Over a year and a half ago, I first started lurking on this site. A few months later, I joined. In that time I've read many posts about some lucky fool finding a pipe that just makes a favorite blend "sing". All the while, I've tried quite a few pipes and an uncountable number of blends in an fruitless quest for that consistent harmony. I was ready to dismiss the phenomena as a fluke or even a myth until a recent recent purchase brought it to my doorstep. Many of you have been able to infer that Gawith Hoggarth is my favorite blending house. Within that line, Dark Flake has become a dominant fixture in my lineup. I love the stuff, and I thought that I had unlocked all of it's secrets. However, last week a surprise eBay purchase (I didn't expect my bid to stand) was delivered by the friendly postman, a Brebbia First bent billiard. I bought it for flakes, so after a trial run with Kendal Kentucky, I loaded my friend Dark Flake scented into it. The result was magical. I've smoked that combination three times now, and those have been three of the best smokes I've ever had. Three times in a row is enough to rule out a fluke, so I'm calling this a harmonious combination. It sings. Therefore, I want to pose the question again. If you have found your harmonious combination, what is it? What is the pipe, and what is the blend? Doug, I'll go ahead and post yours: a cob and Carter Hall.