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Post by peter cornbriar » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:37 am

Mr.Librarian,

This topic may have been discussed elsewhere.If so,pardon me:
What is the rationale for the packing technique I call,"light pack,firmer pack, firmest pack" ?
(Where one first places tobacco in pipe then tamps it down with with a babies' touch,then next layer placed and tamped down with child's touch,finally last layer placed and tamped down with man's touch.)

I'm a little pedantic and want to know what the benefits of above pipe packing technique are .

Please and thanks.
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Post by Goose55 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:17 am

peter cornbriar wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:37 am
Mr.Librarian,

This topic may have been discussed elsewhere.If so,pardon me:
What is the rationale for the packing technique I call,"light pack,firmer pack, firmest pack" ?
(Where one first places tobacco in pipe then tamps it down with with a babies' touch,then next layer placed and tamped down with child's touch,finally last layer placed and tamped down with man's touch.)

I'm a little pedantic and want to know what the benefits of above pipe packing technique are .

Please and thanks.
The benefit of that kind of pack is a good draw with some resistance. If a pack ever gets so tight there is too much resistance what I've found works great is to use the poker on a Czech Tool and run it all the way down opposite sides of the bowl. Presto, even draw restored.
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Post by Steve S » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:29 pm

The advantage is that it works.

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Post by SlowToke » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:23 pm

As near as I can tell, it keeps the tobacco towards the bottom of the bowl packed a bit more loose so it doesn't restrict the draw. It seems to work pretty well so that's how I do it.
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Post by driftedshank » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:30 am

Generally speaking, I have to agree with Slow Toke about this technique, especially for ribbon cut tobaccos. Other cuts may benefit from different packing approaches, e.g., flakes, plugs and many codger style tobaccos.

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Post by JudgeRusty » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:20 pm

There's lots of methods. Easy to learn, difficult to master.

Too loose causes problems, but too tight is unsmokeable.
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Post by Hovannes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:03 pm

peter cornbriar wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:37 am
Mr.Librarian,

This topic may have been discussed elsewhere.If so,pardon me:
What is the rationale for the packing technique I call,"light pack,firmer pack, firmest pack" ?
(Where one first places tobacco in pipe then tamps it down with with a babies' touch,then next layer placed and tamped down with child's touch,finally last layer placed and tamped down with man's touch.)

I'm a little pedantic and want to know what the benefits of above pipe packing technique are .

Please and thanks.
That's how I was taught to pack. It works unless your tobacco is a cube cut
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