That last little bit of baccy

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  1. Ozark Nick

    Ozark Nick Member

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    I love the little foil pouches of Carter Hall et al that I've been smoking lately.

    Mostly because I can get them locally.

    But lately I've noticed that the last little bit of tobacco in the pouch tastes like :poop:.

    It takes me about a month to finish a pouch.

    Is the bad taste from the tobacco drying out? Or is it going bad for some other reason?
     


  2. Capt

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    I've had a tub of CH for about 5 years now that has been opened, and it is still the right moisture.

    I didn't know the stuff could dry out! Lol
     
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  3. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    You scoop the leaf with the bowl of a skunky pipe or dookie fingers? Also, the 'dregs' may be smaller at the end...which will have different packing and burn characteristics.

    It may be the second part, but that first bit made me giggle...:)
     
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  4. Ozark Nick

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    Haha ... nope, no dookie fingers. ;)
     
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  5. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Just me(and Archer) then...carry on! :)
     
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  6. Nuck81

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    When I have just a little bit of anything, I just dump it into my big bag of Black Cavendish. It's never heard from again....
     
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  7. Scottly

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    I dump the last of the pouch into a new full pouch. I have been smoking pouches lately instead of tubs. Tubs are hard to get locally lately. I gotta say I think I like the taste from a pouch better.
     
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    Ha! So THAT'S why everything tastes "off"....
     
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    I do something similar. I keep two large jars for scraps. One is labeled, "Darwinian Aromatic Amalgamate," into which I toss a bit from each bag or tin of any ARO that I pick up. The 2nd jar is labeled, "Darwinian Motley Amalgamate," into which goes a chunk of everything else. Nothing is wasted because all scraps get tossed into one jar or the other. The reference to Darwin, of course, is because the blend in each jar is constantly evolving.
     
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  10. Ozark Nick

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    That's different, most folks say the other way around. :)
     
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    I do pretty much the same thing as Norm..
     
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  12. ol gto

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    Your method could lead to the discovery of the next "great masterpiece blend"! Then again it may require someone holding you at gun point to make you smoke it;)
     
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  13. NoRm

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    Sometimes it is good, sometimes it is not so good. As I said, the blends are constantly changing. The only real downside is that, on those rare occasions when one of the blends becomes superb, it is impossible to replicate. No record of ingredients or proportions is maintained. It's more art (luck) than science.
     
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  14. jpberg

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    It's flyash from your forge. Don't worry, it'll taste normal in a couple of years.
     
  15. Ozark Nick

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    Haha! :csmile:
     
  16. Ozark Nick

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    The more I think about this, the more I think you must be right. The stuff at the bottom of the pouch is a different size than the rest.
     
  17. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Yes!!! In your face, Berg! :)

    I think the others' suggesting just tipping the last bowl or so's worth to another new pouch will help then.
     
  18. jpberg

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    Well, he must not be working that forge right, it oughta be flyash.
     
  19. CarlHerrnstein

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    Iv had that too I just figured it was cause the tobacco is smaller and burns hotter so the flavor compounds are burned up.
     
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    :th1:
     
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