I'm new and trying to learn this.
I've tried two packing methods, the one where you do 3 stages and progressive tamp harder, and the frank method.
I have trouble keeping my pipe lit with both methods. the 3 stage method I can't even keep it lit more than a couple puffs, and with the frank method I can keep it lit until I burn thru the top layer, and then the bottom 3/4 of a bowl I have to constantly relight.
am I packing too softly?
any advice would be greatly appreciated!