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by CAAB
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Vacuum Filtration Apparatus Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: Vacuum Filtration Apparatus Setup

Alright, quick update here. I've really been struggling with the Harbor Freight vacuum pump. It was venting a lot of oil vapor, so I had to put a hose over it to vent outside so it didn't get all over the place. And forget about filtering VG in any reasonable length of time. Anyway, I went further d...
by CAAB
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Sourcing Nicotine
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Sourcing Nicotine

I managed to stock up on a lifetime supply of nicotine prior to the NY ban. I have a low nicotine consumption so it wasn't difficult. My supply factors in waste such as failed recipes. Unfortunately I had to bet heavy on one supplier, I wasn't able to perform tests among multiple vendors. Although I...
by CAAB
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Snus - Your Thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Snus - Your Thoughts

There is always the DIY route for snus. If I try it someday, I think I will try DIY because I am a glutton for punishment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MlQ0lMaMs0
by CAAB
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Articles from Our Members
Topic: Best Cigars for Extraction
Replies: 25
Views: 2904

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: 2904

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: 8
Views: 938

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: 8
Views: 938

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: 2904

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: 1003

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: 1003

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...


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