So last night was supposed to be a Hearth & Home night for me... A bowl or two of Berry Nice followed by Larry's Blend as a nightcap before bed. At the last minute, I decided to switch out the Larry's Blend for SPC's Mississippi River. This was the first time I had it and heard good things about it, but wasn't quite sure. Aside from Latakia I couldn't really pick up much from the scent, possibly because it was in a rather compressed "clump" Not only was this a FANTASTIC smoke, but it seemed to go on forever! Perhaps because it's so dense and compressed? I rubbed it out pretty good, but WOW! 2 hours later and I was just approaching the bottom of the bowl! Granted it was also a billard style pipe with a larger bowl on it, but still! I had no idea I was in for that long of a haul! Needless to say, I was quite happy snuggling up in bed! It made for quite a night! So has anyone else experienced this? Is it normal for this blend to smoke so slow and long? I was puffing out some enormous clouds of smoke. (and it didn't heat up even a little the entire time, in fact, it was the coolest smoke I've had yet...) So is that normal? Or did the planets just happen to align perfectly for me last night?