Impressive! That's a pretty darn good time. I'll have to keep my eye on ya!
I haven't done a trial run yet, but I'm going to very soon. I think the largest obstacle for me will be ash accumulation, since we've been given three grams. I haven't decided which pipe to use, but I'm leaning toward my Nording bent egg because of its very wide and deep chamber.
I gave one of the 3g packets a shot in an Urquiza strawberrywood diplomat and the tobacco all just fit exactly. I was a bit surprised since I thought the bowl would be a bit small. I didn't choose the pipe for any particular reason - it was just its turn in the rotation. I was reading some magazines and not particularly concentrating. My prior experience with UPCA SloSmokes is that concentration is crucial Even so, I got 58 minutes on just one match.
One match- well done sir. I'm not worried about my slow smoking abilities- I'm a veritable tortoise even when I'm not trying to be. My weakness will be my ability to keep it going on one light. I usually need multiple relights.
I did a practice run last night, 32 minutes. I was puttering around in my shop and got sidetracked and let it go out. Concentration is key to success. I will say, it is a good blend moisture level and cut for the contest, plus it's pretty tasty to boot.