What Are You Smoking October 2018

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Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:30 pm

More SP Mellow in a Grabow freehand
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Tell us the shape and maybe provide a link to a picture. Someone will know.
One of these guys here https://www.drgrabow.net/project/savoy-textured-pipe/
These guys don't have the most extensive selection, but they do list full measurements and specs on what they do carry
https://www.tobaccopipes.com/dr-grabow-pipes/
Hey, thank-you! Had the one I was eyeballing, .69"x1.5" which is a good size for my needs.
I have an old Dr Plumb with a Vulcanite stem...I swear I can smell and taste rubber from it, could be in my head though, could be that it hadn't been used in 50 years too. Is there any noticeable difference in new Vulcanite vs Acrylic or whatever the hard plastic is other makers use?
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:03 pm

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Hey, thank-you! Had the one I was eyeballing, .69"x1.5" which is a good size for my needs.
I have an old Dr Plumb with a Vulcanite stem...I swear I can smell and taste rubber from it, could be in my head though, could be that it hadn't been used in 50 years too. Is there any noticeable difference in new Vulcanite vs Acrylic or whatever the hard plastic is other makers use?
Yes, vulcanite - especially cheap vulcanite - can have a taste/smell akin to a rubber bicycle tire. This is especially noticeable when they are badly oxidized or there is no wax present on the stem. I've also noticed that the oxidation around the button makes my lips burn.. probably because it's sulfur.
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:40 pm

Derby Club in the Grabow freehand
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:49 pm

Wessex brown VA flake in the elephants foot & an afternoon cup of coffee
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:52 pm

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Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:03 pm
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:44 pm
Hey, thank-you! Had the one I was eyeballing, .69"x1.5" which is a good size for my needs.
I have an old Dr Plumb with a Vulcanite stem...I swear I can smell and taste rubber from it, could be in my head though, could be that it hadn't been used in 50 years too. Is there any noticeable difference in new Vulcanite vs Acrylic or whatever the hard plastic is other makers use?
Yes, vulcanite - especially cheap vulcanite - can have a taste/smell akin to a rubber bicycle tire. This is especially noticeable when they are badly oxidized or there is no wax present on the stem. I've also noticed that the oxidation around the button makes my lips burn.. probably because it's sulfur.
Whew...not crazy, huge relief, thanks!
I'm a fairly new pipe smoker, haven't smoked anything in 20 years and just picked it up. I was looking for some stress relief and after the first bowl I knew I had found it. I'll still use Gramps old Dr Plumb on special occasions...just not in the regular rotation.
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:14 pm

SPRT & 5 Bros in the Grabow freehand
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SP Mellow in a Grabow freehand
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I mixed up a baggie of 3:1 Low Country Vabur and PS Nougat and am smoking it in a Dr Grabow CDL
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