Who has made their own cob?

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Who has made their own cob?

Post by A_Morley » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:54 pm

I haven't, but perhaps I should try. I could either find a sufficiently desiccated corn cob or let a corncob dry out and then trim and hollow it out. I'd have to find some sort of hollow reed material for the stem.

Somebody has to have tried this.
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Re: Who has made their own cob?

Post by Del » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:05 am

I started smoking cobs in college, and sometimes fancied that I might fabricate my own cob pipe. My grandfather's farm had plenty of dried cobs lying about.

I had a good friend (eventually, best man at my wedding) from Washington, MO. He told me that field cobs aren't very good for pipes. The corn-cob pipe factory in his hometown grows special corn just for making pipes. That made sense, as I knew from experience that dried cobs aren't very durable. (They break apart during cob-fights with cousins.)

This was all long before the Internet, so a guy couldn't just "google it."
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Fast-forward to the present: Kaydens brought gifts to the Chicago Pipe Show for CPS members in attendance, rustic pipes from Taiwan. The bowls were cut from segments of sturdy bamboo cane (about 3/4 in i.d.). It's like smoke a corn stalk, rather than corn cob.

The stems were long, thin sections of cane, like reed.

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Re: Who has made their own cob?

Post by Fainn » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:54 am

You want http://aristocob.com/. They currently sell kits as well as kernals from MM for growing your own cobs.
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Re: Who has made their own cob?

Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:20 am

Only God can make a cob.
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Re: Who has made their own cob?

Post by coco » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:44 pm

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Re: Who has made their own cob?

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:09 pm

coco wrote:
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