O.K> I actually heard that maybe the actual material in the pipe was prone to crack if gotten too hot idkI don’t have an answer to that question.
I have found that it is just asking for disappointment to have any expectations whatsoever about how a meer’s colour turns out.
Kinda reminds me of an alien in a hoodie. I like it.I don't know about the Meer but your tongue will fry. I've been smoking a Meer 3 times per day for the past month and haven't had an issue with it getting hot. Perhaps on a couple of occasions. I set it down and let it cool off if it gets hot at all. It is coloring just fine.
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Was really just testin the Meers durability which of course one test of it's structural integrity would be to expose it to a hot situation. Would not be interested in a pipe that did not "stand upzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" But thanks!The simple answer is that if you are asking the question the pipe is too hot. Period.
There is nothing good that results from smoking hot. If the point is to incinerate tobacco you can toss the tin, tub, bag or pouch into a wood stove and light it with a blowtorch. Hell, toss the pipe, pipe stand and the tamper in while you’re at it.
The pipe almost certainly suffers as a result of smoking too hot and might actually get damaged - charred, checkered or split, burnt rim, scorched draft hole, etc., but nothing compared to what is happening to the soft tissues in your mouth, tongue and palate. Plus the tobacco will taste like shit anyway.
I’m not trying to be a wise guy or to bash your question - it’s a reasonable question to ask - but the real answer is excessively hot smoking is just bad. For the pipe, for the tobacco and for your own body and enjoyment.
You could probably break or ruin any pipe if you try hard enough from making it glow cherry red except maybe a clay pipe. But in reality you will have passed the threshold of smoking the pipe and tobacco into merely destroying both by fire.
I have occasionally gotten too enthusiastic and the pipe has been too damn hot to hold at which point I realize the taste is approaching charred wood and cigarette ash and I haven’t been tasting much except pain of the fried steamed tongue and that nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right.
That usually happens when I’m all riled up, angry and distracted - which is a terrible time to smoke a pipe anyway. YMMV.
So, for whatever it’s worth, I would say if you think you are smoking too hot and are concerned about whether you’re damaging the pipe, the answer is probably yes but the pipe can likely take more abuse than your mouth and you’re past the enjoyment threshold anyway, so put the pipe down for awhile.
No worries, I do think they are pretty durable. I used to wonder if meers were uber fragile myself but having seen some exquisitely colored and ancient meers right here on this forum I’ve concluded they must be pretty solid or they wouldn’t have been around for a century and colored up so beautifully. Of course if dropped out of an airplane onto concrete they’ll break so would every other type of pipe too, lol. I just worried about breaking one from slightly careless use but that doesn’t bother me anymore. Mine have proven just as durable as any other material and I typically don’t drop them or knock them off the table very often, he says knocking furiously on wood....Was really just testin the Meers durability which of course one test of it's structural integrity would be to expose it to a hot situation. Would not be interested in a pipe that did not "stand upzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" But thanks!