Hi all. Well, the title says it all! : ) When I got home from work this evening, this was what awaited me: After much back and forth, I decided to try the McClelland Blackwoods Flake for my first bowl. The tobacco smelled great but not as strong as I had expected after reading reviews on TobbacoReviews. I did get some ketchup/bbq flavors from the tin, but not very pronounced. It wasn't wet at all, just kind of springy, so I didn't let it sit on a napkin or anything, just got straight to it. I watched a video from Smoking Pipe Tobacco on YouTube (actually, several videos) so I tried to follow his advice. It's a broken flake, so I figured I should rub it out a little bit. I don't really know for sure how to do that, so I just put a wad of the tobacco in my hand and rolled it around with my other hand with light pressure, like I was rolling a ball of play-do or something. It broke it up a bit, and I filled my pipe like the guy showed. I did about 4 charring lights, and got it going pretty well on the final light. But it wasn't really my "final" light lol. I tried tamping down with just the weight of the tamper ever couple of minutes, and tried to just gently draw on the pipe roughly every 15 seconds or so, but I still had to relight every 5 minutes or so. It took me about an hour to smoke the whole bowl, which is a little longer than I had hoped, maybe its because the bowl is kind of deep? But what really matters is I enjoyed it! It was very relaxing, I just finished and feel like I want to go to sleep right now : ) I enjoyed it much more than cigars, the taste was nicer and I liked the fact my lips weren't touching the tobacco. When I smoke cigars I usually let the smoke roll out of my nose on almost every draw, and I found myself doing that with the pipe as well. Besides the little sting you get in your nostrils once in a while, I didn't notice any discomfort so I don't think I had tongue bite (although I'm not exactly sure what that is). I cannot explain what it tasted like, I'm not that experienced yet, but it was good. Not as strong as I thought it would be, which was pleasant. There will definitely be times that I want a more full flavor or stronger smoke, but this was a nice middle ground. I wish I had another pipe right now cause I want to try another one! Guess I'll have to wait until the morning.