I had one of those rare moments of pipe smoking bliss. Cracked open my first tin of Christmas Cheer. Everything came together perfectly. Perfect amount of drying time, perfectly loaded and a perfect burn down to ash and a little bit of dottle. No heat and no moisture in the bottom of the bowl. This is a rarity for me in my relative pipe smoking infancy. Its the rare smokes like these that keep me persevering through the lackluster ones. Thanks for listening gents.