Protect the pipe. Checkmark but probably a bit over rated.Does any benefit to breaking the pipe other than protecting the pipe
Is it useful in making the taste better
making smoking cool,
making the taste more sweet
reducing the bite tongue
In fact, if the cake is indeed an insulator it would trap in the heat there by creating a hotter smoke. Same reason a thermos keeps coffee hotter than a regular mug.The physics of the matter should be explored. My take is that a thick cake will insulate the chamber somewhat, so that the bowl will be cooler to the touch. But internally, the temp of the ember is the temp of the ember, and hence the smoke won't be cooler.
At some point I should make the effort to try this experiment but at the low frequency I smoke, the relative number of bowls that are flakes and the number of pipes I have to convert to cake...the odds are not in my favour.sonor, I only use flakes to build cake and it is hard as a rock and never chips off, you might want to try it.
Yes sir, this prevents the build up of cake. You made me a believer in the water rinse. Since then, my pipes do not cake and my smoking has been more enjoyable.Not if you keep them reasonably clean. A hot water flush does the trick with a minimum of effort. Cleans the airway, too.