I just received a new Mario Grandi for my 30th, and I just love it. It's has a big bowl, a beautiful grain, and wonderful rustication on the bottom... One problem: I think it might be cracked.
Not on the inside, but on the exterior. A very shallow hairline fracture running about 1 1/4" vertically. I got it on the 27th of May, and have smoked it perhaps 3 times since. The walls are so thick too! I can't imagine that I cracked this thing from smoking too hot, but I swear I didn't notice this crack when I first got it (I could have been awestruck and excited though).
I just emailed Mario Grandi (AKA Futurepipes) letting him know of my predicament. Do you guys have any advice or anecdote that can assuage my grief?