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I used to smoke a lot of tobacco (in Europa smoking is still in fashion), but I could never reach satisfaction with it, and my lungs said, please stop, so I did. when smoking a joint though, I still like to mix in, a tiny amount of the former. when running out of store baccy, I added my home grown tobacco. it seemed to satisfy me far more, and I even used far less, than when using rollie baccy… now, I remember something similar happened when using tobacco, that had a native American on the package. so what is realy going on here, I ask you? as well, I had experiences with chop chop, but most of the time, and that even from different sources, the product was inferior, often even smelling awfull. some rumors say, commercial baccy has been treated with chemicals to make them more addictive! I don't know, but it certainly gets treated with chemicals that ought to make it, burn more evenly... I guess the way, tobacco is cured, is similar to curing other herbs, even if they get absorbed other ways than smoking. the nutshell: harvest leaves, dry as slowly as possible, without light (green tea is an exemption). when almost dry seal herb into a container, or plastic bag, so the herb stays soft. if too dry already, add moisture in form of water, to the sealed space, checking the contents once a day. after 2-3 days, the once crumbly, harsh and too fast burning herb will be soft and moist again, and now provide a quality smoke. the water can be added, by using a fine mister, directly onto the tobacco, or like with a humidor, in a small container which is contained inside the humidor. what is your drift regarding curing?