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@Muggs : Could you be more explicit ?

Are you talking about color curing ? Did you find a reaaaaaaally fast way of color curing your leaves ? :rolleyes:
Or are you talking about something else ?
 

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Will speed curing :oops:.but it sure smokes good.i see :alien: leaves.
I wouldnt do a hole batch that way.but for a instant smoke does the job:geek:
 
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I have used a microwave to dry out tobacco. It works really fast. 7 to 10 seconds at a time, pull it out, and stir it to let the steam out, repeat. I have had suspicion that it was somehow changing the tobacco. This is probably something like toasting.
 

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Will speed curing. but it sure smokes good. i see :alien: leaves.
What variety of leaf are you talking about? Is it green? Is it already color-cured?

A microwave excites the water molecules, so I would expect something of an uneven Cavendish effect. Nothing about the process relates to curing.

Bob
 

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@Muggs : Could you be more explicit ?

Are you talking about color curing ? Did you find a reaaaaaaally fast way of color curing your leaves ? :rolleyes:
Or are you talking about something else ?
I mean when you put the Baccer in the Microwave it has to be wet not sopping.DO NOT PUT THE MID RIB IN THE MICROWAVE.just the leave.an nuke the leaf until
I have used a microwave to dry out tobacco. It works really fast. 7 to 10 seconds at a time, pull it out, and stir it to let the steam out, repeat. I have had suspicion that it was somehow changing the tobacco. This is probably something like toasting.
I have tried cured Burley In the Microwave,didnt help it at all.
 

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What variety of leaf are you talking about? Is it green? Is it already color-cured?

A microwave excites the water molecules, so I would expect something of an uneven Cavendish effect. Nothing about the process relates to curing.

Bob
I used the top leaf off a Gold Leaf.which is a Virginia.tried burley that didnt help that.
 

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Will I misted that Golden Leaf tobacco
With Vodka an Vanilla, the imitation vanilla has propylene glycol in it.its been sitting for a little over all month.
An it turned out to be a nice Smoke.
 

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I just tried this with some "mud cured" leaves off the bottom of my plants (Virginia Gold). They were cured to a uniform light yellow on the ground.

Man it was a good tasting smoke! Im amazed, so much better then any commercial cigarette and my first taste of home grown tobacco! If just microwaved sand lugs are this good I cant wait till I harvest and get a bit of age on my crop. Will defenitely toast a portion of my harvest when its ready as I believe that should get a resemblance to the microwaved stuff, probably better.
 

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You know,I have had this Golden Virginia tobacco sitting in a box for three months.
Have only misted it with water here an there.
I tried some yesterday an man was that a good smoke.now I have had GV in a Mason Jar for 1 months an it has that bitter after taste
? Why did just letting the GV sit in a box, do better than my attempt to ferment it
 

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Maybe the leaf in the box has not been subjected to experimental casings and cookings. So it aged using its own enzymes. The other stuff...who knows?

Bob
 

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You know,I have had this Golden Virginia tobacco sitting in a box for three months.
Have only misted it with water here an there.
I tried some yesterday an man was that a good smoke.now I have had GV in a Mason Jar for 1 months an it has that bitter after taste
? Why did just letting the GV sit in a box, do better than my attempt to ferment it
Interesting I have a mason jar of colour cured leaf in the top of my hot water cylinder cupboard that I was trying out as an experiment, again just yellowed bottom leaves that I have air cured to brown and chucked in the jar, the currently smell like raisins and bleach which I guess is the ammonia, I plan on trying them when the smell of typical tobacco starts to come through.
 

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Interesting I have a mason jar of colour cured leaf in the top of my hot water cylinder cupboard that I was trying out as an experiment, again just yellowed bottom leaves that I have air cured to brown and chucked in the jar, the currently smell like raisins and bleach which I guess is the ammonia, I plan on trying them when the smell of typical tobacco starts to come through.
It does seem to Ferment faster.i just pulled some out to try it,will it's no Marlboro.but it'll do.this has only been in the Mason for a week.
 

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Seems to me,just letting the tobacco just age over time is the best.
I'm always trying to learn how to do things when there's no utilities
But as I have said I think just let the tobacco sit for 3 maybe 6 mths then ferment it for another 2 mth will do for me.
 
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