Besides being in the throes of Barling madness, I had to go and buy a Willmer AAA Straight Grain. Out of every pipe in my collection, there is not a better piece of wood than my other AAA Willmer. I can smoke it like madman and it does not get too hot. Anything I put into it smokes great. It is a nice group 5-6 and I will dedicate it to aromatics. I bought this one from Smokingpipes.com and it was a great deal. I once had 2 Willmers but sold my other one to Roth. He wanted one and at the time it was too large for my flakes, again the wood was amazing.