When the bowl of your pipe is exhibiting carbon that’s thicker than a dime, it’s time for a pipe reamer. This pocket sized device fits into most bowls because it automatically adjusts to the contours inside. A few twists is all it takes to get the excess cake removed.
It’s important to use a proper tool to remove caked-on dottle from your tobacco smoking pipe. Use a proper pipe reamer with no sharp or pointed edges to remove excess carbon. Uneven removal of cake or accidental puncture of the inside of the bowl will create weak spots that may become susceptible to burnout.