I donít normally get into the Carey pipe reviews personally, but this one is special and I'd like to tell you why.
I am a mechanical Engineer from Purdue. People with my background typically question everything, and Iím no exception. Last year, I began some experiments to see if bowl diameter would change the smoking quality. I have an extensive pipe collection, as I'm sure most of you do, too, so I started by testing the bowl size vs the smoking quality on various pipes.
I concluded that bowl size did have an impact on smoking quality, but I was limited in my testing since the bowl diameters I had were not big enough to measure the amount of difference. I needed a prototype with a larger bowl diameter to see the effect.
I put my design on paper and used a 3-D printer to make a prototype in nylon. I sent the prototype to our Carey Magic Inch pipe manufacturer in Italy. Finally, with special tooling the Super Bowl 4 was created.There is always some apprehension at this point. It looks good on paper, but does it really work? Since receiving the Carey Super Bowl 4 pipe a few days ago, Iíve been smoking it exclusively and have come up with a few observations.
- Of course, it holds more tobacco. I could tell you the volume compared to the standard pot shape, but I feel like a diagram would show it better. The white rings highlight the difference in bowl size.
- Another big difference has been smoking quality. Once lit smoothly over the surface of the tobacco, the pipe smoked cool and dry. The burning of the tobacco was more complete as a fine gray ash appeared across the top of the tobacco. I also havenít needed to use a pipe cleaner, which is quite unusual for me. I usually smoke a pipe hard without switching and therefore not allowing the bowl to dry out.
- And finally a small detail that made a hugh difference was having the air hole drilled 2-3 mm off the bottom of the bowl. This resulted in the tobacco not plugging up the air vent when I tamped the pipe.
We're offering the Super Bowl 4 Carey Magic Inch Pipe at $47.00 so buy it now to lock in this low introductory price.
William Miller, President
PS: Someone asked me why I named this pipe after the Super Bowl 4? Years ago the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl 4 under the direction of their quarterback, Len Dawson. When he was a young quarterback at Purdue, Leonard and I were friends and fraternity brothers. A bit of nostalgia.The Carey Magic Inch Super Bowl 4 is also available in Black Rustic