Alpha Puffer Fish
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles Area
When to Ash Your Pipe
I know this was a big question for me starting out. After trial and error, and much research:
Most of the time, I gently tamp the ash, and won't dump it until after halfway through the bowl, and then at that point, the bowl is pretty much close to being done.
I've ashed earlier, if I'm getting an ashy taste.
If I see the bowl tunneling, I might gently pull the tobacco from the side of the pipe and do a light stir of the top ash.....
What say you guys? Any techniques, concepts, things to add about ashing your pipe?