Below is a picture documenting my 8 1/2 hour smoking marathon. Pipe: Le Rewstier``De Seeexte` Seeex Deluxe Giant Briar - Hand carved with Lucite stem Tobacco: Rewster's Gut Checker Blend (consisting of equal parts = Tambolaka, Ten Russians, Five Brothers, Borkum Riff, and a smidgen of Paladin Hat: Country Gentleman Started with the char light then lightly tamped it then another match and it was off to the races. Wow! What an experiance! Not for the faint at heart.