Filters; How do you deal with the tar?

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A gurgling pipe is one thing up with which I will not put.
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My Sav billiard started gurgling the aro's a while back, not sure why. Puzzling, since the draft hole is a generous width. OTOH, my Sav bulldog doesn't do that...yet.

I have seen others say they were never impressed with the quality of the smoke from a Sav, probably one of the reasons.
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I don't use filters or soft bits. I use a pipe cleaner after every smoke out if habit. I could probably get away with never using one like when I first started smoking pipes, but as Kevin says I like to keep it dry.
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I don't use filters or soft bits.
Last I heard you don't use Savinelli's either...
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avid wrote:
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:11 am
I don't use filters or soft bits.
Last I heard you don't use Savinelli's either...
I don't use Savinelli's either. Lol
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It really depends on the pipe for me. If the pipe isn't designed to accept a filter, I generally don't try to add filtration. I have used the Nording Keystones in unfiltered pipes to some success, but it's been a while since I've even thought about using them. For pipes designed to use a filter, which for me means 6mm, I generally either use a Grabow paper filter cut in half, or a pipe cleaner spiral. I was inspired by the design of the falcon dry rings, and so I started messing around with pipe cleaners in all my filtered pipes(mainly cobs). I figured out that if you make a loose spiral out of a Dill's cleaner(wind it around a nail), it doesn't inhibit the flow but it does wick a lot of funk out of the smoke stream. I always have pipe cleaners around and don't always have filters, so this is pretty convenient.

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It really depends on the pipe for me. If the pipe isn't designed to accept a filter, I generally don't try to add filtration. I have used the Nording Keystones in unfiltered pipes to some success, but it's been a while since I've even thought about using them. For pipes designed to use a filter, which for me means 6mm, I generally either use a Grabow paper filter cut in half, or a pipe cleaner spiral. I was inspired by the design of the falcon dry rings, and so I started messing around with pipe cleaners in all my filtered pipes(mainly cobs). I figured out that if you make a loose spiral out of a Dill's cleaner(wind it around a nail), it doesn't inhibit the flow but it does wick a lot of funk out of the smoke stream. I always have pipe cleaners around and don't always have filters, so this is pretty convenient.

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This looks like a pretty good idea...I may give that a try.
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:19 pm

If pipes are filtered, I use filters. If not, I don't. And like the others, swab'em out with a pipe cleaner after. Like some, I avoid softy-bits...I drooled right down my chin when I tried'em. :D No problems with Savs, though. Love'em!
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Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:49 pm
avid wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:25 am
Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:11 am
I don't use filters or soft bits.
Last I heard you don't use Savinelli's either...
I don't use Savinelli's either. Lol
i said it first... :lol:
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:44 pm

Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:11 am
I use a pipe cleaner after every smoke out if habit. I could probably get away with never using one like when I first started smoking pipes...
Some of us are just more parsimonious in the use of them.
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Fr_Tom wrote:
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:11 am
I use a pipe cleaner after every smoke out if habit. I could probably get away with never using one like when I first started smoking pipes...
Some of us are just more parsimonious in the use of them.
As long as your not washing them off and reusing them...lol
I typically can get a few smokes in on one cleaner.
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