Ray..if memory serves, Brylon is a mixture of briar dust from pipe carving and acrylic resin, a resin much like that used in "The Pipe". I had one once that was pretty bad, smoked hot as could be. More recently, I got one that has a small bowl and just on a lark, gave it a try with some black twist. Handles that fine, without the need for an asbestos glove! Clean it just like I do my briars, with pipe cleaners soaked in Everclear. I've not smoked it long enough yet to see if any cake even develops.
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them." (John Wayne, as “J.B. Books” in “The Shootist” 1976)