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 Post subject: Enzymes and too high temperatures in kiln
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:29 am 
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Hey folks,
I just put a load into my kiln (smokehouse) this morning in three separate glass apothecary jars. I use them to easier manage the humidity then I pull the leaf out to breathe every day or two for a bit to vent the nasty stuff. It's worked well in the past so I'm sticking with it.

I was getting my temps set and got distracted and came back and each jar was hovering around 150 degrees. I would guess they probably sat there for an hour and a half at the most at that temp. I took all the leaf out and aired it out and misted it down to cool it.

Does anyone know if enzymes, specifically oxidase, denature the instant it hits that denaturization temp or does it take a while? I'm just really hoping I didn't kill my ferment. I got my temps stabilized in the 115 or so range so we'll see what a few weeks does to the leaf. I know all is not lost but I am hoping I didn't ruin the oxidase ferment.

Thanks everyone. I somehow manage to keep learning what not to do! :x


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 Post subject: Re: Enzymes and too high temperatures in kiln
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:56 pm 
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This might have an answer for you...

http://www.irjabs.com/files_site/paperl ... 173322.pdf

or cited works may have further information.

Good luck
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 Post subject: Re: Enzymes and too high temperatures in kiln
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:20 pm 
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Whew. Looks like I might be ok if the science transfers to tobacco. I'll post results for posterity's sake in case someone else runs into this problem.

Thanks RC!


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 Post subject: Re: Enzymes and too high temperatures in kiln
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:27 am 
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Interesting article! Really rewarding to actually understand the chemistry in the leaf and what is happening. Printed and put in my baccy folder.

Hope your leaves are okay, according to the article seems like 55 c is the peak of enzyme activity and then slowly decrease if you go above. If i understood it right.


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