Re: Packing techniques for different tobaccos?
I pack Tangeirs very hard. Not quite pushing down on it as hard as I can, but close.
With Nakhla, I also pack fairly tight. It smokes a lot better. Much like the concept of packing Tangiers down harder, it helps to reduce harshness and increase flavor.
AF, I shake the tub up and more or less pack it as is when I toss it in the bowl. I do pack it down a little bit so its a little under the rim.