Hello to everyone on the forum,
The title of this thread pretty much explains the query i have. Oftentimes when I'm smoking, the tobacco 'crackles' with each draw. This seems to be more of a problem with smoking from clays than my briar. Is this a common phenomenon, or am I doing something wrong? I wondered if perhaps I wasn't packing thee bowl tightly enough...being new to the practice, I'll admit I'm a little wary of packing (I use the 'three pack method') my pipe too tight for fear of suffocating the embers,
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
On another note, do any other members design their own tobacco tins? I'm currently working on a Russian Orthodox saint image tin, painted onto an old renovated tin of my grandad's from his smoking days. Next up I hope to create a tin picturing a Japanese ghost....anyway just wondering if it was me who extended their hobby to such silly lengths.
Happy smoking, and nice to meet you all,