Can I Make Plug from Whatever?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Mister Moo, Jun 13, 2012.

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  1. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    It just dawned on me I have a 20-ton press out in the factory. I wonder if it would it be suitable for making plug.

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    Anyone ever make plug with a proper press?
     


  2. Jeebs

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    Shoot Yea...Build you a box out of plywood, aluminum, etc: fill it with baccy and press away. After box is built, cut a piece of plywood that will just fit inside top of box and press.
     
  3. Rodfather

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    That's a big press, you might need a chainsaw to cut your plug.
     
  4. cobbsmoker

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    Don't see what not and you should have access to plenty of good Virginia tobaccos in your neck of the woods!
     
  5. dwaugh

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    Looks like you have some pressing matters to attend to.
     
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  6. Stormy

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    Will you be marketing this plug tobacco under the Udder Brand?
     
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    :laff::xd:
     
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  8. Kiowapipe

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    I don't really know anything about it, but I thought maybe I read somewhere that part of making a plug is keeping the tobacco under pressure for a fairly long time. How often do you need to use that press, Moo?
     
  9. Jeebs

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    Most plugs are several thin layers pressed and then layered all together and then pressed as 1 plug. Kake plugs are chopped baccy done the same way. or you can fill box with whole leaf and press and then slice. If you are pressing already processed baccy..some kind of moisture should be added to make the baccy bind together.. "You can do alot of different things with baccy"
     
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