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 Post subject: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:08 am 
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Hi guys, i have problem,, my tobacco is very strong and pungent... :oops:
Do you know some way how make my tobacco better , weaker ??? I have virginia, and havana tobacco.


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:34 am 
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Maybe boiling it a little bit in water? Anybody have tried this before?


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:13 am 
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nickairsoft,
If you can provide some details of your curing methods, the age of the tobacco, the stalk position of the leaf, and whether or not you have kilned the leaf, that would help in advising you about the strong tobacco.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:49 am 
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aging and or curing will do wonders... a month in a curing chamber will really tame it down. A year in storage will do the same. Patience is necessary
The Doctor


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:28 pm 
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Gosh that sounds like a bad idea, twisted! 8-O

...IMO, both Virginia and Havana should be on the mild side, as baccy goes...

I would suspect age will be your friend. :-)

Allow the leaf to come in and out of case while it is stored, might be my suggestion.

But more information really is needed to give advice.

Best
rc


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:05 pm 
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I'll cast another vote for aging. I age all my tobacco in either a humidor or cedar chest. I've purchased cigars that I thought were terrible when smoked - harsh, bitter, etc - after a year int he humidor, they are smooth and rich. Some tobacco farmers age their leaves for more than 4 years!


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:42 pm 
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I agree Oldsouth.
I've even seen whole leaf for sale that was 18 years old!
Way too long for me wait!
But I would to see what it taste like.
Like a fine wine.


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:41 pm 
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rustycase wrote:
Gosh that sounds like a bad idea, twisted! 8-O

I think so also. :oops:
More info needed....


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:54 pm 
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I found this: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2325


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:13 am 
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Toasting it might help some.

bw


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:17 am 
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rustycase wrote:
Gosh that sounds like a bad idea, twisted! 8-O

...IMO, both Virginia and Havana should be on the mild side, as baccy goes...

I would suspect age will be your friend. :-)

Allow the leaf to come in and out of case while it is stored, might be my suggestion.

But more information really is needed to give advice.

Best
rc



I'm going with RC. I think if you boil your leaf all you're going to be left with is a poor quality paper.


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:36 am 
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Twisted.... boiling the tobacco will extract the nicotine from the tobacco....


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:56 am 
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MaManus wrote:
Twisted.... boiling the tobacco will extract the nicotine from the tobacco....


I know but maybe not all the nico. Some may left.


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Tobacco is surprisingly durable. It usually stands up well to boiling, steaming, pressure cooking, etc. What you will be left with is very dark, very mild, fairly flavorless tobacco.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Too strong tobacco
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My first crop (Virginia), has been hanging in the garage going on 2 years now. I found there is still way too much nicotine to be smokable so I tried submerging some in boiled water for about 15 minutes. After hanging/drying overnight I found it to be quite acceptable to smoke although I think it could lose some more nicotine, so I'll probably do the same thing again with that leaf.
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