Hey guys, I've recently purchased a pot Savinelli briar and I find it smokes vastly different than my other briars. With the wide bowl upper diameter and the conical shape it makes lighting very tricky as well as keeping it lit. It smokes very cool so my tobaccos taste different in this pipe. I've also found that it is very particular as to what cut should be smoked with this shape. If you do a search on the internet you don't find any information on how to pack this pipe, nor what tobaccos this pipe is best suited for. The only information I've found is that its a good "outdoor" pipe. Thanks to Sas, I've learned that the cannonball/Frank Method of packing works well. I've also discovered that ribbon cut/rubbed flake also works with my 316 EX. And to get it lit it's best to use a lighter rather than my preferred matches. I'm hoping that this thread would serve as a knowledge base for this particular shape where pot pipers could share their experiences. Let's make this a good thread as there's nothing like it to be found anywhere on the net, and it's bound to come up while googling. :cursing: Cheers! ~ Orlik Golden Sliced ~ Smoked by all shrewd judges and "geniuses"