Three nights ago I tried to have a quick smoke, I filled my pipe half full and proceeded to go at it. Had nothing but problems, felt like I was trying to draw a brick through the stem. Finally just dumped the bowl and said to heck with it. Later when I took it apart to clean it I found a filter with the end smashed shut! I quit using the filters quite a while back and don't remember putting one in this pipe. Oh well. Two nights ago, I just had a crappy smoke. Kept having to relight, then finally got it too hot. And the mosquitoes were crazy! Just all around unpleasant. But then last night ... ah. Everything went perfect. Bugs were few. Relights too. Perfect smoke all the way to the bottom of the bowl. Anyone else ever have bad smoking days?