The 3-Step Corn Cob Break-In Process
- Take the first few bowls just further than bad.When you get to the bottom of the bowl it will start to taste bad. This is because the wood from the shank inside the cob will start to burn. Take a few extra puffs at this point to help char the wood.
- Let the tobacco smolder until it’s burnt out.Don’t clean your cob immediately. Sit it down to burn out. After the first couple of bowls you can use the reamer on your pipe tool to start knocking off that charred wood. Around half dozen bowls should do it, for a good break in.
- Leave the natural pipe mud alone. This process will cause a natural buildup of ash and moisture at the base of your pipe bowl. Leave it alone! This will create a natural fill at the base of the bowl so you don’t burn out your cob.
Our pipes are a joint venture with Missourri Meerschaum to create truly unique pipes. These helpful tips they have shared with us are the perfect guide to breaking in your cob pipe.