Ps cube cut and relights

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  1. DanielO

    DanielO Member

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    I really like PS Cube Cut, but I can't seem to get through a bowl without at least six relights. The little suckers just won't stay lit. Has anybody found a solution to this problem?
     
  2. Lestrade

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    I put just enough PA on top to get it going. Works for me, YMMV.
     
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  3. TxPipesmoker

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    How are you packing the pipe? I gravity fill and give it a tap and add a bit more if needed. Slight tamp with my finger and I'm good to go. This is how pack cube cuts.
     
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    It's very easy to pack the stuff too full...I simply gravity fill and light up, pretty much like TxPipesmoker suggests. I have found, however, that the moisture level can be tricky as it's hard sometimes (for me) to tell how moist the stuff is. When I got it, it was a touch too moist. It slowly became perfect, and after ignoring it for a while in a half-filled jar it is now too dry and while it doesn't go out like it did at first (I can smoke a bowl with maybe one relight now) it DOES bite me kinda bad. I only have a little left, but I'm going to try rehydrating it a bit and then giving it another go, because when it's just right it's a wonderful blend.
     
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  5. WayneTeipen

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    I have the same problem with PS cube cut. It's good stuff but difficult to keep lit. I don't have a solution but breaking some of the cubes up on top to help form a better ember might help.
     
  6. TxPipesmoker

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    PS Cube Cut mixed with some McClelland 5100 is mighty tasty and helps the burn rate.
     
  7. shadow

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    That's the perfect method!
    For an easy start you could try putting some dregs on top to get you going.:bing:
     
  8. Prof

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    What a delightful blend - I didn't expect the bag note that I got with this stuff -but I anticipate I will have the same relight problem - I have given up caring at this point, I relight whenever I have to, and have gotten pretty adept at relighting with one hand! I hope this tastes as good as it smells!
     
  9. BradNTX

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    I've found that Cube Cut is kind of like smoking a fold & stuff flake. You have to tamp it differently than ribbon cut or rubbed out tobacco to keep it going to the bottom. I fill my pipe 3/4 and tap the bottom like TxPipesmoker said, and top it off without applying any manual pressure.

    It takes several charring lights sometimes, but show some patience. It's important with this one to get an even light across the top from the start. Once going good, I puff normally until the smoke starts to thin a little. At this point, I tamp a little more firmly than with a rubbed out blend. Rubbed out tobacco will pack down easily and restrict air intake. Cube Cut nuggets are firmer and can handle a little shove to keep the cherry even.

    My first bowl of Cube Cut took a few relights. About half way through the bowl I figured it out, and have not had an issue since. Using a pipe with a tall narrow bowl helps too.
     
  10. Gig

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    This is a blend I've wanted to try for some time. I have heard alot of good things about this one :)
     
  11. Ol Brokedik

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    I had a cube cut once. I couldn't keep it lit. Didn't make any difference how I packed it, it would't take the flame. I dryed it for twelve hours then twenty four then two days. It wouldn't burn. I could've put out a campfire by throwing it on top of it.

    Ol Brokedik.
     
  12. BradNTX

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    You know, soaking it for 10 minutes in some Kingsford charcoal fluid would probably do the trick. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. WayneTeipen

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    Or perhaps lighting with a propane torch. :D
     
  14. Prof

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    Ok, once lit, it was very good, but what a pain in the ass! I must have sucked in half a can of butane...is there a burley/butane blend out there? If not, I think I blended one...I am an inventor!
     
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