So I was smoking this old Tsuge chimney and it occured to me I had it more than five years before I really figured out how to enjoy it. I tried and tried and tried to enjoy the pipe but kept giving up and putting it away... I was going to sell it (lovely pipe, really) but thought to give it one more try. Presto - I finally cracked the code. Very sensitive pipe - tough to fill, tamp, smoke and ream but rewarding to sip when you have it right. In consideration of my epiphany I am changing the Old Fart regulations. From January 1, 2014, on you need a minimum five years pipe experience to reply to questions in that thread. We want more than the brightest and the best over there - we want people with a little arthritis, too.