I have had my Chris Morgan Briar Cigar for a couple of weeks now. I have smoked about 8 to 9 bowls in it now and have formed my opinion. I LOVE this thing. The more I smoke it, the more I like it. With a 6 year old and a newborn here now I don’t really have a lot of time to sit and smoke (not as much time as I would like any way) so I get most of my smoking done either in the very early morning before the girls wake up, in the car on the way to work, or on that rare occasion that I get a descent break while I’m at work. Needless to say sometimes all I have time for is a short quick smoke. The Briar Cigar is perfect for that. I love the fact that it has a end cap so if you don’t finish it all you just cap it. Which I often do. The fit and finish on this pipe is top notch. I opted for the sandblasted version but there is also a smooth version as well. This is my first reverse calabash so I wanted to test it out a bit. I put my Savinelli Lolita up against the Briar Cigar. I stuffed them both with some Stave aged 35 Virginia and lit them up. First was Lolita. I lit her up and smoked her very hot. So hot that I almost burned my tongue. I then did the same with the Briar Cigar. The reverse calabash is supposed to take the moisture out and deliver a cooler smoke. Which it did. The Briar Cigar did deliver a much cooler smoke. I do have to warn you though DO NOT touch the “bowl” portion of the cigar after smoking it hot like that. It is HOT!!!! duh…The smoke chamber portion stays very cool to the touch though. I find myself putting the whole end of the cigar in my mouth like I would a normal cigar while smoking. A few people asked about the ash falling out. I find that if you keep it tamped down well and often the ash tends to stay in the pipe. Not all tampers will fit the Briar Cigar but a nail tamper did just fine. I am mostly smoking Delta Mojo in it now because the two just seem like a match made in heaven. So if you have been on the fence about getting a Briar Cigar, DO IT. You will not be disappointed.
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