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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?
This question came up in discussion and I realised that I have absolutely no idea how tobacco has been cured traditionally, or if it even was. My research hasn't turned up much except variations on modern curing techniques. Does anyone know how it is/was done? I've read of tobacco being used in aya ceremonies and so on - but always about how it is used, never about how it was prepared. Someone told me that some South American people dry the leaves in the smoke over an open fire, which sounds like it would make an interesting product, and I read that other countries just dry them out in the sun, but these methods seem very different from modern commercial curing which needs high humidity and a long aging period. I suppose I'm wondering if the idea of slow-fermented tasty tobacco is relatively modern, or if there are traditional equivalents?
Hi all, Im wondering if anyone has any Nicotiana tabacum seeds or any other species available. I will pay cash or I have a San Pedro Cutting growing nicely for a swap if anyones interested. Im in gold coast hinterland. Let me know.