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What’s inside my m&m corn cob

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It's supposedly a filter or condenser. Some people swear by them. There are a few brands of pipes that have their own version. Brigham has one made from maple. Savinelli uses balsam wood. Medico uses something like the MMs.
 

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Yep, MM uses Medico filters... very cheap. I prefer to smoke without a filter but replacements are available. I tried H shaped balsa filters sold by Aristocob, and they are much better than the paper ones.

Pier
 

deluxestogie

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The Medico-style filters are particularly helpful when smoking gooey, overcased, commercial aromatics, since they soak up a lot of that. For pure tobacco, using the pipe without the filter seems better to me. I have bunches of MM corncobs, and never use the filters.

Ditto for the metal "condensers" in many older mass-marketed pipes.

Bob
 

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Thanks I’m just loving this pipe, the captain black “blonde” , 1 of few types available locally in PEI ($30) is delicious actually. The other types available are Borkum riff which I don’t seem to like, and captain black “red wine” which I haven’t tried. I find myself breathing it in through my nose intentionally is this standard practice?
 

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I intentionally take in a little secondary smoke when using a pipe. Just seems like a natural thing to do. I find myself doing this with cigars as well.

I just can't deal with the filters. I guess they do have a purpose but I find a pipe more enjoyable without one. Even morso with a MM cob. I love the airflow you get with a cob. It seems that if I use the filter it obstructs that great flow.
 

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I have a few MM cobs with filters. I do not like the filter so I take it out. The problem is the draw is almost non-existent due to the large opening. I just cut a pipe cleaner about 2 inches long, bend it and put it in place of the filter and...perfect draw
 
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