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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    This blend seemed like an obvious choice, limited availability, high ratings, and I didn't know it until I opened it that the tobacco was grown less than a 3 hour drive from me. It smells like Christmas. Lots of fig, plum, tea, and of course deep rich tobacco. The smoke was quite mild for me though. I didn't get much from it. I know my packing technique, whichever one it is at the time, could use some work. Anybody else had this blend? Wanna tell me what I'm doing wrong?
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  • ThymThym
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    no idea. have you tried it more than once? maybe you just weren't feelin it when you had it?
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    I've smoked it 2-3 times. I think I'm packing too tight.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    I've smoked it 2-3 times. I think I'm packing too tight.



    maybe. how hot are you smoking it? i've found that at least half of the baccy's that i have need to be smoked reasonably cool in order to taste the subtle flavors from the toppings.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Probably too hot. I'm a bit impatient. I need to smoke more and learn to calm down.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Probably too hot. I'm a bit impatient. I need to smoke more and learn to calm down.



    yep. i like to think of it as a time to sit down and let the world keep turning without me. just relax, enjoy a pipe, and watch the trees.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Yeah .... pack fairly light and just draw enough to keep it lit ....
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  • ThymThym
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    ceannt said:

    Yeah .... pack fairly light and just draw enough to keep it lit ....



    Its been a long time since I had a pipe, but this is what I recall as well. Short draws. Packing it tight keeps it burning cool, not so tight it's hard to draw on, but there should be a bit of restriction.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Lakewood said:

    ceannt said:

    Yeah .... pack fairly light and just draw enough to keep it lit ....



    Its been a long time since I had a pipe, but this is what I recall as well. Short draws. Packing it tight keeps it burning cool, not so tight it's hard to draw on, but there should be a bit of restriction.


    Yup .... cram it in there and you tend to draw longer and harder
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    In beer there is freedom.
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