My New Meer Is Coloring Nicely

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carolinachurchwarden

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This was compared about a week ago when I took a new picture of it after a month of smoking. This was smoked about once a day during that time. I'm loving the color that's starting to show already.


 

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carolinachurchwarden

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It really is, Mike, I love to watch it turn. For about 3 weeks, after at least one smoke a day in it, I found myself wondering when I'd notice it start to turn, then, I decided to look at the pictures I took of it when I bought it. Man, I could really tell then. Amazing how when you see it every day, you can't see the change. Glad I took pictures as I went. Might start doing one a month.
Mostly my English tobaccos, Black Frigate, some burley blends, and I think some SWR Aromatic. I have pretty much smoked anything I have on hand. I think I've smoked my Exotic Passion and Connoisseur's Choice in it as well.

 

3rdguy

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I smoke everything in my as well, handles the variety so much better than a briar.
I have heard aro's can color it faster but I am just getting into my short aromatic season with Sleepy Hollow, Autumn Evening and Exotic Orange.

 

lawdawg

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Very good looking pipe! Love the stem, and the coloration of the meerschaum. I agree with everyone that meers look much better with some color. I'd like to add one to my collection sometime soon, especially considering my appreciation of absorbent cob pipes.

 

carolinachurchwarden

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Well, you certainly should! I wasn't sure how much I'd like it, but bought the most expensive one I could afford in a shape that appealed to me. Now I'm on a meerschaum PAD mission. I have every intention of buying more, probably less intricate, but in a more common shape. I'm now on the hunt for one with a military mount just because I think they look awesome. I definitely reach for it more than any of my briars, currently. Just love how it feels and the fact that I can smoke bowl after bowl with no need for a break, if I wanted to. The long stem on mine isn't ideal for lunting about too much, but I still clinch it fine. I want one with a shorter stem, spigot style next time.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Lovely pipe! I was actually planning on taking photos of my newest meer... the lion in claw, but now I have to wait :rofl: I don't want to take away from your post! I may do mine tomorrow or the next day.

 

carolinachurchwarden

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I don't want to take away from your post! I may do mine tomorrow or the next day.
Codswallop! Go ahead and post her up! I'd love to see how she's coloring! I wanted one of the figurative meers for my purchase, like the eagle claw holding an egg, but when I saw this one, I just had to have it. I don't really see too many like mine around and thought it was unique. Hell, mine would likely fit in your lions mouth! :rofl:

 

d4k23

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That is a very nice Meer! I like how the stem is longer than normal, which allows plenty of room to hold while smoking (if you don't want to touch the bowl). Does it have a screw/push tenon? Or something different?
I enjoy smoking out of the AKB Viking I have mostly because the tobacco shines in it. The stem I have is thick, but workable. And I am not too worried about the coloring, but it slowly getting some changes. But I have been cruising the web for a more traditional shape as well, I just think when colored proper, they look really cool. Plus I'd like to find one with a thinner stem, a little more comfortable feel.

 

carolinachurchwarden

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It is a large pipe lol!
Well I don't reckon that baby will fit inside that lovely new pipe roll! LOl! :rofl:
Does it have a screw/push tenon? Or something different?
It's a push type, but I can't for the life of me remember what he called it for sure:

The tobacco does have a lot cleaner taste, that's for sure. The bit on this one can be a little difficult to control when I need/want to clinch it, but I usually don't do it for very long. The bend makes it easy to clinch when necessary, but I do want a shorter stem for the next one.

 

d4k23

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That is the same tenon mine has, push/pull and threads to the bowl counterclockwise and if I take some pliers can unthread from the stem. I actually cracked the original one and bought a replacement that worked perfect.
I was looking at the Market and saw a few pipes with both regular and Churchwarden stems. They almost look like standard stems girth though, so I’m not sure I’ll find it any more comfortable. I’m thinking a Meer with a GBD comfort stem, that would be nice.

 
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