For years people have been smoking Plug tobacco. Once you get the hang of it, smoking Plug tobacco is quite simple, but preparing it is often intimidating. Much like many other types of tobacco, it must be prepared correctly, and of course broken down before being placed in the pipe. Plug tobacco is actually a large piece of tobacco that has been layered on top of each other, heated and pressed to form a block, otherwise known as a “plug.” Whether you’re a first time smoker, or looking to try out something new, plug tobacco is a great choice, as long as you do it right.
Preparing your tobacco
Before placing the tobacco into the pipe, it will have to be cut into pieces. With a sharp knife, begin slicing off smaller pieces, or carefully shaving off flakes. Depending on which method you choose, your next steps will be slightly different. If you decide to flake your tobacco, you can then choose from any of the methods we focused on in: “Smoking Flake Tobacco - What You Need To Know.” Whether you choose to roll it or fold it is up to you, as long as you’re careful in making sure the tobacco does not go over the rim of your pipe. Want to slice it? No problem. It may seem complicated, but it’s actually a breeze. Make sure to use a cutting tool with smooth edges, and to always slice your tobacco with the grain. This is important due to the layers within your tobacco. Each layer is a different type of tobacco, and going with the grain allows you to create an overall better texture. At the end of the process you’ll be left with the perfect combination of flavors, and a delicious blend.
The fun part - smoking your tobacco
Once you’ve completed all of the upfront work, you’ll then be able to load the flakes or slices into the pipe. Regardless of which method you’ve chosen to break down the plug, it is always best to be aware of how much you’re loading into the pipe at once. Putting too much tobacco into the pipe will ultimately give off less flavor, and may even be difficult to light.
Finding the perfect plug is not always an easy task, but definitely worth it. The layers are full of flavors that perfectly compliment one another, creating a blend that surely won't disappoint. Find the right Plug tobacco for you, and get started!