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A recent pipe-packing technique known as "The Frank Method" has grown in favor, presented at the 2004 Chicagoland Pipe Show. See the following links: [http://www.newyorkpipeclub.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=415823&module_id=37917 New York Pipe Club's presentation] or [http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze43wza/franck.html Jim Murray's site]. Here's a set of YouTube videos posted by Herr Frank demonstrating his pipe filling method [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJP0JaNRw6Q Frank Method].
 
A recent pipe-packing technique known as "The Frank Method" has grown in favor, presented at the 2004 Chicagoland Pipe Show. See the following links: [http://www.newyorkpipeclub.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=415823&module_id=37917 New York Pipe Club's presentation] or [http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze43wza/franck.html Jim Murray's site]. Here's a set of YouTube videos posted by Herr Frank demonstrating his pipe filling method [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJP0JaNRw6Q Frank Method].
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If you have whole-leaf tobacco in your home and you can't cut it in the traditional strip cut or don't have the patience for it, you may be using the Gripp filling method (Gripp derived from the name of its creator, Raylan Gripp ). The method consists of using whole tobacco leaves of your availability and removing the central veins. After that, cut the leaves to lengths so that, when inserted into the bowl of the tube, the equivalent of one and a half centimeters of leaves can be left out of the bowl of your tube. This surplus is very important to maintain because, if it is necessary to remove all tobacco from the bowl for possible adjustments, it can be done in a single movement. Add more than the thickness of the bowl of your tube so that there is minimal pressure on the tobacco so that it remains firmly inside the hole. Place the leaves parallel to each other and add to the bowl in the direction of the flow of air that will pass through the chamber. Heads up! The leaves should not be twisted but should be placed next to each other. Twisting may stop the flow of air in the chamber. If the tobacco has become loose, remove it, add a few more leaves the same size as the initials and put it back in the bowl. Test the flow. Being in the smoker's favor, with the help of scissors, make a cut close to the edge of the bowl. In this method it is not necessary to maintain a minimum space between the tobacco and the edge of the bowl as it will not expand upon receiving heat and, if it expands, it will not jump out of the bowl due to pressure. This method is interesting because it maintains the same air flow throughout the smoke, requiring few lighting and is also a good option for those who need to fill their pipe previously to be smoked on the street. The tutorial is available at @ pipe.university
    
=== Lighting your pipe ===
 
=== Lighting your pipe ===

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