I received my brand new Missouri Pride Natural Corncob in the mail today and smoked a bowl as soon as I could. It smoked cool, dry, and very sweet; I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would and am now a believer! However, though the pipe was not even warm to the touch, and I tasted nothing but tobacco until the end - when it tasted a bit off - I dumped the ashes to find that it was not only charred but slightly burnt-out! Around where the shank enters the bowl it is the worst with only a bumpy charcoal look around the inside of the walls. It didn't burn through but I am worried it will if I smoke it again. The pipe only costs $3.99 but I waited weeks for the package! Is it normal to have a little burnout? Will a healthy dose of mud keep it from getting worse?