As many of you know, I'm as new to pipe smoking as a 16-year old is to driving a car, and that the other night I had a rather terrible experience with some Red Cap. It wasn't smoking right, staying lit, etc. Well, I heard a lot of positive comments on both the Carter Hall and Prince Albert. I sprung for some PA ($4.17 at my local Wal-Mart) and packed it the same way as the RC into my MM Pride, and lo and behold! It was marvelous. The stuff never went out once, so I was able to focus more on the relaxation aspect that many of you speak of. It felt good to finally be getting the hang of pipe smoking on only my 3rd bowl. Many have described it as the "Budweiser" of tobacco, and I'll give it that, but until I'm ready for some stronger, better stuff, Bud suits me just fine. I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has helped me out. (I'm not leaving haha) After my first go, I was feeling the cold shoulder, but now I really think this is something. The only issue I had was getting fire to the bottom of the bowl. Any tips?