Savinelli filter insert

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I have misplaced the insert for my Sav. The little plastic tube that replaces the filter when you don't want the filter. I have found where I can get more so thats not an issue. I prefer the filter over the insert sometimes, but not all the time. Sometimes I want filterless.
This is an opinion question: Does anyone else use the insert when going filterless or not use the insert at all?
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I almost never use the balsa filters. When I run out I always forget to order them! Anyway, I never use the adapter when smoking a Sav filterless.
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Haha. I'm just coming back to the pipe after some 30 years, and as it turns out, my favorite pipe is a Savanelli Punto Oro that I bought years ago. I have never used either the insert nor the filters with this pipe, because I never knew a darned thing about either of them until I started looking at this blog a few weeks ago! :lol:
As a newbie, I'm finding I need to use filters, so for now I'm just using paper filters, but I very much look forward to getting my hands on some of the wood filters. There seems to be a shortage of them online, but there's a B&M about 20 miles away that has 'em, apparently.
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Puff nstuff wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:38 pm Haha. I'm just coming back to the pipe after some 30 years, and as it turns out, my favorite pipe is a Savanelli Punto Oro that I bought years ago. I have never used either the insert nor the filters with this pipe, because I never knew a darned thing about either of them until I started looking at this blog a few weeks ago! :lol:
As a newbie, I'm finding I need to use filters, so for now I'm just using paper filters, but I very much look forward to getting my hands on some of the wood filters. There seems to be a shortage of them online, but there's a B&M about 20 miles away that has 'em, apparently.
I'm pretty sure the Medico and Dr Grabow paper filters fit a Savinelli. You might have to cut it for length though.
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Kevin Keith wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:18 pm
Puff nstuff wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:38 pm Haha. I'm just coming back to the pipe after some 30 years, and as it turns out, my favorite pipe is a Savanelli Punto Oro that I bought years ago. I have never used either the insert nor the filters with this pipe, because I never knew a darned thing about either of them until I started looking at this blog a few weeks ago! :lol:
As a newbie, I'm finding I need to use filters, so for now I'm just using paper filters, but I very much look forward to getting my hands on some of the wood filters. There seems to be a shortage of them online, but there's a B&M about 20 miles away that has 'em, apparently.
I'm pretty sure the Medico and Dr Grabow paper filters fit a Savinelli. You might have to cut it for length though.
You are correct. The Medicos work as they are in my Sav, but the Grabow is a tad longer and would need to be trimmed. I find the Grabow has less of the weird taste that they both have, so until I can get some of those balsas, I'll make due with what I've got on hand.
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