Some people similar to to build up a layer of overcooked tobacco scraps in the bowl of their pipes. It is the ordinary agreement that this helps the pipe to burn cooler. It doesn’t. The bowl may sense cooler in the hand over since of the additional inside layer of carbon in the bowl, but your tobacco will still burn at the similar hotness that it forever does. This construct up is usually referred to as “cake”. A small cake is a high-quality thing. It will defend the bowl next to burning.
I similar to to keep bar to a smallest amount as the carbon expands earlier than the briar. If you have too much block, you jeopardy fast the bowl. To keep this carbon block to a smallest amount one can use a reamer or a pocketknife to take away it or decrease it. Reamers come with orders. Follow them. If you make a decision to use a pocketknife, the method is to put down the blade in the bowl so that both edges of the cutting edge have got in touch with with the cake. Quietly, turn around the bowl in excess of the pointed edge and cut off the bar down. Be careful to not depress a pointed point into the underneath of the bowl. This will injure the pipe. Try not to shave correct downward to the briar. Leave a modest cake.
As an additional technique of plummeting cake, one can “ream” the bowl with a dry document towel following smoking. This will decrease the tar and soot construct up and, thereby, decrease the caking procedure.
The external of the bowl can be refined up with small beeswax on a dry cloth. Do not use water or alcohol on the external of the bowl. If you have a blackening (this is soot) on the border of the bowl, this can be detached by using spit to moisten a paper kitchen towel and just polishing the soot away.
The airway in the stem is with no trouble cleaned with a pipe cleaner. I use the similar technique in the shank as I do for the center of my stems. A dry clean following each bowl and an alcohol wash on one occasion a month.