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  1. cersono

    Packing pipes for days

    Not so readily but in 5 or 6 days it definitely did. I keep nothing particularly aromatic in my pockets or drawers so I wasn't really aware that those places might possess any odour at all. The pre-packed pipes taught me I was wrong. They picked up a certain whiff, nothing that I could put my...
  2. cersono

    Packing pipes for days

    I've tried to pre-pack my pipes for later use, like for the full week ahead. The main problem with the pre-packed tobacco turned out to be not as much drying as picking up foreign smells. After savouring some drawer/pocket/bag/etc. -flavoured smokes I stopped the practice.
  3. cersono

    Alexander Briars

    I have an Alexander Zappos pipe, bought one from him on ebay (month or two before he passed away). It's an "Aristocrat Old Briar" pot. The pipe is nice and the briar is good and very thick, although the mouthpiece is apparently made of a cheap plastic, as the tenon crumbled inside the mortise...
  4. cersono

    Hello From Ukraine

    On which one? pipeclub.net I suppose? It's not similar to this one at all. Here, we enjoy a spirit of camraderie however long one has been in the hobby. There, it looks to me like a prison inmate conversation: topdogs, underdogs and петухи (the humiliated newbies). --- I can read and...
  5. cersono

    Peterson lighter is pretty darn good!

    Another happy Peterson pipe lighter owner here. I heard the Peterson lighters are made in Japan by Tsubota company. Which is a very respectable producer of pipe lighters under its own brand too. Gentlemen, what's your opinion on Zippo Butane fuel for Peterson lighters? For three years I've...
  6. cersono

    Any Advice? Killer Tongue Bite

    Have you ever considered an endocrynological check? The bite might come not because of the tobacco or smoking cadence but because of change in your own body chemistry. I well remember the moment in 2016 when tobaccos I had been smoking for years suddenly felt bity to me. After a year or...
  7. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    Yep. That looks like the best solution: giving the pipe another thorough clean, then Salt & Alcohol (or Spirit Retort) treatment and then seeing if the problem persists. If it does, only then the Drill comes in. Thanks to everyone who tried to be helpful!
  8. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    Same opinion here. With the only exception discussed in this thread. And I am not a fussy "pipester".
  9. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    Not, for sure. The draw way is perfectly tight. Nice suggestion though, thanks!
  10. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    I have only about 40 pipes, 12 of them Petersons. I've tossed or gave out 7 pipes of lower brands. I'd never toss a Pete. I think, it's a question of honour ability to proudly fix your stuff yourself, wherever you are. Well, you may toss this and that and buy some expendables instead. That's how...
  11. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    Theoretically, what do you think, why a clean pipe might give bland flavours? I've met several opinions that that could be because of a too large chamber and too narrow borehole. I don't know if that's true.
  12. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    That's what I believe in too. And that's why I don't take the silly simple "toss it" suggestions. It COULD be fixed, I'm sure. It's a 70's Irish Peterson, after all, not a 2022 Chinese "rosewood". I believe I've excluded all variables that depended on the previous owner, the pipe is perfectly...
  13. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    Thank you. I like you posts on this forum which I've been lurking for years, they are usually helpful and informative. Actually, not everything. I haven't tried the Salt&Alco and Boiling-Spirit-Bulb treatments and also I haven't tried the Re-Boring and Drafthole-Opening. Which I'll probably try...
  14. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    No problem! I just mean I'm currently in a remote place that doesn't offer too much possibilities to discard bad pipes and buy good new ones, so I have to try to fix what I have. Actually, I'd do the same if I were back home as it's a nice pipe, no way to toss it whether in the bush or at home...
  15. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    Frankly, my curent location is not what I'd like to concentrate on while discussing the pipe question. I mentioned that just for explaining why I don't take the Brilliant Smart "bin it" suggestions. Thank you for helping answers!
  16. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    I'd gladly provide the pipe for an expert inspection but my Vallis Lacrimarum in Patribus Infidelium is unfortunately a place too far away from the civilized world. That's why no option of binning any pipes, despite some Brilliantly Smart suggestions above. Here in the bush, you fix and repair...
  17. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    Salt & Alcohol treatment sounds like a good idea! I doubt there's any original coating left (I scraped the chamber down to the wood when I was preparing the pipe for the first smoke) but I recall Salt and Alco did wonders to my other (ghosted) pipes. It didn't just remove the ghosting, it made...
  18. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    The pipe is clean and even disinfected thoroughly. That's what I do firsthand upon acquiring an estate. All my other Petersons smoke just fine. Which makes me to suspect there might be something about engineering of this particular pipe (although I find no obvious flaws, visually). I'm asking...
  19. cersono

    Peterson Smokes Bad No Matter What. How To Fix It?

    Sorry for a silly question but I feel like I have little options other than to turn to the collective wisdom of the forum. For some years already, I have an estate Peterson Limerick 80s Bent Bulldog (probably, from the 1970s) which just smokes bad. Nothing wrong with the pipe itself, no ghosts...
  20. cersono

    Which Wood in Kiko Meerschaum-Lined Pipes?

    Yep, sure. I should have posted it first thing. Here is the mysterious Meerschaum-Lined wood: Slight opalescence isn't rendered by the photo but it's there.