I recently did some further research on proper drying time & technique, most of which was read on psf. And found out I wasn't taking enough time to prepare/dry my tobacco. Most of your responses on the subject ranged from 15 to 20 mins, or letting the freshly opened tin sit out overnight, to drying on top of a lamp....all depending on type of tobacco and personal preferance. The 2 tobaccos I was working with were EMP & Peterson's Gold Blend. Both of these benefitted from extra drying time than I was previously giving them. Surprising with the Gold Blend not only did some of spice & fruit flavors become stonger but the nutty flavors I enjoy with English tabacs were present. Both burned cooler with less re-lights. just a great re-introduction with thanks to your responses on the subject. So newbies take note; do not underestimate the importance of properly drying your tobacco, not too much & not too little, finding the balance is paramount. Can't thank psf enough for my pipe smoking education, and it's just been an interesting & truly enjoyable experiance.