Edgeworth Sliced

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  1. AK Kilted Guy

    AK Kilted Guy Member

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    So, I mentioned in the past that my wife found some Edgeworth Sliced in an old box. A close friend of the family used to smoke it. As a girl she used the tins for storing things.

    Anyhow, here's what I have. I plan on re-hydrating some of it and giving it a smoke when the weather gets warm enough to sit outside and enjoy it.

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  2. Capt

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    Nice! Let us know how it turns out.
     
  3. Lestrade

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    That is a huge find. Congrats!
     
  4. AK Kilted Guy

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    Yep, I am feeling like I got pretty damn lucky on this one. If it rehydrates and smokes well (or even just not horribly), I am going to rehydrate then jar it all, saving it for special occasions.
     
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  5. BradNTX

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    OOOoo that looks cool! How dry is it? How do you plan to rehydrate?
     
  6. AK Kilted Guy

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    It is bone dry. That tin had been open, and no seal to speak of. I plan to do the damp paper towel and tupperware method. Just one slice at first to see how it works.
     
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    Do you have one of those vaperizers, like you use for a kid with a cold? I used one to rehydrate some tobacco in bulk and it worked really well. The fine mist was easy to control and seemed to soak into the leaf well.
     
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    Scooooooore.....looks like a fairly full tin as well.
     
  9. AK Kilted Guy

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    Yep. I would guess that if that full tin was 7oz as marked, then there's probably 2-3 oz left.
     
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    I remember reading about rehydrating tobacco long ago, the method they suggested (I believe this was on the Professors Pipe Page) was to find a small spray bottle (Walmart for .99) and mix vinegar to water, 10 parts water to vinegar, spread out on a paper towel and spray lightly, then reseal.

    Look it up on Google and see what you find on the subject. I was going to rehydrate some 3 year old Amphora Red.
     
  11. AK Kilted Guy

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    I've not heard of the vinegar before. I am going to have to do some more research it seems.
     
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    I hadn't either. Nor have I experimented with that method. I have used a damp paper towel and draped it over the toby and resealed the lid. But I thought the paper towel may have leached some of the flavor out.

    Check out the Virtual Smoking Lounge vids on Youtube. He has an interesting method of rehydrating.
     
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  13. dmkerr

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    Edgeworth Slices are worth whatever effort you expend. Chances are burley tobacco won't lose much flavor. I've had good success with rehydrating burleys - almost total failure with really old and dry latakia blends.
     
  14. Lestrade

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    The tin itself looks to be in outstanding shape. That in itself made it a great find. Hope you enjoy every puff! :puffy:
     
  15. AK Kilted Guy

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    Well, as it has warmed up around here, I decided to try rehydrating a slice and see how it goes. I have it in a shallow food storage container with a damp paper towel over it. I will check it when I get home from work and see how it looks.
     
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    Tap...tap...tap....
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  17. AK Kilted Guy

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    Haha... It is only 10am here. I have several hours to go. In the meantime I am opening a tin of SG Westmorland and gonna get it ready for a bowl at lunch.
     
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    Tap....tap....
     
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  19. AK Kilted Guy

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    You all seem more excited than I am about this! :)
     
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    An absolutely great find, I am jealous
     
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