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 Post subject: Unripe Leaves
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Had another storm 2 days ago, lots of leaves on the ground. I've hanged them, but know some will cure green, will the green affect the taste, and will the green go less with fermentation?

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 Post subject: Re: Unripe Leaves
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:06 am 
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try putting them in a pile for a few days until they begin to brown a little... then hang them up in suitable humidity to cure.

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 Post subject: Re: Unripe Leaves
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be patient you just can't rush tobacco.


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 Post subject: Re: Unripe Leaves
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:52 am 
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Keep them from drying out too fast and they will probably cure out fine. A few flecks of green here and there won't affect how it smokes. Pile curing works well, but keep a close eye on the piles. Check and turn them every day. It's very easy to turn your leaf into compost if you are not diligent with pile curing.

I got some Aztec seeds off to you in the mail a week or so ago. Hopefully you will get them soon. I tossed in a few other varieties you might enjoy too. :)


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