Smokeless tobacco

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  1. Jul 9, 2012 #1

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    I was wandering the other day, what did smokeless tobacco users carry their tobacco with in the old days :hmm: . ( Im not talking about snuff boxs. More like chewing tabacco)
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 #2

    necchi

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    Tobacco came in many form, a common one was a twist.
    The twist could be shopped and rolled for a smoke or chewed if prefered.
    Small leather pouches and tin/brass boxes where used to carry,
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #3

    kenhulme

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    You can still find twist type chewing tobacco online
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #4

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    Thanks guys im growing my own tobaco so ill fer sure have to make some twists :grin:
     
  5. Jul 12, 2012 #5

    lonehorseman

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    Most twist tobacco is made from flue-cured, dark tobacco leaves. There is quite an art to making those twists. I can't do it well, but I used to know some old fellows around here that could make them look like factory made twists.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2012 #6

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    I tried curing some tobbaco a few years back and failed misserably.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2012 #7

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    Used to chew Red Man (Green pack). Still get the urge now an then. Now its pipe smoking.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2012 #8

    scott taylor

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    Not quite the old days but my father told me they used to chew the twist until all the goody was used up and then set the plug on the mantel till it dried out and smoke it in a pipe.
    Grand Parents used Sweet Garret? Came in a nice water glass with a steel lid. More of a powder.

    Scott
     

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