I recently picked up an unsmoked "estate" meerschaum from SP.com - one of the no-name ones they had a couple of weeks ago. The issue is that it seems to smoke hot - hotter than my briars do given the same tobacco. Now the walls of the bowl seem quite thin about 1/8" at the top, and that may be part of the issue. But it got me to thinking, do meers burn hotter as a matter of course or is this a case of you get what you pay for (ie get an IMP next time). Now granted I am pretty new at this, but assuming that my technique is the same, my briars seem to burn cooler. Any thoughts or advice?