I am new here and I apologize in advance if this question has been answered. I have been smoking a pipe for approximately one year on and off. Only recently have I started smoking regularly (daily). I have gotten pretty proficient packing loose cut and ribbon tobacco using the three step method. Well, I purchased a tin of Macbaren Vanilla Flake and this stuff smells and tastes amazing! I am just having a problem keeping it lit. I have smoked 4 bowls and each time had to relight at least 10 times. This much fire just ruins the enjoyment and the flavor of the tobacco for me. I could live with 5 relights, but 10+ seems like a lot. I have used the fold and stuff method trying it different ways. Each time I have let the tobacco dry a little before packing and let it sit in the bowl for a while before smoking so I don't think it is too moist. I have yet to try the cannonball method or the rub it out method. I feel like rubbing out the flake is "cheating." Any advice with this would be greatly appreciated.