Especially people who are new to pipe smoking may encounter some problems that may render pipe smoking less attractive or pleasant. While it‘s hard to give you a clear-cut approach to solving these problems, you might find the following of help.
Most likely causes: Tobacco is too dry/You‘re smoking too fast/Tobacco is not packed right.
Pipe smokes too hot.
Most likely causes: Pipe is varnished (it doesn‘t breathe well)/Tobacco is too dry/You‘re smoking too fast.
Pipe smokes too wet.
Most likely causes: Tobacco is too moist/Pipe is not clean enough/You produce too much saliva (esp. if you‘re smoking a bent pipe).
Most likely causes: Tobacco is too strong and/or you‘re smoking it on an empty stomach.
Pipe goes out too frequently.
Most likely causes: Tobacco is not packed correctly/You‘re too nervous (or concentrating on other activities).
Enjoyable pipe smoking is the result of experience and patience. Hang in there, and you‘ll never regret it. The rule is: when you have a certain problem, try and change pipes, tobaccos, smoking techniques and other variables; this way you may be able to figure out the real cause of the problem and then eliminate it.
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