I have currently got 7 pipes... A bent sandblasted castleford I paid a little over a hundred bucks for. An unfinished un stained Erik nording signature with a deep wide bowl and rough uneven rim. (these two are my favorites) I have a smaller cao eagle claw Meerschaum Two strait pipes that were 30 bucks or less, one that has got a dark varnish on it, And one thats un finished and un stained, but has at least 3 visible plugs in it And then two 30.00ish bent pipes, both sand blasted One with an uneven rougher rim and a more narrow bowl One apple that unfortunately has an air hole about 1/4 inch above the bottom of the pipe. To date I have smoked a little of everything in all of them, ex. Skiff, navy flake, captain black, cherry, vanilla, raspberry, and Coco creme aromatics, and macbarens Virginia #1, plus a few others.... None of them have much cake yet, and before it gets to thick I want to start separating them out by type of tobacco. So I have two questions... One, I've heard to let a pipe rest 2 days after smoking... Does that mean if I smoke it at lunch I need to choose a different pipe for after work, or just that after that day is over I should put it away for a few? And how do you define two days. Is that I smoke on mon and then not again till wed or two actual rest days and pick up again on thurs? 2nd question is: Of the pipes I mentioned, will some of them be better suited for certain Types of blends, or is it just a matter of what do look do I like best with each taste/smell?