How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions??
|Subject: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:24 am|| |
OK Gents, I'm leaving myself wide open for a shot or two here so please excuse my ignorance!
RonA just sent over some Stokkebye Bullseye medallions, As we do not get such luxuries here I have never had the pleasure of smoking it.
So...... how do you prepare those pesky little circles for smoking???
What say you?????
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:09 am|| |
I share your curiousity. I'm a newbie to these too and haven't settled on any method.
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:47 am|| |
Two schools of thought here, For LBF & Escudo. Escudo ,having the same coin
appearance, slightly different recipe.
Most prefer the roll & Stuff, Just separate the coins [ sometimes they're stuck together
in the tin.] Then roll the coins into a loose tube then insert into bowl with a slght twisting motion like your screwing the tobacco in
Some do varying degrees of rubbing out as would be the practice with any other flake
|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:54 am|| |
Thanks for the advice Old Salt!!
Flakes I have smoked a lot of but was wondering about medallions as the baccy is rolled in layers, here having a wee bit of Black Cavendish in the center. I do most of the time roll & stuff flakes if they are thin enough and not to dry!
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:15 am|| |
Piet, LBF along with PS luxury twist flake have become 2 of my favorites, especially considering the reasonable price they sell for. For me, LTF definitely smokes best if you fold it (make sure the folded edge breaks so you get distinct broken strands of tobacco) then roll the doubled up flake into a roll and insert into the pipe. I try to leave it loose with lots of air space, don't stuff it.
For LBF, I usually start the same way, fold the coin in half and roll up as above. However, because it is a coin instead of a flake, folding does not expose as many broken ends, so after folding and rolling I will twist gently, causing the strands of tobacco to line up parallel with each other. Then I insert into the pipe bowl, again trying not to compress or stuff too much. Folding also places the little cavendish bullseye at the top so I get that flavor working early before the vaper kicks in.
Pipe does make a big difference with both of these, I find a narrow chamber with lots of wall thickness like a dublin is a good choice, I really feel that the thickness of the bowl walls hold extra heat, permitting the tobacco to release its goodness without needing to puff and get the tobacco itself too hot. Just my thinking on the subject, seems to work with a lot of the flakes I enjoy. Mike
|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:40 am|| |
Brilliant Hunter... thank you for the advice and taking time out to stop by!
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:19 pm|| |
The advice above is dead on (I simply ball them up and twist them in myself); the only thing I would emphasize is that one should be sure to leave a good sized 'air pocket' at the bottom of the bowl.
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:43 pm|| |
For me, after much trial and error, I found that breaking the rings up in little pinches seems to do the trick, and the cavendish gets mixed in with the rest. I was wondering if P.S. makes something like this with a bit more of the cavendish?
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:45 pm|| |
Piet, I fully rub them most of the time. It's just a matter of choice. I have never had much luck with the fold method. The baccy seems to burn uneven for me, so I usually just rub them, let them dry and light it.
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:58 pm|| |
I always rub out the coins... Flakes most of the time as well.
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:34 pm|| |
I usually fold them an twist them a little to break up the layers abit as i'm putting them in the bowl. Thru trial and error i found out that they burn better when the layers are slighlty broken up.
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|Subject: Re: How to smoke Stokkebye Bullseye Medallions?? Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:23 am|| |
odd piet, i rub them out, based on your advice (weird). but hey, i'm going to try this fold over method!
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