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Jevverrett

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PostSubject: How do you rub yours out?   Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:14 pm

A recent post else where got me to thinking about it. Everybody must have there own little quirks.

Personally, I just use my hands whenever I do. Seems the simplest way, and it works well. Use to be only at home, and I'd take my time a do a real thorough job of it. Nowadays I'm a bit better at it and do it on the fly. I don't bother much letting it dry after either. Seems to be about right straight from the tin most times.

PS- I realized about halfway through writing this it could be comedic gold. So, for you 2nd graders out there... insert the proper variation of the word flake as need be lol.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:33 pm

I rub it out between my fingers over a small saucer. This seems to collect the errant bits and pieces, but some inevitably fly around and land on the floor if I'm not careful.

Tried the full palm technique but that's too sloppy.

No inference to the "other" meaning. silent



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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:53 pm

SERIOUSLY???

I'm 65 years old so it takes time to do it right lol! lol!

You left the door opened and I had too enter cheers

NOW JEV, your response truly makes sense now...lmao


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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:55 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Tried the full palm technique but that's too sloppy.
Rande. Now that's a good one!!!

Just reading your response I'm now laughing with tears going down my face...thanks....I needed that. Just keep on adding too this great thread.



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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:59 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
...PS- I realized about halfway through writing this it could be comedic gold. So, for you 2nd graders out there... insert the proper variation of the word flake as need be lol.

You rang, sir? Are you alluding to being alone at night with wine, soft music, and candlelight? Yeah, I use my hands too. Or, to be exact, just one. Usually. Unless things become intense.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:03 pm

RB, I knew you would chime in immediately...lol

All kidding aside....
One of my favorite Flake tobacco's is Rattray's Marlin Flake which smoking this blend for years I simply break it up into small pieces than rub it between two fingers into a tobacco tray. Usually let it rest for 30 to 60 minutes. Depends how moist the blend/Flake is.
GREAT POST!!!

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Must add, I don't care for Cube cutting and then stuffing a pipe. I find rubbing it out brings out a richer flavor with no harshness. Also burns better, just my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:18 pm

Nobody folds and stuffs? I always do, with MacBaren's Navy, for some reason, possibly influenced by their video on the subject. Others, not as much.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:07 pm

I guess I'm more into fold and stuff than rubbing out. The prior lasts longer than the latter.

Better with company too.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:34 am

Richard Burley wrote:
Nobody folds and stuffs? I always do, with MacBaren's Navy, for some reason, possibly influenced by their video on the subject. Others, not as much.
Rarely, and just on a whim.   Too much work.
I rub out with my fingers over a sheet of paper.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:12 am

im.a how ever it fits kinda guy. or how i feel at the time stuff amd go.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:33 am

I usually just hold the flake between my thumb, index, and middle finger and rub it with my thumb in a rolling motion. I do this while holding my hand over an open empty tin or sheet of folded paper. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:43 am

Any type of Navy roll or P S LBF I rub out well into a tobacco tray. I've rolled and stuffed a few times but I notice when rubbed out properly the tobacco has a more complex taste.
I find it to be worth the time and effort and it's the " SPORT " of pipe smoking.



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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:17 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Tried the full palm technique but that's too sloppy.
Rande. Now that's a good one!!!

Just reading your response I'm now laughing with tears going down my face...thanks....I needed that. Just keep on adding too this great thread.



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Just realized the double entendre here Ted. I swear I didn't mean it like that but did have a belly laugh when I read your post!

lol!


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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:57 pm

Mac Baren and erinmore fold and stuff easily. Anything from S&G, G&H or C&D not so much. I generally prefer the not so much companies blends, so burns me.

It starts conversations, bc most people have never seen flake tobacco. The other day I took my kids to the park, and sat off by myself a little ways to smoke some st James flake. Got some weird looks from the moms around lol. A few came around once they smelled it. Grandpa comments and such. Or say in a restaurant after dinner. The waitress is usually curious about it.

I'm a bit red faced over here lol. Trying to not write about people's reactions to me rubbing out in public places. I feel better now lol.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:53 pm

I use both palms, rubbing it out into very fine pieces over a piece of paper.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:09 pm

Either Gawiths's need a pretty good rubbing. McClelland flakes I can push from both ends and it crumbles into a nice ball for loading. Mac Baren's gets a fold, twist and push, stood on end in the bowl and fires right up, burns like a dream.

At least for me.....
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:48 am

With regular flakes I'm a fold and stuff type of chap. I 'Z' fold a flake into thirds, roll, roughen up a little and then pop it into the bowl. Very little mess, quick and easy. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:55 pm

A little personal don't ya think Twisted Evil .... oh! you mean tobacco !! Twisted Evil I usually take my rectangular flakes and fold in half length wise then take that and fold again cross wise then I take this and rub thoroughly then load up my pipe and go to Red Va heaven Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:33 pm

I've just realised I went a little off piste. When I do rub out a flake I tend to crumble it between thumb and forefingers like one would crumble a pastry mix.

[feeling pretty pleased that I remained professional and fought the overwhelming urge to break into some pure smuttiness].
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:51 pm

Fold & stuff or rub out a bit between thumb and top of fingers...all depending on the "feel" of the flake. With round cuts, I typically fold and stuff; then tear out a roundel about the diameter of the pipe bowl. I place that on top of the "stuffed" tobacco. Seems to help with an even fire head!!: cheers: FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:36 pm

So far I've had limited success with the fold and stuff method. Think I only got it right once, or maybe twice. And that's for the more pliable flakes such as PS and the like, or even the coins of Escudo and their ilk.

For me it's just better to rub them out between my index and middle finger and thumb onto a saucer and then spread out a bit to facilitate drying. I do prefer a slightly dryer 'baccy than perhaps some do.


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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:57 pm

I can say that rubbing out a bunch and keeping them in a mason jar is a bad idea. I did this with a bunch of erinmore once, and ruined it.

I'm surprised I haven't heard anything out of Dr T on this one. I know he's a big fan of salty dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:30 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
I can say that rubbing out a bunch and keeping them in a mason jar is a bad idea. I did this with a bunch of erinmore once, and ruined it.

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I've got 3 pounds of Penzance done this way, no problems yet.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:07 am

I'd say it's more remarkable you have that much penzance lol.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you rub yours out?   Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:56 pm

Fold and stuff -- self explanatory, I guess. I use some of the crumbs to sprinkle on top to promote an even light. I've experimented with "fold side" down and "fold side" up configurations and don't see enough of a difference to make a clear choice. Use of the sprinkles helps give an even lighting surface in both cases.

Rub out -- I usually use a large ashtray as a base. I just roll the flake between my hands until I have a springy tobacco ball slightly smaller than the pipe bowl(a pot, generally). Then insert said tobacco ball into said pot bowl,  let it expand to fill the bowl, and then light 'er up. If I'm using a pipe with a tall, skinny bowl, I try to end up with a tall, skinny gob of tobacco and slide it into place. I try to rub out the tobacco only enough to match the pipe bowl, since this seems to produce best taste and cool burning. I stop the rubbing before it gets to the "ready rubbed" point. Using this method with a conical bowl can leave an air space at the bottom which seems to alleviate bitterness at the end.
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