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    #16
    Got me a box of prillan snuskit. I'm playing with that now. Have to try some of your receipes John
    Looking forward to the curing of my own.

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      #17
      squeezyjohn, have you cured something in a kiln ? Is this only for smoking tobacco or could it be done ?

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        #18
        Curing envolves allowing the tobacco to develop character by slowly finishing a biologic process that mimics composting. Warm humidity\ hot then cool enviroment is best. A kiln will actualy dry it out and make it hard to cure. Think about a classic curing barn....hot humid days and cooler nights. They strive to keep it from cooking our worse drying out. The whole time avoiding mold or mildew! Hard work in a barn....and a real challange without one.
        wiki "Popcorn Sutton" a true COOT!

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          #19
          Yes - basically what Whalen said ... I tend to use what nature gives me (or try to rescue it when it doesn't!) ... A kiln is normally used to speed up the ageing process rather than cure the green leaves - but you can attempt to copy a commercial flue cure in a kiln if you have full control of both the humidity and the temperature ... that will give you more natural sugars in the finished leaf. But I have only ever air-cured mine, I think building a kiln is a fairly large DIY project!
          Squeezyjohn

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

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            #20
            I had about 3 bushes worth of tobacco that dried fairly green. I have had it just hanging in a cold dry/ then warm humid basement for two years. It is now dark brown and very flavourful. I really had given up hpe for it...but time has greatly improved it. I highly recommend getting some cured tobacco to play with until your own is ready and cured.
            wiki "Popcorn Sutton" a true COOT!

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              #21
              i Have over 4 kg of snus ready now. But it's fun to play with things Can't stop thinking about a curing chamber.
              Some of these indoor virginia plants are over 1 meter (3ft) now. Can try some of the leafs in the basement. some of them under some cover behing the garage. Just have to read some more. And test some here. Thanks

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