We have protocols now?Hovannes wrote: ↑Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:24 pmThe best luck I've with building cake came from a 1970's edition of Esquire Magazine's What Every Young Man Should Know in the chapter entitled Young Man Smoke A Pipe
Essentially it's the Frank protocol with a thin smear of honey to start the ball rolling, and smoking a rough cut Burley to enhance the process---I found Prince Albert fills the bill. Or fills the bowl 2/3rds.
That's all myth Hov. You don't have to smear anything in the chamber. Just relight a lot. And cake occurs as a result of lighting/relighting.
You can use pretty much any blend you want. There are some that will leave a very dirty soft cake though.
Cake is a maintenance problem for many of us.
Goose is clearly concerned about the ember coming into contact with the chamber wall. I have no idea how the tobacco adjacent to the wall is burned in this Goosian nightmare. What do you think about the ember near the chamber wall?