Flake: not such a good value?

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  1. MacNutz

    MacNutz Active Member

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    I find that two ounces of flake will last me as long as two ounces of anything else except the unmentionable herb.
     
  2. nesta

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    ....Tarragon?
     
  3. Monkey

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    Sage. Everyone knows sage is the most useless herb...makes everything taste like grass.

    Now tarragon, that makes a lemon caper burre blanc sing!
     
  4. nesta

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    pft, sage is awesome
     
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    Value is relative to a great many things. There are some flakes for which I've simply found no viable substitute. If I knew of a bulk ribbon that tasted like Irish Flake that I could afford to smoke all day every day, I'd be all over it in a heartbeat, but I haven't found it. I do seem to get more out of certain types of "flakes" than others. C&D "flakes" (cut crumble cake essentially) seem to last me longer than more compact and uniform presentations.
     
  6. will

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    I find that flake to be an excellent value.
    In most of my pipes I use about 3/4 to 1 flake when rubbing out and they seem to last longer than a ribbon cut bowl full.
    Some of my favorite tobaccos are only in flake form so even though flake is a bit more work at times I will always be a fan of it.
     
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    Seek and ye shall find.

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    The teeny one on the left holds 2+ flakes of Germains RDF, which is much more substantial than that Reiner stuff.
     
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  8. afiaowo

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    Thanks to those who chose to try and help me make flake a better experience.
     
  9. afiaowo

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    2 1/2" deep in the chamber x 7/8"+ diameter, the pipe is 7" long overall.

     
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    GET OUT OF MY LIVING ROOM!!!!
     
  11. afiaowo

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    I recognized that thing immediately. I'll have me a sas one day. :)
     
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  12. aieeegrunt

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    I want to try a flake just so I can do the "stack of coins" thing
     
  13. MacNutz

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    I think you meant rope tobacco for that purpose. I like doing that with robe and a Very sharp knife or cleaver. It didn't seem to smoke so well but it was still fun to slice them and stack them in the pipe. You need a bit of 'kindling' to get it going properly.
     
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