Okay, all I know is the tobacco seed i grew is Amber Leaf which is a known UK brand of tobacco - i am not sure what this falls under regarding types.For long term storage, the tobacco should be either:
The duration needed to adequately age, under natural conditions, varies with the variety of tobacco and priming level. It can range from several months to several years. That's why a tobacco kiln is helpful--to dramatically shorten the aging process. For Virginia type tobaccos, you can go the primitive route, though the product from flue-curing is dramatically better.
- bone dry (easily crumbles to dust, and won't age at all)
- low case (just barely flexible, will slowly age at temp above 60°F)
Overall, I am looking to smoke my own as soon as possible but understand they need to age for a period of at least 3 months (correct me if this is incorrect info I have gathered)
I have harvested leaves as they become yellow, hanging them in my tent until they go completely yellow / brown and then am putting them in a vacuum bag (not sealed, just folded over a few times).
I would say they are medium case at the moment, based on everything I've said, am I doing the process correctly? Maybe I should let them dry to low case and put them back in the bag?