Tell us. Get it out of your system. I'll start.
I hate it when I'm trying to finish a pipe so I can go to bed but the tobacco refuses to be exhausted and it's smoking so well, I wouldn't dare interfere.
Hmmm. The pipe is finished for the night when I say it is. That may mean there's plenty of unsmoked tobacco in the bowl- that I'll deal with in the a.m.
As to what I hate- not knowing for certain what is in a blend that makes me semi-nauseous.
I reckon the wind either blowing freshly exhaled smoke back in my mouth when I inhale or the wind catching the top of my bowl when I'm not expecting it to and heating it up like a volcano in a short amount of time. Or when the wind blows by, dipping a finger in the ash in top of the bowl and flicking it in the general direction of my eyes.
Looking at this short list though makes me think my problem is with the wind, not pipe smoking....
You make it sound like a chore :?
I don't hate anything about pipe smoking but I do find the prices of some accessories very irritating. There's absolutely no reason in the world (other than that some people will actually pay it) that a 4x6 inch leather pouch should cost $150 or an ashtray with a piece of cork glued to it $75
Just yesterday I was smoking in the car and placed my pipe on my travel coffee mug in my center console to run into a store. Upon my return I hit the stem of the pipe, it spun quickly and ashes flew everywhere.
I smoked 3 bowls yesterday and cleaning up the mess would have been the worst part of it all.
Having to do anything while smoking or for 15-20 minutes thereafter. My lady knows that if I get up to go outside and smoke, I am fair game for any little chores while I'm up, but that I'd rather be left to relax for a little while after. My pipes are my time to relax.
When you are almost at the bottom of the bowl and the tobacco has became too condensed that you can't draw smoke anymore. To make sure that the tobacco is actually finished, you poke on it with your pipe tool and found that there are indeed still some un-burnt tobacco left. At this point, since you rearranged the content, now a tiny piece tobacco had blocked the airhole. You now have no choice other than taking them pipe stem of to push that piece of tobacco back to the chamber. :| :| :|
Embers, honestly I have one and I use it daily. This particular bowl is too large for the wind cap I have, so I use a wine cork cut to the right size. I rolled the dice this time and lost, ha. But for those who don't have a wind cap, definitely worth the 2 bucks.