So I got this estate Kirsten that had a cake rotting in it for 20 years. I cleaned out out real good, and reamed the snot out of it. Next I attempted to smoke it which was a regrettable decision as it tasted like a dirty bird's nest. OS I filled it up with sea salt and some single malt, and let it sit for a few days.
So far it tastes like tobacco, but I will have to admit the Kirsten smoking system seem to have robbed the tobacco flavor; however, if you are prone to tongue bite this is the pipe for you. If Linda Lovelace smoked a pipe she would do well with a Kirsten.
You can practically light the tobacco on fire without scorching your tongue. No pepper in the nose either, which is actually something I look forward to. It definitely removes moisture from the smoke
I'll probably on smoke this pipe if for some ungodly reason I am smoking a goopy aromatic which is rare for me.
I accidentally won two Kirstens on Ebay. If anyone is interested in an Estate Kirsten PM me and I'll send you some pictures when it arrives. I got the second one for $31. As long as there are no issue with it I'll let it go for the same price or equal trade.
More details to come.