I'd like advice on smoking when it's breezy

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Post by UncleBob » Tue May 20, 2014 5:12 pm

SmokinGordon wrote:
Gabriel wrote:
Skip wrote:Okay, just an idea here. By all means let's discuss...

I find that the breeze makes everything burn faster. It's like the wind is giving you a hand keeping things going. So how about packing the pipe to be more difficult to keep lit if you were smoking in a non-breeze environment? Pack tighter?
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When I'm out fishing or whatever I usually pack the tobacco a bit tighter and/or choose only flakes and chunkier cut tobacco. Assume that the wind will burn that tobacco a lot faster than otherwise. If it is TOO windy, I just don't smoke.
That's helpful, but I, being a novice pipe smoker, am getting fairly tightly packed flake burning hot in just a slight breeze. It's kind of weird, because I'm not keeping it lit very well, but when I do get it lit for a few puffs, it is burning so hot it tastes crappy. Yesterday it was with Limerick, that had burned extremely cool in the garage, with just the door open the day before. The thing is, I'm not talking major wind here, but just enough breeze to make the tree branches move a little. I think I am going to try the wind caps soon and, of course keep on working on my technique Good next step in my learning, I guess.
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Post by SmokinGordon » Tue May 20, 2014 5:52 pm

UncleBob wrote:
SmokinGordon wrote:
Gabriel wrote:
Skip wrote:Okay, just an idea here. By all means let's discuss...

I find that the breeze makes everything burn faster. It's like the wind is giving you a hand keeping things going. So how about packing the pipe to be more difficult to keep lit if you were smoking in a non-breeze environment? Pack tighter?
+1

When I'm out fishing or whatever I usually pack the tobacco a bit tighter and/or choose only flakes and chunkier cut tobacco. Assume that the wind will burn that tobacco a lot faster than otherwise. If it is TOO windy, I just don't smoke.
That's helpful, but I, being a novice pipe smoker, am getting fairly tightly packed flake burning hot in just a slight breeze. It's kind of weird, because I'm not keeping it lit very well, but when I do get it lit for a few puffs, it is burning so hot it tastes crappy. Yesterday it was with Limerick, that had burned extremely cool in the garage, with just the door open the day before. The thing is, I'm not talking major wind here, but just enough breeze to make the tree branches move a little. I think I am going to try the wind caps soon and, of course keep on working on my technique Good next step in my learning, I guess.
Betcha money, marbles, or chalk that you are packing too tightly.
you're probably right. I am learning though. Only been at it four months!
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Post by MrPiper » Tue May 20, 2014 7:03 pm

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Post by SmokinGordon » Tue May 20, 2014 7:07 pm

MrPiper wrote:I recommend a small round spring activated wind screen that will fit any pipe. They can be found at most tobacconists for around $3.00.

They work well and you can even relight with the screen in place if needed.

Problem solved!

They even work with cobs. I use one when doing yard work. no ashes or tobacco spill out and you can just smoke right on.

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thanks. Planning to get a couple after several recommendations.
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Post by Kerdy » Tue May 20, 2014 7:13 pm

The first thing I need to know is if its really breezy, let's explain how to light the pipe in the first place.

My advice is stay out of the wind, but that's just me.
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Post by hogleg » Tue May 20, 2014 7:18 pm

hogleg wrote:
OldWorldSwine wrote:Can't help you. If it's blowy, I find a place out of the wind or I just don't smoke, partly because one thing I enjoy about smoking is having the cloud of smoke waft up around my head so I can enjoy it a second time. Having it blow away steals some of the pleasure for me.
Yup. Just put the pipe down and go to a Mexican restaurant.
And if you do it right, you can make yer own wind.
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Post by coco » Tue May 20, 2014 7:21 pm

hogleg wrote:
hogleg wrote:
OldWorldSwine wrote:Can't help you. If it's blowy, I find a place out of the wind or I just don't smoke, partly because one thing I enjoy about smoking is having the cloud of smoke waft up around my head so I can enjoy it a second time. Having it blow away steals some of the pleasure for me.
Yup. Just put the pipe down and go to a Mexican restaurant.
And if you do it right, you can make yer own wind.
...says the guy who went out for Mexican food tonight
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