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Flakes, fold and stuff or rub out?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Jussto, Jun 4, 2011.

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Which do you do?

  1. Rub out

    14 vote(s)
    56.0%
  2. Fold n' stuff

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Depends on the tobacco

    9 vote(s)
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  4. What are flakes?

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  1. Jussto

    Jussto Active Member

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    I've been smoking a pipe for while, but just recently discovered flakes. I do a little of both depending on the pipe, just wondered what was most common!
     
  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Yeah, both. All depending on the pipe, the toby, my mood, perceived preferences and my mercurial nature. I have purposely fold and stuffed when I didn't prefer to, but that was because of being in the vicinity of a lot of wind(Mother-in-law). Less chance of ash fliers thataway.
     
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  3. WillH

    WillH Active Member

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    I've done the flake thing all sorts of ways. Now I just rub them all out, make a tight ball and drop it down the hole. Simple.

    Will
     
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  4. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Pretty much mimicking what YY said,
    except for the "windbag" comment. ;)
    Mostly rub them out though.

    dp
     
  5. ChrisD

    ChrisD Member

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    I rub them out
     
  6. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    I prep flakes several different ways. Mainly according to the situation/convenience.

    On the go, I'll "mini-cube cut" the flakes and load into a "speedloader" so I can just pour the mini-cubes into the bowl-tap-light.

    At home or NOT "on the go" I'll usually rub up a flake or two and take the larger strands that rolled up into a nice little ball (loose) and drop it into the bottom of the bowl or wherever I wish the ball to set in the bowl and then top-load with the remaining scrap. If I wanna quickie, I'll forgo the top-load.

    :wiz:
    Ed
    Puff

    P.S. I voted "Rub Out" but actually mine would more correctly be "Depends on the situation".
     
  7. Beale

    Beale Active Member

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    @ Puff what is a "speed loader"? Beale.
     
  8. Cogitans Fumus

    Cogitans Fumus Member

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    I have tried several ways to load flake, and have not settled on one yet. Sometimes I fold and stuff, other times I rub it a little, sometimes I rub it a lot. That doesn't sound quite right now that Ive read it.
     
  9. beammeuptothesky

    beammeuptothesky Member

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    I like to rub my flakes out because I think it helps them burn more evenly, etc..

    I might have to change it up a little, though, now that I see the variety of ways it can be done. :puffy:

    ~Aaron
     
  10. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator Moderator

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    For me it varies with the tabak, pipe and moment, in that order of priority.
     
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  11. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    I've never been able to make the fold and stuff method work.
     
  12. MarkC

    MarkC Member

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    I'm still experimenting with flakes but have had better luck with rubbing out to some extent.
     
  13. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

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    I agree it all depends. I find that mcbarren Toby likes the fold in stuff, where SG and Petersons must be rubbed out.
     
  14. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I think Burley flake just tastes better folded & stuffed. I've tried Solani ABF, Wessex BF, and now C&D BF #2 rubbed out, partially rubbed out and folded and stuffed. To me, Burley smokes a little harsher, with less flavor when rubbed out fine. Folded & stuffed into a Country Gent and topped with some scraps provides me with a fuller, but softer flavor with less bite.

    My exception is with Carter Hall as a topping. I also love to fold & stuff a Burley flake and top the last 1/4 of a bowl with Carter Hall. It lights a little easier and adds a soft bread/nutty flavor to the stronger tasting flakes.

    I've always rubbed out Hamborger Veermaster, but plan on doing the F&S when I open the next tin.
     
  15. Zfog

    Zfog Member

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    I seem to get a better smoke from rubbing it out. Although sometimes I am just in the mood to fold and stuff, the bowl seems to smoke a bit cooler and longer when stuffed.
     
  16. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    I voted F&S But it does depend on the bowl and the flake. Right now, and recently, I have been smoking PS LNF. My pipe is just the size for a F&S, seems more satisfying to do so. My 100G tins of OGS require a little rubbing, but I am not too particular. Coins Like Escudo or Club Blend get a slight rub or roll and then lit. So I guess it all depends. But I can tell you I like the flake toby's immensely.
     
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