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  1. blackpowderpiper

    How many bowls from a 50g tin?

    I'm in this range. I tend to smoke medium sized bowls and usually don't fill my pipe all the way to the rim. I get around 20 bowls or so from a 50 gram tin.
  2. blackpowderpiper

    What Do You Do After Major Upgrades?

    I'd probably hold on to the other pipes for a little bit. You may find that as you continue on that the old pipes may not be that bad and may actually smoke quite well. I've had pipes over the years that I initially wasn't impressed with but they just needed to be paired with the right blend or...
  3. blackpowderpiper

    Filled a need

    The 311 has been a workhorse in my rotation for some time. Enjoy. It is a fine pipe and will provide you with many years of dependable service.
  4. blackpowderpiper

    Peterson flake your thoughts?

    It's good stuff and some age will only improve it. I would say go for it and give it a try.
  5. blackpowderpiper

    Smoking Your Bowl Down

    I've been at it for 34 years now. Occasionally I'll smoke a bowl down to ash but most of the time not. It seems like the times it happens is with dry, ribbon cuts like C&D Bayou Morning, Haunted Bookshop, etc. Again, this is of zero concern to me. Many times I'll pack a bowl of something and get...
  6. blackpowderpiper

    Smoking Your Bowl Down

    The reality is that for most pipe smokers there will be some dottle left at the very end of a bowl. This is normal. Sometimes one can smoke a bowl of tobacco all the way down to ash, sometimes you can't. Whether you can or not depends on a variety of factors such as the cut of the tobacco, the...
  7. blackpowderpiper

    Tennessean Arrives

    Welcome from Middle Tennessee!
  8. blackpowderpiper

    Clay Pipe with Yellow Plastic Stem: Removable?

    Back at you Dan. Merry Christmas and many happy smokes. All the best.
  9. blackpowderpiper

    Clay Pipe with Yellow Plastic Stem: Removable?

    Not sure on the Everclear as I've never tried it. Mine passes a pipe cleaner so I've been doing basic cleaning with that. I figure if it gets too dirty I'll chuck it in the wood stove for a bit.
  10. blackpowderpiper

    Clay Pipe with Yellow Plastic Stem: Removable?

    I'd be curious to hear your thoughts after a few bowls. I purchased a Markus Fohr clay tavern pipe and have been enjoying it.
  11. blackpowderpiper

    Clay Pipe with Yellow Plastic Stem: Removable?

    That looks like the same model as Hoosier's clay pipe except his is black clay. Perhaps he will weigh in with some useful information for you. https://pipesmagazine.com/forums/threads/my-new-clay.94854/ Hoosier seems to think that the stem is not removable.
  12. blackpowderpiper

    My New Clay

    Halfdan, The black clay is turning out to be a fine smoking instrument. I hope you enjoy some good smokes!
  13. blackpowderpiper

    Finally…

    My Savinelli's always deliver the goods.
  14. blackpowderpiper

    My New Clay

    The only two clay pipes I own. I think I bought the Lepeltier pipe about 20 years ago. Never really warmed up to it. I could deal with the cork attachment (though not my favorite), but my biggest issues were the bowl is very small and I could never seem to keep it from clogging. The draught hole...
  15. blackpowderpiper

    Looking for a Richer Tobacco

    Oh, and welcome aboard.