MacBaren Navy Flake

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  1. D-Pap

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    Smoking my first bowl of Navy Flake, but can taste Latakia. I have smoked English in this pipe before, but have smoked aros in it without noticing a ghost. Could it be the mildness of the flake letting the ghost come through, or am I mistaking something in the tobacco for Latakia?
     


  2. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    They tend to use a Cavendish that is mildly spicy...
     
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    About halfway through the bowl, it has seemed to calm down a bit. I did rub this flake out. I don't know if that has an effect.
     
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    I'm with Moo, your pipe is ghosted. Mac Baren Navy Flake is my go-to-blend.
     
  6. D-Pap

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    So, is there a way to de-ghost?
     
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    If you have a modest cake, you could ream it back a bit. Otherwise... smoke it 'til it's gone? I think a plain burley blend like CH is popular for doing that, but I've not yet tried myself.
     
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  8. Tony Malerich

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    Good stuff with some age? I just picked up a pound of four or five year old for about $30.
     
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  9. Mister Moo

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    I've tried it 5-10 years old and don't notice any improvement on MNF; it maybe softens a little.
     
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  11. ruffinogold

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    Yes , a ghost you have . Rheem and clean the pipe and/or smoke some SWR through it awhile .
     
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  12. TedVig

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    Ruff, why are you talking like Yoda? Oh, wait...
     
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    Speaks no more, he.
     
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