Pipe: Velani Collection E Vulcanite Apple (what does this mean?) Tobacco: Mac Baren Black Ambrosia Thoughts: I think I packed it a bit loose, but tamped it down hard to rectify as I smoked. The best part of the smoke, in a way, was the smell of the tobacco in the tin...wow! I'd love to have a cake with this flavor. The room fragrance was amazing, but I'm not so sure I picked up anything amazing on the palate/tongue. Decent smoke, but I suspect I will have bigger fish to fry than this sort of smoke. Questions: 1. Is this the right forum? 2. As I got to the end, tiny bits of hot ash were pulled into my mouth. What gives? is this from tamping themashes a few times? 3. It went out 6 or 7 times over 45 minutes. Is this normal? 4. At the end it went out after after almost each puff. What gives? 5. is this bad for my first time? Thanks!