Awe man! This thread was going so well. I just knew SOMEONE was going to post a picture of their cake. I just didn’t guess it was going to be you. I was betting on Goose.Cleon wrote: ↑Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:31 am
Above is a sort of pot shaped billiard that I bought new. No bowl coating. It has been almost exclusively used for mixtures. You can see that it has a fair cake. The cake is a little soft and will flake a bit if you put your fingernail to it. The cake is a reflection of my habits. It's thin at the top, gets fuller as you go down the chamber, and peters out at about the last quarter to nothing. You can see that if follows my habits. I don't pack to the top and I don't smoke all the way down. I had this one out this weekend with an old "Balkan" blend and it smoked and tasted wonderful. The thing just would not go out, and I was not trying to hard to keep it going because I was working outside.
This is a small billiard. It's an estate that I reamed down and refurbished. It's a Ennerdale Flake pipe. That's mostly Virginia. The cake is slower to build and much harder. You might not be able to tell, but the cake is much smoother and almost shiny. Notice that it follows my smoking pattern too.
I HATE cake pictures.