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#1 Oct-08-2012 10:22:am

Registered: Sep-11-2007
Posts: 968

Woodstoves and flue curing tobacco

I guess this is kind of obvious, but it impressed me:

The first tobacco leaves I harvested sun-cured on the front porch during the warm weather we experienced in September. The next set were harvested just as the weather began to turn cooler and they weren't curing well.

Then came the cold snap over the weekend. We fired up the woodstove for the first time on Saturday night.

The woodstove sits in our enclosed front porch and the heat disseminates through the house by air currents (some forced). So naturally, the porch stays pretty warm. All of the harvested tobacco, including the leaves I just harvested last week, have nicely flue-cured almost overnight. They are hung near the ceiling on a clothesline, so they get the most benefit from the heat.

I harvested come smooth sumac leaves yesterday, and I bet they will do as well (loosely packed in a paper bag, pinned to the clothesline).

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#2 Oct-11-2012 09:57:am

Registered: Aug-01-2007
Posts: 1577

Re: Woodstoves and flue curing tobacco

That is just toooo coool! big_smilesmilecool



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