter as I usually do. I used Old Red tobacco. I emptied the bowl onto a scale and the scale said it was .1.

    1 ounce is 28.375 grams. So .1 would be 2.8375. That = 10 bowls.

    Bowl diameter and depth must be taken in consideration. So, this number is varied depending on volume.

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    Type of cut would play a part in it, but also quality...If you've smoked an oz of crappy tobaccy, then the answer is zero.

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    Type of cut would play a part in it, but also quality...If you've smoked an oz of crappy tobaccy, then the answer is zero.

    Joking aside, the amount of moisture in the tobacco you're weighing is very significant. One ounce of, say, SG FVF fresh out of the tin weighs significantly more than the pipe ready sample of that same amount.

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    Ah Roth it's Saturday night...
    Well back to reading Pimo, it's explaining how this guy Rad is making a fortune...lols

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    I also think there are more bowls in a mixture than in flake..

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    Ah Roth it's Saturday night...

    Craig, I laughed at your snippet -- I did! But it made me think that the weight of a very moist blend would deliver considerably less smokes once dried properly.

    That is all. Carry on

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    I also think there are more bowls in a mixture than in flake..

    You know Chris, I've no evidence of that, but I'm thinking the same thing. Maybe it's because most flakes are pressed together and we end up packing more prepared flake in a similar sized bowl than mixture to fill it.

    On the other hand (again, no proof), I'm thinking a bowlful of flake burns more slowly compared to mixture ...

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    10 medium pipe bowls filled all the way, I have spoken

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    I'd say the average bowl is around three grams, so a guess of ten bowls in an ounce is probably pretty close. All depends on bowl size, packing method, cut, etc. etc. etc.

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    Sounds about right.

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    Thank you gentlemen. I think we will call it between 8 & 10 bowls/oz.
    I knew someone had some numbers, and sure enough there were quite a few
    who had done some research / calculations and it all tends to agree. We
    all need to get a life I think! However, thank you all again, it is a
    pleasure to have such company.

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    All of you are wrong. The answer to the original post, is one. The grammar is a little off, but once means one time.

    Number of Smokes in an Once.

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    Had the scale out yesterday weighing some of my pipes, well one thing lead to another and yes, 3 to 4 grams for an average tobacco in an average pipe. I hate being average

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    I hate being average

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    You guys are really good. Two months ago for a three tin run I kept count of the number of bowls from each tin (sticky note on the top, marked for each smoke). Average was just a hair over 17.5 with 1.76 ounce/50 Gr tins.

    Exactly 10 per ounce (each smoked at most, once)

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    If its 10 bowls to an ounce, I smoke 1 bowl a day, then a pound of tobacco would last me 160 days.

    I only need 171 pounds of tobacco to last me to 100 years of age.

    Totally do-able.

    Probably should make it 350 pounds just in case though.

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    I to have been curious about this, but have never done the math on it. Good to know.

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    1 oz. = 28.375 grams divided by 3 ( 3 grams per bowl ) = 9.45 ( 10 ) bowls in an oz.

    One pound = 453.6 grams. Using an average of 3 grams/bowl, the pound translates into 151.2 bowls.
    At 4-6 bowls/ day, it takes me 37.9 - 25.3 days to schmoke a pound of tobaccy.

    With that average, one pound per month or average 12 pounds per year. Hmmmmmm, I need to buy some more.

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    I'm a little late to this party, and anytime I do math it's a crap shoot, but it looks like if you smoked one average sized bowl a day, you would smoke 2 pounds, 4 ounces in a year. I average a bowl a day during the colder months of the year, but much less during the summer, so I think a very safe yearly estimate for me would be 2 pounds, and I doubt it is that much. So being conservative, 20 pounds should last me for 10 years, at least. I think I just found my new goal. Stock up until I hit that level, then just keep replacing it as I go, should give me a 10-year cushion.

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