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    Murrays Erinmore Flake made in Belfast.

    Just picked up a tin of Murray's original should be here by next Monday. Tin is full so it will be interesting what state the tobacco is in Any tips on hydrating seriously dry flakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigmillar View Post
    Just picked up a tin of Murray's original should be here by next Monday. Tin is full so it will be interesting what state the tobacco is in Any tips on hydrating seriously dry flakes?
    Just before Christmas I bought a tin of Erinmore Flake from around the turn of the millenium, I'd guess. It was still under vacuum, so the tobacco was suitably moist and smokeable right out of the tin, but still it had only a hint of the overpowering smell and taste of the Erinmore of old.
    I hydrate tobacco by placing a moist piece of tissue paper in the lid, works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigmillar View Post
    Just picked up a tin of Murray's original should be here by next Monday. Tin is full so it will be interesting what state the tobacco is in Any tips on hydrating seriously dry flakes?
    Hi Joe! Put the flakes in a deep bowl Tupperware or ceramic's fine and cover with a damp cloth, don't let the cloth get dry and don't let it touch the flakes either, check and turn the flakes every few hours, can't guarantee they'll be flakes at the end of the process but should be hydrated enough to rub and smoke.

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    What I do with my dry as a bone Sayri twist is along similar lines to what's already been said. I use a plastic tupperware box and put folded wet tissue paper at one end and a length of twist at the other. I close the lid and tilt it slightly so any excess water stays at the tissue end. I leave it for a week adding water when needed although flakes are much quicker. The other day I took out a length of twist that I'd forgotten about which must have been there for two weeks and it was perfect. I use bottled water rather than tap water just to be on the safe side.

    I bought a rectangular Belfast tin of Erinmore Flake off an Argentine site a couple of years ago. It's my only experience of the blend and I loved it.

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    Fingers crossed for your tin joe & you won't have to do anything.
    All the above is good advice & works well. I myself use a rehydration stone, which is just a piece of terracotta. Leave it in a cup of water for 5 mins, take it out & wipe it dry. Then leave it on top of a tea towel for 5 mins. This will leave the stone dry to the touch.
    Place the stone in a airtight jar & the flakes will be good in 24hrs. It works as well in the pouch, but takes longer. 48hrs with the digger flake I had. Good luck with the tin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigmillar View Post
    Just picked up a tin of Murray's original should be here by next Monday. Tin is full so it will be interesting what state the tobacco is in Any tips on hydrating seriously dry flakes?
    Did you get it from Pipe Stud? I saw he had a tin on there for a reasonable price. Congrats!

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    Murrays Erinmore Flake made in Belfast.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Fingers crossed for your tin joe & you won't have to do anything.
    All the above is good advice & works well. I myself use a rehydration stone, which is just a piece of terracotta. Leave it in a cup of water for 5 mins, take it out & wipe it dry. Then leave it on top of a tea towel for 5 mins. This will leave the stone dry to the touch.
    Place the stone in a airtight jar & the flakes will be good in 24hrs. It works as well in the pouch, but takes longer. 48hrs with the digger flake I had. Good luck with the tin!

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    Looks like a bar of soap on your flakes. Good way to impart that soapy flavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    Looks like a bar of soap on your flakes. Good way to impart that soapy flavor.
    Indeed...that's what always come to my mind whenever I see Simons rehydration stone pics.

    Being a tight fisted Scot I choose the cheapest method.

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    Nice one Joe .....I hope the baccy is just fine as is without any need to rehydrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Indeed...that's what always come to my mind whenever I see Simons rehydration stone pics.

    Being a tight fisted Scot I choose the cheapest method.
    No soap near my baccy, that's for you condor boys! Lol
    My stone came free from the tobbaconists. You could always break one of the wife's terracotta dishes, accidentally of course!
    That'd work the same.
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