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Pear wood versus briar?

Pear wood versus briar?

Postby cdgrph » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:12 pm

My wife bought me a pear wood pipe for Christmas off of Amazon. At first, I didn't think it was a smokable pipe as it had a plastic feel to me. It's a beautiful pipe nonetheless. It is smokable tho, upon further investigation. I know briar is the standard, but anybody have any experience with pear wood? How does it smoke different from briar? is it a good smoker? I want to give it a try if it's a decent pipe to smoke, but want to have a decent pipe to smoke at the same time. She said she'd return it if I didn't like it, but hate to do so (and hurt her feelings) if it will turn out to be a decent pipe. But I don't want to keep it if it's not going to give me a decent smoke. I'm just not familiar with pear wood pipes, so any input would be appreciated!
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Re: Pear wood versus briar?

Postby Geo3rge » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:24 pm

Cd, I can't help here as I have never had a pear wood pipe. I have an olive wood pipe, though, and that smokes fine. Hopefully, someone on the forum can help with this and solve your dilemma.
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Re: Pear wood versus briar?

Postby Dodger » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:11 pm

Should be fine if broken in properly after all Mr Brog would be out of business if they are bad smokes .
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Re: Pear wood versus briar?

Postby cdgrph » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:42 pm

I just wasn't familiar with it. Do you break them in like a briar and treat them like a briar?
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Re: Pear wood versus briar?

Postby TigerJack » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:51 pm

Hi bud , I have a pear wood pipe that I made smokes great, by the way most any fruit tree wood makes great pipes ,such as Cheery ,Plum , Apple , Mulberry & so on. Enjoy the pipe Sir it will smoke fine. G'Day Gents.
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Re: Pear wood versus briar?

Postby markg » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:28 pm

I've got Mr Brog Amigo http://ebay.eu/1Oe1BYm and it's a great pipe. The only real difference I've noticed vs. briar is that it despite being a chunky pipe it gets hotter, which is something that I've seen others mention. Other than that it smokes fine, looks good, takes a 9mm filter if you want to use one and is very inexpensive. At £15 odd I won't be heartbroken if I lose it. As far as I'm aware you just break it in and use it like a briar.
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