POLL: Filters

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Do you use a filter insert when you smoke a pipe?

Yes
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No
15
88%
Occasionally
2
12%
 
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POLL: Filters

Post by Cleon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:47 am

At breakfast I discovered that a friend of mine likes to smoke his pipe with a filter. He said the smoke is smoother and less irritating, albeit less tasty. This was surprising to me since I've gathered that most of the pipe smokers I know, online, don't care for filters.

I don't like them because I like an open draw. I've only ever used a filter a couple of times, on a Grabow, and I tossed it because of the restricted draw.

There are plenty of filter threads but no real data on usage so I thought I'd start a CPS poll.

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Re: POLL: Filters

Post by JimVH » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:33 am

I only use filters to take up space in my pipe junk drawer.
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Re: POLL: Filters

Post by Adam Z » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:39 am

I tried a 6mm balsa filter in a Savinelli 311ks that came with a few of them. It did make for a drier smoke, but it also made for a noticeably less flavorful smoke - that is not acceptable. I took it out mid-smoke & replaced it with the adapter and haven't thought about trying a filter again since.

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Re: POLL: Filters

Post by John-Boy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:41 am

If I smoked cobs I would use a filter every once in a while.
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Re: POLL: Filters

Post by hugodrax » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:52 am

I clicked occasionally. I'm not a big fan of filters, but I use them if the pipe is designed for them. I dont have many designed to use them, though.
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Re: POLL: Filters

Post by Del » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:49 am

John-Boy wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:41 am
If I smoked cobs I would use a filter every once in a while.
Filters clog the draw.

My very first smoking epiphany was that I didn't need to use a filter.
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Re: POLL: Filters

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:47 am

John-Boy wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:41 am
If I smoked cobs I would use a filter every once in a while.
This...the burning ash and cob guts might get blocked from being sucked into the mouth if there was a filter...Not that I would ever smoke a cob...because I would never smoke a cob.
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Re: POLL: Filters

Post by Cleon » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:02 pm

Results are as I expected so far.
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Re: POLL: Filters

Post by durangopipe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:18 pm

I used to use them occasionally. Many of my Stanwells and Savinellis are designed to take them.
But I now smoke both brands without them (and without an adapter) and haven’t used a filter in a very long time.
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Re: POLL: Filters

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