The reverse-Calabash doesn't seem to have any of those problems, however, which no doubt explains why, despite being a pretty recent innovation, the list of skilled artisans who've made them is now approaching the length of my arm. Those who've tried them have been consistent in their reports; it works. The unconventional engineering results in a significantly cooler, drier, mellower smoke, period. On top of that, it's adaptable, allowing for designs ranging from a antiquarian-looking Oom-Paul with the cooling chamber tucked into its base, to creatively organic freehands, to playfully fat-shanked reinterpretations of the classics - like this Radice.
- Eric N. Squires
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