SWIM usually smokes crack from a home madepipe/bong (baby food jar+pen+chore boy brillo). due to its size, decided to try somthing smaller so got one of those glass tubes with the rose in it. problem is.. everytime I take a hit,it leaves avery nasty in the mouth. there also some heat, but guess thats normal? for sure it is not the glass pipe or the crack. 99% sure its the brillo, using the chore boy brand. did burn the brillo good to clean it, and rinsed it off and dried it. some question: 1. When inserting the chore boy/brillo... is it suppose to be forces into the pipe where i see no light though it? or is it suppose to go through easily? 2. How deep does the chore boy/brillo have to be in the pipe? 3. How close is "too close" where the flame is suppose to be? and my last question... are there any other ways to smoke crack without using a brillo pad? or is it...for the best hit (feeling), a brillo pad is a must?