Ahaha. Yeah, that left over brown spot is not from the spit. Lol. Congratulations by the way!I hawk a lugie and roll it in a ball and then stretch it across the rim like silly putty. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and then scrub with a paper towel for half hour. Usually just a light brown mark left but I can’t be sure if it’s left over carbon or tar from my lugie. Of course I’m just kidding. Really, I piss on a rag and then lightly scrub the rim with the urine. Works like a charm and then I rub it under my privates to shine it up.
OR I just use a wet micro fiber cloth.
what? Too far?
on a side note: I’ve been sober for 21 years this October.
That's altogether different and can be entirely avoided. Buildup can just be wiped away, other that physically changing the shape of the pipe and removing briar, charring is there to stay.I see too many pipes where the smoker was obviously right-handed, because that side of the rim will be charred.