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Re: How do you smoke your

Post by SlowToke » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:24 pm

I've always rubbed them out thoroughly with the exception of McClelland's Dark Star which I cube cut.
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Re: How do you smoke your

Post by JimVH » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:25 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Do we think all tobacco expands or just flakes that are left mostly intact?
I say all tobacco. Even shags swell when I light them.
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Re: How do you smoke your

Post by UncleBob » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 pm

JimVH wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:25 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Do we think all tobacco expands or just flakes that are left mostly intact?
I say all tobacco. Even shags swell when I light them.
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Re: How do you smoke your

Post by FredS » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:16 am

I agree. You can often see the top strands blooming up to the heat at first light.

One wonders why flakes seem to give us more problems when they expand? When I first smoked flakes I went with the common wisdom of cutting them in half and placed them vertically in the smallish bowl. You have to use a small chambered pipe for flakes, right? Anyway, after maybe 5 minutes they swelled so much I could barely draw air. I even had difficulty digging them out. It was like a brick. That day I swore off smoking flakes in flake form. I rubbed them out from then on until I tried Das' twist method, with a bundle well under the diameter of the tobacco chamber.
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Re: How do you smoke your

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:32 am

UncleBob wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 pm
JimVH wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:25 pm
FredS wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Do we think all tobacco expands or just flakes that are left mostly intact?
I say all tobacco. Even shags swell when I light them.
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Re: How do you smoke your

Post by Cleon » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:31 pm

Thanks for this thread. I can't believe I've never thought of or heard of cube cutting a flake. You'd think after all these years I would have tried it. Duh. I feel a little dumb.

So, I'm going to try this with some Ennerdale Flake and see what happens.
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