The mini-ball pipe really looks just like a projectile!
Here's a picture of my churchwarden!
It sure smokes better than the corncob pipe I've been using the past two years, which I used as a beginner's pipe (and admittedly not a well maintained one).
I have some questions, though:
1a) For some reason, the tobacco does not always burn properly and I find myself having to relight the tobacco a couple of times. Is this normal, or is it because I did not tamp the tobacco tight enough?
b) If the tobacco goes out, does it possibly mean that I'm not smoking it quick enough?
c) I still get that biting feeling on the tongue sometimes. Does it mean I'm smoking it too much too quickly? If and when I slow down, the tobacco seems to go out, and I have to relight it. How do I solve this?
2) The bottom of the chamber of the churchwarden was moist when I finished smoking it today. This is something that's never happened when I used the corncob pipe. What caused it?