I hate glycol

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by esteban, Nov 25, 2012.

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  1. esteban

    esteban Active Member

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    Why glycol? Been smoking pipe tobacco since 1965. I recently received a nice TAD order & among the baccy was a blend that tasted pretty good, no bite etc... But this blend was ruined with a filmy non tobacco taste which I assign to propylene glycol. I can only assume that current tobaccos are laced with this evil substance for one reason only.. To weigh the tobacco down to deliver a heavier product so a lb. consists of less tobacco. Any thoughts?:dh1:
     
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    I thought it was used as a type of preservative - for the tobacco to last longer on the shelves. However; I am not sure if that's exactly correct?
     
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    It is a preservative.. In fact it is impossible to dry some glycol ridden tobacco, but at what cost? A slimy filmy taste that collides with true tobacco taste. IMHO.
     
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    Oh I thought you were asking what it is used for in the beginning of the thread - my bad :shead: . Although, I am glad I was correct in what the glycol is used for.
    I agree with you, I am not a big fan of it. It's tough to get away from - specifically with the OTC blends.
     
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    C and D does not use it on their tobacco.
     
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    it would be interesting to have a sticky thread/topic that lists what blenders use (and/or over-use) PG and which do not...
     
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    Its tough to know when deciding on a new try if it is glycol heavy,,An add just popped up from Chem world.com for ordering prop glycol. I think most tobacco has some, its the overly saturated ones that leave a film on the teeth that trouble me.
     
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    I do believe ALL tobaki masters use 'some' PG...may not be much tho.
     
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