After a bad few weeks of tongue bite, I am stepping back from the pipe for a week. I rarely smoke during the week as time is in short supply, and I already hot box my smoke as it is. Being rushed will not aid in this. When I return to the pipe, I shall pack it a little lighter, smoke it a little slower and maybe switch to a smaller bowl? Life is short harsh enough without self-imposed respite but better to be self-imposed then forced.