Firedance Flake

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  1. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Hi All, Just picked up some Firedance Flake at my local B&M. just curious how long you like to dry it and load it up? Thanks in advance! Ted
     


  2. ruffinogold

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    LOl .... it's tricky . I think Firedance is a stellar blend but I wish it were ready to go outta the tin . Depending on the humidity where youre at , anywhere from 1 hour to 6 hours +/- . Good luck ! When you find the right amount of time for it , when it's perfect , it's one of the greatest blends I've ever smoked !
     
  3. Mister Moo

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    Too moist out the tin and it can be hard to burn; too much air and the berry-ness fades. Finding the sweet spot is like sliding down a razorblade. I'd say jar the stuff right after you open it and experiment with drying a couple of flakes at a time right before smoking to find the (your) preferred moisture level, Ted.
     
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  4. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    A couple (Yin and Rewster I believe) posted in the Now Smoking section that it is best right out of the tin (or jar). Hmmmm
    I go 30-60 minutes myself.
    Experiment!
     
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  5. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Thanks fellas!
     
  6. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    The sample I got from another PSFer was a little moist, but not sure how much air time it had previous. I smoked it without extra drying and loved it. I bought some bulk and it is about the same moisture level. I smoke it without dry time too. The flakes are bendy, but not soggy. The flavor seems so much more full that way to me. :bing:
     
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  7. Capt

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    Break the seal on the tin and let it air for 5 years. That's what I did!!! Lol. Perfect moisture now.
     
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    I just bought a tin yesterday at a B&M here in the Nashville area, and it does seem pretty wet. I'll let some air out for about an hour or two and give it a whirl.
     
  9. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    How did it go Ted? What have you tried?
     
  10. TedVig

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    Alas, I have so many unopened tins, I haven't tried it yet. But I think I may just have to crack this one open. Bought 3 new pipes yesterday and have been working on breaking them in slowly. One is a wessex pipe. Very nice, well drilled pipe for a very resonable price. I'll keep you guys posted.
     
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  11. Lestrade

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    Firedance is my Wife's favorite.
     
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  12. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Oh this stuff is great! Totally tasty!
     
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  13. Puff The Magic

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    BBF w/blackberry sauce! Mmmmmmmm

    Ed puff
     
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  14. DerbyGrandpa

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    I haven't smoked in a few years . A creation by the late June Starke if memory serves me correctly. I'll have to revisit the blend sometime.
     
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