Are you drying it out pretty well? How about bowl size ... larger, wider bowl?Tried a bowl of Billy Budd again last night. Didn't go well. Might have been the pipe.
OK, FWIW, I gave ol' Billy Bud more opportunity to impress me than perhaps any other blend I've tried on the kudos I've read for it in these pages. What I have has a very nice, rich smell in the bag, quite dry already. First night it produced a wet smoke that stank up the pipe. Awful. Next day I super cleaned the pipe even though I hadn't thought it dirty--- could it be the pipe? Second night, same thing--- a rank, bitter taste that grew worse as I smoked it, wet smoke--- I honestly want to throw the stuff out!Are you drying it out pretty well? How about bowl size ... larger, wider bowl?
Also ... while I enjoy it fresh, a year jarred up makes a big difference.
Personal chemistry, natural environment (humidity/temp), and pipe type as well as smoking speed vary for people.I just don't understand how it can be so good to some people and so bad for others?
If you're coming up 'wet' in the bowl, you've got another problem. Cadence.Maybe my problem was one of expectations