elp my SG Navy Flake has white powdery stuff on it.

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  1. ChrisB

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    it was fine when I opened the tin last month, but now this white stuff has appeared. it still smells the same. is this mold or perhaps something to do with the rum?
    Thanks.
     


  2. Sasquatch

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    No, almost certainly just a sugar crystal "bloom". Quite common on Gawith and many others.
     
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    We'd have to see pictures to be sure, but I'm guessing they are sugar crystals, which form naturally on most tobaccos with time. If it is, your flake should taste better now than when newly tinned. Mold should smell like mold; sugar crystals wont change the scent of the tobacco much. If you have a magnifying glass, you can look to see if it is hairy looking or crystalline. The other option is to send it to me for testing. :beck:
     
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    If it's mold the smell will tell you right away..... Since you mentioned it smells similar it is most probably bloom and tastes even better than before!!!
     
  6. MacNutz

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    Molds usually have a very distinctive smell. Sugar bloom is good for you.:)
     
  7. MikeInMaine

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    I opened a jar of SG Navy Flake that had been aging for only 6 months and it was bloomin all over with the white stuff. I just finished it off a few weeks ago and it was really good.
    If it smells ok smoke it.
     
  8. Monkeyshine

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    My SG Navy flake has those same white crystals that were not there when I jarred it. :wiz:
     
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    You guys are letting your baccy age very nicely, congrats. Sometimes it's hard to do.
     
  10. ChrisB

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    great, hanks all!
     
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