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 Post subject: Out of the kiln
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:28 pm 
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I just pulled my tobacco out of the kiln. It's been 8 weeks and it still tastes a little green. I would like to age it for awhile to help mellow it out.

I will be making pipe tobacco. Should I age it in bricks or can I remove the mid rib and box it?


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 Post subject: Re: Out of the kiln
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:12 pm 
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<<First year grower alert!>>

:lol:
I AM a first year grower.. :)

In MY opinion, if you decide the leaf is still a bit green, I would let that leaf remain intact, and allow it to go in and out of case by storing it in a brown paper bag(s) OUTSIDE where it is protected from rain, but will get plenty of high moisture levels overnight and dropping in moisture levels during the day.

If still greenish, it has not yet stabilized, so keep an eye on it for development of mold. At least every other day you should inspect the CENTER of the mass to check. IF you see mold begin to develop, shuffle the pile well, and air it out in a dry place. After a few days, return to the varying humidity levels.

Time is your friend.

Good luck !
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 Post subject: Re: Out of the kiln
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:51 pm 
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I've already pulled the midrib off some of the tobacco, the leaves were to big to get inside the box. I'm going to let them sit for a few months and try them again. The Kiln helped out a ton but it's not quite there. The burly has just a hit of green taste. I'm going to press some and stove it to see what happens.

First year thoughts:
I primed to early
I used to much nitrogen


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 Post subject: Re: Out of the kiln
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:17 pm 
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:lol:

ALL the senior members used to tell me.... PATIENCE PATIENCE PATIENCE :)

You'll see.... :)
rc


I think stripping before the appropriate time might cause some kind of destructo monster reaction within the leaf and shredding prematurely might actually cause it to age poorly, if done too early.

And I have NO facts to support that theory.

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