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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby Taff » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:41 pm

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Enjoy in good health, hopefully without stressing about if it's colouring or not, as so many folk seem to do these days :lol:


Haha cheers Jim. Frankly I couldn't give a monkey's fat hairy arse how or if it colours so long as it smokes well! This colouring business is another example of the internet's double edged sword characteristic!
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby Dodger » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:39 pm

Taff wrote:
ScotsJim wrote:
Enjoy in good health, hopefully without stressing about if it's colouring or not, as so many folk seem to do these days :lol:


Haha cheers Jim. Frankly I couldn't give a monkey's fat hairy arse how or if it colours so long as it smokes well! This colouring business is another example of the internet's double edged sword characteristic!

They usually smoke well ,but blow through the pipe before smoking as there can be meerschaum dust in it .
As for colouring ,it will or not and there is no way to tell .
Hope it does smoke well .
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby SidStavros » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:57 pm

Ally wrote:Ephesus is a great place to visit though


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The Temple of Artemis there was one of the 7 "miracles" of the ancient world.In the local Greek stadium the turks for hundreds of years were making camel-races [!] but today they ask money to "maintaining" their "cultural tradition". :o The today's Meerschaum pipes are lighter with thinner walls and smaller bowls than other meerschaum before some years.
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby Taff » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:46 pm

Well it turned up this afternoon. It's a beauty! But very small bowl capacity - half a flake no more! Mind you, that's no bad thing actually so at the moment I'm having some SG Navy Flake in it and I must say it's a really nice smoker - good draw and balances beautifully in my mouth (I'm a terrible clencher!).

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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby RompinDonkey » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:56 pm

My oldest meer is a Jambo, and I have smoked it for thirty or so years and treated it like a briar. No attempts made to keep the cake down. It has coloured nicely.

My other meers just don't get smoked often enough to colour - maybe because they are in cases and I just forget to smoke them. If they were on a rack I'm sure that I would smoke them more often (I suspect that they would colour better if they were exposed to the smoke in my "room").

As has been said - just enjoy the smoking properties of the pipe. They will "ghost" eventually, if you smoke a heavily cased blend, but nothing like the way a briar will. I would rather they stayed virginal white to be honest.

The Comoy meers are pretty good, I have two which smoke brilliantly.
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby Taff » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:59 pm

Well Alan I'm certainly enjoying it tonight. I suspect it won't get used that much to be honest, a but like you say because it has a case, that and the fact its a bit more decorative than practical, but it certainly makes for a change! I'm thinking lat blends somehow taste better in it, what do others think?
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby RompinDonkey » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:11 pm

I don't class myself as an expert (on anything) but I feel that the size and shape of a pipe determine what type of tobacco will smoke the best in it.

If you have a pipe that brings out the best in Vas, then a meer (or olive wood or anything) of similar dimensions should produce the same results.

There are exceptions - some pipes just get the best out of any blend. My Pete 150 spig does just that.
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby Dodger » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:03 pm

I agree with you Taff ,meerschaums seem to be better with latakia ,but other blends seem to as well .I have dedicated my bigger pipes to latakia only ,and the smaller ones to Vas .
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby SidStavros » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:05 pm

My opinion is that meerschaum Block or as Insert are one of a kind for Aromatics even those with much additives on them.
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby ScotsJim » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:32 am

Taff wrote:Well it turned up this afternoon. It's a beauty! But very small bowl capacity - half a flake no more!


Try smoking Plug in it. I highly recommend ( apart from Condor :lol: ) Warrior Plug.

Oh, and Gauntley's Celtic Twilight is not only a sublime smoke but burns very slowly with a great flavour and Vitamin N hit. Give that a whirl. Not a plug but it's cut in large chunks that look like they've been hacked off a plug by a lunatic armed with a sharp knife. Perhaps they are.... ;)
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby Taff » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:51 am

Hmm, never tried a plug before but Green's now do 5g plug samples.... Oh dear time to spend some more money then! Still, it IS payday after all.... :oops: :lol:
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Re: Modern Turkish Meers

Postby 4nogginsmike » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:32 pm

I've learned by this thread about the value of African meer, that it is more durable. But I'm not that fond of speckles against white. With the smoking qualities of briar being generally good, I don't know why there's all the fuss about meer. I'd always thought I'd get one, sooner or later. I think it will be later when my palate can taste, should that time come, the vehicle of the smoke and I want to taste something other than briar.
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