Chaga mushroom Inonotus obliquus or Chaga mushroom (Russian) is parasitic on birch and other trees. It is found mainly in the northern hemisphere. It is said to have medicinal properties and a taste resembling vanilla. Chaga tea To use in a tea, the mushroom is ground to a powder and is brewed the same way as tea. Unlike tea, the powder can be used many times before it is depleted. [Read More]
What the kneading does for the end result in making Swedish snus
This is the ultimate tip to get perfect consistency in your home-made Swedish snus. With these instructions you snus get from crumbly and falling apart snus to firm and holding together snus. If you like you can make your Swedish snus as firm as clay.
New kowledge on snus I have to confess that I did not know this when I posted my first articles on snus here. By then I had made my own snus at home for years without knowing about how to get consistency. But then again, I have no problem with crumby snus. If it holds together enough so that I can pinch a “prilla” of the right size with two fingers and get it into my mouth I was happy. [Read More]
Swedish snus pasteurization in the Crockpot"
High temperature snus pasteurization. This process is the reason that you find less tobacco specific nitrosamines in Swedish snus. I show you that this is something you can do at home in a Crockpot.
Swedish Snus pasteurization in the Crockpot The main difference between American dip and Swedish snus is the pasteurization process and that no smoke-dried tobacco is used in Swedish snus. That is one reason why you find less tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA) in Swedish snus. Nitrosamines: Nitrite, nicotine and other amines and alkaloids. Watch my video on YouTube - Swedish snus pasteurization in a Crockpot As I described in the article on how to make your own Swedish snus at home I recommend temperatures from 60° C to 90° C (140º F to 194º F). [Read More]
Learn the traditional way of making Swedish snus at home. I describe every ingredient you need, what tools you need and how to use them. Furthermore, I show you how you flavor and longtime store the finished snus.
Learn the traditional way of making Swedish snus It is easy and you can do it at home in you own kitchen with ordinary kitchen appliances. Follow these easy steps and you get a batch that will last for months as well as save you a lot of money. Watch my video on YouTube - How to make Swedish snus Ingredients you need to make Swedish snus Tobacco – A type suitable for making snus. [Read More]