Okay. This is a weird one. So for the past year or so I've been trying all the loading methods. Air pocket, 3-step, the Frank, etc. The last couple days I went back to the "stick the pipe in the baccy and scoop/ push some in with your finger" method. Ummm... startling results. Far more consistent burn, way less bite, etc. Anyone else ever experience this? The results are different enough that I no longer feel the neccessity for filters.