Experiment: Stoving Tobacco on My Dashboard

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  1. OrganizdMadman

    OrganizdMadman Member

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    I'm trying an experiment, I've stoved a bit of McClellands Grey Havens on the dash of my Jeep for about 8 hours.
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    I'll give you all an update shortly!

    Has anyone tried this before?
     


  2. Rodfather

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    I put a tin of McCrannie's Red ribbon in the oven, set the temp to 100 degrees. Went back in an hour and the damn thing had exploded in my wife's oven. Not a happy gal.
     
  3. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    I've had some blends that I suspect had a bit of PG get immensely better after leaving them in my car for a few days to cook it off.
     
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    I dig where youre comming from . Some blends arent made w/ the smoker in mind and you have to alter them to make them smokeable . So , good luck w/ your experiment :th1: The shame is that a blend should be ready to go out of the tin or pouch .. period . I understand that back in the day these old makers probably made wet stuff in order for it to not dry up while the guy was on a merchant ship over long periods , or whatever other multitude of reasons . For Petes sake ... it's 2012 . Everyone that makes pipe tobacco should have to tour MB before theyre able to get a tobacco license .
     
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  5. Chriss

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    as a noob im gonna have to ask why would you do that ??
    Is that tobacco way to humid ?
     
  6. OrganizdMadman

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    By cooking the baccy somewhat it will evaporate off the excess PG, and dry it out a bit to bring out other flavors.
     
  7. Chriss

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    would this be something I could try with my captain black ( white ) I just bought ?

    I find the damn stuff BITES but its really tasty... and when I start a pipe on Monday night and I finish it like Tuesday morning its better then ever!!! more taste and 0 bite...
     
  8. cobbsmoker

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    It's easier to dry tobacco under a desk lamp.
     
  9. RS422

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    I put a sealed mason jar in the oven for 5-6 hours at 180 degrees. Works real well.
     
  10. Stonewall

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    This sounds exactly like something I would do. This is what makes us men! :toast:
     
  11. OrganizdMadman

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    From what I've been told, most heavy aros don't stove well. They say stoving is mainly good for improving Virginias. On a side note, CBW bit you? I must be really bite resistant...or maybe you are rather bite prone?! I smoke it a lot with nary a nibble!

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    CBW has never bit me either.
     
  13. Chriss

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    Well, my packing method is still in discovery mode ( so many ways so many diff baccy types of cut ). But yeah.. a bit. Not like when I started ( with CBB and david's fireball)but since my technique has improved a lot since then, I don't know lol.

    Im gonna buy some CBB again soon to see if its same as white or not.

    I also still over puff lol !!

    Ohh and my pipes are cheap!
     
  14. OrganizdMadman

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    Sometimes the cheapest pipe hath the sweetest smoke!
    (cobs) :D
     
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    I've accidentally left tobacco in the car, during a Texas 100* + summer, and noticed a change in flavor afterwards. One had a good result, though accidental, and the other, not so good, resulting in an ounce in the waste basket. I don't do it intentionally anymore.
     
  16. OrganizdMadman

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    So the end result is a very dry crispy tobacco. I just lit some up in a basket briar, just in case it was highly combustible and burned up. Although it smoked a bit hotter than usual, it was an amazingly sweet and flavorful smoke, with all kinds of little nuances that never revealed themselves before the drying process! My B&M sells a stoved Virginia, I'll procure a few oz and compare to my homemade batch.
     
  17. TedVig

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    Capt Black bites me hard. I'm finding most aros do especially with vanilla flavoring...
     
  18. cobbsmoker

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    I find the Captain Black blends and the bulk blends RLP-6, 1Q and MV-1000 to be an easy, enjoyable smoke and very user friendly, I like all of them! :th1:

     
  19. TedVig

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    I liked them a lot at first. I love the room note but my tongue doth protest.
     
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