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  • Anyone in the UK looking to make their own?

    Hi there,

    Just a little heads up to the fact that one of our online shops here is selling "scrap" virginia bright leaf tobacco for £9.99 per lb (450g) bag - half the usual price. While this is probably less than perfect to smoke - it will make no difference if you're grinding the tobacco up in to flour to make snus from.

    Remember that 1lb of tobacco makes about 2.2lbs of finished los snus ... that's about £100 worth of Ettan at today's prices! So by having a go at making your own and a little time and effort can save you up to 90% of the price of snus. Check out my recipes in this section of the forum and the sticky thread on how to make your own at the top.

    The tobacco is available from http://pureleaf.co.uk/scrap-leaf/29-...rightleaf.html

    Cheers

    Squeezy
    Squeezyjohn

    Sometimes wrong and sometimes right .... but ALWAYS certain!!!

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    Great heads up SJ!

    If anyone jumps on this let us know and keep us posted how you progress
    When it's my time to go, I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my uncle did....... Not screaming in terror like his passengers

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    • #3
      Is it flue cured? I thought if it is it wouldnt be of any use for snus?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by psychicferret View Post
        Is it flue cured? I thought if it is it wouldnt be of any use for snus?
        Virginia = Flue cured Bright tobacco

        Flue cured tobacco is much higher in sugar, and lower in nicotine, so it is not traditionally used for making commercial snus because the sugar gives microorganisms an easy energy source, and snus is needed to be completely sterile, and most snus is a higher nic dose. Doesn't mean you can't use it, because it's still tobacco that is also very low in TSNA's & PAH's (the bad stuff)...it's just not mainstream. Air cured tobacco is the choice for snus because it's higher in nicotine and very low sugar and very low TSNA's & PAH's as well.
        Last edited by mattzq8sonoma; 09-15-2015, 06:53 PM.

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        • #5
          Ah cool i thought it would be high in the nastys too. My bad, Ive been tempted for a long time but it just seems like effort. Plus i would either need a sousvide machine or leave my oven on for days, :'( < makes jesus sad.

          Ill just order some lennys cut asap.

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          • #6
            I've made some very nice snus from pure flue cured virginia. In fact the best translation of the original Ettan recipe uses mainly virginia tobacco and from the recipes I've made you get a nice chocolatey aromatic snus. It's not the strongest stuff in the world - but it's good ... I think this scrap is from the same batch that I had the whole leaves from - it's only tobacco with no added chemicals.
            Squeezyjohn

            Sometimes wrong and sometimes right .... but ALWAYS certain!!!

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            • #7
              Looks like it's out of stock now ... maybe we cleaned them out
              Squeezyjohn

              Sometimes wrong and sometimes right .... but ALWAYS certain!!!

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