I don't recall if it was on this forum or the ****ty one i used to belong to but i had read of a way to smoke virginia flakes. it involved cutting the flake into little BBs and filling the pipe, without tamping or packing, simply fill it up, then smoke it again without tamping at all until absolutely needed. So Thought i would give it a try, grabbed some FVF and my peterson 150 and loaded it up. Now i will say the taste of the tobacco was brought out significantly, it was the sweetest FVF has ever tasted for me, however on the downside, it was also the only time i have had a moisture problem with either that pipe or tobacco, both of which i have used in combination together before. anyone else tried this method.