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How to Smoke Flake Tobaccos

English and Scottish-style Matured Virginia flake tobaccos are among the most interesting and rewarding for the smoker to taste; yet, they are avoided by many smokers who simply do not know how to approach them. This article is intended to help the pipe smoker learn how to fully appreciate the zesty character and subtle sweetness of these premium, aged products. (It should also help smokers of the flavored American sliced plug and European flake Cavendish tobaccos.) One reason flake tobaccos are left in slices after cake maturing is that they retain their freshness better than in ribbon form. Flakes also enable the smoker to
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Pipe Tobacco Blend Components

Pipe tobacco blend components and their flavor characteristics… A QUESTION OF STYLE First, a brief note about manufacturing styles: The more natural English and Scottish-style cake tobac­cos are based on Flue-Cured Virginias which are matured in pressed-cake form to release the natural sugars in the leaf. The best of these tobaccos cannot be surpassed in flavor which is subtle, highly interesting and clean-tasting. The cased and flavored tobaccos in the American style that we call “aromatics” usually have Burley in the blend.  Burley doesn’t have the natural sugar so these tobaccos rely for their taste on the added sugars and
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Why Buy a Meerschaum Pipe?

Put simply, because it affords a unique smoking experience. Meerschaum is the most flavorful and beautiful pipe you can own. Meerschaum – one of the most porous substances found in nature – acts as a filter, absorbs tobacco tars and nicotine, and yields a most satisfying smoke. Meerschaum smokes cool and dry with a flavor unrivaled by any other pipe. As it ages, meerschaum colors a rich honey-brown, improving both in appearance and taste. Meerschaum pipes – with a minimum of proper care – will last for a lifetime. They will not burn out as briars do. A meerschaum is
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Happy Pipe Smoking!

THE REWARDS OF HAPPY PIPE SMOKING DIGNITY – CHARM – CONTENTMENT With pipe smoking, you will enjoy a variety of flavors that no other type of smoking can offer. To discover your own individual taste in a tobacco blend, a little patience and exploration is necessary. The CAKE retains the flavor of each tobacco smoked. When trying a new blend … GIVE IT A CHANCE. A pipe full of this and a pipe full of that not only confuses you … but the pipe, as well! Let the cake of a pipe fully absorb the flavor of each new blend. Reserve
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Pipes and Pipe Smoking

Pipes and pipe smoking has been in existence for thousands of years. There is evidence that as far back as the Roman Empire, smoking of some sort was going on. Tribes in Africa, and the North American Indians, incorporated the smoking of pipes and tobacco as important and symbolic elements of their various cultures. Christopher Columbus can lay direct claim to naming “tobacco”. Sir Walter Raleigh popularized pipe smoking with a clay pipe. Four years after Raleigh took his first public puff, the mass production of clay pipes began. The bowls were quite small, due to the extremely high cost
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Pipe Care

You will get more pleasure from your pipe if you follow these few simple rules! Tobacco should be packed firmly, but not too tightly,because it will be hard to draw and keep alight, not too loosely as the pipe will then smoke hot. When smoking a new pipe for the first time, fill it not more than three-quarters full, subsequently increasing the amount of tobacco in gradual stages. For your own enjoyment, smoke slowly. The tobacco of your choice will taste better and give you greater smoking pleasure if you follow this rule. Light your pipe carefully, applying the flame
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