I'll second the recommendation for BC (that's Butz-Choquin). Both of mine are stellar, pretty too. I also got them for a great price on closeout at our local briar shop. Sometimes a longer stem pipe helps avoid over-hot smoke, a common novice blunder, and I would recommend a small to medium bowl, since purists say that you should smoke it all the way to the bottom. Oh, also, a pre-charred bowl is an advantage for shortening the break in period.
Originally Posted by ouch
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Sr. Elizabeth Kenny
I am incurably convinced that the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
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