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jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
When I picked up a new pipe, they said to put a very light coating of honey or molasses in my bowl after cleaning my pipe.

Is this necessary? Do you do it?

Is this some weird tradition or was my B&N trolling me?

Thanks!
Jay
“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch

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  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^ N00b :)
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not saying it was noobs, but it was noobs
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    the newb has an open ear
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • onestrangeoneonestrangeone Austin, TxPosts: 2,444 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jarubla said:
    When I picked up a new pipe, they said to put a very light coating of honey or molasses in my bowl after cleaning my pipe.

    Is this necessary? Do you do it?

    Is this some weird tradition or was my B&N trolling me?

    Thanks!
    Jay

    No, I don't/wouldn't. The idea is that the extra sugar is supposed to help build cake faster. From what I have read it may actually accomplish this but the cake build up will be soft and crumbly, sometimes even gooey and uneven. Check out what Russ Ouellette has to say about this. I use his method for breaking in pipes.  
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you Nate
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,173 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've heard of the molasses thing, for break in, it's legit, but I have never done it. 
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  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you Amos
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • WoodguardenWoodguarden Dublin, PAPosts: 130 ✭✭✭

    I have carved some of my own pipes, I always used honey and water to season the bowl after carving. Just a little honey mixed with water.

    If nothing else it cleans the dust out of the bowl...

  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    cool, after this last cleaning I am gonna try no molasses and see how she goes
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
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