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Subject: Pipes Digest #70 - December 14, 1991

		 Pipes Digest #70 - December 14, 1991


From: ???????????????????????? (Robert Whitehead)
Subject: Pre-packed pipes

John Kaczala writes, concerining my article about mixing pipes and cigars:

> You could treat the cigar as a pre-packed pipe.

I have often wondered if tobacco processors had ever considered
compressing a measured amount into a cylinder, then vacuum-sealing
the pouches.  This would allow you to simply take a "plug" (for lack
of a better word), drop it in your bowl, then cut it up and re-tamp
it with your favorite pipe tool.

Here are some questions I would ask:

1. Does vacuum-sealing tobacco cause the moisture to boil out,
leaving the tobacco dry?

2. Would there be problems with determining a standard size for the
plugs?  (Sounds like we're smoking Zoysia sod, folks....;-)

3. Would you want each individual plug sealed like so:

|--------------------------------------------------------------|
| ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  |
||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |
||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |||   | |
| ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  || ---  |
|      ||      ||      ||      ||      ||      ||      ||      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

4. Is anyone doing this?
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