I was looking for a new pipe as the awesome one I had, I lost it in a 5000m2 field while bloody stoned O.o
Anyway ... my grandad gave me one of his 40 year old pipes - which did the job but he accidentally broke it ... found a shop where they manually repair it for me without having to even picture buying a new one; as they cost a fortune!
Just thought I'd share my enthusiasm for my pipe coming back to me in one piece! I can once again smoke in pipe! dam cigarettes would of ended my life if I continued smoking that trash!
I went to a specialist pipe shop the other day .. just to like try and get informed about the styles of tobacco and how the pipe is meant
to be smoked .. as in all honesty I have no idea; I'm learning on my own (as we all do) So she showed me pipes, tobacco and explained the raw basics to me ... one thing she said kind of hit me in a strange way .. but as this is a pipe thread I'll share
According to this lady - Pipes are meant to be smoked only once a day. As the bowl overheats and has to be completely let too cool until the next bowl is packed, if not the inside of the bowl (ie. the wood damages real quick) she also mentioned that the pipe should never actually go out - as again this damages the pipe.
This of course .. is all professional 'real' pipe smoking and pipe preserving people. I mean one pipe a day! are you serious? but yeah .. I thought I'd share with all you pipe smokers out there