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A Guide to Storing Tobacco & Herbs to Assure Optimal Taste and Quality

Why Dry Tobacco is Not Ideal: The Facts & Production Process

Producing tobacco or herbs for smoking is a process that has been mastered over centuries. If fresh tobacco or herbs are dried out during the curing process or afterward, the result is a very harsh smoke for the stomach and lungs, and the taste is as harsh as the smoke. Even for the most hardcore smokers. Tobacco is slowly dried in its production process to allow for chemical changes to occur, but is never fully dried out because most tobacco producing areas have a very arid climate. After the production process, the tobacco is packaged in airtight containers that keep the product moist until opened.

Keeping Tobacco Fresh From the Start

The key message for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with re-wetting or trying to add moisture to dried-out herbs and tobacco is pretty simple – at least in theory. You should never let it dry out in the first place. Take a proactive VS. reactive approach to make your investment last and stay fresh to the very last leaf! No one wants to waste good tobacco products because they become dried out, and there are an overwhelming amount of tips out there telling smokers what they “have to do!” to re-hydrate tobacco and herbs. The first thing you should really do is try to store tobacco and herbs properly so they remain moist prior to storing them, and immediately after opening or puncturing the package.

Often we get questions about keeping tobacco fresh in the freezer. We cover this extensively in another article called keeping tobacco fresh in the freezer

How Do I Get Moisture Back Into My Dry Tobacco?

If you’ve already stored tobacco and you open it to find out it’s dry, there is still hope to bring it back to life. Some smokers put their tobacco or herbs in a Ziploc/sealed bag or plastic Tupperware container with an apple or fruit slice, moist paper towel, or piece of sponge. Some people spray water directly on the product, but this can wash away the flavor and additives that make your herbs and tobacco what it is. A fine mist or vapor is okay, but must be used carefully and sparingly.

Humidors or clay discs such as the Raw Hydrostone can help as well, and can be bought pretty cheaply. However, we can’t stress enough that once tobacco is dry, it loses its original awesomeness – flavor moisture, and overall quality. Some smokers criticize humidors, saying that it makes for stale or “crunchy” tobacco. They are perhaps best used for cigars, but it depends on the brand and specs of the product. Clay discs get decent reviews and are quite inexpensive. At least there are some viable options out there these days!

Storing Herbs the Right Way

Ziploc or any plastic zipper-lock bags are a great, cheap way to store herbs and tobacco for a week or few weeks. The tight seal and plastic material of the bags lock in moisture, essentially creating humidity. One thing to consider is the humidity of where you live. In dry desert climates, the humidity is low – making the Ziploc bag fix not quite as effective – but will still work. It is ideal to take special care when you live in a dry, hot climate. You can always use a ziplock and a Zepplin Blimpifier if you’re stuck in a dry climate.

Tupperware and Plastic Containers

In a pinch, plastic Tupperware is okay to use for short-term. It isn’t airtight, oftentimes, but it is a great short-term solution. Here’s what we recommend:

Put foil around just the top of a pile of tobacco in a plastic container, and then a moistened paper towel above that (making sure the water doesn’t seep into the tobacco), then close the lid and store it with the lid on. Tobacco or herbs will stay moist and fresh for a while – but they should be checked often to see if the paper towel is wet and also to make sure water isn’t seeping into the tobacco.

Storing Tobacco in a Mason Jar

A mason jar is a great way to store herbs! Just make sure it is a quality, airtight sealed jar. This is such a simple, however highly recommended way to keep moisture and humidity in your tobacco and herbs! Just like Ziplocs, think about your environment, and when a hot and dry weather pattern occurs, some smokers recommend double-duty. Placing tobacco or herbs in plastic bags and then placing the sealed bags into a Mason jar – double duty – is supposed to make even a bigger impact. It may be too moist for people living in very humid climates though. One other option is a metal container like a Cvault container that has a built-in humidity control device by Boveda. This container keeps your tobacco or herbs at 70% humidity.

Note: If tobacco gets soggy or wet during any of these processes, it will need to be dehydrated… AGAIN! So whatever method you decide on to hydrate or re-hydrate your stash, try not to get the product wet! Even a few drops of water can affect the formula and flavor.

Home remedies and inexpensive products sold online or in smoke shops make it easy to keep tobacco and herbs moist, flavorful, and fresh to save money and product. This is especially true if you’re new to rolling your own cigarettes! Just follow these tips – gotta respect the smoke!

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Tobacco smoking is a pleasant experience if you treat it right! I say this because tobacco smokers know it?s not enjoyable if the substance is too dry or wet. The ideal state of your tobacco should be moist and fresh, and that is the way you can enjoy every puff and have lasting smoke. If you are a regular buyer at Windy City Cigars, you would have noticed that our tobacco always come moist and fresh because we care about your health and enjoyment. But the trouble is when you have purchased your tobacco, especially in large quantity to give you enough supply if you live where it’s difficult to replenish your stock of smoke.

You can save more money when you store more tobacco

Apart from smokers who live in remote areas where it is challenging to get tobacco supply, regular smokers should consider bulk tobacco to get some price advantage too. In this discussion, we will look at how you can store a large quantity of tobacco to save money and keep it fresh and nice for a longer time.

Keeping tobacco fresh: Tips and Tricks

No tobacco goes ?stale?; they dry out! When it dries out, it becomes harsh in taste. You may not know this, but the tobacco production method is intended to make the leaves dry out. It is when the leaves become dry that chemical changes to take place to make the smoke smoother and less harsh when you smoke it. Therefore, when we talk about keeping your tobacco fresh, we are simply saying it is not suitable for the substance to become completely dry out. The tips and tricks we would discuss here will help to halt the process of your tobacco drying out completely. This process takes rehydrating the substance to keep it in moist and fresh condition continuously for longer shelf life.

 Before we discuss the tips and tricks, I need you to understand that you cannot stop your tobacco from drying out because it is made that way. The moment you open the pack, the drying process will commence. Your only effort should be to keep it fresh to make it pleasant to smoke.

Tips to keep tobacco fresh

  1. Open with care. Remember that your tobacco drying out process accelerates the moment you open the pack. This means to keep your tobacco fresh, do not damage the package to continue having it remained in its original bag safely.
  2. Be careful storing in freezers. Your goal is to keep the tobacco humid and not dry out, but the air in the freezer is too dry to help with your purpose.
  3. Use airtight container. If the original packaging with which the tobacco was supplied has been damaged or it’s not airtight, you need to get an airtight container to store your tobacco. For this purpose, I will recommend a glass container as it works best than any other type out there. Before keeping your smoke in it, make sure to sterilize it in hot water and completely dry it using a tea towel ensuring it?s free of water before storing the tobacco and keep it tightly closed. Label the container showing the date you put the tobacco in it for storage and store it in temperature, not more than 70 degrees F.
  4. Use a Ziploc bag. The Ziploc bag is a convenient way to store your tobacco, open it and keep it locked up in an airtight environment again. The reason this bag is so useful is that you can manually moisten the content by sprinkling water on it. However, you need to be careful not to wet the leaves to prevent mold and other fungi element growing on your tobacco which will become toxic with time.
  5. Get a humidor. A humidor is a container which controls the quantity of moisture in the air inside it. Using a humidor can save you the trouble of manually wetting your tobacco to keep it hydrated and fresh for smoking.

There are tons of DIY ways to keep your tobacco fresh and pleasant to smoke. In a nutshell, anything moist will keep your tobacco fresh; however; the above tips will help you get things going without the need to worry. Apart from the suggestions already discussed, there are tricks people use to achieve the same result, and I will discuss a few of them next. However, in term of tricks, be warned that it works differently according to the environment and your understanding of the use. Here are some tricks you should know.

Tricks to keep tobacco fresh

You can hardly exhaust the number of benefits you can get from everyday things you see around. However, because man has lots of tricks up their sleeves, they often turn these benefits in their favor! From cotton, orange peel, clay and apple peels, and clay, man has discovered how useful these items are for keeping tobacco fresh. Lets see how you can use these items to freshen up your smoke.

  1. Apple peel – Cut some apple peels and add it to the tobacco pouch and store it in the freezer. Your smoke will remain fresh; just take the quantity you want and allow the rest to be in the container.
  2. Orange peel – The more peels you add in a tobacco container, the more humid you get and he fresher your smoke.
  3. Clay disc -Â You can get this at tobacco shops in the accessories area for a couple of bucks. You get them to soak and place it where your tobacco is kept to provide the moisture to keep the substance moist.

There are many tricks as there are tobacco enthusiasts out there but the tips and tricks discussed here will help you keep your tobacco moist and fresh.

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How to Make Your Own Humidor Solution

Rolling your own cigarettes is an excellent way to cut down the costs of smoking and many smokers prefer the satisfaction of rolling their own custom cigarettes. After buying the tobacco with which to roll cigarettes, you must find a way to properly store it. The tobacco can dry out, which causes it to lose flavor and increase the harshness of the smoke. Luckily, you can easily ensure that your tobacco remains as fresh and moist as the day you bought it.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Buy a humidor, a containers that controls the amount of moisture in the air contained inside it. While used most often for cigars or pipe tobacco, a humidor is the best way of ensuring that cigarette tobacco remains fresh. Humidors are sold online and at local smoke shops

Store cigarette tobacco in a tobacco pouch. Like humidors, these are specially designed to keep tobacco fresh, and they come in a variety of materials, such as leather or cotton, lined with materials designed to lock in moisture. They are not meant for long-term tobacco storage or for large amounts, but for small amounts, they work superbly. Purchase one at a tobacco store or online.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Purchase glass canning jars, cheaper alternatives to humidors and tobacco pouches. While they do not provide the same amount of protection as humidors or tobacco pouches, these jars will keep your tobacco fresher than the manufacturer’s packaging. Find them in your local dry goods or craft stores, or save money and buy them at flea markets.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Use a raw potato. If you don’t have a humidor, tobacco pouch or canning jar, an easy way to “freshen up” dry tobacco is to cut a one-inch piece of potato and place it inside your package of tobacco. Leave the potato in the tobacco overnight. In the morning, the tobacco once again will be moist and as fresh as when first opened. A moist napkin or cotton ball can be used as a substitute for the potato.

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Tobacco like any natural product has a shelf life, whilst this shelf life can last quite a long time the tobacco starts to dry out the moment you break the seal. In an unopened pack the tobacco should stay fresh for around two years – however we know you’ve bought it to smoke so that’s not really a consideration.

You may not realise it but the actual tobacco production process is designed to dry out the leaves, this process allows for chemical changes to take place in the leaves allowing for a smoother less harsh smoking experience. However the producers are careful not to let the produce dry out completely, to halt the process they seal the smoking tobacco in an airtight package just at the right moment.

How tobacco stops being fresh

As soon as you open the pouch the drying process starts again, everyone smokes a pouch at a different rate so whilst some will consume the pack in a matter of days it might take others a week or two to finish it off. No matter how quickly you smoke we’d recommend working to keep your tobacco in the best possible state – after all you’ve paid a lot of money for this smoke so you should get to enjoy it in peak condition.

Methods to stop tobacco drying out

Whilst you can’t stop the drying out process you can introduce moisture to keep the tobacco fresh. Some methods suggest using a fine mist sprayer to squirt a little water directly onto the tobacco, however this can firstly overly dampen the tobacco and change the flavour profile. This also might result in you having to re-dehydrate your tobacco so it’s not an ideal solution.

The industry standard recommendation is to use a hydro-stone to introduce moisture into the atmosphere of where you store your tobacco. These are simple, cheap and readily available terracotta stones. By soaking them in a bowl of water they absorb the liquid and as they dry out they will gradually release it into the air. Therefore when stored in a pouch of tobacco the hydro-stone won’t make the tobacco wet but will keep it moist by increasing the water content in the air. Bull Brand stock the Mascotte Hydro-stone and at £1 it is a cheap and simple solution to avoiding crumbly tobacco!

If you just love the taste of tobacco and a regular pipe smoker then you have dealt with stale tobacco at one time or another. When you buy your favorite tobacco, it comes to you neatly packed, usually in a moisture proof wrapping most so you can enjoy every bit of smoke. But sometimes it doesn’t seal well and over the time it gets stale. Here are some tips to rehydrate and keep your tobacco fresh for a long time.

  • Use of leather tobacco pouches: The leather tobacco pouches are one of the best ways to keep your tobacco fresh, moist and rehydrated. These pouches are made of pure realistic leather which holds paper, with a zip lock pouch and magnet to keep it neatly sealed together. You can purchase a tobacco pouch online UK in different colors and designs.

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  • Use a teapot: Get a teapot and add some water in it. Add a tip basket on the top of the teapot. Boil the water and make sure it doesn’t touch the basket and ruin the tobacco. Put the tobacco in the basket. Cover the teapot and leave it for half an hour. You will see your tobacco moist and fresh.
  • Use a steam iron: Another way to rehydrate your tobacco is the use of steam iron. Place a newspaper on a heat resistant surface. Spread your tobacco on out of the newspaper. Spray the tobacco with water once or twice. Make sure the iron don’t touch the tobacco and just hold the iron above the tobacco and let stream for 10 seconds.
  • Use a potato: Yes, you heard it right; potato can also help to keep your tobacco fresh and moist. Put all the tobacco in a plastic bag. Put a small piece of raw potato in it. Seal the bag. Check the bag every other hour and you will surprise to see that your tobacco will fresh and moisten very quickly.
  • Use bread: This is same as the potato. Just put your tobacco in a plastic bag and then add pieces of bread in it. Seal the bag and check every few hours for the tobacco to moisten. It will work better if left overnight.

Mine always gets dreadfully dry and stale before I use it all up.

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How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Put it in a mason jar, keep it in a cool dark place. Away from light and heat sources. Ziplock bags can work. You don’t really want to put a potato slice or apple slice in it. It sounds like you don’t smoke your pipe that much (which is not a bad thing, smoking a pipe is a hobby and should be enjoyed when you feel like it) But if you put in an apple slice or potato, it can create mold and ruin your pipe tobacco. Your best bet is the jar.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Sorry to hear you are wasting so much expensive pipe tobacco .

Keep the same can that your tobacco came in . If you buy the smaller plastic pouches , then , keep that and get a re-sealable plastic bag to completely emerse your pouch in . You have to be able to twist the top of the outer plastic bag to make an air-tight seal over your pouch .

With the can , make sure that you can twist the inner plastic bag to make an air-tight seal .

Now , you’ re ready !

Get an orange or a potato .

Rip a good sized piece of the orange peeling from the orange . Put that into your inner plastic bag . right with the pipe tobacco . This will keep your tobacco moist and fresh .

If you find that your tobacco is too moist , then , try a smaller piece of orange peeling .

Solution #2 :- The Potato Piece

Cut a hunk of potato . skin and all . Put it into the inner plastic bag . right with the tobacco . This works every bit as well as the orange peeling . It’ ll keep your tobacco moist and fresh .

Give both methods a try . see which one you like best .

You’ ll find that the orange peeling puts a flavour of the orange right into the tobacco . It’ s not bad ! The potato chunk adds no flavour .

Hope this saves you a bit of money by making your tobacco last longer !

Keeping your tobacco fresh is a big question we get. There again are so many ways to do this and people will tell you hundreds of different ways they store their tobacco. You never want to let your tobacco dry as it will become bitter and not pack into the pipe well.

Short Term Storage

For shorter term storage, we offer a huge variety of rubber lined leather pouches like the Sheep Napa Leather or our Cow Hide Leather.

Mid Range Storage

For a mid range storage solution our leather jars lined with rubber and cedar wood are a great place to start.

Water Proof Boxes & Mason Jars

Besides the products we carry some other recommended ways to store your tobacco and keep it fresh is mason jars and water proof boxes. Water proof boxes you can pick up anywhere, amazon, Walmart and any store that sells outdoor gear. They come in so many different sizes you can pick one for you needs. Whether you are store a pouch or a tin it is a great way to keep everything airtight at an affordable price.

Mason jars are also a great way to go essentially doing the same thing. A lot of people have these laying around the house and if you don’t you can them anywhere. They are great to store tins, pouches or your blended tobacco in the jar.

Add an Apple or Lemon

Some people recommend adding an apple or lemon into your jar or box to help keep it moist and fresh as well.

Written by: Melissa Busse

Written on: July 14, 2020

Rather than purchasing ready-made cigarettes, some smokers choose to make their own by rolling loose tobacco into small pieces of paper. Rolling cigarettes is often more cost effective than purchasing them ready-made.

To save even more, some smokers choose to purchase loose tobacco in bulk, rather than in small packages. While bulk tobacco is more economical, storing it can be challenging. One of the most common challenges associated with storing loose tobacco involves keeping it moist. Fortunately, there is an easy way to store your bulk rolling tobacco.

Place a clean plate or tray onto a work surface and open your package of tobacco. Separate your loose tobacco into piles on the plate or tray. Each pile should be the approximate amount needed for 10 cigarettes.

  • Rather than purchasing ready-made cigarettes, some smokers choose to make their own by rolling loose tobacco into small pieces of paper.
  • To save even more, some smokers choose to purchase loose tobacco in bulk, rather than in small packages.

Put each pile into an individual self-sealing storage bag. Force as much air as possible out of each bag by squeezing it with your hand before sealing it.

After sealing all bags, place them into a refrigerator and use as needed.

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  • If your rolling tobacco has already dried out, moisten it by placing a small amount in an airtight container together with an apple peel. Check the moisture level of the tobacco after three hours have passed. If you need to increase the moisture level, reclose the lid and allow the tobacco to continue moistening for another hour. In order to avoid over-moistening, remove the apple peel as soon as the desired moisture level has been achieved. For larger amounts of tobacco, use an apple slice.
  • Do not attempt to keep rolling tobacco moist by placing it in a humidor. This tends to over-moisten the tobacco and give it a soggy texture.

Melissa Busse is a freelance writer covering a variety of topics, including natural health and beauty, budget balancing and parenting. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from Maryville University in St. Louis.

Written by: Taylor Thorn

Written on: July 14, 2020

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Rolling your own cigarettes is an excellent way to cut down the costs of smoking and many smokers prefer the satisfaction of rolling their own custom cigarettes. After buying the tobacco with which to roll cigarettes, you must find a way to properly store it.

The tobacco can dry out, which causes it to lose flavour and increase the harshness of the smoke. Luckily, you can easily ensure that your tobacco remains as fresh and moist as the day you bought it.

Buy a humidor, a containers that controls the amount of moisture in the air contained inside it. While used most often for cigars or pipe tobacco, a humidor is the best way of ensuring that cigarette tobacco remains fresh. Humidors are sold online and at local smoke shops

  • Rolling your own cigarettes is an excellent way to cut down the costs of smoking and many smokers prefer the satisfaction of rolling their own custom cigarettes.
  • While used most often for cigars or pipe tobacco, a humidor is the best way of ensuring that cigarette tobacco remains fresh.

Store cigarette tobacco in a tobacco pouch. Like humidors, these are specially designed to keep tobacco fresh, and they come in a variety of materials, such as leather or cotton, lined with materials designed to lock in moisture. They are not meant for long-term tobacco storage or for large amounts, but for small amounts, they work superbly. Purchase one at a tobacco store or online.

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Purchase glass canning jars, cheaper alternatives to humidors and tobacco pouches. While they do not provide the same amount of protection as humidors or tobacco pouches, these jars will keep your tobacco fresher than the manufacturer’s packaging. Find them in your local dry goods or craft stores, or save money and buy them at flea markets.

  • Store cigarette tobacco in a tobacco pouch.
  • While they do not provide the same amount of protection as humidors or tobacco pouches, these jars will keep your tobacco fresher than the manufacturer’s packaging.

Use a raw potato. If you don’t have a humidor, tobacco pouch or canning jar, an easy way to “freshen up” dry tobacco is to cut a one-inch piece of potato and place it inside your package of tobacco. Leave the potato in the tobacco overnight. In the morning, the tobacco once again will be moist and as fresh as when first opened. A moist napkin or cotton ball can be used as a substitute for the potato.

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Big fan of rolling my own smokes. One problem: tobacco dries out too fast. (Curiously, I never had this problem with British rolling tobacco, but any tobacco I’ve bought in the US seems to dry out real fast, especially the big tubs, which I’ve started buying — pouches run out too fast, and it’s a pretty long walk to get more.)

So what’s the best way to keep it fresh? American Spirit advertises some kind of disc, but that seems like a waste of money; there must be some DIY way. I’ve heard apple peel works well, but I rarely buy them, more of a banana guy. Cotton balls soaked in water, too, but that seems to be something else I rarely have lying around.

It seems to me that anything moist should do the trick. True or false?

This seems like a stupid question, but I have no shame: the girlfriend likes pears. Any reason a pear peel/slice wouldn’t be a reasonable substitute for apple?

This is the first I’m hearing about freezing it, but that makes sense.
posted by nostrich at 4:10 PM on October 10, 2009

The problem with humidifiers for cigar humidors is that cigars are ideally kept about at a somewhat higher humidity than the optimum for RYO tobacco; I have the best luck rolling at right around 50%.

Fortunately for me, my home tends to stay at about 50%, and keeping my tobacco in a tightly sealed ziplock bag works fine. For times when the humidity is lower and the tobacco has been open and gets too dry, putting it in a sealed plastic box (like a tupperware or rubbermaid container) with a bowl of hot water will tend to hydrate it properly within an hour or two. Once it’s back to the proper humidity, keeping it sealed as much as possible tends to keep it there without much trouble.
posted by nonliteral at 4:44 PM on October 10, 2009

What has worked well for me. I seal a few days worth in one zip-lock, then put it into a second bag containing a moisture source. (I just use a folded square of paper towel squeezed of excess water)

My theory is that any air that leaks into the tobacco (or herb) bag is humid not dry. No moisture or mold can directly touch the herb.

Take extra care if you put it in the freezer. that air is extremly dry.
posted by ScotsLament at 6:53 AM on October 11, 2009

I use the american spirit dark blue pouch. I like the taste, but it already comes pretty dry. Any advice on how to keep it more moist?

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How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Just make sure you store the tobacco in a sealed glass jar, it will keep the moisture just fine.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

To stop the problem before it starts, when you first buy the tobacco, separate it into smaller amounts (maybe enough for ten cigarettes) and put it into ziploc bags or tupperware containers (or, for extra protection, put it into a ziploc bag and put the bag in a tupperware container). These containers can be kept in the refrigerator or, for longer-term storage, in the freezer. While you may want to consider getting a humidor to keep your tobacco fresh, this works better for cigars than it does for cigarette tobacco. A humidor will keep cigarette tobacco fresh, but it will also make it soggy, and soggy tobacco is at least as bad as dry tobacco.

If your tobacco has already dried out, there’s still a way to fix it. Take an apple peel (or, for larger amounts of tobacco, an apple slice) and put it in with your tobacco, in a sealed container, for a few hours. For small amount of tobacco, putting a single apple peel for about three hours should do the trick. Make sure to take the apple out before too long, or else it’ll start to rot. The solution isn’t perfect, because of course then your tobacco will have a bit of an apple taste, but this might be a good thing. Feel free to experiment with the peels of other fruits, such as oranges.

Whether you prefer rolling your own tobacco or packing a pipe, it’s important that you find a proper way to carry your tobacco around.

Instead of stuffing everything in your pockets where it is hard to access, get a tobacco pouch.

Tobacco pouches provide an easy and convenient way to keep your tobacco kit – pipe, rolling papers, pipe, tobacco etc. – close by when you are on the go.

A pouch also looks more elegant.

In this buying guide, we review the best tobacco pouches you can buy online.

Almost all of them are classy leather pouches big enough to fit all your stuff.

But before we get to the reviews, here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a tobacco pouch.

What to Consider When Choosing the Best Tobacco Pouch

  • Size: Check whether the pouch can comfortably fit a standard 50g pack of tobacco without bulging too much or feeling uncomfortable in your pocket. Some pouches can only take a 30g pack.
  • Organization: Compartments make it easy to organize all your stuff for quick access. Make sure the pouch has multiple pockets for your tobacco, filters, papers and other accessories.
  • Material: Leather is the best material for a tobacco pouch. It looks good and feels good to the touch. Leather it also durable. It retains its elegant look over time.
  • Closure: A magnetic closure is the best. It keeps the tobacco and your accessories secure inside the pouch. It also keeps out air to prevent the tobacco from drying out. Some pouches incorporate an additional zip closure for the tobacco pocket.
  • Style: Most tobacco pouches come in a brown finish though you can also get a black pouch. But brown is the most common colour. Hope you like it.

The Best Tobacco Pouches Reviews

1. Zippo Unisex Tobacco Pouch, Mocha and Red

This Zippo pouch is big enough to hold a 50g pack of tobacco plus some papers.

The pouch closes securely using a strong magnet, ensuring nothing falls out. The secure closure also keeps the tobacco in good condition.

The soft leather feels good in your hands and looks great as well. The pouch comes in a beautiful mocha and red finish with the Zippo logo embedded tastefully at the front.

If you are buying it for someone else, it comes already packed in a gift-ready box. You can just wrap it up in a gift wrap paper or hand it over as it is.

What we like about it:

  • Large enough to hold a 50g pack of tobacco.
  • Separate slot for rolling papers.
  • Made from high quality and durable leather.
  • Strong magnetic closure secures everything inside neatly and prevents the tobacco from drying out.

2. GERMANUS Tobacco Pouch

This is another good option if you are looking for a pouch large enough for a 50g packet of baccy. It also has a slot for papers with a convenient dispenser.

An extra zipped compartment provides a place to put your filters or a backup pack of papers.

The pouch is made out of genuine leather. It’s soft, looks great and ages really well. It’ll look good even after years of use.

The inside is lined with soft rubber to protect your stuff and prevent the tobacco from drying out.

Strong magnetic closures keep everything secure when you are on the move.

What we like about it:

  • Fits 50g tobacco plus papers and filters.
  • Beautiful and elegant.
  • Made from high quality and long lasting leather.

3. WLDOHO Genuine Leather Tobacco Pouch

If you are looking for something different from the usual brown pouches, WLDOHO sells a black leather pouch.

They also have the traditional style brown leather pouch. The choice is yours.

Both styles are big enough for a 50g pack of tobacco, filters, papers and a few other accessories such as a lighter.

A large rolling area makes it easier to prepare your tobacco wherever you are.

The fine Nappa leather feels good and looks durable. The fine stitching adds to the solid quality of this pouch.

It’s a few pounds more expensive than the two pouches above but it’s worth it. We love the elegant finish, excellent quality and even the thoughtful (and highly practical) double paper holder.

What we like about it:

  • Plenty of space to hold 50g tobacco plus accessories.
  • Beautiful and elegant finish.
  • Solid quality – durable leather, tight stitches and strong magnetic closure.
  • Read to gift – comes in a gift box.

4. Simaru Rolling Tobacco Vegan Cork Wallet

This is the most expensive pouch among our picks. But its style and quality are worth the higher price tag.

It is made from vegan-friendly cork leather, a type of fine leather made from the bark of a cork oak tree.

Although it doesn’t have the same feel as traditional leather, it still feels great and looks elegant.

It’s also durable and easy to maintain.

You can get the pouch in four styles including brown, black, brown raizes and a combo of brown & beige.

The pouch features multiple compartments to keep everything secure and neatly organized.

When you open the main magnetic closure, you’ll find a zipped pocket for your tobacco plus a couple more slots for your filters, papers and lighter.

What we like about it:

  • Eco-friendly and ideal for vegans.
  • Large capacity for all your stuff.
  • Multiple colour options.
  • High quality and durable cork leather construction.

5. Gusti Tobacco Pouch

Though it’s the cheapest of our picks, the Gusti tobacco pouch still uses genuine leather.

It’s also large enough to fit a 50g pack of tobacco and comes with five compartments where you can organize your filters, papers, lighter and tobacco.

The lower price tag is because of the pouch’s simpler styling. It has a classic retro design with a simple tie-strap closure instead of the zip and magnetic closures of other pouches.

The main downside of using a strap is that the inside is not as airtight. Store your tobacco in its original packet to keep it from drying out.

OK, so I know the question is normally how to you get dry tobacco moist again. but in this case I managed to spill quite a bit of rum and coke into my baccy pouch, this has made it quite hard to smoke and sometimes impossible. Is there any way I can make it a bit dryer? Thanks 🙂

7 Answers

I suggest buying some more tobacco. The above advice is good for drying tobacco out, but only if its been soaked with water. The fact that you spilt rum and coke on it will make it taste absolutely foul when its dried out.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

The moisture content of most pipe tobaccos is higher than that of cigarette tobaccos. Having said that there are several ‘pipe’ tobaccos out there that are really just cigarette tobacco that has been relabeled as pipe tobacco to avoid the higher taxes. 4 Aces, Largo, etc. These are usually just as dry as any cigarette tobacco. If you are looking for a real pipe tobacco that can be rolled I suggest Prince Albert, Sir Walter Raleigh, Velvet, or Five Brothers. These can give you taste but are also usually dry enough to be rolled. Several of them originally came with their own rolling papers at one time.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

I would suggest the plate on the sun trick putting in mind that you will have tobacco with rum and coke flavour, enjoy.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Just tip it onto a piece of kitchen towel and fluff it up, wait until its right for you.

An often asked question: How moist should tobacco be? Can excessive moisture harm the pipe tobacco?

A simple test can tell you whether your pipe tobacco has the proper moisture content. Grasp a handful of pipe tobacco and press it together for a few seconds, in your fist. Then open your hand. If the tobacco falls out in flakes from your open palm, it is to dry. If it stays pressed in a tight, hard ball, it is too moist. But if the pipe tobacco remains as a loosely packed ball, it contains an ideal amount of moisture. Overly moist pipe tobacco is more susceptible to tobacco mold and will not burn easily. Dry such tobacco simply by spreading it out on a table in a warm dry room for a few hours before packing it away in your tobacco pouch again.

This Question and Answer comes from the Weber’s Guide to Pipes and Pipe Smoking, many thanks again.

2 Responses to How moist should pipe tobacco be? Can excessive moisture harm the tobacco?

Good advice here. I did the same yesterday, spreading the tobacco onto a table and leaving for a couple of hours. It did the trick and is much more manageable now.
What about very dry stuff? Some folk put it into a bowl and cover with a damp cloth, avoiding contact. Any other tips?

Hi Steven – pleased the advice worked… For dry tobacco we recommend spraying some distilled water with a drop of vanilla essence over the top, gently mixing it together and then leaving in a tobacco jar for a few days. The moisture will slowly spread through the mixture. But go easy! It doesn’t take much to over moisten, and then you’re back to the drying process again. Too much of that and the flavour will start to each out and spoil the blend…

I use the american spirit dark blue pouch. I like the taste, but it already comes pretty dry. Any advice on how to keep it more moist?

6 Answers

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Just make sure you store the tobacco in a sealed glass jar, it will keep the moisture just fine.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

To stop the problem before it starts, when you first buy the tobacco, separate it into smaller amounts (maybe enough for ten cigarettes) and put it into ziploc bags or tupperware containers (or, for extra protection, put it into a ziploc bag and put the bag in a tupperware container). These containers can be kept in the refrigerator or, for longer-term storage, in the freezer. While you may want to consider getting a humidor to keep your tobacco fresh, this works better for cigars than it does for cigarette tobacco. A humidor will keep cigarette tobacco fresh, but it will also make it soggy, and soggy tobacco is at least as bad as dry tobacco.

If your tobacco has already dried out, there’s still a way to fix it. Take an apple peel (or, for larger amounts of tobacco, an apple slice) and put it in with your tobacco, in a sealed container, for a few hours. For small amount of tobacco, putting a single apple peel for about three hours should do the trick. Make sure to take the apple out before too long, or else it’ll start to rot. The solution isn’t perfect, because of course then your tobacco will have a bit of an apple taste, but this might be a good thing. Feel free to experiment with the peels of other fruits, such as oranges.

Top FAQs

Nicotine pouches are small, white pouches which you simply put under your lip instead of going out for a smoke for instance. The product is 100% tobacco free.

Nicotine pouches is exactly how you use snus, you simply open the can and put one under your lip and the nicotine will be absorbed through your gum.

We are Sweden’s biggest reseller of nicotine pouches in the UK. Our products offer a satisfying, convenient and more socially acceptable alternative to everyone who wants a safer kind of nicotine.

Our products typically contain nicotine, fillers, pH adjusters, stabiliser, sweetener and flavours. Apart from nicotine, our ingredients are widely used in food products.

Contact customer service and they’ll make sure you are compensated. Remember to take a photo of the product and keep the it in case it should be sent back to the manufacturer.

Use of product

No, our products are meant to be used by placing the pouch under your upper lip. Chewing or sucking our pouches just inhibits the performance.

The effects of our pouches last roughly up to an hour. However, most users like to enjoy it for somewhere between 10 to 40 minutes.

Yes. All our products are made up of three ingredients: vegan fibre base, nicotine and flavouring. Our products are enjoyed with a clear conscience.

First-time users might experience a slight burn under the lip which will gradually reduce as the body’s oral system gets used to the product. Some flavors, such as lemon and mint can intensify this feeling. A way of reducing the burn is either to change position of the nicotine pouch or put it on the tongue for a while. You can also sip on a glass of water or spit out the excessive saliva.

The use is very individual and regular users tend to get through about 3 to 5 boxes a week. But it can depend on a variety of factors, like personal taste, the nicotine effect you’re looking for, or whether you’re an ex-smoker. Only you know the right amount for you.

Room temperature works great. Once you open the box though, it’s best to use it within 5 days, otherwise the product starts to lose flavour and nicotine effect.

The pouches are not made for digestion, but if you do accidentally swallow the pouch, the ingredients we use are mostly natural. If you are feeling unwell though, you should probably get it checked out.

Of course! All our nicotine pouches are small, discreet and smoke-free, which means they can be used anywhere – meeting your boss, at the bar, or on a plane.

About our products

Our products come in a pouch and contain nicotine that you place under your upper lip, so, in many ways they’re like Swedish snus. However, our products do not contain tobacco. That small, but very important difference, means that our pouches are fresh and less harmful to your health.

Mini dry is a smaller portion size of nicotine pouches which enables a more discrete look. Dry pouches are also less runny than the regular moist versions.

Everything you purchase through the Haypp website is manufactured in Sweden.

No. None of our products contain any tobacco.

Our products are designed for recreational use, and for adults only. Most of our users are adults who want a safer kind of nicotine.

Order & Delivery

Contact customer service and they’ll make sure you are compensated. Remember to take a photo of the product and keep the it in case it should be sent back to the manufacturer.

Yes. Our containers are made out of polypropylene and the rolls of boxes are mostly shrink-wrapped in polyethylene. At combustion, only carbon dioxide and water remains from these plastics.

Yes, as soon as we have packed your items you will receive an e-mail with delivery information and a link to Track and trace your parcel. You can also login to Your account and find information about your delivery.

We have a freshness guarantee of minimum 14 days of the products we’re selling.

All of our orders are shipped from Sweden and normal size orders will be delivered within 2-5 working days. Once your order is packed we´ll send you an e-mail with tracking information.

For the Standard delivery service we use UPS and Royal Mail.

Update 2020 – Due to the corona virus there might be some delays depending on your country’s situation and quarantine routines.

We condone a strict age verification process in which the customer has to be physically present and show ID to receive their first order. Should our delivery partner discover that the receiver is a minor, they can not legally distribute the parcel and it will be returned to Haypp. In this case, we will unfortunately have to charge 25 € to cover the extra shipping costs.

This is unfortunate when it happens. Please take a photo and contact customer service. They will help you if any goods are missing.

Tobacco Control has morphed into a crusade intent on demonizing both tobacco users and the industry supplying them. This blog examines and comments on scientific issues surrounding tobacco policies – and fallacies.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to Use Smokeless Tobacco: A Primer for Smokers

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

If you have been directed to this page, you want to go to my update on products for smokers here.

This blog is devoted to correcting myths and misconceptions about tobacco harm reduction. Here is some practical advice on to make the switch to smoke-free tobacco products.

1. Pick the right product. Choose a pouch — a small “teabag” containing tobacco and flavors — or try one of the other products from this list and decide which works best for you. There are many options, so don’t be discouraged if one product doesn’t fit your lifestyle or taste.

2. If you’re using a pouch, put it in the right place. Place it under your upper lip, near the corner of your mouth. Most smokeless tobacco users put products behind their lower lip – a practice that generates tobacco juice and leads to spitting. In Sweden, snus users tuck the product behind their upper lip, where it’s spit-free and invisible. Simply pop a pouch in your mouth and move it in place with your tongue. Alternatively, pull your upper lip out with your fingers and position the pouch. At first, the pouch will feel like a cannonball. Look in the mirror, and you’ll see that it’s hardly noticeable.

3. Get your nicotine buzz, but don’t overdo it. When you inhale cigarette smoke, you get an immediate nicotine kick. The effect from smokeless tobacco takes longer, but slower nicotine uptake also means slower nicotine decline. One- or two-pack-a-day smokers who switch often need to use only 4 or 5 smokeless pouches… saving money.

Light and ultra light smokers might get too much nicotine from some smokeless products. Choose one that’s satisfying but not overwhelming.

At first, use the smokeless product for only a few minutes. You’ll learn how much time you need to get tobacco satisfaction.

4. Expect the unexpected. You might feel minor burning where you place the tobacco, and your throat might get irritated. This is from the nicotine, and it’s normal. Sipping some water or a beverage can help. You may get the hiccups, feel dizzy or experience an upset stomach, but these minor symptoms will quickly disappear.

5. Stick to the switch. Although some smokers make the transition quickly, smoke-free tobacco products don’t automatically “cure” you of wanting another cigarette. These products will make it easier to quit and they’ll make those cravings less intense, but they don’t entirely replace the smoking ritual. If you’ve smoked for years, breaking the habit can still be a challenge.

Remember, it’s the smoke that kills. Stay committed to being smoke-free.

How to Make Your Own Humidor Solution

Smoking dried out pipe tobacco isn’t a particularly enjoyable experience. It tends to make the smoke too harsh and hurt your throat. That is why it is important to keep tobacco moist and fresh. In order to do this the pipe tobacco must be stored properly to stop it drying out. Once you have learned how, you can buy tobacco in bulk and keep it stored for long lengths of time. This not only saves money but can help the smoking blend mature so it tastes nicer to smoke later on.

Find a suitable airtight container to store your tobacco in. Glass works better over a long period of time than plastic.

Sterilise your glass container. Boil the kettle and submerge the container in a bowl full of boiled water with a little bit of dish soap in it. Be sure to sterilise your container properly otherwise your tobacco will end up tasting like whatever was in the container beforehand.

Dry the container carefully with a clean tea towel. Make sure there is no water droplets left in the container. This can cause the tobacco to grow mould and then you will have to throw it away.

Put your tobacco into the container and screw the lid on tightly. Put a sticker on the jar showing the date when you put it into storage.

Store your tobacco container in a cool, dark place where there isn’t a lot of temperature fluctuations. Ideally the temperature should be kept between 60 to 70 degree F.

Danny

Well-known member

jpberg

Wicked Insightful

WalkinStick

Not a daisy at all

I don’t dry GH or Condor. Even Dark Plug just gets cut, shredded, and smoked.

Some McClelland blends are damn near impossible to smoke without drying, though. Dark Star gave me a hell of a time until @psquared turned me onto some that was dried out and mulched up.

soutso

Well-known member

Why do you assume folks from the past didn’t dry their tobacco? In any case all tobacco dries a little after being opened and there definitely would have been further natural drying in a pouch.

Some guys like to crack a tin and smoke it over a few weeks to a couple months, without transferring the tobacco into a mason jar. The tins are not airtight once opened so this is a form of drying too. I actually believe that this form of gradual drying yields better results than drying for say, an hour, before lighting up.

davidbeinct

Well-known member

I don’t dry GH or Condor. Even Dark Plug just gets cut, shredded, and smoked.

Some McClelland blends are damn near impossible to smoke without drying, though. Dark Star gave me a hell of a time until @psquared turned me onto some that was dried out and mulched up.

Danny

Well-known member

Danny

Well-known member

Why do you assume folks from the past didn’t dry their tobacco? In any case all tobacco dries a little after being opened and there definitely would have been further natural drying in a pouch.

Some guys like to crack a tin and smoke it over a few weeks to a couple months, without transferring the tobacco into a mason jar. The tins are not airtight once opened so this is a form of drying too. I actually believe that this form of gradual drying yields better results than drying for say, an hour, before lighting up.

jpberg

Wicked Insightful

Why do you assume folks from the past didn’t dry their tobacco? In any case all tobacco dries a little after being opened and there definitely would have been further natural drying in a pouch.

Some guys like to crack a tin and smoke it over a few weeks to a couple months, without transferring the tobacco into a mason jar. The tins are not airtight once opened so this is a form of drying too. I actually believe that this form of gradual drying yields better results than drying for say, an hour, before lighting up.

tipofthelake

Reputable source, posts found on the internet

cigrmaster

Well-known member

I prefer some moisture in my flakes and plugs. If dried too much I will get a hot burn and lose flavor. Now as far as SG flakes, those I have to dry if I want a good smoke. Yesterday I opened a tin of 2004 FVF and I had to let the flakes sit out for 4 freaking hours before it was ready to smoke.

I don’t imagine people from way back when were letting their flakes dry for 4 hours. They might have opened a tin and let it dry a few weeks and then began smoking. Maybe they always had a tin they were drying while they smoked from a tin already dry.

dmkerr

No fiddle sticks left to give

Some tobaccos, particularly Virginia flakes (really, any kind of flake) needs to be dried to open up the tobacco’s flavor. Too much moisture causes steam when it burns, which can turn into tongue bite. The finest flakes taste “meh” to me when wet. Moisture is a great preservative but it’s also a great flavor dissipator.

That said, I think Berg is basically correct – the tobaccos dried out in the smokers pocket. They kept their tobacco in drawstring bags. not too conducive for keeping tobacco moist. Then again, they had no reason to worry about it, since they smoked what they bought on a daily basis. There was no hoarding back then.

Finally I don’t think tobacco blenders worried about tobacco being moist, either. It was probably pretty dry by the time it was sold. So I think tobacco was always meant to be smoked dry. It was only with the advent of Goopers that we worried about too dry tobacco for the most part, and they need to be moist to retain the added flavorings (casings and flavorings need a lot of moisture, pure tobacco does not IMHO). I’ve smoked a lot of old OTC’s that were pretty dry in the tin.

My biggest exhibit. Stonehaven. If I hadn’t been taught to dry it to crispy, I would have written it off as an overly-hyped tobacco. Once dried, it showed it’s incredible strengths.

Ozark Wizard

Well-known member

I believe that it’s a mix of things. To wit.

Yes, SG and others making flakes and plugs rely on moisture to adhere the components. Try pressing Tobac Manil products. You get snuff. If the leaf is too dry, you get no plug. Sure, toppings add moisture. But if they evaporate, the “essence” is lost. Also, well, moisture (water) is cheaper than finished tobacco. Yes, that must be acknowledged. Y’all know who I’m talking about. But still, I’d rather have issue getting Firedance flake to light and enjoy the slow burn than just dry it down to essentially CR flake. Which I don’t mind either, but you need the sauce to get the flavours touted. Same with Rum Flake. Mildly decanted it is sublime. Dried to a quick lighting smoke it is just another sweet dark flake.

So, for the OP. Yuppers, modern addition of water is like a helper to keep manufacturer costs down and profits up. Water’s heavy. But if you want to enjoy a topping, you mustn’t dry it too much. My approach to those is to “prime the pipe”. I know I’m going to be to smoke a bowl of blend “X”. It’s a damp flake. I’ll char the crap out of the top, and then set it aside, or pocket it. That charred crust makes a hard cake holding the tobacco in place, and the fast heat starts evaporation, without losing flavours. When I do get a chance to smoke it, it’s good to go and burns nice.

NICOTINE POUCH INGREDIENTS

Nicotine pouches are the new and modern way of using nicotine, without staining your teeth.

The products do not contain any tobacco whatsoever but do however contain nicotine that is extracted from the Nicotiana tabacum plant. A unique blend of natural fibers, fresh flavors, nicotine and a small amount of chewing gum base gives the portion bags an optimal softness that fits discreetly under your lip.

A perfect combination between revolutionary ideas and the best of the traditional Swedish snus. Low moist, soft fit, discrete – but still delivers a fresh flavor and a great nicokick.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

WHAT IS NICOTINE?

Nicotine occurs naturally in the tobacco plant, which belongs to the potato plant family. Other species in this family also contain small amounts of nicotine, such as tomato and potato.

Nicotine is traditionally used as a stimulant. When nicotine pouches are used, nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream via the oral mucosa and is transferred to the brain’s reward system. Most people experience a general feeling of wellbeing, which has both a sedative and a stimulating effect.

Nicotine alone does not cause cancer. High doses can give rise to side effects such as palpitations, tremors and nausea, which are not unlike the body’s reactions to large amounts of coffee or other caffeine products. Keep reading to discover more on nicotine pouch ingredients.

THE HISTORY OF NICOTINE POUCHES

Everything started in the United States. The Americans demanded a new way of using nicotine – but in a completely new way, a product that did not smell or taste tobacco.

Therefore, Swedish Match began the process of developing a brand-new product. A pleasure product that was completely free of tobacco, but that would also provide a good nicotine delivery. The result was Swedish Match’s first nicotine pouches – ZYN, completely white and tobacco-free nicotine pouches. ZYN pouches ingredients include tobacco-derived nicotine salt and other food-grade ingredients, such as pH adjusters, sweeteners, flavorings, fillers and stabilizers. ZYN nicotine pouches benefits include a smoke-free, spit-free and tobacco-free experience. ZYN is also available in a variety of strengths and flavors.

Velo pouches ingredients contain nicotine derived from the tobacco plant, water, sucralose, citric acid, microcrystalline cellulose, salt and artificial flavor. Velo portions are available in two flavors: mint and citrus.

In a very short period of time, the segment has grown extremely and today nicotine pouches are one of the most sought after products on the market. No longer only in the United States, but in the whole world.

“By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men’s souls.”
— John Galsworthy

Perhaps you enjoy purchasing and smoking cigars, but you lack a humidor at the present time. Although many cigar aficionados choose to use a humidor for keeping their cigars in good condition with ease, they can still be kept fresh without the use of this product. By simply using a few different items that are commonly found around the house, you will be well on your way to making your very own “humidor” that will preserve your cigars for a certain period of time. These top 10 options are not only easy to make yourself, but they are also very affordable.

Disposable Bags

Visit a premium cigar shop in your area to see if they carry disposable bags for storing your cigars and for keeping them fresh. These bags are designed to hold up to 25 cigars at a time and guaranteed to keep them fresh for 6 months. Typically, one of these bags goes for around $20 USD.

Storing in a Jar

Find an empty jar from around your house, such as a jelly jar, and fill about 10 percent of its capacity with cool water. Cut up a sponge and insert several large pieces in the jar. Put a piece of plastic over the sponge pieces and then place your cigars into the jar. Store the jar with the cigars in the refrigerator. This method will keep your cigars fresh for about 10 days.

Storing in a Cooler

Find a cooler or purchase one at your local retail store. Simply soak a sponge in water, place it inside the cooler and add in your box of cigars. The moisture and humidity of the cooler will keep your cigars fresh.

Mason Jar with Moisture Beads

Similar to the storing-in-a-jar method, you may opt to store your cigars in a mason jar filled with water. Instead of a sponge, add in a round disk filled with moisture beads that can be purchased at most hardware stores. For just $10, you will be creating your very own humidor.

Zip-Lock Bags

Place your cigars inside of a zip-lock bag with a damp napkin to preserve the freshness without a humidor.

Boveda Pack

At your local tobacco shop or online, you can find a boveda pack. Soak the package in water and place it in a Tupperware container. Keep the container at anywhere from 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit to keep your cigars fresh.

Humi-Pouch

Purchase a Humi-Pouch for your tobacco shop or cigar retailer, and store the cigars in this pouch at 65 to 70 degrees for ultimate freshness.

Keep Cigars in Box

If you are planning to smoke all of your cigars within a month, simply keep them in the box that they came in and store them in a cool, dark space. In these conditions, they should last for about a month.

Smoking the Cigars

If you do not have a humidor or any of the items listed above, you may choose to smoke your cigars to take advantage of their current freshness. They should stay fresh in their original wrapper for up to a month.

Posted June 8, 2018

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Chewing Tobacco vs Dip

Nowadays, tobacco is used all over the world, and it comes in countless forms and flavors. A lot of folks may smoke cigarettes or pipes, but there are those among us who have found the satisfaction of smokeless tobacco. Nothing quite like it. But just like there’s are differences between cigarettes and cigar, there are many forms of smokeless tobacco—know what they are? For now, let’s focus on chewing tobacco vs dip.

Chewing tobacco vs dip: what’s the difference?

The Cuts

The cut of dip ranges from very finely ground fine cut to long cut, which dippers generally find is easier to use. The most common types of dip are long cut, wide cut, and fine cut (or moist snuff). Loose leaf chewing tobacco is the most common cut of chew, but it also comes in pellets or bits, and plugs. You may have also heard chew called “chaw”.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

The Pinch

This is where things can get picky between chewing tobacco and dip. A beginner may just pinch what can fit between their index finger and thumb, but someone with more experience dipping or chewing may pinch off a little more.

Usage

While dipping, the nicotine is absorbed through the mouth, and the extra saliva or “spit” is either spat out or swallowed. Dip is usually kept in between 10 – 30 minutes, or longer depending on personal preference.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Placement

Dip is placed inside of the mouth between the lower lip and outer gums. Chew is put between gums and the cheek or between the teeth and the cheek. The chewing tobacco or dip is packed tight in the mouth, and the tongue is used to help get it in place.

Spit Amount

Whether you’re chewing or dipping, you will end up with extra saliva in your mouth. The amount of spit depends on personal preference, the position of the dip, and how much saliva your mouth produces.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Spit Cup

Mind your manners and spit your extra saliva into a cup, a bottle, or in the trash can. Try bringing the spit to the front of your mouth and put the container up (but not the trash can) to your mouth like you’re about to take a sip. Then spit down into the container and check your mouth, chin, and bottle or cup for spit strings.

The Rub

Here’s the rub: whatever the differences between chewing tobacco vs dip, it’s all chewing tobacco, so sadly, the health risks are the same. We’ve got good news for you though—with BaccOff, you don’t ever have to give up dipping.

If you want to quit dipping tobacco, but want a realistic tobacco free dip,BaccOffmakes the finest there is in moist snuff alternatives. Our cuts and flavors are as real as it gets to traditional fine cuts, wide cuts (hence the name rough cut). For the chewers out there, though we don’t have a plug for you, most guys are blown away by how enjoyable our pouches are. Give them a try!

Worried about nicotine withdrawals? The easiest way to quit is by mixing your regular tobacco with BaccOff products. For more information on quitting, check out BaccOff’s“How to Quit Dipping” Programthat has helped thousands of dippers quit tobacco without giving up dipping!

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

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3 comments on “ Chewing Tobacco VS Dip ”

Couldn’t you come up with something that comes in a pouch? I just enjoy it better. This kind of tobacco won’t help.

If I had to choose one it wouldn’t be the long cut. Honestly none of it looks too good. Why not put something for tobacco in a pouch. Nothing that has minty taste. These guys won’t even try minty or even one that’s fine. They want to open their packs and get a taste of Redman, Levites Levi Garrett. They want a pouch.

I dip pipe tobacco. Hey, it got me off smoking.

  • Is not burned 1
  • Includes tobacco that can be sucked or chewed 1
  • Can be spit or swallowed, depending on the product 1
  • Can be spitless, depending on the product 2
  • Contains nicotine and is addictive 1
  • May appeal to youth because it comes in flavors such as cinnamon, berry, vanilla, and apple 3,4

Types of smokeless tobacco:

  • Chewing tobacco (loose leaf, plug, or twist and may come in flavors) 1
  • Snuff (moist, dry, or in packets [U.S. snus]) 1
  • Dissolvables (lozenges, sticks, strips, orbs) 3

Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to smoking. Learn more about these products.

Chewing Tobacco

Chewing tobacco comes in the form of loose leaf, plug, or twist 1

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Market Share of Types of Chewing Tobacco

Form Description Use Market Share
(in 2011)* 5
*Market share is the percentage of the U.S. smokeless tobacco market for a specific product. For example, almost 2 of every 10 smokeless products (17.5%) sold in the United States in 2011 were loose-leaf smokeless tobacco products. 5
Loose leaf Cured (aged) tobacco, typically sweetened and packaged in foil pouches Piece taken from pouch and placed between cheek and gums 17.5%
Plug Cured tobacco leaves pressed together into a cake or “plug” form and wrapped in a tobacco leaf Piece taken from pouch and placed between cheek and gums 0.5%
Twist or roll Cured (aged) tobacco leaves twisted together like a rope Piece cut off from twist and placed between cheek and gums 0.2%

Snuff

Snuff is finely ground tobacco that can be dry, moist, or packaged in pouches or packets (dip, U.S. snus). 2,4

  • Some types of snuff are sniffed or inhaled into the nose; other types are placed in the mouth.
  • Snus is a newer form of moist snuff used in the United States.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Market Share of Types of Snuff

Form Description Use Market Share
(in 2011)* 5
*Market share is the percentage of the U.S. smokeless tobacco market for a specific product. For example, more than 8 of every 10 snuff products sold in the United States in 2011 were moist snuff products. 5
Moist Cured (aged) and fermented tobacco processed into fine particles and often packaged in round cans Pinch or “dip” is placed between cheek or lip and gums; requires spitting 80.7%
Dry Fire-cured tobacco in powder form Pinch of powder is put in the mouth or inhaled through the nose; may require spitting 1.1%
U.S. snus Moist snuff packaged in ready-to-use pouches that resemble small tea bags Pouch is placed between cheek or teeth and gums; does not require spitting Data unavailable

Other Tobacco Products That Are Not Burned

Dissolvables are finely ground tobacco pressed into shapes such as tablets, sticks, or strips. 3

  • Dissolvable tobacco products slowly dissolve in the mouth.
  • These products may appeal to youth because they come in attractive packaging, look like candy or small mints, and can be easily hidden from view.
Market Share of Other Types of Tobacco

Form Description Market Share
(in 2011)
Lozenges Resemble pellets or tablets Data unavailable
Orbs Resemble small mints Data unavailable
Sticks Have a toothpick-like appearance Data unavailable
Strips Thin sheets that work like dissolvable breath strips or medication strips Data unavailable

Marketing Information

Some cigarette companies now make and sell smokeless tobacco products. 2

  • In 2018, $658.5 million was spent on advertising and promotion of smokeless tobacco products, a decrease from 2017.6 Price discounts comprised nearly 63% of all advertising and promotion expenditures in 2018. 6
  • Some cigarette companies advertise that smokeless tobacco can be used in places where tobacco smoking is not allowed. 7
  • Additional research is needed to examine long-term effects of newer smokeless tobacco products, such as dissolvables and U.S. snus.

References

  1. World Health Organization. IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Volume 89: Smokeless Tobacco and Some Tobacco-Specific N-Nitrosamines pdf icon [PDF –3.18 MB] external icon . Lyon (France): World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2007 [accessed 2017 Nov 3].
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For Further Information

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How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

We know that most of you don’t keep your weed laying around for a long time anyway, but some might wonder how you can keep your weed fresh for a long time. Storing your cannabis is not rocket science at all, but you can make some mistakes that could ruin your smoking experience.

Alright, enough with the introduction, let’s take a look at how you can make sure that your stash stays fresh and sticky for a long time:

1) Keep It At A Cool, Dry & Dark Place

The overall environment you choose to store your stash in should be cold and dark, to prevent any loss of THC content, and to keep it at the perfect balance. Even if you choose the right type of container, keeping the container itself in less than optimal conditions won’t do you any favors, so be sure to keep this tip in mind.

2) Make Sure To Store It Properly

When you use any storage solution, you need to make sure that you are preserving the ideal state. Therefore your weed has to be in good condition before you store it in a jar. So, before you seal your stash away in any container, make sure it is at optimal humidity and freshness, or you risk mold growth.

3. Use A Sealed Glass Jar (Mason Jar)

A classic for a reason. Sealed glass jars can be the perfect spot to store your stash, sealing out moisture and ensuring your nugs stay fresh. You can use mason jars, but even better are jars with plastic sealing to provide total security. If you like to have a few strains on hand, you can also have a few small ones to keep the varieties separate.

Before you put your weed in jars, make sure it isn’t overly damp – too much moisture can cause mold growth, and wet weed does not make for a good smoke.

4) Incognito Storage While On The Road

For those deeply invested in living the 420-lifestyle, there are many custom products you can buy individually for storing your weed. If you’re looking for a place to hide it, you have the option of pretending it is deodorant, air freshener or even a can of pasta.

We don’t recommend these for the everyday storage, but it’s a convenient way to store your cannabis while you travel (especially in places where cannabis is still illegal).

5) Use A Medicine Bottle

Much like the Zip Lock bags, the medicine bottle doesn’t offer much in odor control and air tightness. However, medicine bottles do provide a convenient way to carry weed without crushing it.

The medicine bottle is suitable for taking your weed during outdoor activities. The Zip-Lock bags may tear in rugged situations but a medicine bottle tucked away in your gear is more likely to hold up to abuse. Just make sure not to expose the bottle to heat and sunlight.

6) Use Sealed Bags

Ziploc bags are another great choice and do help keep your weed fresher. But anyone who has used these plastic baggies to store their supply knows they are not entirely sealed. If you’ve got a strong strain, the smell will leak out the pores of the bag. There is always the option of using a few layers, but for a perfectly sealed baggie that also holds in the smell. They’ll provide the perfect seal, so your bud is fresh for every sesh.

7) Get A Humidor

You’ve heard of a cigar humidor, but did you know there are unique cannabis humidors as well? These units are designed to keep your weed at the perfect humidity for enjoyment and are the top choice for the cannabis connoisseur. Though they run on the expensive side, they are a worthwhile investment for any daily smoker, and there are a lot of more affordable options available. If you tend to keep a large supply on hand and invest in quality weed, this is the top pick for you!

8) Don’t Put Your Weed In The Fridge or Freezer

This is common advice, and it makes good sense. When we want to keep other vegetables fresh, we put them in the fridge or the freezer.

This does not mean that it also applies to cannabis. Here’s why: When you open and close your fridge several times a day, the temperature will fluctuate and possibly will make your weed moldy and mildewy.

Make sure to never keep your stash on ice in the freezer because this will break trichome resin heads off from the rest of the cannabis before you can consume it.

9) Don’t Buy More Than Would You Need For The Next Month

This isn’t an option for everyone and sometimes, you have to strike when you have the opportunity to purchase. If you have to buy a large supply at one time, make sure to follow the other tips on this list to be sure your last puff is as fresh as your first.

10) Keep It Away From Sunlight & Heat

There is a reason we smoke weed, or process it with heat to be consumed in edibles. THC is released when cannabis is heated, so keeping it in the sun or a heated area will simply slowly use up the THC. This means that when you go to smoke, your weed will be slightly less potent. Keeping your stash in a hot space will also make it tend to smell more, and will make your house a dead giveaway

We wrote an article about the most common storing mistakes, you can read it here.

What Can You Do If It’s Too Late?

If the worst has happened, and you end up with a stale bud, there is some hope to improve its condition a little bit. The key is reintroducing moisture to the bud, and there are a few ways to do this. Be sure not actually to get your weed wet, or put it in contact with water, instead, let it absorb through the container. If you’re looking for some inspiration you should check out this article about how you can rehydrate your cannabis.

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This small tobacco pouch was handmade in India, a hub for fine goods and accessories, out of exceedingly soft Lambskin. The inside of this pouch has been lined with a tough plastic that will keep it from disintegrating. In order to help keep the moisture in, this pouch has a zipper, which more effectively seals the tobacco off from the air than just a roll up pouch. Order your new Jobey tobacco pouch today!

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Fantastic for keeping my Copenhagen moist.

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Smaller than I thought it would be (my fault).

A Good Light Duty Pouch

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The workmanship and materials in this pouch are of good quality but a bit on the thinner side, still should serve it’s purpose well, If you are looking for something heavy duty you may need to spend a bit more.

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I have been wanting and needing a tobacco pouch for so long, I just never took the time to hunt one down. Well I finally did, and I am so happy I did. Great little sack to carry my smoke in my pocket. Thanks

Great pouch

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Fine quality. Ready for years of use. Arrived quickly, well-packed and in great shape.

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An often asked question: How moist should tobacco be? Can excessive moisture harm the pipe tobacco?

A simple test can tell you whether your pipe tobacco has the proper moisture content. Grasp a handful of pipe tobacco and press it together for a few seconds, in your fist. Then open your hand. If the tobacco falls out in flakes from your open palm, it is to dry. If it stays pressed in a tight, hard ball, it is too moist. But if the pipe tobacco remains as a loosely packed ball, it contains an ideal amount of moisture. Overly moist pipe tobacco is more susceptible to tobacco mold and will not burn easily. Dry such tobacco simply by spreading it out on a table in a warm dry room for a few hours before packing it away in your tobacco pouch again.

This Question and Answer comes from the Weber’s Guide to Pipes and Pipe Smoking, many thanks again.

2 Responses to How moist should pipe tobacco be? Can excessive moisture harm the tobacco?

Good advice here. I did the same yesterday, spreading the tobacco onto a table and leaving for a couple of hours. It did the trick and is much more manageable now.
What about very dry stuff? Some folk put it into a bowl and cover with a damp cloth, avoiding contact. Any other tips?

Hi Steven – pleased the advice worked… For dry tobacco we recommend spraying some distilled water with a drop of vanilla essence over the top, gently mixing it together and then leaving in a tobacco jar for a few days. The moisture will slowly spread through the mixture. But go easy! It doesn’t take much to over moisten, and then you’re back to the drying process again. Too much of that and the flavour will start to each out and spoil the blend…

Introduction

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a PouchIn 2009, the CORESTA Smokeless Tobacco Sub-Group (now called Tobacco and Tobacco Products Analytes Sub-Group) coordinated the manufacture of a series of smokeless tobacco reference products for use in scientific studies. The reference products are referred to as CORESTA Reference Products or CRPs. The 2009 CRPs include the following:

  • CRP1 – Swedish style snus pouch
  • CRP2 – American-style loose moist snuff
  • CRP3 – American-style loose dry snuff powder
  • CRP4 – American-style loose-leaf chewing tobacco

Due to high demand for the 2009 CRPs the Sub-Group coordinated the manufacture of a second batch CRPs in 2016. The 2016 CRPs were produced in the same style as the 2009 CRPs except the loose-leaf chewing tobacco was produced in a chopped format. The 2016 CRPs include the following:

  • CRP1.1 – Swedish style snus pouch
  • CRP2.1 – American-style loose moist snuff
  • CRP3.1 – American-style loose dry snuff powder
  • CRP4.1 – American-style chopped loose-leaf chewing tobacco

North Carolina State University Tobacco Analytical Services Laboratory (TASL) (https://strp.wordpress.ncsu.edu) serves as the central repository for the 2009 and 2016 CRPs where the reference products are stored at -20 °C. The 2009 CRPs have been shown to be stable through 2015 when stored at these conditions. Investigators should be aware that depending upon how these products are transported and stored, moisture content and chemical constituents may change over time.

Basic information on these products is available by clicking on the relevant CRP products link (in blue in the list above). The CORESTA Tobacco and Tobacco Products Analytes (formerly Smokeless Tobacco) Sub-Group routinely conducts collaborative studies, including stability studies, with the CRPs. Study reports and analytical methods for the analysis of smokeless tobacco products can be found on this website on the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Analytes Sub-Group webpage or by searching the Documents section.

Sample Storage, Handling, and Analysis

Upon receipt, investigators should immediately place the sealed CRPs at approximately -20 °C until analyses can be performed. The CRPs may be refrigerated for short term storage of approximately 1 week or less.

Prior to analysis, the CRPs should be removed from -20 °C and placed in a refrigerator for a minimum of 24 hours. This will allow water to become thoroughly re-equilibrated throughout the CRPs. After removal from the refrigerator, the CRPs should be allowed to equilibrate to ambient conditions before opening. After opening, the samples can be placed in a sealed container for short term storage in the refrigerator. Individual researches must determine the stability of the reference products after removal from -20 °C. Stability will be dependent upon the analyses that will be conducted.

The CORESTA Tobacco and Tobacco Products Analytes Sub-Group recommends the following procedure for subsequent handling of the CORESTA Reference Products (CRPs):

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The main pocket is foil-lined to help keep your tobacco fresh. It also contains a separate area to hold your papers, lighter, matches or whatever you need for the perfect smoke. Lined in black nylon to help keep moisture out, with an elastic strap closure.

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Keep your papers, tobacco and lighter all in one place with the Raw woven hemp tobacco pouch.

The main pocket is foil-lined to help keep your tobacco fresh. It also contains a separate area to hold your papers, lighter, matches or whatever you need for the perfect smoke. Lined in black nylon to help keep moisture out, with an elastic strap closure.

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Knowing how to properly store tobacco is essential for an avid smoker who likes to roll his own cigarettes or smoke from a pipe. If stored improperly, tobacco will go stale, affecting its flavor and freshness. Keeping tobacco hydrated can help prevent the flavor from fading or growing too harsh. Following a few simple steps to store your tobacco properly can help you preserve the flavor and maintain the freshness of your tobacco.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Choose resealable plastic containers that are large enough to store your tobacco comfortable with just a bit of extra space. Plan to use a different container for each brand and flavor of tobacco to avoid accidentally mixing the flavors.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Label the containers so you will know which kind of tobacco is inside.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Place the tobacco into the bottom of the containers.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Place a piece of aluminum foil on top of the tobacco in each container. Cut the foil so it is the right size to cover the tobacco completely without being folded.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Keep the tobacco hydrated by placing a damp paper towel folded into a square on top of the tin foil. Make sure the paper towel doesn’t touch the tobacco. Then place the lids on the containers. Be careful to keep the containers level so the paper towel doesn’t move and touch the tobacco.

You can also keep your tobacco hydrated by placing a cigar humidifier in the container.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Check the paper towels regularly to maintain humidity levels and to make sure there isn’t mold growing in your tobacco.

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I would put it on a tray in an airtight container with some water in it making sure the tobacco didn’t touch the water for 12-24 hours.

My add on to this answer is another method.

OK so here is what I do and it works for me.

What you will need:

1 strainer (colander)

1 small pot 1 quart

1 coffee filter

1 pack (I put all old tobacco in a coffee can) dried out tobacco

1 Empty Tobacco bag with zip lock

fill pot half way with water and heat to boil

put coffee filter in colander put tobacco in filter

put lid to pan on top of tobacco

set colander on top of pan let sit with lid on check every few seconds

when moist put tobacco in pouch, do this until all tobacco is moist

I make my own cigarettes with pipe tobacco. I buy tubes and have a cigarette maker. When I make my cigs I have tobacco left on newspaper and I put in a coffee can. When I have a can full I use method above to make my tobacco fresh again. once I have done this once I throw out the second run of tobacco and start buying fresh bags again.

I know you ask why would you make cigarettes with pipe tobacco?

Simple answer it cost 2/3 less then cigarette tobacco (I buy pond bag pipe tobacco for 17.99 tax and all, that same bag if cigarette tobacco would pay 49.27, you do the math) and it does not have the additives that they put in cigarette tobacco.

By Thomas Mulloy | May 17, 2019

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

Two popular types of smokeless tobacco on today’s c-store shelves are snuff and snus (rhymes with goose). Both are usually packaged in a small round “tin” or “can,” with plastic replacing the metal of old. So what’s the difference?

Don’t fret. It’s easy to be confused by the terminology. In fact, “snus” is the Swedish translation for the word “snuff” and hearkens back to tobacco’s introduction to Scandinavia in the 16th century when dried tobacco was taken through the nose. That’s nasal snuff – also termed dry snuff. Things have evolved in the intervening centuries.

In today’s tobacco parlance, snuff is finely ground dipping tobacco, also called “moist” by the industry. Snuff is loose tobacco. A small amount is “pinched” from the tin and placed in the mouth between the lower lip and gum. Snuff users spit the “juice,” or excess saliva, generated by the tobacco’s flavor.

Snus is also finely ground but is enclosed in a small, teabag-like pouch which is inserted between the upper lip and gum. It is also referred to as “spitless” tobacco because it typically doesn’t generate a lot of saliva, so instead of spitting any excess, the consumer simply swallows it. This also makes snus a more discreet smokeless product because there is no need for a spit receptacle.

Both snuff and snus makers customarily add flavors to their product. Mint and wintergreen are probably the most popular, but some varieties also come in fruit flavors like cherry, banana, grape and others. There are even alcohol flavors like bourbon and rum.

American snus makers are apt to add stronger flavoring. Swedish snus makers add flavors, but the natural tobacco flavor typically has a heavier presence.

Snuff is fermented during the curing process. Snus, on the other hand, is steam pasteurized to eliminate impurities and keep it fresh. Snus must be refrigerated to maintain that freshness. A tin of snus has about a 30-day shelf life, after which it’ll begin to lose its moisture and flavor.

Because of its water content, snuff can spoil, too. It should keep for a couple of weeks at room-temperature, but refrigeration is recommended for longer periods. If you stock up, either snuff or snus can be frozen for about a year. If in a cardboard tin, you’ll want to thaw in the refrigerator to prevent condensation mixing with the packaging glue and tobacco.

In this how-to video we are shown a unique way to make a dip pouch for tobacco. We’re shown to to make a dip pouch out of a teabag! This video is brought to us by Avyrus666’s YouTube channel. What you’ll need is 1 red rose teabag and some fine-cut dip of your choice (he hasn’t tried long-cut yet). This technique will help you fully enjoy fine-cut. What you want to do first is remove the string from the teabag. Just tear it off; you don’t need it. Then find the little flap as demonstrated, and remove the little staple. What you’re left with is pretty much just a tube, which is exactly what you need. Dump the tea out into a can or whatever you have. What you’re left with is kind of long, but we’re going to tie the ends and trim. First, twist one end as shown, just enough so you can tie it. Once one end is tied, stick your finger in and open the teabag up, so you can add the tobacco. You don’t really need to pack it in that much. Once the tobacco is in there, twist and tie the other end. It can be easier to do with tweesers. Once it’s tied into a pouch, you’ll wanna cut the ends (leaving the knots, of course) so it looks and feels better. When you put it in your mouth, it’ll take a little bit to get moist so you can enjoy it and nicotine gets in you. And there you have it, a Grizzly snuff pouch. One cool thing about it is, you can make the pouch as big or small as you like. Enjoy!

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Designed to be ultra-pocket friendly, these slim-lined Claudio Albieri tobacco pouches are fashioned from superior Italian leather, and lined with high-grade, stain-resistant surgical rubber to keep your tobacco fresh and moist. Available in four handsome colors and color combinations, including Chocolate/Acorn, Black, Tan/Chestnut, and the Russet option seen here, these tobacco pouches are an essential accessory for the pipe smoker on-the-go.

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Comments

Good job, Mr. Snuff.

I’ve had all of those you’ve listed. To those who don’t know, “straight” is not plain tobacco, it has a flavor, perhaps a little sweetness and a little spice.

Now, there is Copenhagen, and there is Cope. Are they the same company? Not sure. But Cope has a couple of interesting flavors, like Whiskey Blend and Smooth Hickory. They’re very good. Sure to satisfy your inner redneck

“Now, there is Copenhagen, and there is Cope. Are they the same company?”

Yes they are. Possibly ‘Cope’ is just a marketing job to make a distinction from the Copenhagen Original that has been around for so long?.

Could be. I don’t venture far.

Dip holds a very warm place in my heart. Cigarettes gave me the nicotine I wanted, but dip was sincerely somthing I would do enthusiastically. I used to be obsessed with Copenhagen, except their fine cut snuff, I only liked long cut. I used to switch off from Wintergreen, Original, Extra Long Cut Natural, and sometimes I would buy Straight, but that seemed too sweet for some reason. When I would buy Original I would often add a splash of whiskey to the tin, truely made it heavan, and I suggest to all dippers and copenhagen lovers to do the same, but be careful, it takes experementing to find out the best amount to put in.

In my final era of dip, all I did was Copenhagen Pouches, and as far as I know they only come in Original. During this era I almost always added the splash of whiskey to the tin. Usually Chivas Regal. I guess this friend of mine who I had chemestry class with got me into pouches, all he did was skoal pouches, and he refused to try my copenhagen untill i went out of my way and bought my first tin of Copenhagen Pouches, I brought it to school and tossed him a pouch, we dipped every day in that class, and once he tried Copenhagen (pouches) it immediately became his favorite, it felt nice to show somone the proper dip to use. I might grab a tin of pouches tomarrow after school, its been a while, i miss the feeling.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Moist & Dry vs. Dry & Moist

Alright, kiddoes, after too long of a break, I’ve got a little surprise for you all that will make your weeks of agonizingly lonely me-less life bearable again. Not only did I go through another experiment, I also tested the products, and will be reviewing them in this post. “My Goodness, an experiment AND a review, all in one post? You must be magic!” I hear you exclaiming. Yes, my pets, I am, indeed, magic. Now, assume The Position, so that I may once again enlighten you in the art of Rolling Your Own Clove Cigarettes.

So, we’ve had some trouble with our cigarettes, which I won’t go over, because it gets old. However, if you’re a new-comer, please read through Experiment 1 and its failure, as well as Experiment the 2nd and its failure. Sure, they’ve all failed so far, but I honed my methodology until this, Experiment Numero Tres (that means 3), and there are important things for you to learn about in those older posts, like rolling techniques we simply won’t go through here.

Now for the theory. The previous DIY kreteks failed because they were too moist and drew like a pencil, or too dry, and gave me a sore throat and crack-lung. Those that were too moist used a moist tobacco and fresh, finely-ground cloves, while those that were too dry used a dry tobacco with crushed cloves, which were dryer than the finely ground cloves. The theories we will be exploring in this third experiment will be a moist tobacco with a dry clove, and also (as an added bonus), a dry tobacco with a moist clove. Theoretically, this would bypass the problems encountered before, but which one will be the winner? Stay tuned to find out!

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a PouchSo, the first part of this experiment will be the moist tobacco with the dry clove preparation. Since I ran out of the Bali Shag we used in the first experiment, I went out and discovered that the Tobacconist’s shop was out, so I purchased a pouch of Drum tobacco, instead. It is comparably moist, while having a bit more of a robust flavour than the Bali Golden Shag, which is quite mild. Now, for the cloves, I decided to go with store-bought ground cloves. The home-ground cloves were too moist, and those crushed with mortar and pestle came out a bit chunky. So, store-bought. Now, these store-bought ground cloves are very dry, and very finely ground. Powdery, even. They don’t smell as strong as the freshly-ground ones, but what the hell. Subtle can be nice, too. For this batch, I used a handful of tobacco and 2 tablespoons of the ground cloves, then forced the mixture, kicking and screaming, into the empty cigarette tubes using the Rizla rolling machine. For instructions on how to use these things, go back to Experiment the First, where I take you step by step through the process.

How to Keep Tobacco Moist in a PouchHow to Keep Tobacco Moist in a Pouch
The second batch tests out the dry tobacco and moist cloves theory. So, I went back to the American Spirit tobacco, pictured at right, and ground up some whole cloves in my tiny blender. A regular sized-blender should work also, as would a coffee grinder or food processor type thing. Any electrical choppy/blendy thing. You know, with a motor, and sharp blades that go round and round really fast, the kind of thing you should NEVER EVER put your fingers in. Well, except you in the corner. You should totally put your hand in there, just to show everyone else what happens.* Really, I’m sure you’ll be fine; it’s a valuable life lesson. Keep grinding the whole cloves until they’ve been chopped into tiny tiny pieces, and the whole mess looks kind of like the sample I’ve prepared, seen at left. It’s finely ground, but moist, and so kind of sticky, and the aroma is unbelievably strong and wonderful. For this second batch, I used about a handful of the tobacco, and only about a teaspoon and a half of the cloves, because they’re so strong. Then, into the filter tubes with the whole mess, using the Rizla machine again.

So, I promised a review of these beautiful smokables, and you shall have it. I smoked both of these blends over a period of two weeks, and they actually both held up rather well to scrutiny. The moist tobacco/dry cloves blend was a little light on clove flavour, and took slightly more effort to draw than a regular cigarette, but it was entirely bearable. The second batch, with the dry tobacco/moist cloves mix was better than the first batch in my opinion, since the clove flavour was much more pronounced, and I like that sort of thing. The dry tobacco did dry out my throat a bit, but the moist cloves prevented it from becoming a problem. The Perfect Kretek is not here yet, but this is very promising. The key, I think, is to establish a blend of 1:3 or 1:4 moist:dry tobacco and then use the moist fresh-ground cloves for the flavouring. This is what I shall attempt to perfect over the next few days, and an update shall be posted once I’ve got it down pat. Until then, my little cherrybombs, keep experimenting!

Post Script – If any of you have anything to say, such as success stories, Epic Failzzes, tips for your fellows, or pleas for aide, comment comment comment. I can’t help you (or ridicule you) if you don’t talk to me.

*DISCLAIMER: Do not actually put your hands (or any other soft fleshy part) in a blender. I don’t care how pretty the spinning blades look, it’s a stupid idea and if you do such things, it’s your own damned fault you end up hand-less, you damned fool.