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How to Prepare Cake Pipe Tobacco

    May 24th, 2011


By Bob Tate

Cake Pipe Tobacco

In this article I am going to show how to prepare cake pipe tobacco in the included video. But first I am going to explain a little bit about what cake tobacco is.

Cake is another form that tobacco blends sometimes come in. They are sometimes spelled with a ‘K’ such as Kake or Krumble Kake. Cakes are made similarly to plugs as they are both pressed to form the cake or plug. But unlike plug tobaccos that use large pieces of tobacco leaf which are layered and pressed together, cakes and crumble cakes use tobaccos that have already been cut and blended into a mixture. The mixture is then pressed into a cake.
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Mac Baren HH Highland Blend - Pipe Tobacco Review

    May 3rd, 2011


By Bob Tate

Mac Baren HH Highland Blend Tin

As some of you may already know, HH Highland Blend is based off of an old blend that Mac Baren used to produce called Highland Mixture. They tweaked and re-worked the recipe and re-named it HH Highland Blend. You can read more about it in Kevin’s article and review – New Mac Baren HH Highland Blend Exclusive Sneak Peek


The pouch aroma is smoky and sweet with a hint of tang. The sweetness stands out above the smokiness from the Latakia and there is a heavy smell of BBQ/BBQ sauce in the aroma. I sometimes notice this BBQ type of aroma and flavor in some blends with Latakia. It smells really nice. The moisture level is perfect for smoking without any drying time needed. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.
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