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PaulT
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I like to air my tobacco before loading up. Whatever form that comes in plug, flake or ribbon. I use a bamboo tray for the job. What do you use? Or maybe you don't air dry your tobacco before smoking!

 

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Ted
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Nice tray, I use an insurance advertisement shown in this thread:

https://www.tobaccoreviews.com/community/tobacco-talk/letting-it-dry/#post-4487

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PaulT
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🤣🤣 I'm thinking I've over purchased on my tray......🤣🤣 

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lol. I just quit using all of my rigid trays because of the difficulty in getting the tobacco from the tray into the pipe, especially those final small bits I like to put on top. Initially, I would dump the tobacco on to paper from the tray, then fill the bowl from the paper that I could bend. After a while, I just went straight to the paper. 

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Plus that insurance advertisement is printed on some quality paper, I think it’s been four years now and it’s holding up great! 😃

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PaulT
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Well, if you ever lose any small pieces from the insurance paper, you could make a claim 🤣🤣

I do plan to demmel a corner of the tray down to assist in clearing those bits away.

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nach0
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I don't think so. When cutting plugs or ropes the one you have is the best. 

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Joseph
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Nice tray! Opening up a corner would make that perfect.

I have a matching pair of stacking, home-made walnut “trays” that fit perfectly atop the cigar box that holds pipe related stuff on my tobacco shelf.

…just short scraps left over from woodworking projects, sanded and sealed with butcher block conditioner.

The top one holds my current rotation of pipes on hand. The second one is used as a cutting & drying board for bar- and cake-cut tobaccos - and for “glamour shots” on this forum. 🤣

The main thing they do is make it easy to lift my pipes out of the way when opening the cigar box. 😬

Trays aside, my tobacco always lands on a square of dry wax-paper to be weighed on a gram scale, and logged in my Pipe Smoking Journal. So, that’s usually where it sits while airing. And, I find them ideal for loading bowls from.

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PaulT
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Very nice, setup. Love Walnut.

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Relight
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Joseph, I truly think this is awesome. Weighing and logging. That's mad game right there. But I just can't imagine... me... trying to... nope no way. 

I obsess in different ways though. I'm still building a pipe rack in my head, despite the wild success of the door. 

Salute, amigo.🫡

 

 

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Relight
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I usually use a half sheet paper towel. 

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Rene12
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I use the cover of whatever book I am reading. I do have a small wooden cheese board with knife to prepare plugs, they just dry on the board.

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pipozzo volante
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For some time I wondered if I could find an old silver tray and prepare my pipe like an english lord, while sipping tea and listening to Schubert.

For now it's an A4 paper sheet, and it's quite a good moisture hunter, maybe better than silver? I don't know...

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