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The Best Way to Clean a Cob

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  1. smittyd

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    I am new to this site . I have found much useful info on this site. Maybe i have missed it somewhere but i would like to know what is the best way to clean a cob other than buying a new one or damaging it.

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  2. ray47

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    I use a 40 caliber bore brush to clean the bowl after each smoke. The brush keeps the bowl cake free. Others have used a battery terminal brush, but haven't tried that. I like my cobs cake free, but there are those who prefer cake in their cobs. It's all very personal, so it's up to you.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. newbroom

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    I've had success removing cake with an inexpensive (as always) butner style stainlees steal reamer, and with another I have that has fixed blades to a 5/8" or 3/4" (reversible) bowl diameter.
    I swab the shanks out randomly with Q-tips and run cleaners through after I smoke em.
    I use the pic on a Czechs tool to get down behind the wooden part that extends from shank to bowl. (caution, do this gently and when cool.)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. chasingembers

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    I wipe out the chamber after every smoke in cobs and meers with unscented baby wipes.

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    -Edward Teach
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Corncob Pipe Care

    The sunbath is great!

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    Sunbath is magical.

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. perdurabo

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    How does the Aloe in the baby wipes taste in the pipes Chasingembers?

    It's not my position nor want to help another man. It's his responsibility to help himself, as where he can learn to dig down deep enough to save himself. -I. Kidd
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  8. chasingembers

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    I don't use those, though I do use aloe on the outside of them.

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  9. indianafrank

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    I just run a pipe cleaner through the stem and around the inside of the bowl after each smoke. Some of my cobs are 3 years old and still smoke fine.

    I don't know where I'm going...but sooner or later I'll get there.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. contrerasblends

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    Same thing just a good old pipe cleaner does just fine nothing more nothing less.

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  11. admiral

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    Scoop out whats left after you finished smoking. Blow through the airway. Pile cleaner through the airway. Blow again.
    Fold a paper napkin and wipe the chamber.

    Good to go for the next smoke.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. smittyd

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    Thanks for all the good advice . I tried the brush method ....worked great. Also has anyone else noticed that a cob gets sweeter the more you smoke it or is that because I have only smoked VA out of it ?

    Posted 1 year ago #

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