Why clay pipes are great pipes.

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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by CaptainBlack » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:51 pm

I have one but I wish I could hold it in my mouth.

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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by JimVH » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:57 pm

CaptainBlack wrote:I have one but I wish I could hold it in my mouth.
I clench mine all the time. There's a groove on the right of my teeth that it sits in just fine. I just have to be sure not get worked up and bite through it.

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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by Goose55 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:23 pm

Zed wrote:
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Clays are very absorbant far more than briar or meerschaum pipes. I find they they even smoke a bit more dry than cob pipes. They do not impart the flavors they absorb. Each blend of tobacco you smoke in the clay you can very much taste all of the flavors in it. Clays give you the opportunity to taste the tobacco rather than the pipe.
Our brother Zed here, no longer posts, but his statement about clay pipes "do not impart the flavors they absorb," puzzles me. If they absorb flavors, would not they also impart those flavors? Is it that clay pipes do not form cake?

I have looked at the Lepeltier ceramic pipe, and they too, state that the bowl surface is porous. But they are double walled, so they would smoke cooler.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:32 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:23 pm
Zed wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:30 pm
Clays are very absorbant far more than briar or meerschaum pipes. I find they they even smoke a bit more dry than cob pipes. They do not impart the flavors they absorb. Each blend of tobacco you smoke in the clay you can very much taste all of the flavors in it. Clays give you the opportunity to taste the tobacco rather than the pipe.
Our brother Zed here, no longer posts, but his statement about clay pipes "do not impart the flavors they absorb," puzzles me. If they absorb flavors, would not they also impart those flavors? Is it that clay pipes do not form cake?

I have looked at the Lepeltier ceramic pipe, and they too, state that the bowl surface is porous. But they are double walled, so they would smoke cooler.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:35 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:23 pm
Zed wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:30 pm
Clays are very absorbant far more than briar or meerschaum pipes. I find they they even smoke a bit more dry than cob pipes. They do not impart the flavors they absorb. Each blend of tobacco you smoke in the clay you can very much taste all of the flavors in it. Clays give you the opportunity to taste the tobacco rather than the pipe.
Our brother Zed here, no longer posts, but his statement about clay pipes "do not impart the flavors they absorb," puzzles me. If they absorb flavors, would not they also impart those flavors? Is it that clay pipes do not form cake?

I have looked at the Lepeltier ceramic pipe, and they too, state that the bowl surface is porous. But they are double walled, so they would smoke cooler.
Perhaps it would be better to say they absorb moisture but do not impart flavor. No ghost. Because of that, they never become a great friend, either, in my opinion.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by A_Morley » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:33 pm

Truth to tell, I haven't smoked my La Peltier in months and months. It hasn't tasted right in quite some time.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:39 pm

That's because it's from Canada.
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Post by UncleBob » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:40 pm

I had a La Peltier once but my cat decided that my pipe rack on the mantle looked interesting. I cam home and found it shattered on the hearthstone below.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by A_Morley » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:34 pm

Who are some of the best makers or purveyors of clay pipes in the world today. I know of a few, but I'd like to know what others think.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by hugodrax » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:58 pm

I think Prugnaud is the best. I'm lucky enough to have two--one with a vulcanite bit and one with acrylic. It's hard to imagine a finer maker.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by A_Morley » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:50 am

Are those the ones from Germany?
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by hugodrax » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 am

A_Morley wrote:
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Are those the ones from Germany?
No. They're french.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by A_Morley » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 am

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 am
A_Morley wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:50 am
Are those the ones from Germany?
No. They're french.
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Re: Why clay pipes are great pipes.

Post by hugodrax » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:59 am

Peut-etre. He has a Frenchie's predictability
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