Awhile ago I was teetering on the idea of whether to lay down heavy on 8 oz can of JKP right off or purchase a two ounce not being sure if I would like it or not. I ended up getting 2oz to test the waters. It sat in the cellar for a few months and I decided to start the experience last night. Opening the can I did not get much of a scent, but that might be due to the hour long session with Jock's I just finished. The presentation was as I expected a perfect cube inside the dog eared paper typical to Pease tobacco. Now what to do. Reading many reviews and differing opinions I decided I would make beautiful flakes with a knife. My first mistake came upon my selection of knife as I chose a utility knife. As I cut into it, I instantly realized this was not like slicing butter and unfortunately my knife would not go all the way through. Like an idiot I decided I would just sice it from the bottom after. After slicing, I turned it over and sliced from the bottom. The odds of my slice matching up with the top slice were slim, but I did not expect for it to not be deep enough. Thus I was left with a little mohawk about an eight inch slim in the middle. I should have stopped and got a different knife, but I didn't. I thought I would just have smaller flakes and that wasn't a bad thing. So I started slicing like a madman and actually started to fear for my safety as the top of the plug started to rotate as the layers were starting to unfold. In a panic I started peeling off some top layeers thinking I would just tear them up. Eventually ended up doing this with the entire block and was left with what looked like the wreckage of a razed building. Doing all of this in my garage, my fingers were starting to freeze as it was quite cold last night. I resolved to pack a bowl as best I could to smoke in the morning and stuffed the remainder of my wreckage back in the tin. Smoking this mess was problematic as the light and draw was never right to begin with. Fussing with this while driving was dangerous, if not a bit reckless, as I was using the poking part of my pipe tool to poke holes through the packed bowl so air would properly flow. I did get some decent flavor at times, but I think my haphazzard cutting may have corrupted Greg Pease's initial intentions as I felt my maiden smoke was Kentucky heavy. I am thinking I will have to put the rest into a coffee grinder or something to work it into something that will behave better, but am now open to suggestions. Lol I do think it tastes great, but now am happy I opted for the 2 oz as opposed to the 8 oz. If I did decide to go 8 oz in the future it will definitely be the Ready Rubbed variety. I think I am done with plugs.