All but one of my pipes will easily go for an hour if you smoke them slow and pack them well (like you're supposed to). I would say, the pipe that doesn't would be an exception. I tend to prefer pipes with medium to smallish bowls. I would advise that if you get a small or large bowl pipe, an hour or two would be no problem. I once had a Nording freehand with a large bowl that would smoke for 2 hours, but there was a problem with the amount of moisture that would collect in the bottom after all that time, and the location of the stem hole was such that any fluid would immediately be sucked up the stem.....yeechh, ptuey! I sold it on.
Originally Posted by srajguru
My current favorite is a custom, no name freehand very long churchwarden. The smoke is sooo cool, the pipe looks fantastic, and its great for sitting and reading a book. If I'm going to be up and walking about, I prefer a short stem pipe with a smaller bowl that I can clench in my teeth if I need to free my hands.
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