I’ve been getting too many bad draws lately: light, airy, flimsy, unsatisfying. I ascribe them to poor bowl building, perhaps tamping pinches that are too large. I’ve started using much smaller pinches and being careful to tamp lightly but progressively more firmly as I build the bowl toward the top. This seems to be helping me to get more pleasant, full but light draws. Looks like I may need to go back to basics and start over…
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Post by cigrmaster on Jul 10, 2022 12:21:50 GMT -5
I use the 3 step fill system. After I will it a couple of times, I the check the draw each time before I light up. sometimes I need to add more tobacco, other times I will n have to run a pipe filter into the bottom of the bowl to loosen things up. I am always looking a bit of resistance as any bowl that is too loose, smokes hot and looses flavor for me.