Solani Silver Flake

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  1. texaspilgrim

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    I just tried a bowl of Silver Flake going by the good reviews I've seen. I found the first half of the bowl to be quite good but the last half seemed to get flat in taste. Anyone else experience this?
     


  2. andrew

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    Going flat usually was due to excess heat for me. Consistently moderate heat = good taste (usually).
     
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  3. BradNTX

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    I've smoke a 100g tin of Silver Flake and found it was good to the bottom. I was smoking it in Virginia dedicated briar, and typically wadded some flake w/o rubbing it out on the bottom 2/3. Rubbed a little out for the top, and no issues. :bing:
     
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    I tend to be a fast puffer. I'll try and slow it down for this one.
     
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    I'm a bit of a puffer too, but find a little firmer pack on top helps me slow the cadence down and not be so hot at the bottom. Ex-cigar smoker in me... :rolleyes:
     
  6. texaspilgrim

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    I did rub it out. I'll try your method. Thanks.
     
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    I smoke Silver flake as part of my regular rotation and have found the cube cut method works best for me. I only smoke it in dedicated va flake pipes and it is very tasty for me. It does smoke better at a fairly low humidity and as mentioned above, needs to be smoked slowly. I used to break all my flakes apart with my fingers or use fold and stuff, but since I tried the cube cut method, it is what I use for all my flakes.
     
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    I have to confess to not being a fan of SSF. It doesn't have much taste to me at all. I also found it OK in the beginning then loses flavor. I use tear & stuff.
     
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    muddler, I find it has loads of flavor, isn't it interesting how tastes can be so different? Have you ever tried it cube cut in a dublin group 4-5 sized pipe? I find it to be very sweet and satisfying, it has a good does of nicotine also. I have noticed it does smoke best when fairly dry, some what dryer than many of my other flakes.
     
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  10. andrew

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    Man, I have never cube cut it before... gonna have to try that.
     
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    The first time I ever thought, "Aha, this is what pipe smoking can be," I was smoking Silver Flake. Since then, my tastes have migrated a bit, but Silver Flake still has a little nook in my cellar for auld lang syne. It's a great blend.
     
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    I love this stuff, almost as much as Dinhill Flake, more than OGS. I smoke it in my MM Mizzou cob or my mini church warden. I think it does well in a smaller pipe. And gets even better in a cob when mixed with a dash of CH.
     
  13. dmkerr

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    If I had to pick one currently available tobacco to proclaim my favorite, SSF would probably be it. Or at least in the top 3.
     
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    *Dunhill, wtf autocorrect?
     
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