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Charley Scanlan

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Mar 23, 2023
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Portland, Oregon
On the tip of a Canadian from International Pipe Smoker Lounge, I've looked into getting bulk tobacco leaf and a coarse (2-3 mm) shredder. I like buying bulk tobaccos, and this might be the ticket for cellaring a bunch of Virginia, which I like to smoke straight anyway. The cost of the shredder is around $400, and if you buy ten pounds of leaf, $15 a pound for bright Virginia. Has anybody ever stripped the stems and shredded they're own baccy?

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