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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Bone Dry!   Bone Dry! EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 2:28 pm

If your tobacco dries out to the point where it crunches when you crumble it, does the tobacco loose most of it's flavor? I would assume so. I was going to smoke some EGR today, but when I opened the mason jar it's stored in, the tobacco was uncommonly dry! Now, I don't mind smoking a bit dry tobacco, but this was really dry! I don't know why it would dry out this much in just a couple of weeks. Maybe the mason jar lid was not as tight as it should be. I just don't know. Now I'm going to check all my other mason jars to make sure the lids are on tight. I'm confused about this one! scratch
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ftrplt

ftrplt

Age : 73
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Bone Dry!   Bone Dry! EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 3:28 pm

It happens!! I opened a jar of Margate yesterday; a bit too dry for me. I just put in a cap full of distilled water, shook up the tobacco, and will let it sit for a week or so. The 'baccy will soak up the water. The amount of water depends on howmuch tobacco you're trying to rehydrate. Small amounts are better than drowning it!! I have also "steamed" tobacco for a short time to rehydrate as well as soaking a few paper towels in water, placing in an open plastic baggie, and placing the baggie in the jar containing the dry tobacco. All three have worked for me over the years. FWIW cheers FTRPLT
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taharris

taharris

Age : 50
Location : Central Ohio
Registration date : 2011-11-10

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PostSubject: Re: Bone Dry!   Bone Dry! EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 7:30 pm

Lay out the tobacco in a wide, shallow plastic container.

Get a paper towel wet and wring out.

Lay the wet paper towel over the container opening and replace the lid.

Check in 24 hours.

Repeat until you have achieved desired humidity.

Shouldn’t take more than 1-3 treatments.

Todd
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Zeno Marx

Zeno Marx

Registration date : 2010-06-26

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PostSubject: Re: Bone Dry!   Bone Dry! EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 11:09 am

To put it simply, when it gets that dry, it ain't good. However, it's also worth reconstituting and giving it a smoke. It's sort of like leather. You don't want it to ever get so dry it cracks, but you can carefully recondition it and bring some life back to it. It'll never be has hardy as it once was, but why not?
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BloodWood

BloodWood

Age : 50
Location : Puyallup, WA
Registration date : 2018-12-07

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PostSubject: Re: Bone Dry!   Bone Dry! EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 1:41 pm

taharris wrote:
Lay out the tobacco in a wide, shallow plastic container.  

Get a paper towel wet and wring out.

Lay the wet paper towel over the container opening and replace the lid.

Check in 24 hours.

Repeat until you have achieved desired humidity.

Shouldn’t take more than 1-3 treatments.

Todd

I appreciate the tip!
Thank you.
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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: Bone Dry!   Bone Dry! EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 2:54 pm

Thanks for all the tips. I'm rehydrating it now with the paper towel method.
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Zeno Marx

Zeno Marx

Registration date : 2010-06-26

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PostSubject: Re: Bone Dry!   Bone Dry! EmptySat Mar 30, 2019 3:50 pm

http://glpease.com/BriarAndLeaf/?p=49
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