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How to make strong tobacco more mild and smooth

Michael Zarnott

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Well...after tasting this batch using 4% citric acid casing today vs yesterday. It is terribly salty. Like eating salt from the shaker salty. I did more research and this does indeed happen Back to the drawing board. Malic acid arriving tomorrow. Lower concentrations and smaller batches are definitely in order.
 

burge

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You don't need casing. Sweating the tobacco works leaving it in the bags work and hand pressing it. I had emailed Don on one tobacco 3 years ago it was horrible bitter and said let me wait a month to see left it pressed in the tub went back to it tasted much better. My heat source was the radiator but it on that got it heated up a bit and totally changed the flavor of the leaf and it was really good. I want the taste of real tobacco.
 

Zoogbomb

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You don't need casing. Sweating the tobacco works leaving it in the bags work and hand pressing it. I had emailed Don on one tobacco 3 years ago it was horrible bitter and said let me wait a month to see left it pressed in the tub went back to it tasted much better. My heat source was the radiator but it on that got it heated up a bit and totally changed the flavor of the leaf and it was really good. I want the taste of real tobacco.
I will try that in the method in the future ...but have not had pleasure of being able to wait for months to smoke it yet. ;D
I do notice that it does taste much different after casing with WLT casing. I like the taste better after casing.
Sounds like you can cure many baccy ills with time and heat. The pressure part of sweating is a new one for me..but i have seen the pipe guys use extreme pressure for some of their product.
 

burge

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Well order lots in the sale it doesn't go bad. The first order and I still will use my plastic cig tub and leave it in the car on a hot day when I go fishing or camping the tobacco tastes even better. Again take advantage of this sale as it is a once a year only. If you go over what you smoke no need to worry it will not go bad.
 
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