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Filter or No Filter?
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AustinMike
Posted 12/13/2017 4:40 PM (#730271)
Subject: Filter or No Filter?


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I don't smoke my pipes nearly as often as I smoke cigars. I like to mix it up from time to time though. My question is regarding pipe filters. Do you guys prefer filter or no filter? If you use a filter, why do you use one? I've never bothered to buy filters.
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05Venturer
Posted 12/13/2017 4:58 PM (#730273 - in reply to #730271)
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If I do use a "filter" i use balsa wood filters that I make myself. The only reason in my opinion to use on is to control moisture and balsa does that without restricting draw or affecting flavor. JUst my 2 cents.
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Posted 12/13/2017 5:35 PM (#730276 - in reply to #730271)
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not into them. but to each his own. if i get a gurgle i run a cleaner in for a bit.
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danb6177
Posted 12/14/2017 4:16 AM (#730286 - in reply to #730271)
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I’m with Toby on this one. I just run a cleaner in there or even cover the bowl and give it a quick whip. I rarely have issues with moisture tho.
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Posted 12/14/2017 5:45 AM (#730287 - in reply to #730271)
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Here is what I used to buy but now make for literally pennies

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G7UILE4/ref=asc_df_B00G7UILE45301825/?t...
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gitfiddl
Posted 12/14/2017 7:28 AM (#730288 - in reply to #730271)
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I usually skip the filters, but I've got a some filter pipes (a few cobs and two Butz-Choquin pipes come to mind) on which the draw is just too free without a filter, regardless of how I pack the bowl. In those I use the balsa filters.
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Otter
Posted 12/14/2017 7:40 AM (#730289 - in reply to #730276)
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toby2 - 12/13/2017 9:35 PM

not into them. but to each his own. if i get a gurgle i run a cleaner in for a bit.


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Posted 12/14/2017 2:16 PM (#730292 - in reply to #730289)
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Otter - 12/14/2017 7:40 AM
toby2 - 12/13/2017 9:35 PMnot into them. but to each his own. if i get a gurgle i run a cleaner in for a bit.
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Triple... my experience is really low though
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