Missouri Meerschaum General?

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.

.

Log in

Search on Site

SmokingPipes.com Updates

Watch for Updates Twice a Week

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
.

Recent Posts

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
.
Status
Not open for further replies.

pipesofsteele

New member
Apr 12, 2016
48
10
Western Washington
Hey gents, I'm thinking about getting the MM general bent for a longer smoke. I'll be doing a lot of manual labor and building over the summer. If you have experience with one, what do you think? How long of a smoke do you generally get out of it? Seems like it would hold a decently long smoke. Let me know! :puffy:

 

ray47

Preferred Member
Jul 10, 2015
1,644
1,615
Dalzell, South Carolina
I've got 4 MM Generals but I only smoke them while watching TV. I'm a clencher and I find them too heavy. They do provide a long smoke, but that all depends on the blend your smoking. I much prefer the Country Gentleman or the Natural Pride while working around the house.

 

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.

.

ltstone

Senior Member
Dec 30, 2015
483
1
Do they make a naked version of the General? That would be lighter. I have the Free Hand and its huge.

 

newbroom

Preferred Member
Jul 11, 2014
5,577
819
Nekked cobs rule! If you're going to smoke a cob, nothing is more breathable and the surprise is that the weight between say, a Legend (finished) and a Pride (nekked) is readily apparent.

For comfortable clenching, the Missouri Pride and the Morgan in nekked finish are tough to beat.

 

mso489

Preferred Member
Feb 21, 2013
30,603
13,117
For smoking while working, I think a medium-size pipe would be best, nekked is good, the lighter the better. You could keep the General or a Freehand around for breaks, or after work, when time permits. The medium pipe would also let you shift blends, which might be a satisfying change. I have a nekked freehand MM with an arcylic stem that came on it, a very large bowl and not a heavy pipe.

 

chasingembers

Preferred Member
Nov 12, 2014
21,759
16,465
You can order the unfinished Generals directly from MM. I have one, and they are incredibly light.

 

rolldog

Member
Oct 4, 2013
237
0
For a light clencher, that has a bigger bowl, try the new MM Dagner Poker cob. I pack mine and enjoy for almost an hour a bowl. The stem is first rate and with the open draw, you get an easy smoking sipper right out of the gate.

 

danhester

Member
Jan 17, 2016
249
1
I have an MM General. I get a good hour's smoke from almost any blend, longer for flakes. Because of the tall, narrow chamber, I find it does well with flakes and VA blends.

 

pipesofsteele

New member
Apr 12, 2016
48
10
Western Washington
rolldog - I'll definitely look into that! I just saw that pipe the other day and looks fantastic! :D

danhester - glad to hear it does well with VA blends, I'm turning into a real VA fanatic. :puffy:

 
Status
Not open for further replies.

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.

.