I've smoked about 2oz of Chatham Manor now and it's okay. I didn't get any burn but I did dry it out to about 50% of how it arrived. The key to this blend for me is a bit of dry time, a gentle pack and a very slow cadence.
First smoke in this Brigham 5 dot from somewhere between 1980 and approx 2000 according to Charles Lemon. Charles is the authority on all things Brigham. I am smoking some rubbed out Rattray Wallace Flake. Drinking some coffee and a glass of water while watching the Chiefs vs the Broncos
That sucks. I came across an old tin of Germain brown flake a while ago. The seal had popped and it was very dry. I rehydrated with a Boveda 72. The flakes came back decently and smell of sweet molasses. I haven't smoked any yet but I will soon.