Ok so I have not smoked a pipe before and am looking into trying it. I watched a tutorial on youtube a year or so ago and noticed the guy doing something that i havent read anyone mention yet. I saw him covering the bowl of the pipe with his fingers a bit while he was taking a puff. Was that to restrict the amount of air entering the pipe or is there something else at play with that?
Yeah, it restricts the amount of air and increases the speed of the air hitting the cherry, you do the same thing with a tamper. If you’re ember is starting to die out this can help get it going again. You want to be careful because this can overheat a bowl quickly, with a tamper you can also control the direction of the ember as well as the size of it.
If I see a stick that made a noob nic sick,I put it on my list as a must try. (UBC03)