From earlier posts i have noticed that swims favourite smoking technique is practically unheard of outside the uk... so in the forum spirit il try and explain it for those of u who dont kno SHOTTIES Basically very similar to smoking bongs. EXCEPT you dont want a bowl fitted to the end of the tube. so now u just have the tube to work with. ok roll a small amount of tobacco between ur finger and thumb (this should be done with rolling tobacco NOT regular cigarette tobacco as it is too dry). when the baccy has become fairly firm and rounded (to about the same width as your tube) place it in the top of the tube. Try to ensure that the baccy is spread uniformly accros the top of the tube WITHOUT gaps. Thats the difficult part over now just "stamp" the baccy end of the tube into ur weed or solid spread as many times as u like... i normally go for about 10-20. now place the tube into the bong, and smoke as u would a bong UNTIL u notice the baccy and weed starting to drop down the tube (the bong should be practically full of smoke by now) and then release the shotgun hole and enjoy... well lots of ppl hate the sound of this and then hate it more when they actually do it but once u learn how U like to pack them and smoke them it can be a very satisfying way to smoke... especially in groups. If theres any other shotty lovers out there then let me kno about ur experiences.