So I made my first few clay pipes. They are very barebones design wise compared to the nice forms you are making but I have to confess the first smoke I had out of one of them was the single most pleasant smoking experience of my life.I'm not sure if its because clay gives "a clean smoke" (in that nothing else mixes with the flavor of the tobacco smoke like briar, mirsham etc.) or the length of the stem (not churchwarden, but longer than average).Maybe something else alltogether, but it was very pleasant, cool smoke which I (for perhaps the first time in my life) was able to actually inhale. Anyway, I'll let you try em out so you can tell me what you think.
Congratulations on making your clay pipes. I look forward to sampling your work. I wonder if your clean flavor is a result of the clay pipe or of an uncaked bowl. I'm just thinking of how when switching tobaccos in a pipe you mix flavor until you build up the new cake.Pray tell the length of the stem?