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 Post subject: Maduro and Virgin Sun Grown wrappers
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:38 pm 
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I adore maduro wrappers. Does anyone here know how to make them?

I'm also big fan of of Virgin Sun Grown (VSG) wrappers which can be found on cigars like the Ashton Cabinet VSG, or the Fuente Opus X. What exactly makes it a VSG, and can we replicate that plant and process at home?

Thanks for any help!


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The simple way would be to add a thin coating of Molasses to you leaves once you have them dried. Not a true Maduro wrapper but it is done commercially like this.
Another way would be to steam the leaves at about 180*f for about 1 to 2 hours. You would need a big pot with a rack to keep them off the water. Be careful not to over cook them though or they will turn gey and poor tasting. The leaves should turn dark brown and have a mild flavor doing this.
To do it "old school" use only the leaves from the top 2/3 of the plant for a fuller flavor. Dry them in the sun to get more of a sugar content in the leaf from photosynthesis, and this brings out the desired oilyness in the leaf. Then ferment them in yer chamber at about 150*f until they turn the color you want. Darker leaves are generally milder.
It is not easy but it can be done.


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Interesting info Green Hornet.

Anyone have the lowdown on what exactly a Virgin Sun Grown wrapper is, and how to replicate it?


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 Post subject: Molasses
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:05 pm 
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Hey Green Hornet,
How do you apply the molasses..do you dillute it with water?
And then what do you do with the leaf after its coated??? :?:
Thanks!


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