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Old 10-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #421
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What percentage humidity should pipe tobacco be kept at?


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Old 10-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #422
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What percentage humidity should pipe tobacco be kept at?
IIRC, anything more than 14% and it'll start to mold.

Below that is personal preference.

IMO, the heavily cased tobacco needs to be kept near gummy for the flavors to come through properly. The simpler tobacco, I think, are better on the dry side.

I just try to keep mine moist enough they don't crumble to ash in a pinch between my fingers but not so wet that my hands feel glazed after handling.


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Old 10-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #423
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And 14% is roughly 50% relative humidity?
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This is just me, nothing to reference to in written works. I personally like my tobacco dried out. Seems to burn better than mildly moist tobacco. Recently I found some 3 year old tobacco that had been kept in a cupboard. Smoked great. Will have to say it was a moist tobacco 3 years ago.
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And 14% is roughly 50% relative humidity?
Erm, carry the one.
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Erm, carry the one.
Huh? I found this on another forum.

An RH of between 61% and 64% will equillibrate most tobaccos to the 12-14% moisture range. This may be too moist for some smokers. To get to an average moisture content of 10%, you'd need an RH of about 56%, according to my experiments.
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An RH of between 61% and 64% will equillibrate most tobaccos to the 12-14% moisture range. This may be too moist for some smokers. To get to an average moisture content of 10%, you'd need an RH of about 56%, according to my experiments.
That's what I said.

Like I said, often times I find tobacco straight from the tin has much better aroma and flavor but is hard to smoke because it's still so moist. After a year in a bag, however, some have dried out to the point of becoming dust in your fingers. You have to find the happy middle. And even then that middle changes depending on the blend.
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What would happen if you put your tobacco in a hop bag, smoked the bag over mesquite or apple wood, and then smoked it. You'd be smoking smoked smoke. That would be awesome.
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What would happen if you put your tobacco in a hop bag, smoked the bag over mesquite or apple wood, and then smoked it. You'd be smoking smoked smoke. That would be awesome.
Or, you could just buy some unhopped Latakia. NOOB!


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