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Radice Silk Cut Stack

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  • Started 1 week ago by garywwhite
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    Just got in the mail today from SPC a brand new Radice briar. I didn't have time to fire her up today and was a little bit shy about it since I am worried about burn out. I have just returned to smoking after about a 3 year hiatus and had experiences in the past of pipe burn out. Each time SPC replaced the pipe or gave me store credit on those high end pipes. I just want to make sure that a) I don't have any darkening on the rim and b) don't have any signs of a burnout. I have a Kiribi soft flame lighter and will make sure I just touch the tobacco and lift off before any darkening can occur. I will also smoke the pipe very slowly and if it gets warm at all, I will set it down no matter how many relights to complete the bowl. If you all have any suggestions I am all ears!! This pipe has a nice overall length of about 6.41 inches and has bowl depth of about 2.02 inches. The sandblasting shows extremely nice rings of grain which really are striking on this black pipe. I am excited to see how she tastes with Levant Mixture by Drucquer and Sons. This should be a treat!!

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    Welcome, Gary.

    I'd make sure the tobacco you use is dry. Quite dry. It will burn easier, less stress on the bowl.

    Why not go old school on the break in, and start with 1/3 bowls, work up to 1/2, then more, etc.

    If you get a chance, some photos would be good! (see next post)

    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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