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    Re: "Containerless" Pressing of Pipe Tobacco

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    It looks pretty wet. Water might be risky.
    Risky in what way?

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    Re: "Containerless" Pressing of Pipe Tobacco

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    Risky in what way?

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    Mold, no? Or is it not as moist as the photos make it appear?
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    Re: "Containerless" Pressing of Pipe Tobacco

    The booze would definitely add a flavor.

    Good luck with your experiment.

    Wes H.

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    Re: "Containerless" Pressing of Pipe Tobacco

    The water is being squeezed out. The plug will be under pressure for the duration. I believe that all plug and press cake are made with wet tobacco, though usually with more toxic components.

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    Re: "Containerless" Pressing of Pipe Tobacco

    How does this process differ from making perique? Is it just less pressure?
    Quote Originally Posted by deluxestogie View Post
    The water is being squeezed out. The plug will be under pressure for the duration. I believe that all plug and press cake are made with wet tobacco, though usually with more toxic components.

    Bob

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    Re: "Containerless" Pressing of Pipe Tobacco

    Perique requires a minimum of about 3 months, at around 35 psi, and is maintained beneath a liquid seal. The Pichia anomala growth, which gives it its fruity aroma, depends on extremely high osmolarity in the liquid.

    But I suspect that the "fruitiness" of press cake and plug may depend on a similar process (and maybe the same organism), though not carried out to its endpoint. The resulting product usually does not have the notably higher pH that Perique shows.

    It sounds like I know what I'm talking about here, but I'm really just offering my best guess, based on limited data and a limited experience with pressing plug and press cake.

    Bob

    EDIT: I'll add that the pressure used in Perique (10 times higher than what I'm using here) guarantees that the laminar cells are disrupted. At 3.5 psi, that seems much less likely.

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