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  1. alialansari

    Hot Water Flush vs. Alcohol

    Just tried white vinegar coupled with a hot water flush on a sour and bitter basket pipe I have. Worked like a miracle!! Thanks for the suggestion brother!!
  2. alialansari

    Dunhill Russet

    Hey there folks! I hope everyone's doing well. I was hoping someone could tell me where I can potentially find a Dunhill Russet pipe. I've looking for a Russet 4103 straight billiard for a while now but to no avail. I'm also interested in finding out more about this specific finish if anyone...
  3. alialansari

    Todd Becker aka deadmanspipes

    Hey there folks! I hope everyone's doing well. Just a quick post and a shout out to my dear friend Todd Becker, more commonly known by his eBay handle deadmanspipes. For those of you who don't know him, Todd is one of the best pipe restorers and most trustworthy sellers on eBay and within the...
  4. alialansari

    Hot Water Flush vs. Alcohol

    Very interesting!! White vinegar is acetic acid which kind of makes sense!! Does it leave an aftertaste though?
  5. alialansari

    Hot Water Flush vs. Alcohol

    I think the title is pretty self explanatory. Which is better and why?!! Thanks folks!
  6. alialansari

    Jess Chonowitsch pipes

    Thanks brother !!!
  7. alialansari

    Jess Chonowitsch pipes

    Hey there folks, I hope everyone's well. I was wondering if anyone knows how to contact Mr Chonowitsch directly. I've been desperately looking for a Chonowitsch billiard for a long time now. Any help on how to find him would be very much appreciated. Many thanks!!
  8. alialansari

    Are Dunhill pipes today as good as they used to be?

    Hey there folks, I hope everyone's doing well. I read somewhere that Dunhill pipes made in the sixties and before are the absolute best (something about oil curing the briar), and that pipes made after can't hold a candle no matter what. Is this true? If I'm looking to buy a Dunhill am I...
  9. alialansari

    Good Friend

    What a lovely sentiment! This is why I love this community!!
  10. alialansari

    Do Differences in Meershaum Pipes Quality Exist ad/or Matter?

    Captain, do you know how to get in touch with AKB or Ali? Many thanks.
  11. alialansari

    WTB: Fikri Baki Billiard Meerschaum 9/26/22

    I'm so sorry to hear about your bad experience brother. I'm a bit apprehensive myself. The seller isn't active and doesn't answer messages. I really don't know if it's worth taking the risk!!
  12. alialansari

    WTB: Fikri Baki Billiard Meerschaum 9/26/22

    Thanks a lot brother!! I'm a bit weary now! I've tried contacting the seller a couple of times before but to no avail. Honestly I'm kind of worried about placing an order with them. I'm looking for a very specific shape, a straight smooth billiard with no carvings. I have a friend in...
  13. alialansari

    WTB: Fikri Baki Billiard Meerschaum 9/26/22

    Hello folks! I'm looking for a Fikri Baki billiard meerschaum pipe. I will pay top dollar! Thanks in advance!!
  14. alialansari

    Peter Stokkebye Nougat.

    We'll have to get together sometime you and I for a bowl or two and a LOTR marathon!!!
  15. alialansari

    Peter Stokkebye Nougat.

    Same here!! I didn't know Tolkien before the films and now he's one of my favourite figures in English literature!
  16. alialansari

    Peter Stokkebye Nougat.

    Welcome to the forum brother!!! I'm sure you'll soon become familiar with everyone here and realise what a beautiful and amiable community this is! Nougat happens to be my absolute favourite aromatic. Like you, I first tried it after finding out about the connection to the LOTR films. I lit...
  17. alialansari

    Smoking Va and Burley Blends in the Same Pipe

    Thanks a million folks. I almost exclusively smoke VAs, VaBur and VaPer blends which according to many responses should be ok to smoke in the same pipe. Thanks again!!
  18. alialansari

    Smoking Va and Burley Blends in the Same Pipe

    Hello Folks, hope everyone is well. I was just wondering if it would be possible to smoke Virginia blends along with Burley mixtures in the same pipe. Any ghosting issues? For example, could I smoke Capstan blue and Haunted Bookshop in the same pipe or would one blend overshadow the other...
  19. alialansari

    Meerschaum routine cleaning

    How exactly do you carry out the hot water flush? How hot does the water have to be? Should the stem be attached or not?