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Anyone interested in a tobacco fermenter 'ible? Answered

I have been growing my own tobacco for about 5 years now and mostly have only been drying/aging it.  The homegrown tobacco always seems to have a bite to it unless it's flue cured or something. Traditionally, tobacco is dried, then fermented in large heaping piles and finally cured. As a home grower, I don't have a 1/2 acre plot growing to create such piles. On youtube, surfmonkeycoconut made a small fermenter using a styrofoam cooler & shop light. I'm taking his idea and running with it by making a fermenter out of an apartment sized fridge. I'm almost done with it but it's not too late for me to start the 'ible on it. My tobacco that has been drying for 6 months is now up & it's time to ferment.  I can't say how well it will work but I am trying to duplicate the "pile" conditions so after the "build 'ible" there would be the "using it 'ible." The plan is to be able to ferment anywhere from one leaf to 5 pounds of tobacco "Ron Popeil style" (you know, "set it! and forget it!). If anybody wants to see how, please let me know. I would be happy to make the 'ible if at least one person wants to see. Thanks.

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avocadostains

4 years ago

I'd love to see that 'ible. I did not even know fermenting was part of the tobacco curing process. Also just a fridge size temperaure controlled environment would be awesome for many other non tobacco related temperature projects. It would be a good 'ible and an original one.

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avocadostains

4 years ago

I'd love to see that 'ible. I did not even know fermenting was part of the tobacco curing process. Also just a fridge size temperaure controlled environment would be awesome for many other non tobacco related temperature projects. It would be a good 'ible and an original one.

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thematthatter

5 years ago

Maybe not current members, but if you build it they will come.
I used to grow tobacco a few years ago, and was a member of a large forum.
Projects on instructables rate like #1 on google for searches.
You can do a whole write up on fermenting, another instructable on building forms and cigar rolling, and growing.
If you got the space you can get a non working big fridge off craigslist and ferment a lot of tobacco at once.

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Kiteman

5 years ago

If you're interested in it, you can bet that somebody, somewhere will be googling about it as well.

Most projects get most of their views via Google, so I'd say...

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