Thursday, August 16, 2012

The 3rd Tobacco endeavor, part 2.

Well since my last update I have informed anyone who is reading this blog. That I have attempted a third try to grow my own baccy.

Since then I found out that I am growing nine plants and to prevent them from killing each other by competing for their roots. I transplanted them to their own individual pots so they grow into the tall plants that they're supposed to be.

Now I am not out the woods yet. The plants may just die and I'd be screwed all together. However the time to worry about that shouldn't over take me right now. Right now I need to worry as how the hell I am going to cure and ferment the harvest. Because time will fly.

So with that I'll puff you later.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Third Tobacco endeavor

As I'm still mourning from my failures of my first attempt of growing some tobacco I decided to grow again and hear is the funny thing, from my second attempt. None of my seeds sprouted. None, I felt that the Tobacco Seed Company (TSC) had given me some shitty, defective, ungrowable seeds.

So growing impatient, with the lack of sprouting I decided to grow again, only this time the seeds did sprout and I now have a pot full of tiny tobacco sprouts. As I try not repeat the my mistake with my first and second batch of seeds. I hope that my harvest will be bountiful. (I know that sounds incredibly stupid) But I am now worrying that the tobacco sprouts will now kill each other off. If I don't do something, but that is for another blog post.

I will puff you later.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Irish Oak: Not for the Novice Pipe Smoker.

Recently I'd purchased a new tin of Peterson's Irish Oak tobacco. Let me tell you that if you are a newbie or a novice at pipe smoking then do not buy this. This tobacco will kick your brain in the groin and drown it in nicotine.

I'm assuming that the tobacco was fire cured and sun cured. In order to get a strong kick out of the tobacco. Because there was no way that any of the aromatics that I smoke had such a kick. Now the moisture in the tobacco was perfect as it suppose to be. That being said, the cut was typical of what you get with pipe tobacco, unless you buy flake tobacco. Too thin in some areas too thick, but always the right amount of thick to thin ratio.

Which brings me back to my original point, DON'T BUY IT IF YOU ARE NEW! Because withdrawal will be a bitch to suffer through and if you don't go through that unless you have an affinity for headaches.

Finally as I leave you with my catchphrase, I felt that the tobacco was good, despite it not being an aromatic like Moontrance or Devil's Holiday. I felt it was a good tobacco with a strong smell that didn't feel it was overpowering. But the amount of nicotine that was available in that tobacco was a bit too much for my taste.

So if you are used to sweet tasting of air curing and the lightness of Aromatics don't buy it. But if you want to diversify your tobacco experience, don't say no immediately. Just be cautious of the nicotine, cause you will feel like you just inhaled the smoke instead keeping it in your mouth.

Which will make you nauseous, if you stop too sudden.  

So with that I'll puff you later.

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