How to clean my pipe?
In order to avoid any problems such as clogging of the stem or mouthpiece, it is important to clean your pipe thoroughly on a regular basis. First of all, let you pipe rest for a while. From 30 minutes to one hour. The point is to let your pipe cool down.
How to clean your pipe?
- Remove the stem using a twisting motion and not a pulling motion.
- Remove the filter which is inside the pipe. If you are using meerschaum, active coal or balsa filter, maybe this is the perfect opportunity to remove it and prepare a new one. In case this is a metal filter, simply clean it with soapy water or with paper towel. When the filter is clean, save it for later.
- Use as many pipe-cleaners as you see fit. Gently insert the pipe-cleaner in the mouthpiece draught hole and pull it all the way.
- Put the mouthpiece back. Still use a twisting motion.
Many cleaning kits with more specific tools exist. Such very thorough cleaning will be performed once or twice a month depending on your pipe rotation.
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