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    I can't seem to keep this stuff lit no matter what. Any suggestions? Did anyone else have this issue?

    also, I had read somewhere else that there's a pipe tobacco trade thread...where is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike in Cincy View Post
    I can't seem to keep this stuff lit no matter what. Any suggestions? Did anyone else have this issue?

    also, I had read somewhere else that there's a pipe tobacco trade thread...where is that?
    Have you tried airing it out for 15 minutes or so? I know that with the flakes I have tried, I had good results when I rubbed them out and let them sit on a piece of paper for 15 minutes. I then folded the paper, and funneled it into the pipe. Going right from the baggie to the bowl never worked for any of my flakes.

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    5 seconds, (and I mean 5 seconds) in the microwave can do wonders for a tobacco that does not want to burn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike in Cincy View Post
    I can't seem to keep this stuff lit no matter what. Any suggestions? Did anyone else have this issue?

    also, I had read somewhere else that there's a pipe tobacco trade thread...where is that?
    I love this stuff. I have a sealed can that I'm aging. I haven't had any problems with it, but I do air it out a bit before loading.
    Relax...Take it easy...Enjoy the lather. Dennis

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    I am smoking it as I type, and it's quite nice!

    I take out a bowl worth from the ball jar and stick it in a less than airtight empty FVF or similar tin the night before. The next day it dries out just enough so I loosely rub it out, pack and I'm off to the races. To aid in lighting flake I spread out tobacco "dust" from past left over bits and use it as tinder to get the less homogenous tobacco to burn. YMMV tho.
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    Tobacco trades are still a no-go till further notice from what I have read.
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    I just rub it out and let it sit for for 30 min. or so then load the pipe and away I go ;-)
    "Swedish Snus....it does a body good!"--me

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    thanks guys, i'll give these methods a shot and report back!!

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    Blackwoods is kind of rubbed out already, but I find it needs a little more. All the suggestions on drying it above should help you figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSaw View Post
    I love this stuff. I have a sealed can that I'm aging. I haven't had any problems with it, but I do air it out a bit before loading.
    Do all pipe tobaccos improve with age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kentos View Post
    Tobacco trades are still a no-go till further notice from what I have read.
    Respectfully, what exactly is the problem with trading tobacco? I ask because I'm still new to all of this and maybe don't fully understand all the issues and implications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlMaldensNose View Post
    Do all pipe tobaccos improve with age?



    Respectfully, what exactly is the problem with trading tobacco? I ask because I'm still new to all of this and maybe don't fully understand all the issues and implications.
    Question #1, no
    Question #2, It's complicated, for instance, if you send tobacco to someone in the state of Washington you could be charged with a felony, or maybe the recipient. There is no rule that you can't ask for a friends personal email address and do as you will off the B&B.
    I'm not cynical about dessert.
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