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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Tobacco DIY   Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:00 pm

I have been doing plenty of DIY projects, but the best suited to tobacco is the jarring up of some blends. I divided each type into 100 gm portions for ease of packaging.

Some pics of the stuff:

Caliope's Choice




Chocolate Caliope. An addition of one type of leaf to Caliope's Choice changed it from dark to light in body.




Lonesome Llama. I finally made another batch of this! This batch went into the tube last May. It's pretty dense, and oh so sweet........


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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:57 pm

Crikey Oz, they look fantastic. I know I'm not the only one thinking this... they look good enough to eat!

Great work mate.
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:14 pm

Stick wrote:
Crikey Oz, they look fantastic.  I know I'm not the only one thinking this... they look good enough to eat!

Great work mate.

I've noted this exact same thing on several occasions myself mate. And I've also been privilege to enjoy these blends in their previous iterations. And can testify that they are the equal of any well respected commercially offered blends on the market.

Ozzie has this thing well in hand!

Cool


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kitobi

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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:50 am

I like the look of the second one alot, do you have any videos of how you make them available?

as stick has said, good enough to eat
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:36 pm

Yep, they look really yummy Wiz cheers
I am assuming that the FDA are aware of your work Very Happy

Adam
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:54 pm

Dang it Whiz! Now look what you gone and made me do. Baccy looked so good I done licked the monitor.
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:25 pm

Gots me a powful feelin' that this here DIY thang is gonna be more common as times they go on. Ain't no two way's 'bout it.

Wink


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RR
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:40 pm

kitobi wrote:
I like the look of the second one alot, do you have any videos of how you make them available?

as stick has said, good enough to eat

Unfortunately, no videos, though they can be arranged. The only issue would be that carrier pigeons are faster than my internet.

Is it feasible to send unprocessed tobacco leaves to the UK without duty? I may have an option for you.!
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:25 pm

Pretty sure unprocessed tobacco leaves can not be shipped into England. However there is a whole leaf tobacco seller there that orders can be placed with. If you need details I'll look it up and post them shortly.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:43 pm

tobaccoleaf4u.com     They have a pretty nice selection of 500 g packs of the different leaf. Looks like decent prices too. From what I understand their service is top notch as well. Keep in mind however that nasal snuff, e-cig juice and whole leaf are tax exempt but if you cut the leaf into pipe or cigarette tobacco you have to pay taxes on it.

Hope this helps

Jim

Oh and by the way Bob those are some amazing looking logs of tobacco you put together. Totally looks good enough to eat!
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:13 pm

Wow, Wiz! You're living up to your handle for sure! Those blends looks great!

A pipe club buddy of mine here in Ontario has just harvested his first crop of tobaccos.Any words of wosdom for the newbie home grower?
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:15 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Gots me a powful feelin' that this here DIY thang is gonna be more common as times they go on. Ain't no two way's 'bout it.

Wink


Cheers,

RR

Yes, I can see the wheels turning for a lot of pipe smokers. Debating putting some of my flower garden under cultivation. Wonder if the wife would notice? Very Happy
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:12 pm

ontariopiper wrote:
Wow, Wiz! You're living up to your handle for sure! Those blends looks great!

A pipe club buddy of mine here in Ontario has just harvested his first crop of tobaccos.Any words of wosdom for the newbie home grower?

Funny you would ask..........

My better half was teaching Kumihimo today at a gathering, and of course I drove Miss Daisy to her gig. It turned out, there were several other gentlemen there in the process of harvesting their first batch of tobacco plants. Pulling the whole plants out or chopping them to the ground. Many of the plants were in all stages of growth, but, "Today is the day". They offered me some, so I went out and hand pruned the nice golden or copper leaves and left the rest of the plants alone. Most of the plants were Ginnies, some Burley, and a few very sad Nicaraguans. At some point I had to explain why I was harvesting like that, and that a good portion of the plants were going to seed, as they did not cover the blooms or trim them off, etc.... Before I knew it, I look over and there are the ladies watching as I had the guys attention, teaching another class. Not my intention, but there it was. From 11:30 am to 4:15 was a seminar for both genders. There were some new carvers there that drew out their pipes and their tobaccos, and so I brought out my 'purse' of pouches and pipes, and we compared notes. So now, I am to set a date and time for my own seminar with this group. Maybe next Spring?

Advice? First off, suggest to him to get his leaves cured and cased ASAP. Then bag them up in those big ziplocks that you can use your vacuum to suck down to nothing for storing blankets, etc. Don't suck them down, just put the tobacco leaves in the bags and nicely set them in a freezer for a minimum of three 24 hour periods. This will kill any parasites, bug eggs, all that he may have missed during harvest and processing. After that, take them and put them in a dry, dark place with a stable temperature for storage. I rush mine, and only let it sit for a year before doing any other processing, like cutting, stoving, making Cavendish, or topping. Always let a couple go to seed, so you have an adapted plant to your specific growing conditions for next year, and the plants will do better.

For the garden? If mine weren't so dammed big, or house so small, I would have them as house plants. The flowers are really beautiful too. Orientals have nice little leaves, continental indigenous varieties nice big leaves. Try throwing a couple in next spring and give it a shot. Just try to give the plant about a half meter radius and expect up to two meters of headroom needed. In Canada, full sun, and maybe add some sand to the soil to help the roots breathe. If you like, when I get some seeds ready, I'll shoot some to you.


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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:57 pm

Looks like you've been hoodwinked but good, Wiz! But somehow I'm betting you're not arguing too much about having to run a seminar! Very Happy

Thanks for the home-grown baccy primer. I'll be passing on the info for sure. I'm not 100% certain my friend has a solid plan in place for dealing with his harvest....

And I'd be happy to try growing a few of of your seeds when you have some available. At $30 a tin up here in the Great White North, a bit of independent agriculture seems like a good investment!
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:32 am

This is awesome!! I'm hoping to someday do some tobacco plants of my own and this is very encouraging.

I have also had the chance to taste these delicious blends and they are fantastic!
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:24 pm

He's a true wiz!
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:19 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:

Caliope's Choice

The name has to do with the Greek muse Calliope?
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:11 am

Sid.Stavros wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:

Caliope's Choice

The name has to do with the Greek muse Calliope?

Good guess Sid!
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:15 pm

So it's Calliope and not Caliope. Very Happy
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:20 pm

You are right Sir, bad spelling on my part... I was worried whether it should be Calliope, or Kalliope. Then I went and left out a letter. 5) Orpheus's mom, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Tobacco DIY   Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:08 am

Yes, in Greek means [she who has] "good looking face" and your tobaccos looks very nice. Congratulations for your effort! cheers
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