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    HU Tobacco Director's Cut

    I have opened a tin dated Sep 16. The tobacco is not quite moist, nor quite dry.
    I rub out the coins and rub out further the rest of the tobacco before packing as there are some pieces of dark flake in there.
    Once packed, I don't get started before at least an hour so the tobacco's moisture level decreases a bit more.
    Man, it's hard to light up, to keep lit and also I find it really bites. I don't understand.
    Has anyone else experienced the same issues with this tobacco?
    That really is disappointing as the aromas promise a lot but don't deliver in the smoke.
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    I've never had that problem with it - I find it one of the best of the bunch; I probably smoke it about the same dryness you describe.
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    Jim sent me a tin of HU Directors Cut and I really enjoyed it. Wee bit of a stronger smoke with a quite 'rich' smoke. Did you rub it out enough, maybe?
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    A really good smooth and balanced smoke the last I had some. Maybe sit it out and try drying it a little bit longer.

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    Well, surprisingly (or maybe not...), something happened.
    Last night I stopped my pipeful after 10 minutes. My mouth and tongue were very irritated. Actually, burning would be a more accurate verb.
    This morning, after some hesitation, I lighted her back up. The tobacco was still hard to keep lit, but there was no more bite.
    So, I guess I will have to proceed this way, from now on.
    I am just wondering if there is some polyglycol added; as the tin is not vacuum sealed. That would certainly explain the biting as well as the trouble to keep the tobacco going.
    Last edited by Puffer; 09-13-2017 at 16:29.
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    Kind of sounds as if you were smoking it a bit wet still and maybe the casings were scorching your tongue. I'd try it next time dried pretty crispy for a few hours after rubbing it out.

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    You may be packing too tight?

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