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Tobacco steeping process?
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:56:04 AM »
Vaping the T-Juice Cubana I discovered that steeped tobacco liquids are superior to anything else when it comes to true tobacco flavour!
I'm very tempted to try making some e-liquid out of the dark Nicaraguan prime leaves I've got in the freezer but need some guidance in order not to ruin tobacco of a quality that's really very hard to obtain!
As far as I'm aware the process is just about to stuff the baccy in a bottle, fill it up with PG/VG and letting it rest in the fridge for a month or so!?!
I would be truly grateful for any advice but if it's based on own experience it would be an absolute blessing!  ;)

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Re: Tobacco steeping process?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 12:10:54 PM »
i think you could do it the way you mentioned ... or alternatively and for perhaps best result, distill.

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 12:20:19 PM »
Distilling will most certanly give the best result but it seems a little complicated for a first attempt as I'm far from a chemist... And then i would need a lot of expensive equipment...  :-\

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 03:39:04 PM »
not really just a glass jar bit of hose pipe and a glass jar in some cold water. strain the steeped liquid bung it in evap the alcohol.  jar one in a hot water bath till the substance boils ie alcohol.  what you should be left with is a tobacco sludge you can use to mix with dilute with vg or pg or 50/50 then use to mix up at 5/10 20 %.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 07:09:28 PM »
Thanks for your advice! Without having tried it I totally agree that distilling would provide the best final result!
I might be able to obtain a semi-pro distilling kit for little or no money if I look around, but from what I've been reading on the UKV forum people have had quite some success only by steeping and filtering so I think that's what I'll try to do first!
From their experience it seems like if I steep the filtered liquid for some time, the small particles will sink to the bottom leaving the liquid crystal clear!  :)

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 07:12:06 PM »
... people have had quite some success only by steeping and filtering so I think that's what I'll try to do first!
From their experience it seems like if I steep the filtered liquid for some time, the small particles will sink to the bottom leaving the liquid crystal clear!  :)

or you can pop the steeped mix in a bottle, secure to a drill and spin ... the centrifugal force might just separate the heaviest particulates and speed up the process.

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 07:18:24 PM »
... people have had quite some success only by steeping and filtering so I think that's what I'll try to do first!
From their experience it seems like if I steep the filtered liquid for some time, the small particles will sink to the bottom leaving the liquid crystal clear!  :)

or you can pop the steeped mix in a bottle, secure to a drill and spin ... the centrifugal force might just separate the heaviest particulates and speed up the process.
That's a great idea!

I think I'll just order some PG, VG and nic to try making a small batch just to now how my dark cigar tobacco leaves would taste as an e-liquid!!

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Re: Tobacco steeping process?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 04:38:50 PM »
the distilling thing is generally illegal as naked flames and heated alcohol vapor have a tendency to cause explosions.
if you were going to try this at home id wear goggles and asbestos underpants

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 05:33:33 PM »
the distilling thing is generally illegal as naked flames and heated alcohol vapor have a tendency to cause explosions.
if you were going to try this at home id wear goggles and asbestos underpants

lol ... it isn't illegal to distill in this manner ... might be different if aiming toward something drinkable, but not for personal supply of flavoured e-liquid.

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 07:37:35 PM »
the distilling thing is generally illegal as naked flames and heated alcohol vapor have a tendency to cause explosions.
if you were going to try this at home id wear goggles and asbestos underpants
Don't worry yourself! I'm always careful...  ::)

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013, 01:21:54 AM »
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lol ... it isn't illegal to distill in this manner ... might be different if aiming toward something drinkable, but not for personal supply of flavoured e-liquid.

well, im certainly no expert, but worth checking out depending where you live. Limited research suggests that here in the uk, even to own such equipment requires a license. I understand that all these laws & reg come from an attempt to stop peeps avoiding alcohol duty, but the coppers wont care/listen to your "im flavoring vapable nicotine!"

defo do this outdoors either way! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-14155464

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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2013, 02:27:43 AM »
You'll be reet, if the coppers ask, just tell them you are making meth.

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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2013, 02:31:11 AM »
 ;D ...

and on a side note:

 "coppers" as in routine police officers, probably don't even police the ownership of stills ... that would be more likely done by HMRC and DTI.