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 Post subject: best temps. and humidity levels for storing tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:58 pm 
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I am going to store my ready to smoke in small burlap bags from uline, and was wondering what the best temps., RH levels should be in order for my stock to keep. I wanted to go with the burlap because I want the tobacco to breath, and not have to worry about opening/closing a zip-lock type bag all the time to re-moisturize, as I figure I will have around 100+ lbs. or so in storage.
My basement stays at around 72 deg. and 30-60% humidity, will that work?


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 Post subject: Re: best temps. and humidity levels for storing tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:10 pm 
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Rich

How many plants did you grow ??


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 Post subject: Re: best temps. and humidity levels for storing tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:12 pm 
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Lonnie,
Got about 250 all together. Got 100+ harvested hangin in the barn, still waitin on the next set to get there...

Did you get all yours in yet?


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 Post subject: Re: best temps. and humidity levels for storing tobacco
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:06 pm 
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I probably have around 3000 harvested so far . I figure I'm still needing to harvest 40% by numbers though . Still have about 2500 to hang but about 2000 of them should make most my weight . I have the turkish and most of the Havana harvested .

The turkish and havana are small producers compared to a Virginia Gold or a burley . With luck I'll be done very soon . I just rented another barn and need to get the frame work built in it to hang from . That will take me a few days the way I'm doing things . I'm cutting poles and saving lots of cash not making / buying lumber to do this with . It sure going slow though dragging it out of the woods the hard way lol

After I get my frame work built the actual harvesting will go fast . Just a few days after I get started cutting and she should be completed .

Not sure just what strains you grew but if you get 100 pounds from 250 plants I want some seeds :wink: It sure takes a lot of tobacco to make 100 pounds . Back about 30 years ago when I grew my first crop I just knew I had 800 pounds of the stuff . lol only had 1200 plants I think . Ended up with right at 400 pounds and that wasn't bad at all it averaged 4 ounce per plant or 2000 pounds to the acre .

Anyhow I hope your underestimating things and have 200 pounds . Just dont be too dissapointed if you have closer to 55 pounds of baccy . That would be closer to a 4 ounce per plant average and thats quite good actually .


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