I intended the Markus Fohr pipe to be used for Virginia tobaccos. With that in mind, I loaded it up with some Reiner Long Golden Flake which I had squirreled away back in 2008. It smoked like a dream; cool and without any issues throughout both bowlfuls.
I have to say I’m very impressed with clay pipes now. Before stumbling upon your site, I found modern clay pipes to have an insufficient draw, and they were generally “factory made” in that they had no personality. Your selection of clays has turned me about. I am thoroughly impressed.