A joyous adventure starts with the first pipe bought. A new pipe user man
who hears his wife saying pipe or me ! would prepare his luggage and go
away. Because in reality his wife was trying to protect her curtain. This
friendship with pipes lasts for life. Ones that want to put a certain end to
pipe smoking must try really serious and be determined.
The first step to pipe smokers heaven is an important step. One will either
be darling in tobacco empires palace or be a simple tobacco user.
Having a really popular name Dunhill or Chataton, CBD or Peterson pipes can
easily be bought from shops all over the world. But these brands may not be
found in all countries. Also everybody wouldnt buy these pipes because they
are too expensive. However remembering the reality of pipe and pipy (bad
if available , one must start the job with a good brands pipe. Also the
first pipe should be from Bruyére tree and its mouthpiece should be from
One pipe is few for a beginner. In our life with pipes, we must not stay
connected to only one pipe. Two isnt enough too. Three may carry on. At
least there must be 4. One never own enough number of pipes. The pipe that
is smoked all the day may smell badly and get wet through evening. Even the
best tobacco will give no pleasure. One, who uses only one pipe, is a
tedious person. So there should be two pipes in mans hand who smokes
regularly. While one of them gets leaved to rest the other should be used.
The pipes that smoked all the day must be rested and cleaned in the end of
the day. When the joy of pipe smoking gets bigger one needs seven pipes.
When one has a dozen of pipes then s/he can be said to complete half of the
way to pipers class.
Smoking pipe isnt a luxury. If one day your way crosses Europe, for
instance Germany, you may see a man who is selling a pipe for 1000-EU in a
shop. But be sure that this man isnt a rich oil seller or a millionaire. He
is a mediocre pipe lover who sacrifices much of his needs and saves up money
to buy a pipe of quality.
Some of people likes cheap things as a cheap house, cheap auto, cheap wine,
cheap vacation, cheap women.
They want to live for nothing. So they buy cheap pipes. However these pipes
are not handy because they are made of bad trees. But, in a good pipe the
tobaccos smell, aroma and taste becomes definite. Pleasure of smoking
occurs. For the newbie of the pipe smoking an ordinary pipe costs 20.-EU to
30.-EU in Germany, 500 1000.-TL in Turkey. The famous English firm GBDs
new type pipe named Prince of Wales which comes to markets in 1971 is an
ideal pipe for the beginners.
Today on earth the most liked and popular pipes are ones that are made of
Bruyére tree. In England Briar is the name that is given to there pipes.
Humans use pipes that are made of trees since XVIIth century. Formerly
walnut, wild cherry were used in pipe production. But the pipes that were
made by these trees were giving a pleasure which is far away from the wanted
pleasure. At 1850s people who live in Saint Claude
Sur Bienne, France made pipe from the Bruyére tree and seeing that it is
growing popular they change this work into an industrial job.
Being a kind of brush, bruyére is a small tree that belongs to Mediterranean
region. Not being a culture tree, all the efforts that is to grow it in
brushes got wasted. Even Americans couldnt succeed this work in Florida.
Bruyére grows naturally in Mediterranean countries like Tunisia, Algeria,
Morocco, Spain, Italy, Dalmatian, Corsica, Geranium, Canary Islands, Greek
Roots gets removed in the beginning of winter and buried to get kept alive
till the summer. During this time it sometimes gets watered. When the summer
comes it gets taken away the hole and gets shaped by the jobs master
Coupeur. This shapes are called Ebauchons. Today there are nearly 50
famous coupeur on earth. These masters keeps their knowledge and talents
secret which passes through generations.
Ebauchonses have 30 different sizes. And due to their qualities they divide
into four as;
extra, prima, race and secunda. The most of good quality pipes are ones that
are made from 30
60 years trees. These are of course very expensive.
Taken from the hole that they buried, bruyére roots gets processed after 1
year of rest. The pipes gets controlled one more time. There are 8 quality
kinds in England and France as A, B, C, Mixte Anglais, Mixte Français,
second choice, third choice, forth choice and waste product.
After all these information, one must pay attention to the stem part of the
pipe as it must not be very tight. This stem must connect the stummel
vertically. If the stem face is a little higher or lower than the stummel
then your pipe is worthless. It will continuously remain damp at the bottom.
As pipe isnt a cane while buying it we must pay attention to its
consinnity to our faces. Thats why we should know the pipe tips, that is
said by the pipe-lovers as fassons. Briar pipes classic types are these
1- Billard (Generally known as London form)
4- Stand up poker
7- Liverpool (also known as egg)
9- Prince (former times called as tomato )
While surfing, playing golf, driving a sport car, camping the preferred
sportive types are these
5- Bent Army
7- Bent Albert
8- Bent Rhodesian
9- Panel Billard
10- Panel Apple
11- Panel Prince
12- Panel Bullcap
A new pipe must be educated like a child. Englishmen call this period as
breaking in. Before the world war first the wealthy men were charging
attendants for this education. One more mouthpiece is taken to the pipe and
this extra mouthpiece and some tobacco to the attendant. This educations
aim was to get the pipe used to burning. Because of the fact that the
Bruyére tree is an organic material it may burn in a high temperature
suddenly. With slow and gentle smokes there occurs an isolation layer of
coal in the stummel. A time ago this process was made mechanically in many
of the European and American shops. In addition to these some people rubs
the new pipes inner parts by whiskey, sherry, lemon juice, orange juice,
wee, rum, black beer or normal drinking water. These processes dont give
any harm to pipe. On the contrary, they provide a better smoking pleasure.
pipe when used it first time only up to 1/3 part of pipe. While the heel of
bowl should loosely filled so as not to congested of smoke channel, upper
part of the bowl should be filled tightly with tobacco. Also we should turn
the pipe towards the left. In this way, tobacco
settles in the bowl more properly. If we feel a little resistance, that
means pipe had been filled properly. Now, tobacco can be lit up.
For light up
the pipe, use match or special lighter made for pipe smoking. Gasoline
lighters are harmful for pipes. When circulate the flame of match on whole
face of tobacco, breathe the smoke slowly.
begins to burn and to give off smoke.When tobacco puffed, lightly press on
with tamper. If your pipe gets hot in spite of smoke the pipe slowly, then
again press the tobacco with tamper carefully. However, be careful, dont
apply too much presure, otherwise, tobacco gets tighten and pipe goes out.
In conclusion, if we conform to following rules we can take pleasure in
pipe smoking as expected;
your pipe in peace and quiet. One should draw the smoke slowly as takes a
breathe with it. Take out the pipe from your mouth from time to time.
possible, use first quality pipes and acquire 7 pipe at least. Never buy
cheap pipes to be stingy.
3. Select a pipe that suits your face
by looking at mirror.
4. Never try to remove the remainders
out of the pipe by hitting it to a shoe heel, corner of a table, an ashtray,
etc. like you see on movies.
5. Do not use all tobaccos that handed
6. Do smoke good quality tobaccos and
search good quality tobacco until find it and when find it protect your
tobaccos freshness and its own humid as it is produced in factory.
7. Carry pipe cleaners along with you.
8. Fill your pipe with tobacco as much
as you can smoke, not more, and smoke all tobacco that you filled. Never
leave tobacco in your pipe that is gone out.
9. The mouthpiece of pipe should not
be forced and must rotate clockwise while removing and while putting it in,
it should be rotated clockwise lightly. The mouthpiece should not be removed
while pipe still warm.
10. Always keep your pipe clean.
There are many pipe producer company
but following brands is superior to its rivals ;
Germany : Vauen, Oldenkott, Dobbelmann, Donikotea
Italy : Savinelli, Tagliabu
Belgium : Hilson
USA : Kaywoodie
England : Dunhill, Charaton, GBD, BBB, Parker, Peterson, Orlik, Lomoy, Loewe
France : Dr. Plumb, Ropp, Chap, Butz-Choquin, Chacom, Jeantet