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Gawith Hoggarth Rum Flake.

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Badcompany, Aug 18, 2010.

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  1. Badcompany

    Badcompany Member

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    Hello Forum,
    When smoking Gawith Hoggarth Rum Flake how long do you let it dry out for before smoking.or do you smoke it straight from the tin.
    Badcompany.
     
  2. Puff The Magic

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    For drying G.H.&co RumFlake, depends on how you prep it and what you are smoking it in. I know, that really doesn't answer your question.

    If you rub it out fully, then it'll dry quickly. If left in flake form to roll-fold-& twist, then it needs to be dry enough so when it's bent completely back on itself, it "breaks", doesn't stay together (just bent). Not crispy (there's a different remedy for that, and usually for crisp toby, load up a gravity fill, and gently exhale into the bowl directly (monica-L style) a few times......that puts moisture back into it). But for most of my flaked toby smokes, I cut the flake across the grain (crosscut) into 1/4-1/3 inch segments and gently rub that so it breaks up into small oblong cubes.

    Ok, for those of you who have been following the "cob" thread posted by you know who.......

    #8 Cobs aren't as fussy about how dry your toby is, you can smoke 'baccy that would drench a briar/meer to gurgle drowning level and the cob will usually smoke dry or at least drier than the other two smokers with the same moisture level of "wet toby". Another reason to include a cob in your pipe-arsenal. You can just load direct from tin and "go"! Don't need any dry time or much if any.

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    Ed Puff!
    cogito ergo puff
     
  3. Puff The Magic

    Puff The Magic Active Member

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    Oh, here's a good tip on fully rubbed out or ribbon, roughcut, or shag:

    grab a 3-finger pinch (thumb, index and middle finger, same hand!) and press it together with those 3 fingers. Set it down (the toby!), if it stays lumped together and doesn't start to decompress by itself, it's too wet. If it starts to come back apart, it's time to introduce it to your bowl and fire!

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    Ed Puff!
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  4. Badcompany

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    Thanks for your replies, The info was very helpful.
    Badcompany.
     
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