Drying time?

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  1. AK Kilted Guy

    AK Kilted Guy Member

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    I just got in a couple of tins of MacB and I was wondering what folks suggest for drying time on the toby prior to smoking. I got some Plumcake and Vanilla creme loose cut.
     
  2. user1975

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    I usually dry mine a bowl at a time for about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how wet it is.
     
  3. AK Kilted Guy

    AK Kilted Guy Member

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    Brand new sealed tins. Should be the wettest it will be right now, I figure.
     
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    AK Kilted Guy Member

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    I've got some of that Plumcake drying out for my drive home. Almost makes my mouth water.
     
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  5. TxPipesmoker

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    I have always smoked MacB right out of tin. As far as drying, I would dry it until it stops clumping if you pinch a wad of it. Slight clump with some spring back.
     
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  6. user1975

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    Hope you enjoy it!
     
  7. ruffinogold

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    The MB Stuff I mostly pop and smoke . I think , just rip into them . Emm , plumcake ... a damn good tastey blend
     
  8. Smoker99

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    I generally only dry straight Va's for no more than 30 min to an hour. No advice on the McB stuff though as I can't smoke them, the casing just bites me something terrible, and Plumcake is probably the worst, although I really like the taste of it.
     
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    I've never smoked the stuff but, with other tobaccos with casing it's usually minimum 30 minutes and could go over an hour. You could try the pinch test, if the tobacco clumps together and doesn't fall slightly apart it still might be too wet.
     
  10. Puff The Magic

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    I used to smoke MacB majority of the time and found it was ready to smoke fro freshly opened tins. Still feel that way. I'd say if you need to dry leaf from fresh opened, it wouldn't be much time unless someone peed on your weed.

    Ed
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  11. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    OK, that's now my number one fear regarding things that can happen to pipe tobacco! :) Hmmmm, what does that make fear #2:eek:
    -David
     
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  12. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I don't dry it/them either.

    How did that Plumcake work out for you, AK?
     
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    Replacing your rope n twists with catturds! :)

    Ed
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  14. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Some would argue exactly the opposite, Ed! :)
     
  15. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I think you'll find that different tobaccos perform their best for your tastes at varying degrees of moisture. I dry some flakes slightly and some I dry to crispiness. Most ribbons I smoke at tin moisture. It'll take some time to determine that. Whereas I would not attempt either of the blends you mentioned at tin moisture, experiment with different levels and see what works best.

    I don't smoke either of those two blends but the two Mac Barens I do smoke on occasion, Symphony is best at tin moisture (maybe 10-15 mins of drying) and Stockton is best when it's almost tinder dry... for me, anyway.
     
  16. AK Kilted Guy

    AK Kilted Guy Member

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    I let it dry for about 15-20 minutes then had a bowl on my drive home from work. No bite, tasted great, and was quite enjoyable. I'll definitely be hanging on to this one.
     
  17. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    I almost ordered Stockton yesterday. Ever tried Norwood?
     
  18. user0003

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    McB Stockton is wonderful....it always has a place in my cellar.
     
  19. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    So now I ordered some stockton yesterday along with 8oz of penzance.
     
  20. cobbsmoker

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    I haven't smoked very many tobaccos from a tin but when I do I smoke them straight from the tin like I do my pouch tobaccos.
     
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