I've recently purchased a Savinelli "Straight Grain C" #121 EX pipe.
It's quite a big honkin' pot and I like it a lot though I've not smoked it yet.
My question concerns the fact that the chamber of the pipe is completely finished to the same degree as the exterior of the bowl.
It actually shows some nice grain in the chamber and is completely finished to the bottom of the chamber.
All of the other pipes which I've purchased either have an unfinished chamber or the chamber has been precarbonized (sp?).
My question whether I need to be concerned that the interior chamber finish may give off some noxious gases as it is burned off while being broken in.
Does anyone have any experience with this and are my concerns unfounded?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.