There are many characteristics of tobacco that are vital to
discuss. Of those, only a few really require a video treatment. Most characteristics have
to do with cut size and various strains, curing, aging, and the general use of additives,
toppings and flavorings, most of which can be covered with text and still photos.
However, there are a few intricacies that can be better demonstrated using the video
format. Certainly moisture content while it can be written about, can be demonstrated more
effectively with real time video examinations of various stages of the natural tendency of
tobacco to dry out. Proper moisture content has some aspects that come alive when
demonstrated in this way, especially the sound dry tobacco makes when crumbled and the way
various moisture levels behave when the tobacco is handled.
While nothing compares to the actual touching of tobacco, in the
following video we try to give the viewer a starting point of reference as well as
demonstrate what we can as to how tobacco, at various stages of moisture saturation and
depletion, behaves. Learn what you can from the video here and we will, in the next video,
explore even more definitive characteristics of tobacco.
In this next video, we will take a look at various cuts and styles
of tobacco. While as stated above much can be examined with simple graphics and text, in
the end, it is your hands-on experience by actually handling tobacco that will enable you
to understand the content of the videos on this page. We will, in the future expand this
section as it is an extremely important one, one that, as we get feedback from our
readers, we will continue to address. The bottom line is that unless the tobacco you are
using is in proper condition, you enjoyment of it can be seriously degraded.
Please feel free to continue to contact us with questions about
tobacco conditions. It is one of the most widely covered subjects in the copious amounts
of email we receive here at RYO Magazine. To contact us, return to the main magazine by
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