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  1. johnmosesbrowning

    How to Pack "Kibble" Blends?

    Sounds great, thanks for all of the input. I tried rubbing them out but they're pretty impenetrable so I figured that was wrong. I'll just be sure not to over pack them. Thanks again!
  2. johnmosesbrowning

    How to Pack "Kibble" Blends?

    Hmm...well the "kibble" I'm thinking of looks like this... Not like this ...
  3. johnmosesbrowning

    How to Pack "Kibble" Blends?

    Is that right? "cubed cut" and "ready rubbed" are synonymous? They look different in pictures. (I've never smoked a pure cubed cut burley)
  4. johnmosesbrowning

    How to Pack "Kibble" Blends?

    Ok ok, I am being a bit obtuse with my descriptor, but I have a few blends such at Match Ready Rubbed, Sweet Cask, and Match Sugar Barrel that are mostly made up of hard nuggets that remind me of some sort of kibble. Do people just stuff these into their bowls as is? Rub them out? Something...
  5. johnmosesbrowning

    Does Acrylic Last Longer?

    Noob question: ebonite = vulcanite and lucite = acrylic?
  6. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    Ok, I gottcha, it was meant to create a tiny "chamber" for the air to pass through in cases where they don't line up and the draft is choked down. Thanks for the clarification!
  7. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    Silly question, but how would I determine if there’s a gap between the tenon and bottom of the mortise as suggested? Also, I may take the suggestion of trying to “clean up” the draft hole a tiny bit with a small file. I’m going to put a couple dozen more bowls through it first though.
  8. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    thank you! this is super helpful to know! It’s not a lemon that skipped past QC, it’s just how it is. That’s what I had no idea of when I “discovered” it.
  9. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    But Cosmic! How’m I supposed to get my proper reality check if you stay out of it??
  10. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    That's kind of what I was hoping to hear. If this is simply how they are, then I'll do my best to get in sync with it. If I find that I'm smoking it less and less, then I can pass it along without feeling guilty about it. Thanks.
  11. johnmosesbrowning

    What Is Your Favorite "Manly" Poem?

    How about something from Gerard Manley Hopkins? Pied Beauty - about the beauty of dappled/spotted/pied things in nature.. Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal...
  12. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    I bought it online as an “unsmoked estate” pipe from a well known and reputable website. I’d rather not say specifically only because I do not want my own issues to reflect negatively upon them. Any build up is from the couple dozen (?) bowls of assorted Latakia blends I’ve had in it.
  13. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    Well, just a plain draw seems completely fine, yet I’ve had trouble keeping it lit. I seem to need an inordinate number of relights. That could also be chalked up to the pipe and I needing to get to know one another a bit better I suppose.
  14. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    Well, the part that concerns me is that the hole in the end of the tenon not really matching up with the hole in the mortise. They match up well enough that I can get a draw, so maybe that's all that matters? Like I said, it just seems a bit odd/off to me that the drilling on the stummel...
  15. johnmosesbrowning

    Is This Peterson Misdrilled?

    Well, as I said, it's my first Peterson and I'm not looking to bash or add any fuel to any arguments. If the consensus is that's how they are, then that's how I'm going to smoke it! ::any tips on how to get a pipe cleaner though it would be appreciated however::