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  • #16
    Wow, thanks guys! I`m actually what they call a Finland`s Swede; Finland has quite a large population of bi-language people. But that link is really a nice find!

    Now I should think what tobacco brand I should go with? I have some N. Rustica seeds; so maybe I`ll go with them. It`s very high in nicotine content.

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    • #17
      Damn, guys that is a very very sweet find! Super!
      Kudos on the x-lation too.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Nike
        Wow, thanks guys! I`m actually what they call a Finland`s Swede; Finland has quite a large population of bi-language people. But that link is really a nice find!

        Now I should think what tobacco brand I should go with? I have some N. Rustica seeds; so maybe I`ll go with them. It`s very high in nicotine content.
        Interesting project. Keep us updated

        Planning on flavouring it? - or are you going for straight tobacco taste?

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        • #19
          I don`t think I`ll flavor it; as an ex-smoker I prefer the simple tobacco taste. Although; it may very well end up tasting so bad I`ll have to add lots of flavor to it

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          • #20
            I'm interested in tryout out those make your own snus kits. I really like making stuff.

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            • #21
              Yeah, would be fun to try ... if I ever did it, I would go for the straight tobacco flavour and then maybe add some aroma to the cans I use from time to time. Maybe even try to mix different aromas too :idea:

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              • #22
                Yes, I have made my own snus!

                After I totally switched onto snus last year I dug out the remains of my old pipe tobacco and turned it into snus. It was unusual but very pleasant.

                Method: I left the tobacco spread out on a sheet of paper for a day or two to let it go dry and crispy, crushed it in a mortar and pestle, added a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar, crushed it some more, added water until the mix made a stiff paste - and there it was - a gloopy mass of black sticky snus.

                It was very good loose but tended to dribble so I wanted to make some pouches as well.
                I dismantled some herbal teabags (finer mesh than regular teabags) and found I could fold about four slim pouches from the paper on each teabag. There is no need to seal the pouch. Just folding it keeps the home-made snus inside OK.

                No need for any other chemicals. Just dried ground tobacco, salt, sugar & water.

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                • #23
                  Damn, that's funny! You actually felt satisfied with this? You felt like had your fix?

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                  • #24
                    Re: Yes, I have made my own snus!

                    Originally posted by Andy
                    After I totally switched onto snus last year I dug out the remains of my old pipe tobacco and turned it into snus. It was unusual but very pleasant.

                    Method: I left the tobacco spread out on a sheet of paper for a day or two to let it go dry and crispy, crushed it in a mortar and pestle, added a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar, crushed it some more, added water until the mix made a stiff paste - and there it was - a gloopy mass of black sticky snus.

                    It was very good loose but tended to dribble so I wanted to make some pouches as well.
                    I dismantled some herbal teabags (finer mesh than regular teabags) and found I could fold about four slim pouches from the paper on each teabag. There is no need to seal the pouch. Just folding it keeps the home-made snus inside OK.

                    No need for any other chemicals. Just dried ground tobacco, salt, sugar & water.
                    Haha, he's like a nicotine-crazed MacGyver! Have to give extreme respect for the resourcefulness, there!

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                    • #25
                      Hey ... what about the homemade snus? Did any of you ever try those kits?

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                      • #26
                        I guess not, huh? :lol:

                        But if the price of snus (read: the ****ing taxes!) keeps going up, I'll be ordering me some nice DIY kits and the parasites in Den Haag can bend over.

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                        • #27
                          Hi, I posted on another thread [I can't find it now] that I was gong to add a few drops of vanilla extract to a few portions and see what effect it had on the taste. Well I did it. I put exactly 2 drops of vanilla on an Dirtroad coffee/vanilla portion and let it set overnight. Well I just tasted it and it seemed to make the taste alittle mellower/softer. I like it. I'm going straight to the kitchen now and put 4 drops on a portion to see how that tastes and if it gets too overpowering. I'll let you know tomorrow how it tastes. I might just be altering my snus from now on. I don't think it will fair well with other flavored snus but I'm going to try it on some regular tobacco favored snus to see what happens.


                          I gotta find some liquid cinnimon.
                          PP

                          Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I killed because they were annoying......


                          I've been wrong lots of times. Lots of times I've thought I was wrong only to find out that I was right in the beginning.

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                          • #28
                            ^ dip cinnamon sticks in vodka and let them soak for ~4-8 weeks :idea: Keep it well sealed and in a warm place to speed it up.

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                            • #29
                              ^ Zero, that reminds me of an article I read about putting vanilla stems in bottles of cheap vodka. Makes the vodka almost pitch black and very yummy it seems.



                              http://www.travelerslunchbox.com/jou...t-vanilla.html

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