Good lesson that I learned today...

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mushjoon

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Today, I felt like smoking Escudo in Dawn Mist Maritime clay pipe.
The thing about this pipe is that it's a cutty pipe; a.k.a. nose-warmer with its stem-length less than 3 inches long.
I had expected it to be a dangerous idea since Virginia burns like Hell and such a short stem would not protect me from losing my tongue.
Surprisingly, it was rather much pleasant; only the tingly-sensation of Perique, but no tongue-bite at all.
So, the lesson that I learned: pipe stem length is not directly proportional to the chance that you'll be safe from having tongue-bite.
I think I'm starting to love cutty pipes due to its portability and ability to deliver the pure taste.

 

cortezattic

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Thanks for the post. I think it will encourage others to try a clay. I smoke one on occasion, but its long vulcanite stem makes it a different experience.





 

mushjoon

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Oh wow, I have never seen anything like that before! Btw, did you smoke aromatics with that too? English blends are quite taking a long time to get patina...

 

pawpaw

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I love my Wally Franks Dublin nose warmer aint really a cutty cuz it aint got the nub on the bottom for what it is worth i wax this like a meer


 

juni

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I have a couple of Dawn Mists too. The only problem I have with clays is how hot the bowls get.

 

cortezattic

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mushjoon asked
did you smoke aromatics with that too?

English blends are quite taking a long time to get patina...
I've had this since the late 1960's -- so long that I don't remember who made it. The mark on the shank says "Manhattan",

but I think that's just the style name. I've smoked a variety of different blends in this pipe, but mostly Danish cavendish blends

and Virginias. Not a big fan of American aromatics (OTC) or Latakia blends. This is a glazed, double-bowled pipe, and I would

smoke it more if the bowl didn't get so hot. Mind you, the smoke stream is cool and dry, but the bowl really heats up.

 
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