I think I can spare a little. The wife is outside doing her chores I can use the oven when she ain't around. How long 20 min?BT, you are so close. Maybe try "toasting" a sample of your flue cured at the higher finishing temp supposed to produce "red" and see if it changes color & flavor.
Maybe 175-180 deg.
Somehow we will figure this out. My the force be with us.I just finished making some Virginia Red. I put some of Don's Brightleaf into the kiln and let it run for 6 hours at 190 degrees F. I'll have to dig out some of Don's Red that I have in storage. For now, it looks just like Virginia Red. Tomorrow I'll shred it and smoke it.
Or perhaps from the #2 post in this thread?I've read so much during the past couple of weeks, that much is a blur, but I do seem to remember information about bringing the temps over that 165F...Dah, found it, here: