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hell yeah , the smoke companies spray a shitload of additives on it , home grown is heaps better , and the smoke feels different feels like your hardly smoking at all . people in the old ages have been smoking for hundreds of years and none of them ever got lung cancers , only the manufactured big company made tobacco is deadly because of all the deadly additives they spray them with .
It’s such a pretty plant it’s a shame that its such a killer .
Darn it, I hope I have not missed my tobacco up.I just cut the whole stalk and hung it up in a barn.the problem I’m having is lack of moisture.Some of my leaves have brownish to yellowish splotch on them. these are the leaves on the outside of the stalk.the inside one are still green.I’m thinking Now of removing the one on the stalk that have turned yellowish and placing them in a bag of some kind
this video was posted on oct 9 how is it oct 10 in the video
Im growing tobacco for the first time. Just got an idea. How about using barbed wire to hang the leafs on those small spikes? Do you think that would work?
A kiln is not required, it is just to speed up the process. You can just hang to color and leave them hang until the smell gets a little sweet.
as compared to cigerettes? or normal packet tobbaco. The later is worse becacuse its mixed with different chemicals
is it safer to smoke home-made tobacco?
what temperature does the kilm need to be and how long does the tobaco need to be in for
Well now…I just found your vids, and realized that an Egg Incubator would work for a dehydrator. Obviously, they are used for eggs, but much like a microwave full of popcorn…you just add a bowl of water to keep the humidity right (and monitor often to get the fine tuning just right). I have seen many a home-made egg incubator hatch out just fine that way.
y dont you hang in bales it saves heaps of space compared to what you are doing i just git about 150+ leaves up last night (big garden) and the bales are 2 inch thick i tie them together just by wrapping some garden tie around them and then tieing it off then hang by that off the beams in my shed that would save you time mucking around with paper clips next time i couldnt imagine doing that to a few hundred leaves
But when we are drying baccy.we dont want any moisture?
I have smoke baccy with out it being fermented and YUK. has a nasty taste
A food dehydrator will not work for tobacco. High humidity is key in the process. Here in the south I don’t really have to worry about it since it’s hot as hell with humidity far over 70%. If you stick leaves in a food dehydrator all you’re going to produce is dry snuff.
awesome idea with the paperclips.
When ever i have dried my leaves, they have gone green —> yellow—–>brown, but once brown, they are like crisps (chips). They crackle and are brittle. How do you colour cure but keep pliability?
I have put a slice or two of apple in to add moisture but have not cured that yet. Perhaps a moist rag on intake and a lot of experimenting could help. Thanks for the video’s
@STEVEDIGIBOYtv, Thank you for adding your comment. I had not thought of using a food dehydrator, but it might actually work. The only concern I would have is that it would severely dry out the tobacco, and it is critically important to maintain a humidity of 70 percent at all times – along with the 120-130 F temperature – or it will not come out well. However, if the food dehydrator is modified to accommodate that, it’s an excellent idea.
Food dehydrators maintain 125f – 150f for curing.
+ What are some essential things I should look out for or just do t oget some decent tobacco? Can you give me some tips & tricks?
greetings from germany ;P
Hello! I am planting tobacco for the first time, and I have a question.. what is a kilm?
Good luck, hope everything goes well.
rib/stem of the leaf, they can be stored until you’re kiln is ready, if you’re still building it. (You don’t have to store them – but many kilns are too small to place ALL of your leaves in at once, so you may have to set some of them aside until the first batch is finished in the kiln) Plans for building a kiln can be found online if you search for”how to build tobacco kiln.” I’ve also found howtogrowtobacco(dot)com to be a good resource for TONS of detailed info on everything.
And that is how you will know the process is complete. Be sure to regularly monitor your leaves while they’re in the kiln, and make any necessary adjustments to keep the temperature and humidity ideal. When color curing the leaves (as seen in my video), you want to have good air circulation to make sure no mold develops, and that the leaves are separated enough to keep from touching until they are well on their way to being brown. Once they are COMPLETELY dry, including the center
Kiln curing involves placing the leaves in a carefully controlled environment – generally about 125 degrees Farenheit and 70 percent humidity – for 3 to 4 weeks, or for whatever amount of time you discover is best for your own personal crop. During the first week or two, the smell will be very poor… but this is just part of the process. (You have to be patient) By the end, when the leaves are ready to be taken out, they will have the sweet smell of an old fashioned walk-in humidor
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