I have heard many say that it is best to clean your pipe daily while others say clean it every other day depending on the amount of smokes per day. If one smokes 4-5x a day then clean it daily. What is that balance?
Would you use the same routine if you were only smoking 1/4 bowls each time? That's what I do due to time contraints.I disassemble mine after each smoke. I run a pipe cleaner through the stem and draft hole, clean the mortise out with Qtips, and wipe briar chambers out with a paper towel. For meerschaum and cobs, I wipe the chambers out with unscented baby wipes. I smoke the same pipe multiple times per day for a week or more before switching pipes.
I would, but that's just me. I enjoy the process of cleaning them. Why not just fill the pipe completely and smoke it on and off throughout the day?Would you use the same routine if you were only smoking 1/4 bowls each time? That's what I do due to time contraints.
If one only smokes once or twice a day, they may not feel the need to do a cleaning. At this point, I smoke about 3-4x a day and do a cleaning everyday and then a deep clean once a week. I am still learning but at least I am trying.I don't think I've ever read about someone saying something specific like every other day. That wouldn't make sense to me. I am repulsed by the idea of putting a smoked pipe back on the rack without cleaning it. I am not ass adamantly a water rincer as I was when I first started doing it, but I at least will put a pipecleaner through the stem and then double it to clean out the shank well. But, I do still rinse with water, but not religiously every time. But never would I put a smoked pipe back on my rack.
But, what someone else does is interesting, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it.
This right here. Little known fact about pipe tobacco: Unlike a cigar, you can finish half a bowl, leave the pipe, come back hours later, and light up, and it'll taste just fine (sometimes even better than when you first lit it).I would, but that's just me. I enjoy the process of cleaning them. Why not just fill the pipe completely and smoke it on and off throughout the day?