Rehydrating some Squadron Leader

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I had some Squadron Leader last night. It was the first time in a good long while I had smoked any and I noticed when loading up that the baccy was completely dried to a crisp. It made that crunchy sound that dry leaves or dead grass makes when you walk across them. I remember the tobacco being rather dry when I bought it in bulk from a B&M about 2 years ago, but not this dry. There is already some broken dust gathering at the bottom of the bag, and I don't want the rest to end up as a useless pile of dust. Are English mixtures supposed to just be a bit drier than other types of baccy? That's always been my impression but I could be wrong. I've never needed to do much rehydration before, so any tips would be appreciated. I read in another thread about placing a moist paper towel over it, or in the bag with it. What will give me the best results, and when will I know that I've got it right?
 

Pschoppy48

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I would place a damp paper towel in a ziploc with it and let it sit for awhile. You will know by feel when the moisture has returned.
 

Goat

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I've always used a piece of lettuce for re-hydrateing. The baccy pulls the moisture out but not the flavor.
 

user2453

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I rehydrated a couple tins of EMP and Nightcap last weekend. They were crispy dry. I'll attest to the wet paper towel on top of a wide jar or ziploc container with the lid on. Just wet the towel every 12 hours or so and in 1-2 days baccy is good to go.
 
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