I am from SC where tobacco is grown, in fact tobacco farms surround my horse stables. Tobacco is harvested and dried in barns using propane gas as a heat source. The resulting smells are earthy, leathery and similar to a horse saddle. From there it is blended and flavored for various products.
I saw recently on a cooking channel where they made a tobacco infused ice cream they touted as outstanding. My guess is they took a very subtle pipe style tobacco (probably unflavored sans stuff like cherry or rum) and made a tincture by soaking the tobacco in neutral spirits to extract the essences. Strain the tincture and add the essence into your keg or bottling bucket. You can add a bit at a time as not to overdo the additions.
Conversely, you may think about adding a small sachet or muslin bag with tobacco into your secondary for infusion, but you'll lose infusion control with this method. Definitely not in the boil!!
This may be interesting, and until you (we) try it, I promise not to say it wont be tasty. It may be awesome in a well done chocolate stout.
As long as you remember that tobacco is poisonous and that you will need to clean and rinse it very well.Hi All,
Anyone ever put tobacco in beer? If so, how? Add tobacco leaves to secondary? Had an awesome stout a few weeks back that had tobacco. Paired really well with the chocolaty notes.