Up to now, we've talked about the "ghost" left behind in our briars as something being undesirable. I'm going to talk now about the desirable type of, "ghost". Half of my pipes are meerschaums and the other half briars. I like them all for different reasons. What I can do with my briars, is leave behind pleasant memories of the smoke I just had. Some of my briars are dedicated to just one tobacco. Here are my three favorite ghosts. C&D Pirate Kake in a Boswells Oom Paul. C&D Autumn Evening in a Nording calabash. C&D Blockade Runner in a Savinelli 606. I can smell each pipe a day after smoking them and they'll all retain the aroma their tobacco. A pleasant benefit that comes free of charge. Q. What's your favorite ghost? Ol Brokedik.