Well....never thought I'd ever be interested in buying one...but I've added a new unsmoked Strambach gourd calabash to my collection. Loaded it up with some Nightcap last night and gave it a whirl. Honestly, I was surprised at how well it smoked. Cool and dry. I did notice it reduced the nicotene levels but that's alright by me. The flavour may have been a tad bit muted, as well, but not enough to turn my opinion negative. I'm looking forward to loading it up with a blend that I once found to heavy in latakia. I would heartily recommend anyone who has never tried smoking one of these to consider one in their next bout of TAD! Cheers!