Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We want to thank you for listening and being one of our loyal 15,000 weekly fans. Your host is Brian Levine and in tonight’s “Pipe Parts” segment, the topic is Flake Tobaccos. Brian will talk about the origin and make-up of flakes, along with tips on different ways to pack, rub out, or not to rub out flakes. Our featured guest is Ronni Bikacsan. “Ronni B” is the go-to guy if you want to pimp your pipe. He specializes in customizing pipes to make them better and is a wealth of intriguing information about pipes. So get ready to get “pipe geeky”. We’ve got some great upbeat music, my personal favorite rant so far, and it’s somebody’s birthday again this week, so get ready to sing Happy Birthday with us.
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Ronni B of NightOwl PipeWorks
To go along with the discussion on flake tobaccos, here’s a piece by Bob Tate that includes 4-videos on different ways to prepare flakes – Flake Pipe Tobacco Preparation.
Here is a photo from the former Orlik (Now STG) Tobacco Factory where you can see the pressing of flake tobacco that Brian talks about.
This is about 2 – 2.5 feet high.