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DRY TOBACCO

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by wobble, Sep 26, 2012.

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  1. wobble

    wobble Member

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    Hi need some advice on how to moist my tobacco, got it in Malta the other day and its a bit dry. Got it in the fridge in a air tight bag with a couple if bits if orange peel. is this ok or any better ideas ?. :old:
     
  2. Rewster66

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    If I need to moisten tobacco, I just put it in a bowl covered with a moist paper towel until the tobacco reaches the desired moisture level.

    I don't know about the orange peel. :confused:
     
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  3. OldSouled65

    OldSouled65 Active Member

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    It might make the tobacco taste good :D

    But in all honesty, just do the paper towel over your bowl of tobacco thing.
     
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  4. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    The orange peel trick only works with the OTHER stuff. Do the thing with the paper towel.
     
  5. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    Back in the day (as old guys have a tendency to say...) using orange peels or an apple slice was a common way to try to deal with dry tobacco. I tend to think now the paper towel method is the way to go. Simple. Cheap. Available. There's also the moisture buttons, but I haven't ever used one so I'll have to defer on them to someone else.
     
  6. Rodfather

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    Fruit peels can mold and ruin your baccy.
     
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  7. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    We mostly used apple slices. Never left them in the tobacco for long, and never had a mold problem. (But, I'm not endorsing them -- still like the damp paper towel nowadays.)
     
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  8. N3M0

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    I recently reinvigorated some dried out Sweet Killarney with this method. Glass bowl and a damp paper towel overnight did the trick. Make sure every few waking hours to give it a stir in order to ensure optimum moistness
     
  9. Stonewall

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    I had a friend do this with apple slices. Ruined a whole tin of tobacco. Melisa from CupOJoes spoke with me not long ago regarding a tin of tobacco I purchased from them that was a little too dry, IMO. Their tobacconist recommended the same thing the guys are suggesting here. Moist paper towel over a shallow bowl, the towl not making actual contact with the tobacco. Repeat if necessary.
     
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  10. conroygc

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    I've tried the moisture buttons, or mini humidifying disks. The paper towel works just as well, IMO.
     
  11. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    I do the same thing but use a wash cloth. Also..............ONLY USE DISTILLED WATER!!!
     
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  12. Capt

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    Take it out of the fridge, all that will do is take moisture out!
     
  13. wobble

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    Cheers guys. Done the paper towel job and work just grand. Made a Hydrostone for myself plus got one on ebay for £1.21 +£1.21 p&p from the US.
     
  14. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Hey , wobble .. is that tobacco you got in Malta strong as hell ? My mother brought back some tobacco from there and it was labeled .. " Malta Tobacco " .. I smoked maybe two drags of the pipe and about feel over . it was the strongest I've ever had
     
  15. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Hey , wobble .. is that tobacco you got in Malta strong as hell ? My mother brought back some tobacco from there and it was labeled .. " Malta Tobacco " .. I smoked maybe two drags off the pipe and about feel over . it was the strongest I've ever had
     
  16. wobble

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    Its imported backie called " Skandinavic Aromatic ". Its no to bad. €4.60 for 50 g bag. Not to bad as that is about £3.60 .
     
  17. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Cool , I know Skandinavic .... it's good stuff ! If you happen across a bag labeled Malta Tobacco ... buy another Skandinavic :)
     
  18. wobble

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  19. Tortuga

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    I bring tobaccer back to life with a little spritz of distilled water in the jar. Let it soak for a week or so and it's back to good.
     
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