What a great combination. I ordered some tobacco a week or two ago and while I was putting it together I threw in a MM Pony Express cob. They're ridiculously cheap at something like 3 bucks. I was on my out to mow my lawn this morning so I filled up the new cob Sugar Barrel and went on my way. That had to have been one of the most pleasant smokes I've had in the short time I've been pipe smoking. And honestly, I think the key was...I wasn't thinking about it. Sugar Barrel is just so darn easy to smoke. It loads easy. It lights easy. It smokes easy. And it tastes great. If I tamped it at all I don't remember doing it. Finally I stopped to relight because I thought it had gone out and realized there was nothing left but ash. If I had had my pouch on the lawn mower with me I would've reloaded and had another bowl. The Pony Express is a nice little cob too. Nice and light and makes a great clencher for when you need both hands. At $3 you can't beat it. I'm going to throw a couple more in the next time I order. I might actually be getting the hang of this.