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Small crystals In bowl.

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  1. genericusername

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    I cleaned my corncob with rum and left for work, when I got home there was what looks like small white crystals in the bowl. What could this be?

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  2. olkofri

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    Pictures help. Without seeing the actual thing we can only dance round in a ring and suppose.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    This is the best picture I could get of it but that white spot is shiny like crystals. I’ll try and get better pictures for you

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  5. fusion

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    Could they be sugars from the Rum?

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    Could that even be a thing? I’ve tried googling it but I guess if you google “pipe” and “crystals” in the same sentence you get stuff about meth pipes and mold on tobacco. But nothing about the pipe itself.

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    Flush the bowl with hot water, then corkscrew a paper towel in the chamber to dry it. I bet whatever that is becomes gone.

    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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    Could they be sugars from the Rum?

    Or from the corn cob for that matter.

    Seldom Seen
    Posted 3 days ago #
  9. mortonbriar

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    scrape it out and light a fire in it.

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
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  10. civilwar

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    It's common, you are burning a little too hot and starting to char the bowl. Leave it as is and smoke a little slower/cooler, pay attention to the heat, especially when breaking in a pipe. It's ok to let the pipe go out from time to time. When the pipe goes out use your pipe pick and empty out the smoked ash portion, not the unsmoked tobacco, even out unsmoked tobacco and relight. Continue to smoke the pipe to build up a small layer of cake, which is more heat resistant.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  11. genericusername

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    I have a update for you guys. I did what jpmcwjr said and let it sit for about a day and more crystals showed up.






    It’s only happening in this one pipe, my other 3 don’t have these crystals in them but I clean them all the same way.



    All I really want to know is what are they and is it safe to smoke out of it or should I scrape the cake out and let it build up again? And could this actually just be sugar?

    Posted 8 hours ago #
  12. seanv

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    It is safe to smoke but take the advice from civil war above.

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