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 Post subject: Aging of Tobacco??
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Hi, :?: from my readings about cigars and aging of the tobacco after all the curing/ferm process from what i can tell is still takes 3-5 years of {aging} min for avg sticks and 5-10+ years for the so-called great cigars.if this true any :wink: to spped up this aging process if not MAN i should of started this hobby years ago..lol

thks Randy


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 Post subject: Re: Aging of Tobacco??
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Hi Randy,
And welcome!

You can build a kiln and cut aging down to a month.
Go to search, upper right corner, and search kiln, and look for ideas on how to build one.
Search crockpot kiln for a start.
Good luck.

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Aging of Tobacco??
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:37 pm 
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Some tobaccos don't even need to be fermented, Most homegrowers will use a kiln to artificially ferment thier leaves although really a kiln is just "aging" your leaf at an accelerated rate this is simply a device wich will provide the proper conditions for the leaf to "sweat" or release alkaloids, ammonia and other unwanted chemicals that will add harsh or unpleasant flavour to your tobacco. Depending on what you are accustomed to and the variety of your plants there are 2 stages of the process you can consider your leaves finished at. 1 after color curing (some varieties are very mild and are smokable at this point) 2 after kilning (this will take about a month and will add to the aroma flavour and smoothness of your tobacco but is not always necesary). After kilning you can roll your cigars and age them to improve flavour further but I always suggest that you try smoking your leaves (small amounts to not waste) at different stages in the process. If you are striving to create the highest quality product possible, then aging is suggested but the amount of time is up to you, if you let your cigars sit in a humidor and after a month you try them and love them then why wait? Although you should set a certain amount aside for longer term aging and see how the flavour progreses.


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 Post subject: Re: Aging of Tobacco??
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:19 am 
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Yup.

What NP said is a good course to follow.

Best
rc


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 Post subject: Re: Aging of Tobacco??
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:54 am 
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thks all for info. Randy


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