I got my TAD in the mail today, and I can't sing the praises of escudo enough! What a wonderful tasting Va/Per! Initially I wasn't going to try it today, because I have this annoying cough and thought a spicy blend might set it off.... oh man I'm glad I took a chance on it. That said, I'm getting a lot of juices out of it right now and that's not too pleasant. Is it just too moist? It's lighting easy, not gurgling, and smoking fine but I almost have to keep a spitter next to me for all the baccy juice that is accumulating in my mouth. I've run a pipe cleaner through the stem twice and pulled more gunk out than I care to look at. I will dry longer and try again, but has any one else run into this problem with Escudo?