As always, a pleasure seeing you enjoy a pipe full. The Country Gentleman and the Twain are my favorite cobs. Also the custom cob I made for my enjoyment a few months back.
Before I smoke a new cob I make pipe mud from high quality cigar ash and coat the walls of the cob. I find they break in better for me and last longer without any burn outs. I tend to smoke a hot pipe at times.
KEEP ON PUFFING!!!