OK, I still consider myself a newb, learning the ropes of properly breaking in a pipe and such, and I have two new tobaccos I want to try, Frog Morton on the Town and on the Bayou. I want to ensure I give them both a fair shake, with no outside influences from tainted pipes, so I want to make sure my pipe is broken in correctly before I give them a whirl. In the past, I have only had basket pipes and a few Dr. Grabows, and I just packed whatever I wanted to smoke in whichever pipe I wanted and went to town. I have now acquired a Peterson Kapet that I have only smoked aromatics in and I have an Invicta briar on the way that I want to dedicate to English blends. I also have a few cobs I want to dedicate to one or the other. My question is this, should I break in the pipes, especially the cobs, with a different tobacco and then move to the Frog Morton, or go ahead and break in the English blend dedicated cobs with the Frog Morton? I would plan to use the same strategy I guess with the Invicta when I get it. The Peterson had a pre-chared bowl, so I guess I could just jump right in on the aros for this pipe, and of course my Dr. Grabows and basket pipes have really only had aros in them, so that is what I keep smoking in them. I want to build up a few dedicated English pipes and I want to do it correctly so I give the new blends I try a fair shake....make sense?