So I bought one of those clay German Tavern pipes from SmokingPipes last week ($11). I had been considering getting one for some time and finally pulled the trigger. I smoked a couple of bowls with a buddy of mine last night, and I have to say I was impressed. Not only do you get the pure taste of the tobacco, but every bowl seemed to stay lit much better. Both bowls of Bag End (broken flake) as well as a bowl of 1Q (ribbon cut) smoked great. I will definitely be smoking this pipe a lot. Any other clay pipe owners out there? What’s been your experience?