Crockpot? Huh?

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  1. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    I know I can't copy and paste, so I'll just link:

    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend_detail.cfm?ALPHA=5&TID=341

    I'm looking at BoJackson's review. He posts that he put a pound of Virginia in a crockpot on low for ten hours. If I'm reading it right, he suggests that this toned down the tobacco's strength. Anybody else ever heard of or done this before? I know about stoving etc. and I've heard of 'dashboard aging' but I have to admit I'd never heard of an individual cooking tobacco in a crockpot.
     


  2. woody

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    I guess it might work, slow heat...
     
  3. CMAsailor

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    dont you stand a chance of getting layers of different maturity by speeding things up this way? interesting Idea
     
  4. jeffbee

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    No matter what, it will taste different when it comes out than it did when it went in. Let us know how it turns out.
    I have a crock pot, but I already like all my Virginias. Maybe I could put some Carter Hall in and it would come out Half & Half?
     
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  5. Mike Pomery

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    Sounds like a crock...

    ;)
     
  6. Snake

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    There's no way I'd chance it on a whole lb. of tobacco.
    Especially VAs! :startl: Good luck, if you attempt it.
     
  7. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I've oven-baked tins before and even microwaved some Granger but I've never tried a crockpot.
     
  8. Kiowapipe

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    No, I don't believe I'll be trying it either- was just wondering if any of you guys had ever heard the like.
     
  9. t-bear

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    Heard? Yes.
    Tried? No.
     
  10. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Same with me.

    If a blend isn't super duper straight from the tin, it's time to move on. At 10$ average per tin, I want it right from the git go.
     
  11. 1stGenRex

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    Heating tobacco in a crock pot might change the flavor ( for the better or worse, IDK) but it's definitely no substitute for aging. There's a lot more at play when aging than just heat.
     
  12. woody

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    I agree. Put it in mason jars and stash it under the bed or in a closet.
     
  13. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I think any heat on a tobacco changes the flavor. Heating is essentially stoving and stoving can't help but change the flavor in most cases. As for better or worse, sometimes it's one and sometimes the other. I heat Granger as a matter of course because it improves its flavor. I've had less success with others. The bottom line is that I don't try it on blends I enjoy straight from the tin but it does save some less-than-stellar blends. And some it destroys.
     
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