Step 5: Aromatic Stages...
During the fermentation, there are several aromatic stages:
-Week 1-2 smells like wet grass.
-Week 3 smells very strongly like raisins.
-Week 4 the tobacco chamber should have the sweet smell of a walk in humidor. The tobacco color should also change to a much darker hue of brown.
-An extra week or two of fermentation beyond the 4th week wouldn't hurt.