- Apr 12, 2021
- Ravenna, Ohio
After talking to my dad about his tobacco curing techniques I am slightly confused about curing vs. drying now. I guess I am most confused about where curing ends and drying begins or are they happening at the same time? My dad says that curing and drying are two different processes and after leaves are completely cured (he cures his in stacks wrapped in burlap) you are then just drying them. So how do I know when leaves are completely cured because even his tobacco doesn't always cure to the same color every season so it can't only be based on color. Does a leaf need to be drying to also be curing or can a leaf be curing while gaining moisture?