I prefer a ( Dunhill ) size 3-4 bowl and I'm slow.

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I prefer a ( Dunhill ) size 3-4 bowl and I'm slow.

Ditto for me on all points.

True, although I'm not really worried about it, being new at it I'm more just trying to figure out if I'm doing it right.

You will be fine. The main thing is to enjoy what you are doing. The slower the smoke chances are the more flavor you will get. As the others have mentioned, there are too many things to take into consideration when dealing with length of smoke time. It is more important to learn how to dry, pack and sip a pipe. Everything will fall in place with a little time and practice.True, although I'm not really worried about it, being new at it I'm more just trying to figure out if I'm doing it right.

Same here, roughly 2 days. I always dump whatever is left after the 2nd day is up.Average is 2 days.

I am a slow toke anyway and it often takes me an hour to smoke half a larger bowl, then I finish up the next day or two.

Doesn't the bottom half get all dried out? I always find the last 1/3 or so not very pleasant.Same here, roughly 2 days. I always dump whatever is left after the 2nd day is up.

You should really pay attention to what you are doing so that when that great smokes happens for you, then you can repeat it. We all sucked pretty much in the beginning as pipe smoking is an art and it takes time.

There have been a lot of vague questions as of late. My answer is, it widely varies by the size of the pipe and how much free time I have on my hands but I can usually smoke one pipe in the time it takes my friends/family to smoke a cigar. It’s funny cause my pipe full cost a $0.25 to their $12-$15 cigars.

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Often the bottom half will pick up moisture as the top half is smoked. Do you dry your tobacco to very crispy?Doesn't the bottom half get all dried out? I always find the last 1/3 or so not very pleasant.

No probably not enough.Often the bottom half will pick up moisture as the top half is smoked. Do you dry your tobacco to very crispy?

What's change? I now smoke slower, use the breath method and if a pipe starts to get to warm I slow down even more. I also need much fewer relights; usually 1 about 2/3 through a bowl, sometimes none.

Don't worry about it; pipe smoking is one of those 'skills' that improves with practice.

Depending on the tobacco, from 15 minutes to an hour.

After enjoying a superb bowl of 66 year old vintage *Revelation* purchased from the Einstein estate sale auction, I have been able to consult with the ghost of the piping physicist himself, who has passed along to me the formula for figuring out how long a bowl of tobacco should last.

Begin by determining the volume of your chamber...

*V=πr2h*

Then continue by determining the moisture content of your tobacco...

*MC=[(w-d)/d]x100*

After that, calculate the heat release rate (HRR), that being the burning surface area plus the stacked area (volume of chamber)

*Q=q0(Am+As)*

Fortunately, ignition source variable of our softflame is negligible.

Finally, calculate the air flow between the two cylinders. (Bowl & stem)

*A1 x v1 = A2 x v2*

(This is factoring an average breathing rate of 18 breaths per minute. YMMV)

This formula does not however take into account meteorlogic factors such as ambient air temperature, dewpoint or windspeed.

Anyhow, that was my Revelation... either that or I hit the Captain Black Grape too hard in that estate MM Cornabis I picked up off Ebay? Hmmmm... ?

Begin by determining the volume of your chamber...

Then continue by determining the moisture content of your tobacco...

After that, calculate the heat release rate (HRR), that being the burning surface area plus the stacked area (volume of chamber)

Fortunately, ignition source variable of our softflame is negligible.

Finally, calculate the air flow between the two cylinders. (Bowl & stem)

(This is factoring an average breathing rate of 18 breaths per minute. YMMV)

This formula does not however take into account meteorlogic factors such as ambient air temperature, dewpoint or windspeed.

Anyhow, that was my Revelation... either that or I hit the Captain Black Grape too hard in that estate MM Cornabis I picked up off Ebay? Hmmmm... ?

Uncle Albert would be proud! ?After enjoying a superb bowl of 66 year old vintageRevelationpurchased from the Einstein estate sale auction, I have been able to consult with the ghost of the piping physicist himself, who has passed along to me the formula for figuring out how long a bowl of tobacco should last.

Begin by determining the volume of your chamber...

V=πr2h

Then continue by determining the moisture content of your tobacco...

MC=[(w-d)/d]x100

After that, calculate the heat release rate (HRR), that being the burning surface area plus the stacked area (volume of chamber)

Q=q0(Am+As)

Fortunately, ignition source variable of our softflame is negligible.

Finally, calculate the air flow between the two cylinders. (Bowl & stem)

A1 x v1 = A2 x v2

(This is factoring an average breathing rate of 18 breaths per minute. YMMV)

This formula does not however take into account meteorlogic factors such as ambient air temperature, dewpoint or windspeed.

Anyhow, that was my Revelation... either that or I hit the Captain Black Grape too hard in that estate MM Cornabis I picked up off Ebay? Hmmmm... ?