Tabacco bodega

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  1. Jan Bynens

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    Started building my tobacco bodega (10' x 8' x 8').
    Outer walls with red bricks, inside covered by cedar wood and cedar shelves.
    I'll make the door (cedar) airtight to keep the bugs out.
    I'm planning to buy around 500 lbs tobacco from Nicaragua in August.
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    500 lbs, I can't even imagine 500 lbs...
     
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    That is amazing. Any chance of you selling any of that leaf?
     
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    Leave it to this guy to ask the most important questions
     
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    The idea is to let the tobacco age for 1- 2 years. There is no producer who sells aged tobacco. Now day's the cigar factories age the tobacco to their standards.
    I think the shipping from Honduras to the US will be expensive. When I'm back home I can always inform.
     
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    This sounds like some crucial pieces of information.
    Wonder, and over-stand why this is the way it is and, it will be to your advantage.
     
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    Notwithstanding, I would still be very interested in aging the leaf and paying the postage....
     
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    I just excited to see a brick wall with the promise of tobacco filling it....
    Please shower this thread with pics
     
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    BUMP
     
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    How is the Bodega looking these days? I'm still trying to figure out what 500 lbs of leaf looks like...
     
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    This all day long...

    Sent from my N9132 using Tapatalk
     
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    Google "bales of tobacco," then click on Images. A bale is 500 lbs of tobacco.

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    Try "bale" for even better results.

    sent from the spelling police using tapapickypickypicky
     
  14. Jan Bynens

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    Finished my tobacco bodega a few weeks ago. It took me a month to bring the humidity down.
    Yesterday I transferred my tobacco to it.
    Will post some pics later.
    Today started rolling : 54 x 6.5, a nice size for the evening to pair with my home made rum I have nearly 5 years on oak.
    This of course after 6 months of resting !
    56x6.5 (Small).jpg
     
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    Here some more pictures of the bodega:

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    This is tobacco I bought 2 years ago, Hon - Nica.
    I hope to buy my first 500 Lbs next month.
    Here some I rolled today.
    Filler : Hon. + Nica
    Wrapper : Honduras Habano Seco
    20180326_132017 (Small).jpg
     
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    Would you be willing to elaborate on your bodega processes/reasoning. please?
     
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    You are a leaf whore! I love it. :)
    That's a really cool looking room. Is it difficult to keep it at correct humidity and temperature so the leaf says good?
     
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    What do you mean Mark ?
    Sorry, English is not my native language !
     
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    I think he's asking what exactly you are doing and why, @Jan Bynens

    I believe he just wanted a good setup to age leaf, so that he could roll with aged leaf @Marc L
     
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    Какой твой язык
    Cuál es su idioma
     
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