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Old 11-10-2008, 07:12 AM   #1
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Default Dry baccy help?

Here is the story, a couple years back I got into pipes, and with a new slope I bought a bunch of baccy. It at some point was just easier to come home and fire up a stick rather than the pipe. So I put all my stash in a humidor with some beads to keep for storage checking on very rarely. So now I have a lounge in my home and am re-visiting the pipe. The tobacco is a bit dryer than I like it (I do like it on the dryer side, but not this much) What is the best way to re-hydrate, like I say it has not been totally neglected. It just does not seem to be picking up any moisture from the beads.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dry baccy help?

I've heard of two methods though I've never tried either one.

First method: Spread some tobacco out on a plate thentake a damp (not dripping) paper towel and cover it. Leave it as long as it takes to regain the proper moisture content, redampening the paper towel as needed.

Second method: in a large tupperware container put a small plate of tobacco on one side and a damp towel on the other. put the lid on the tupperware. check once or twice a day until the tobacco is moistened properly.

YMMV

Good luck and congrats on the smoking lounge! Think of the BOTLs outside shivering and count your blessings, LOL!
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Dry baccy help?

If my open tins get a little dry I fold up a piece of kitchen paper, moisten with a few drops of distilled water and place it in the tin. I make sure to remove it the following day & shake the tin to spread around the moister tobacco from the surface. I have never had a mould problem doing this, but I'm sure it could become an issue if the moist paper wasn't removed.
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