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    Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    What will be the best level of moisture in tobacco to extract the flavor? Can you suggest this?

     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    This is a matter of personal taste and preference. I tend to like my tobaccos a little on the dry side, with about 11-12% moisture content, but others like their tobaccos much wetter. You can try in both ways and see what you like more.
     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    I like my tobacco really dry and do not want to moist so much my tobacco. I usually take out a few days worth at the time and dry it to my liking if necessary.
     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    Look dear, different smokers have their own preference for the moisture content of their tobaccos, but each blend will have a fairly narrow range of moisture content that is optimal for squeezing out of it maximum enjoyment.
    So, just enjoy the smoking.
     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    You are true Donna, but the moisture content is also necessary, and it is measured as the weight of the water present in the leaf, expressed as a percentage. In the range of 8-10%, tobacco will be very dry and fragile. The strands crumble without much prodding, and cannot stand up to any sort of rough handling.

    So the moisture is also needed friend.
     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    For me the moisture level is great up to 15-18%. In this range the water vapor is produced during smoking, slightly diluting the flavors and producing a 'gassy' smoke.
    This makes my smoking experience very pleasurable and I really enjoy it
     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    Hey dear you can raise the moisture level by your own and for this the Rehydrated tobaccos will be very good. In this case the leaf takes time to absorb moisture, and the amount of water we need to add is typically very small. If we have a 50 g of tobacco with a moisture content of 10%, and we want it to be 12%, then we need to add 1ml of water evenly throught the tobacco. This will increase the moisture level of your tobacco. You can try it, though it is not an easy trick, but trying it is not a harm.
     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    Dreaman, though you have given a way to moi-son the tobacco I have more easy way to do so and it is very simple, even you can try it ones. In this case you need to put the tobacco in a bowl large enough to hold while leaving a significant head-space. If you think the bowl is too large, its just about right. Cover the top of the bowl with the damn towel, held in place with the plate. Ensure that the towel is well away from the tobacco. This creates the humid environment from which the tobacco will gradually take up moisture as its equilibrates. Give the tobacco a gentle stir, and replace the towel and the towel until the moisture reaches the desired level. I have done this with great success with some vintage blends and it also works wonderfully.
     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    15 per cent of moisture is the best for my preferences. This makes the tobacco flavor only a bit dry but I can feel the perfect taste of it at the same time.
     

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    Re: Tobacco moisture level to make flavor

    I have never produced a tobacco flavor on my own and do you know why? Exactly because I can`t determine what the moisture level should be. After reading this topic, though, I feel more confident about this.
     


 

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