Discussion in 'Pipes' started by TedVig, Dec 12, 2011.
For those of you who use filter pipes, could you tell me, do you tend to pack them a bit lighter?
If I do bother with a filter (which is not all that often) I don't change my packing to compensate. I'd say see which way works best for you though!
Hi, I use filters but I don't change the packing "strength", in any way, for that reason. I never felt I had to. I do change, accordingly to the kind of tobacco cut I'm smoking...
I use the standard 3 step packing technique with all my filtered cobs and briars.
I use the same method for packing as always, but I do tend to pack lighter, just by nature, since there is more restriction on the draw with the filter pipes. I smoke a Vauen filter pipe, and the other night I tried it without the filter, and it wouldn't stay lit. Stuck the filter back in, and it lit right up just fine. So I would pack the same method, same packing strength, etc. The main thing is to find the best way for you!
Fair enough. I tried a bunch of methods today. I thought I was loading it too light for a bit... not sure on that one. Seems like when I do the three step it always ends up a little too tight. I'll keep at it.
This method has worked for me, after struggling with the 3-step method for a long time:
Give it a go, never hurts to try!
Yup, that one has worked well for me in the past. Think I'll revisit it. Thanks V!
I'm thinking now I shouldn't have had 9 bowls in a row yesterday...