- Oct 12, 2020
Can you do the salt treatment inside the system chamber? And how?
I wouldn't bother, unless you have a persistent ghost. A hot water flush- 20-30 seconds, takes care of many a cleaning chore.Can you do the salt treatment inside the system chamber? And how?
That seems to just bring up a list of sites to share the post. I’m obviously doing something wrong.I wouldn't bother, unless you have a persistent ghost. A hot water flush- 20-30 seconds, takes care of many a cleaning chore.
You can put your location in your Profile—(please!—because people will forget!) That will save questions in the future as to where you live when you later mention local stores, weather, tobacco prices, availability, regulations, location of photos, wildfires, air quality, etc., etc..
Under your avatar, (top right, left most of three symbols) you choose "Account Details", which brings up "My Account". "My Location" is halfway down. Whatever you're comfortable with- town, city, county, state. Just country if you must.
Certainly hope so, it fits so well in my hand.Nice pipe, Mike! Hope it smokes great for you!
I've discovered a couple of cotton balls in place of the salt works just as well.Whenever I get an estate, whether to keep or to sell, one of my steps is the salt and alcohol treatment. It involves plugging the shank with a Q-tip wrapped in plastic wrap, filling the bowl with kosher salt, and adding alcohol (in my case vodka) and letting it soak for at least 24 hours. As the pipe sits, tars, gunk, and whatever flavour might have been in the briar get wicked away.
After the salt is flushed away I will fill it with damp coffee grounds to get the remaining ghosts.
Take a look at the pipe now, after sitting for 6 or so hours.
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This is after the salt and alcohol soak?
see page 1, @chasingembersI've discovered a couple of cotton balls in place of the salt works just as well.
Yes, the is the next and last step of bowl/shank cleaning/deodorizing. Then I should be able to wax the bowl and start enjoying this pipe.This is after the salt and alcohol soak?
Carnauba wax which I let dry for about 30 minutes, then buffed with a horse hair brush. I wish I could remember who mentioned that particular way to buff a a stummel, but it really gives it a nice deep shine.What did you apply to the stummel?
Thank you kindly! I will see how it takes to a flame later today.That's a Great Looking Pipe, Congrats!!!