Re: New Tinsky
- From: "Steve" <nunsmkr@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 18:35:45 -0500
I've been lurking for years and have always liked your break in and smoking
stories. You and Paul Szabady turned me on to smoking the pipe.
If you don't mind:
1. How many pipes do you have and what are your favorites?
2. How much tobacco have you cellared and what kinds?
3. What's your method of smoking, example..24/7 pipe in the mouth, only at
night, only when in the mood?
4. Anything else you want to write about and if you don't want to.....no
"Jim Beard" <jim.beard@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Those of you who look at bents may have taken a look
at UB 474 on Mark Tinsky's website. It has been
there for a couple of years, and I had taken a close
look at it a couple of times, but each time chose to
buy something else.
But it just stayed there. It had to be waiting for
It arrived today. Full bent. Chamber depth a little
over 2 inches. Diameter at the top between 13/16 and
7/8 inch, with a very very slight taper. A fluffy
BJ Long pipecleaner passed through easily.
Being a fanatic about cleanliness, I used a pipecleaner
wet with alcohol to remove any dust that may have
accumulated in the mouthpiece or shank while awaiting
the call to duty, and spent a couple of minutes at the
buffing wheels to renew the Carnauba wax.
I then massaged some Coniston Cut Plug into a shape
suitable for the bowl, about one-third charge. Shoved
that in, tamped with my little finger, did not like
the feel, and shook it out, remassaged it to a slightly
smaller size, and reinserted. Tamped.
Futzed about with a good charring light, then lightly
tamped and went for a gentle relight.
Then gentle slow draws for about one-third the way
through the one-third charge, a slap on the top of
the bowl to move the charge up in the chamber and
add to the air space in the bottom, a very gentle
tamp to smooth out the top, and a relight. Then
gentle smoking until near the bottom the thickness
of smoke began to thin. Another slap on top of the
bowl, another gentle tamp to smooth out the top,
and another relight. About 10 minutes later the
smoke begain to thin and the embers to die, and I
let it happen.
Roughly 55 minutes of blissful pleasure. The wood
is superb and Mark does know what to do with it!
Granted, I was being very attentive to how I packed
and smoked this inaugural bowl, but I do expect
many repetitions of immoderate pleasure from this
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