Re: Fun fact
- From: Charles Potter <cpotter13256@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 21:40:41 -0500
Paul Szabady wrote:
When I worked in a pipe shop in the mid-80's there was a chart hanging on the wall that graphed tobacco smoke temperature against taste. It did this for cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco. The obvious correlation was that as the smoke temperature dropped, flavor intensity rose. The breaking point was around 200 degrees F: below that the flavor intensity shot up. Above it flavor dropped like a rock. Cigars did very well: their tight wrap and draw consistently producing temps near or below 180 F. Cigarettes (US) did horribly - way too high to get any flavor. Pipe tobacco varied considerably, but at lower smoking temperatures flavor intensity was higher than cigars and rising it seems exponentially.
Makes since to me. I know that my pipes always seem to taste best just before the ember goes out. Unless I'm smoking cheap burley and I'm at or near the bottom of the bowl. Then I'll usually get an ashy, fowl aftertaste that really sucks.
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