I'll admit that I don't always give new tobaccos a fair shot before I decide if I really like them. I have however been working my way through an entire tin of Triple Play plug, vowing to find its sweet spot. I'm smoking it now in a no name briar pipe. I just am not having the fondest of smokes with it lately. When I first opened it up I was pleasantly surprised with it. I am slicing some off the now deformed plug, rubbing out then gravity filling a couple times. This time I let the bowl dry for an hour in the pipe and upon lighting was greeted with some major bite. I had to false light 4 times and then the bowl would only produce whispy amounts of smoke. I put the pipe down to return to it later and in the meantime am drying some Kickin chicken. I find the cakes easy to smoke and prepare. I guess what in asking is, how do you like to prepare and smoke it. I have a tough time with plugs. I usually end up with pieces of tobacco upon slicing instead of nice flakes. I have had a few great smokes with triple play, but they are hard to come by. Anyone who really likes this blend have any ideas?