Some of you guys may remember that I mentioned all of my pipes are estate. I have one, a Kaywoodie, that I just can't get cleaned up. The stem is in good shape and the outside is in good shape but there was some much cake in the bowl there is no way I could have smoked it (the pictures in the auction did NOT include a shot of the inside of the bowl - live and learn). I've done the salt + vodka thing at least five times and I got some of the cake out but there is a still a significant amount. Now I know cake is good but this smells really strong like someone only smoked vanilla drug-store tobacco out of it for years. I have to imagine that this will effect the taste. Should I give it up as a lost cause and chuck it?