I know it’s been done already...filters

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  1. Juice

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    I was gifted a filtered cob recently and was surprised that the ‘filter’ was a mostly hollow tube that looks like it just traps random tobacco particles. That being said that filter was quite moist after my first bowl. Are these filters needed/suggested for newbs? I’ve seen much conflicting info in the archives and wanted a current opinion. Please no love or hate for the filter without experiences to go with....you know how opinions and assholes are similar.
     
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    I think the filter is meant more so to trap moisture from the tobacco before it reaches the stem. I could be wrong though and hopefully the more experienced pipers can offer better assistance.

    Personally, I only have the filters on my Savinelli pipe and my cobs. And yes, I use them, since they came with it. Other than that, I’m ok without them too. It really comes down to your preference.


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    I never use them. Part of it is having so many pipes I don't know what takes what. The other part is just not wanting to mess with them.
     
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    I use them when I’m using the stems that come with the cob. They trap moisture and restrict air flow. Without them the draw is just too loose for me. But I mostly use Forever Stems in my cobs that kick ass. I probably own 8-10:
    http://www.walkerbriarworks.com/html/forever_stems.html
     
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