Originally Posted by ChrisS
[...]Would it do me any good to get a torch and heat the pipe up or just continue to slowly bend the pipe to where I want it? Is there a trade off with annealing the copper?
Re-annealing the copper would be a good move, it'll relieve the work-hardening and pretty much reset the copper to...umm...a "relaxed" state. It's actually part of the process when pounding copper sheets into shapes (like kettles, etc).
Google "how to anneal copper" for tips and a couple of videos to give you some guidance...