Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of your Renaissance Faires?

Please see our web page for Faire locations and dates Danny Boy Pipes will be attending. Click on the link below! ➡️Our Faire Locations and Dates

Where can I buy your tobacco?

Danny Boy Pipes is happy to be partnered with Uhle's Tobacco in Milwaukee, WI. Liberty Tobacco in San Diego, CA. The Wharf in Cincinnati, OH. Pipes and Cigars of Bethlehem, PA. Tinder Box of Charlotte, N.C. Please check out their websites and our favorite blends sold there. Danny Boy Pipes are for tobacco use only. www.uhles.com

  • Christmas Blend 2011
  • Black Stoker
  • Par Shooter
  • Irish Aromatic
  • Wild Cherry
  • Big Dipper
  • Bishop's Move
  • Black Maui
  • Bue Note
  • Proper English
  • Busters
  • Night's Watch = First Watch
  • Danny Boy = Indescribable
  • Blackberry Bramble = Blackberry Brandy
  • Old Toby = Autumn Evening
  • Highlander = Scottish Whiskey
  • Longbottom Leaf = Light English
  • Cherry Dream = Dark Red
  • Kilted = An equal blend of Toasted Cavendish and Nutty Irishman
  • 1Q (Danny Boy)
  • Buttered Rum
  • Peaches & Cream
  • Very Cherry
  • Black Latakia
  • Black Raspberry
  • French Vanilla
  • Tinder Box Cigars

How do I clean my pipe?

A well maintained smoking pipe will last a lifetime. Wait for your pipe to cool before cleaning it. Carefully separate the bowl from the stem. Blow forcefully into the stem clearing air passage. Next, send a pipe cleaner through the stem and through the bowl. Use several cleaners if needed.

How do I pack and light my pipe?

How do I pack my pipe? Smoke half bowls for the first few smokes. This ensures you start the cake at the bottom of the bowl, and the cake will work its way up the briar walls evenly. There are 2 principals vital for any packing method to work. The tobacco at the bottom of the bowl has to allow for free airflow. The tobacco at the top has to be packed firmly enough to stay lit. The 3 layer method: Take a pinch of tobacco, drop it into the bowl and press it LIGHTLY. Take a 2nd pinch, drop it into the bowl, and press with a medium firmness. Take your 3rd pinch, drop it into the bowl, and press firmly. The old saying goes... 1. Hand of a child 2. Hand of a lady 3. Hand of a man How do I light my pipe? Once your bowl is packed, pull some air through the pipe so you know you haven't blocked the air passage. Light the bowl in a circular motion. Don’t take short quick puffs. Take long even pulls to light the tobacco evenly. Tobacco has a tendency to expand and rise after you light it. Push the lit section of tobacco down to give the unlit section a chance to catch. After doing this, you will re-light your pipe quickly. This is called tamping your pipe. You will find that it helps your pipe stay lit easily.

How do I maintain the cake in the bowl?

The heat of the freshly smoked pipe allows for the cake to soften making it easy to scrape out what you don’t need. You want to keep your cake roughly 1/16" thick (like a dime.) If the cake is thicker than that, it can expand and crack the bowl while you are smoking it. Maintain the correct thickness by scraping out your bowl with a pipe tool or small pocket knife when you feel the cake is getting too thick. Careful not to scrape out all of your cake! Depending on how often you smoke your pipe you may need to do this only once every couple of weeks.

How do I ensure my pipe lasts?

  • Do not take quick short puffs of the pipe. It increases the heat of the burn.
  • Do not let you pipe get so hot that you cannot comfortably hold it against your cheek.
  • Try to keep your pipe from getting wet. Many of our pipes have a Carnauba wax finish, and the wood is not sealed so it is able to breath. This wax can be damaged by water.
  • Clean your pipe after every smoke!
  • Wait 2 hours before separating the mouthpiece from the bowl after smoking your pipe. You can break your pipe if you remove it immediately.
  • When removing your stem from your bowl, grasp the stem close to the bowl and twist. Do not twist from the top of the stem.
  • Don’t bang out your bowl. Scoop out your ash.

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