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Basic snuff recipe

Wooda

Cob Cobbler
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#1
Okay gents, this is the last time I'm posting this recipe, so write it down and stick it in the safe with your house Title and Bond Notes.

Scaled down from Juxtaposer's recipe posted on the snuff house forums.

Equipment:
Grinder; Mortar and pestle, coffee grinder, redneck engineered ball mill.
Sifter: spatter guard, sieve, flour sifter.
Small Mason jar with lid.

Recipe:
2Tbsp ground and sieved tobacco flour
1tsp distilled water
1/16tsp (pinch) sodium carbonate
(washing soda)
1/4tsp table salt

Process:
-Get your tobacco crispy dry.
-Grind it up. 10 second pulses in my magic bullet until there aren't any big chunks. Elbow grease with a mortar and pestle. Whatever works.

-Sift out the big chunks
-grind them again
-toss remaining chunks. You will never get it all. Don't sweat it.
-If you want a finer grind, rinse and repeat until you're happy.
-put tobacco flour in Mason jar

-Dissolve salt and washing soda in distilled water.
-Mix solution into tobacco flour.
-Seal Mason jar and let it sit for AT LEAST 7 days. The Sodium Carbonate needs time to react and mellow. If you toot too soon you might burn your delicate schnoz.

That's it. Super easy, scales up well.
 

Wooda

Cob Cobbler
Sales
#3
Flavoring:
Things you can stick right in the jar after the mandatory 7day rest:
coffee bean.
Chunk of vanilla,
Orange peel
Other edible aromatic solids.
Test toot every day and remove when satisfied with flavor.

Various liquors:
1-2 drops, let air out a couple hours to evaporate some of the ethanol.

Everything else:
Food grade essential oils/flavor extracts.
1 drop or less.
 

JustScott

Well-known member
#6
Okay gents, this is the last time I'm posting this recipe, so write it down and stick it in the safe with your house Title and Bond Notes.

Scaled down from Juxtaposer's recipe posted on the snuff house forums.

Equipment:
Grinder; Mortar and pestle, coffee grinder, redneck engineered ball mill.
Sifter: spatter guard, sieve, flour sifter.
Small Mason jar with lid.

Recipe:
2Tbsp ground and sieved tobacco flour
1tsp distilled water
1/16tsp (pinch) sodium carbonate
(washing soda)
1/4tsp table salt

Process:
-Get your tobacco crispy dry.
-Grind it up. 10 second pulses in my magic bullet until there aren't any big chunks. Elbow grease with a mortar and pestle. Whatever works.

-Sift out the big chunks
-grind them again
-toss remaining chunks. You will never get it all. Don't sweat it.
-If you want a finer grind, rinse and repeat until you're happy.
-put tobacco flour in Mason jar

-Dissolve salt and washing soda in distilled water.
-Mix solution into tobacco flour.
-Seal Mason jar and let it sit for AT LEAST 7 days. The Sodium Carbonate needs time to react and mellow. If you toot too soon you might burn your delicate schnoz.

That's it. Super easy, scales up well.
Thank you! I'll actually write it down this time, I promise.
 

Wooda

Cob Cobbler
Sales
#7
Possibly dumb question, but does it matter if the leaf is raw vs processed/cased?
Can you use a VaBur pipe tobacco?
You can use any tobacco as long as it's color cured, AKA not green. You could probably use Candella cigar tobacco if you wanted green snuff, for that matter.

I have used "raw" leaf the day after harvesting, it cured to yellow overnight and I flash dried it in the dehydrator and ground it up.
I have used commercial pipe tobaccos including Gooper aromatics and VaBurs.
 

JRobert

Nuclear Moderator
Staff member
#9
I finally got around to starting this project. I have some dark fire-cured leaf from leafonly.com, so I put that in a coffee grinder and nicely reduced it to dust. I stopped there because I don't have any sodium carbonate (next step is to make some from sodium bicarb the next time I bake) but it's pretty nice all by itself with no additives at all.

I have some other leafonly tobacco to try, and next summer I might try growing some rustica, or I might just buy some. I think I am set for snuff for life.
 

Wooda

Cob Cobbler
Sales
#13
What's the carbonate for?
Adding an alkaline freebases more nicotine to make it available for uptake through the mucosal membranes in the nose or mouth.

Short answer: more WOOOO! in your toot.

Sodium bicarbonate is too weak and slow of a base, and sodium hydroxide will melt a hole through your face. Sodium carbonate is perfect.

It is also entirely optional. My first rustica snuff was not juiced and it knocked out my teeth.