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by CAAB
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Best Cigars for Extraction
Replies: 25
Views: 1414

Re: Best Cigars for Extraction

I have not spent a lot of time in cigar shops but unless you happen to get really lucky with the person your talking to the "give me a good cigar" thing is more likely than not to give an overpriced or substandard result. You really have to name a flavor profile (or leaf blend) or a specific cigar ...
by CAAB
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Best Cigars for Extraction
Replies: 25
Views: 1414

Re: Best Cigars for Extraction

The topic of cigar leaves and production is vast enough that an individual wanting to get a working knowledge of it would need to do extensive research and smoking to get a good baseline. That's the difficulty I've encountered so far. I'm more of a "go to the cigar shop and ask for a good cigar" ty...
by CAAB
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Best Moisture Content of Feedstock before immersion in Extraction Media?
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Best Moisture Content of Feedstock before immersion in Extraction Media?

Once you are confident they have gotten to below 70% RH put them in a ziplock and freeze them so you can stop worrying about it. Yes, I learned that trick the hard way. I noticed some hatched beetles in my "Tupperdor." I think from an Organic Pennsylvania Broadleaf. Fortunately it was winter. I was...
by CAAB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Best Moisture Content of Feedstock before immersion in Extraction Media?
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Best Moisture Content of Feedstock before immersion in Extraction Media?

I keep my cigar leafs in a humidor at around 68% relative humidity with a little Spanish cedar. I am careful not to get the RH too high in case of tobacco beetles. I try to get the tobacco in the extraction solvent as soon as I cut to size, with minimal loss in moisture content of the cigar leaf. Si...
by CAAB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Best Cigars for Extraction
Replies: 25
Views: 1414

Re: Best Cigars for Extraction

The thinking behind wanting to explore this path is that single leaf tobaccos that you can purchase are not quite the same as what a cigar is rolled with. A cigar has had it various tobaccos chosen and often fermented to have particular tastes. I had a similar thought. For example, I read somewhere...
by CAAB
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: The Purge
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: The Purge

Yeah, regarding the H2O extracts, I don't think it was a waste of time or anything. It was just something that needed to be figured out and without a roadmap. I am pretty confident I have a good plan when I want to tackle it again. The key is treating the H20 extract like prepared food. You have to ...
by CAAB
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: The Purge
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: The Purge

Since I am new to NET I have purged the majority of my extractions. I started with PGA extractions. I found the flavor profile to be lacking, except for blends like Sutliff Voodoo Queen. However, upon investigation, I realized I was most likely extracting junk they put into pipe blends to add flavor...
by CAAB
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Dry Herb Vaporizer With Tobacco vs NET E-Liquid
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Dry Herb Vaporizer With Tobacco vs NET E-Liquid

Trying to understand anything that happens in California is an exercise in mental foolery. Yeah, vaping is pretty much shut down here in NY right in the height of the pandemic. Now they are talking about legalizing recreational marijuana for tax revenue. Because that logic makes sense somehow. I’ve...
by CAAB
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Dry Herb Vaporizer With Tobacco vs NET E-Liquid
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Dry Herb Vaporizer With Tobacco vs NET E-Liquid

I am curious if everyone here has tried or would be interested in trying and reporting results on a dry herb vaporizer for tobacco vs NET e-liquid? Someone pointed me to the Dynavap "M," which uses a flame instead of a battery to heat an element that vaporizes the contents of the chamber. https://ww...
by CAAB
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Articles by 50YearsOfCigars
Topic: Artificial Vape Chemistry and the Subject of Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Artificial Vape Chemistry and the Subject of Safety

I have wondered on this subject myself. I tried artificial tobacco flavors in the past and found them very off the mark and unpleasant. I tossed them in the trash. I have tried branching out into different non-tobacco flavors but at the end of the day I am left wondering if there is a significant ha...


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