Blending and Conditioning
When we receive the leaf tobacco it is very dry and fragile. In order to make the tobacco supple enough for handling the tobacco is moistened in rotating cylinders where the tobacco is slowly and gently carried through water and steam. Before conditioning the individual tobacco grades are weighed out according to Peter Stokkebye's own recipes. Burley tobacco undergoes a special process called casing before it is mixed with the Virginia and Oriental tobaccos. The casing is made of liquorice, cocoa, maple syrup and chocolate; these substances are boiled in water and then added to the tobacco.
|Item||Measurement||Replacement For||Reason for replacement||Reason for use|
|Cocoa power||13.4 tablespoons||Cocoa and chocolate||Easier over all process||Add very light flavor, reduce harshness|
|licorice extract||1 teaspoon||Licorice Granules||Easier to obtain||Add flavor, reduce ammonia flavor|
|honey||5 tablespoons||Invert Syrup||Easier to obtain||preserves,flavors, helps deliver nicotine|
|Corn syrup||10 tablespoons||preserves|
|Glycerine USP||10 tablespoons||preserves, seems to aid in burning|
|Table Salt||1/2 teaspoon||Sodium Benzoate||Possible Carcinogen (FDA)||preserves|
|Purified Water||15 tablespoons||“water”||Clear of hard water chemical||helps spread mixture onto leaf|
I have used glycerine as a preservative in flowers before. I dry the flowers then soak them in glycerine then hang dry. it seems to keep scent and color longer. I can see where it eoukd be used in cigarette tobacco though, if it would keep the proper humidity longer in the tobbaco in the cigarette.I'm not absolutely certain but I remember from somewhere that glycerin is a humectent that is "keeps the tobacco moist longer". I don't remember it as a preservative.
Did some research and Glycerine is counted as a humectent as well as a preservative, could catch on that John. I guess our assumptions were both correct!I'm not absolutely certain but I remember from somewhere that glycerin is a humectent that is "keeps the tobacco moist longer". I don't remember it as a preservative.