If you own a pipe designed for 9mm charcoal filters, but prefer the 6mm balsa filter system common to Savinellis, well, now we have just what you need: 9mm balsa filters by Savinelli, available in packs of 15 each.
Have been using the 6mm's for a long time and decided to try the balsa in my Vauen and instantly noticed the difference in both charcoal and paper as they become restrictive with use, actually from the time you start they are less draw friendly. The ... Read Morebalsa does as Mart V. says decreased moisture problems almost entirely, and I agree they won't catch the tars and particulates, but isn't that where some of the flavor is? just asking my thoughts I'll take a little bite from the crud for the full flavor. Read Less
The Savinelli Balsa system is a great introduction to one of the most neglected essentials of pipe smoking. They do not alter the taste in any way, take care of practically all moisture related issues, and are practically free if you weigh them again... Read Morest future medical bills. Not nearly as effective against tars and harmful particles than activated charcoal filters such as Stanwells, which are my favorites by far (but sadly not available from Smokingpipes). But the Balsa system is definitely a good start. The 9mm work identical to smaller 6mm siblings, the choice depending on the pipe you are using. Read Less
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