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Part of the Furniture Now
Nov 17, 2017
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Yep. I can relate. Am not a fan of stingers. I removed them from the few pipes I have that came with them.
 
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Briar Lee

Lifer
Sep 4, 2021
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I’ve sat on my back deck this evening and experimented with taking the stingers out, then putting them back in a series of Lee pipes.

A stinger noticeably cools the smoke and acts as a filter to trap heavy tars, which makes for a milder smoke.

I prefer the stinger out of the pipe, because it’s tastier.

But a stinger worked exactly as advertised. For a beginner or a smoker with a tender tongue they are much easier to smoke, with the stinger left inside.