Among my best smokers, I have noticed that every time I reach for a pot, I get a great smoke. I think the wider bowl diameter combined with a generous shank thickness and large draft hole creates an easy draw and cooler smoke. Dont like the pot shape particularly, but ultimate ease of puffin makes me go back tome and time again...... I think the pot shape is not too popular, hence a huge amount for sale at ridiculously low prices. latesy is Goodrich "meerdri", wih a meerschaum plug on the bottom for 11$ on the Bay. Smokes better than my used mint Charatan. Well, mint except for misdrilled bore hole. I swear some of the old klunkers had a lot goin for them. Maybe denser briar on many of them.