Different takes... for different flakes... YouTube - How to fill flake tobacco into pipe for smoking How To Fill A Pipe With Flake Tobacco - Video (Try to keep your stomach hairs out of the bowl is my advice) Smoking Pipe Pressed Tobaccos and Flake Pipes by Tarek Manadily How to Smoke Flake tobacco from Leisure Nouveau by Erik Arneson There are dozens of flake-how-to vids on youtube. I like the foreign language ones becuase you don't have to listen to what they say. Fold it, bend it, rub it, screw it in, moosh it in - whatever works. personally, I think rookies should start by rubbing flakes out well. Fold and moosh comes with experience. Edit 11 April 2013 - bad links removed and updates substituted. Fortunately the stomach hair video is still available.