Turnin' Bacca Brown (Enzyme Digestion Part One)




Junican said...

Hi there, BD.
Junican here.

I've started my experiment.
I shredded some yellow Virginia leaves. I washed a pickle jar and half-filled it with warm water. I crushed two tablets to dust and brushed the dust into the water, then I shook it up. I fed the shredded Virginia into the jar, making sure that the Virginia was fully immersed. Then I put the lid on and put the jar on top of the hot water cylinder. Although the cylinder is insulated, there is a small gap on the tip where the insulation comes together. That gap leaks a fair amount of heat. I can't see any reason that the mixture inside the jar should not be warm enough for the enzymes to work.
I'll keep you posted.
I see from LI's site that you were not impressed!

Timbo614 said...

Well, I'm glad you went first! I have bookmarked Leggy's post and am observing how others get on before attempting it :)

Look on the bright side - the leaves are so cheap in comparison you can afford to try again!

What weight/quantity of leaves did you put in the cooker?

blocked dwarf said...

Timbo, I used about 1/2 lb of deribbed leaves...the cooker pot was just under
level full.

blocked dwarf said...

Junican, thanks for keeping me updated :) I am looking into finding a way of keeping the tobacco at a constant 45C and then I will try again. The Slo-Cooker got so hot that it cracked!

Junican said...

I have just completed the experiment. I am about to try out the produce. I'm going to write a post about it shortly at the BSC.

Bandini said...

TBD, you are being missed over at the Winegum Gastro-bar:


Hope you are doing okay.

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