In my noob sample trade I received a nice selection of flakes, and despite the fact that I burned through a lot of them trying to figure out how to get them to smoke well, I have really enjoyed them. I've tried Orlik Golden Sliced, Stokkebye Lux Navy, and SG Best brown and 1792. I am going to be picking myself up some tins of my own of these for sure but I was looking for some recommendations on some fuller/stronger flakes to try. I have difficulty with light flavors, so tend to gravitate to heavier hitting tobaccos I have noticed.
Any flake tips you all have to give? Do ropes have similar slow burning qualities as flakes do?
I only have a few cobs at the moment, and have been contemplating getting a first briar. I've read that a good flake pipe has a smaller (relative) bowl and tapered bottom. Is this something to seriously consider for the flake interested piper?
If any of you would be interested in a tin-for-samples exchange send me a message and we can work something out.