SPC University: How to Pack Flake Tobacco

Last time Jeremy showed us a few tricks for packing ribbon tobacco, but what about flakes? Well that's just what we'll be covering today, as Jeremy shares some of his personal methods of preparing flake tobacco.

Again a special thanks to Jeremy and Pete for another great video. Have any flake tricks of your own? Feel free to share them in the comments section below. Stay tuned for suggestions on how to prepare other cuts like crumble cakes, ropes, and plugs!

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    • Dmytro on January 30, 2015
    • A third method is to cut the flakes vertically with a knife on a board or scissors, personally I use a guillotine cigar cutter. Basically you're cutting the flake into a cube-cut. I prefer to cut three different sizes and gravity-fill the bowl in three layers, largest to smallest. It makes for a long and slow smouldering burn.

    • Todd Becker on June 23, 2016
    • The first time I smoked Peterson University Flake and thought I knew how to fold and stuff, I did a totally different way and it worked really well and I've been doing it since. I folded as if I was rolling up a carpet. The draw was easy, the flavor amazing. It took a little bit of being careful not to let the flake fall apart while folding it so many times. Since then I've been doing it the same with great results.

    • Blaine on June 11, 2020
    • First pipe I got was a gift from my father. A simple little thing Little apple bowl with a straight stem. Don't know where he got it. I was and still am into old sailing ships and he picked up a tin of navy flake. Showed me how to prep it, and I've been happy with it ever since.

    • Ocelot on May 16, 2021
    • After the first fold, try rubbing VERY gently across the direction of the strands to separate them a little, then insert as shown with a slight twist. This way you have many upright strands in the bowl, and the flake will stay lit better, IME.

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