I have been experimenting with my pipes, firstly I was analyzing which were my top smokers. I generally smoke the first bowl of a newly received pipe with Plumcake as it is a well behaved tobak, has little tendency to gurgle and smoke to ash under normal conditions. If a pipe fails to produce those three qualities with it I place it in the back and will revisit them with something else later. I got to defining my top 10 smokers as a first step and now I'm trying to match dedicating certain tobak's to certain pipes. This has been my findings to date and I have not identified the top 10 as yet so much good smoking to be had ahead. Tom Richard Morta with Davidoff Flake Medallions J. M. Boswell Churchwarden with Kajun Kake Poul Ilsted 1/4 bent Brandy with Reverie Tanganyika African Meerschaum with bamboo shank with Plumcake Anne Julie small Pear with McCranies Red Flake or any VA or VA/Per for that matter and almost anything in my cobs!