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Philtpads might be the answer for a large number of pipe smokers who have problems with excessive moisture, tongue bite or packing too tightly.

These chalk inserts, with ridges down the sides, fit into the bottom of the chamber, and tobacco is packed on top. The chalk will absorb excess moisture, and the ridges allow for better airflow. At less than $2.50 for a pack of 10, it's worth it to see if they can solve your issues.

Note: Philtpads can be reused, but they should be removed from the pipe and allowed to dry thoroughly beforehand.

Overall Rating4.31 out of 5 Based on 16 Ratings

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5 out of 5
Absorbs moisture with no compromise of flavor
I’ve been using this product for years in some of my larger bowl pipes with the effect that they absolutely absorb excess moisture without compromising flavor in the least. It also results in no dottle, leaving me with a fine powdery ash at the end of my smoke. They can be reused three or four times, so they’re quite economical. This is truly one of those products that when you try it, you’ll wonder how you got along without it.
5 out of 5
A simple solution
I have a pipe that was a gift. It's a beautiful bent with exquisite grains and eye catching style. It is one of my favorite display pieces, but I had come to believe it's practically un-smokeable for me. While I have some others that seem to smoke "wet" this particular pipe is like smoking in a swamp. Enter Philtpads. In a whim I added a package to my last order just to see what they were like. Before the first bowl was 1/3rd smoked I knew I was experiencing something different. A nearly perfect smoke later with one of my moister aros and I realized I had experienced no sour taste, nor gurgling. These simple additions has turned one of my most favorite display pieces into one of my favorite smoking pipes. I'm a believer!
5 out of 5
Philtpads Cool Your Tobacco
I love these chalk Philtpads and use them in every bowl. They cool the smoke and absorb tar and moisture, making the experience much more pleasant. I highly recommend them.
5 out of 5
Seems to be an inexpensive, efficient way to filter a pipe if so inclined. Due to physical size and shape of a pad I love them in a nice deep Dublin type bowl, a conical chamber and centered bottom airhole work best. Really haven't been able to find anything like usage instructions beyond "let filter airdry before next use". I did try hot water rinsing and mild rubbing to remove some gunk and used again w/no seeming damage. So far I have smoked 3 bowls each in various pipes on 3 filters out of a 10 pack and still feel they are working. I LIKE THEM!
1 out of 5
dont bother buying
4 out of 5
Really help with moisture but do give a slightly bitter taste.
5 out of 5
Inexpensive way to a drier, cleaner smoke
Inexpensive way to a drier cleaner smoke, with less tar, but yet with full flavor. Being reusable multiple times, they are economical. The little "ribs" on the bottom also work as a screen to keep out stray bits of tobacco out of the draft hole. Let the pipe sit for a while after smoking so that the little chalk inserts can finish absorbing moisture. Otherwise, they may be soft on the edges, and can be damaged. Place ones just used, to dry out in one place, so that you'll know which ones are ready for your next smoke.
5 out of 5
Absorbent, Reusable, Cools Smoke, & Screens Stray Bits of Baccy
Great product for a foundation for a bowlful of any tobacco, especially blends. Very absorbent and reusable many. many multiple times, even if discolored. Serves also as a screen to keep bits of tobacco from blocking the air/ draft hole. Its function really rises to the occasion with conical shaped bowls. Insures a cool, dry, flavorful smoke. Will not in any way affect the tobacco flavor.
4 out of 5
Does what I need
I'm not using these to dry my smoke, I have a meershcaum lined Baraccini where the draught hole is 1/4 inch above the bottom of the bowl. The Philtpads take up almost exactly 1/4 inch at the bottom of my bowl keeping me from wasting a lot of tobacco every time I smoke it.
5 out of 5
Very Useful & Reusable Product
These small bowl shaped clay inserts are designed first of all, to control moisture--and they do, and I think they also do collect some tars from certain tobaccos. But they also serve as an excellent "screen" so that small bits of tobacco do not block the draft/ air way at the bottom of the chamber. Therefore insuring a nice, easy, free draw, so that you can enjoy sipping your tobacco, instead of having to work, puffing hard past a blockage. The Philtpads are designed with raised ribs on the bottom, curved portion for unrestricted draw. They work especially well in conical shaped tobacco chambers. For those who have Falcon Pipes and bowls, these are also useful in keeping any small bits of tobacco from filling up that area at the bottom. In this case, place the flat part of the Philtpad down, facing the humidome. The Philtpads will also make for a cooler smoke in a Falcon, for that placement of the Philtpad will prevent the tobacco ember from heating up the aluminum. Depending on the type of tobacco smoked, one can get anywhere from 5 - ten uses out of each Philtpad, so this makes them economical. Just have a system for allowing them to dry out before re-use.
1 out of 5
Philtpads 10 are a gimmick. A bit of chalk that takes up the precious space in the bowl of your precious pipe. I can't recommend these.
5 out of 5
Great product.
You will get a much dryer smoke. The ribs help air flow a lot. Suggest letting dry overnight resulting in at least 10 good smokes per pad. Very good for deep bowl BC calabash briars.
5 out of 5
Excellent product. Excellent service.
4 out of 5
These definitely give you a cooler, shorter smoke. They may take a bit away from the taste of the tobacco but it's nothing major....
5 out of 5
they do what they say they do.
These are very nice and if you tend to pack to tightly, these will help prevent that. as low cost as these are they are worth adding to your next order. just smoked with one for an hour and it was cool and and enjoyable. they are worth a try.
5 out of 5
cooler smoke
I use these in all my unfiltered pipes. I no longer have to use a pipe cleaner while smoking and have no tongue bite. Provides a much cooler smoke. I include at least one pack of these in all my orders.
Customer Testimonials
First time trying these- I'm impressed! They work quite well and like the fact they can be used over and over.
CD of Bristol, CT
I got these for a pipe that was drilled a little to high, helps me to burn the tobacco evenly. As far as I can tell, there's no difference in moisture, but I tend to smoke mostly flake tobacco or uncased tobaccos. I'll have to give it a go with an aromatic and see if it soaks up the juice or not.
MS of Frankfort, KY
Initial review part one of ? Im a wet smoker or my aromatics and cavendishes contribute. I took the grabow filters out of two pipes tonight and smoked some Lane 1-Q and some Lane Black Razz. I puffed away pretty good so far trying to create moisture. So far the pipes are smoking cool and dry with noticibly less restriction. Normally I would have gotten tongue bite by now! I will update as I continue to use them. Stay puffy my friends. ????
I am a very wet smoker. Too impatient, greedy and a clencher I am. My "testing" shows that these are good for ameliorating any dampness inherent in the tobacco itself. This might be due to overpacking, storage humidity, tobacco cut or dressing. These won't overcome my tendency to almost constantly clench nor my failure to keep my tongue well away from the stem exhaust, or my too-fast puffing. That all adds up to too much moisture, too quickly, for Philtpads to keep up. In short, if the moisture originates in the bowl, these may reduce the need for pipe cleaners by two or three per bowl. Considering that Piltpads can be reused several times, and boil fairly cleanly for an additional use or two, you may find them helpful.
CC of Gold Beach, OR
I have always been annoyed at how some of my pipes and or tobacco smoke so wet. So I just tried the Philtpads and wow, totally solved the problem. I didn't notice any difference in the draw or the flavor. I will be a faithful customer of these, for sure!
LG of Tampa, FL
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