The pipe gets kinda hot! I think it was kinda like smoking a Meer though because the smoke relatively cool. I was smoking Haunted Bookshop and thought it was pretty damn good. Not sure if it was just me but the peppery zing I get was pretty pronounced. That is a good thing to my tastes.
I used chapstick on the stem lol
The feel of the pipe will take some getting used too but I for sure will be smoking it some more. Next going to try some PA and see if it smokes a bit cooler to the touch.
cornell and diehl makes Bookshop and spyder glad ya liked it i think the smoke itself is cooler but the pipe gets hot and i have noticed you can hold em by the stem untill ya get mid bowl then ya can hold em from the bowl if ya hold the TOP of the bowl