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Breaking in my new Castello kkk sea rock

Hello pipe smokers,

I am new here and just recently got into this wonderful hobby. Pipe smoking has become my go to relaxation activity after work. I have a good friend who got me started a couple months ago and I have not looked back since.

I started my journey out with two new Savinellis, a Roma Canadian, and straight Octavio. They both smoke great and were easy to break in. They had precarbonized bowls and I did not notice anything but wonderful tobacco tastes since my first puffs.

Anyways last week I took the plunge into the world of Castello because I had read many places they are great smokers and personally I feel they have by far the best rustication on any pipe. So I bought a brand new one from my local tobacconist and have been smoking my favourite lat blends (Skiff and Nightcap). I have only smoked 4 or 5 bowls but am noticing quite an intense wood note. Though I dont find it unpleasant I am finding it intrusive, Will this note last? The pipe is smoking great and does not seem to ever overheat. Aside from the wood note I am in love but am hoping the note will die down. Anyone out there with more experience than me able to leave some advice?