When your lip and gum are sore from snus This is something that every snus user have experienced sometime. Your lip and gum feel sore and the snus sting and your lip may become calloused and wrinkly. But there are ways to mitigate and heal your lip and gum. Here you can read about some of the reasons and what you can do to prevent it in the future. [Read More]
The history of Swedish snus from Columbus to today
Columbus got the tobacco plant as a gift, in Sweden it was grown all over the country and when the EU wanted to ban the Swedish moist snus it became rebellion. Learn about the journey from a tobacco plant to your snus can.
Columbus in the West Indies 1492 On his first journey to find India, the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus under the auspice of the Catholic monarchs of Spain found the tobacco plant in Haiti and brought it back to Europe. The French ambassador in Lisbon The French ambassador in Lisbon Portugal, Jean Nicot, served from 1559 to 1561 under the king Henry II. When Nicot returned to France from Lisbon he brought tobacco plants. [Read More]
How to make Chaga tincture to flavor Swedish snus
Do you want to learn how to make Chaga mushroom tincture to flavor Swedish snus? With this tincture in your snus you get full-bodied snus with a taste you can't buy in a store. It may be the best snus you have ever tasted.
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]
From Word-Press to Hugo
From Big and slow to Small and Fast
I’m Moving from Word-Press to Hugo The main reason I moved is that I don’t like Word-Press as an editor. I first write my posts in Emacs and then copy it to Word-Press for the final edit. There I set fonts and tags and so on. But with Hugo, I can do all that from within Emacs offline. Writing in Word-Press is for me a slow and cumbersome process. [Read More]
Harvest tobacco in a greenhouse
Do you have a greenhouse? Why not try to grow and harvest tobaccon in a greenhouse? Here you can read about what I did and what I learned from the growing season 2015.
Harvest tobacco in a greenhouse Start of season Do you have a greenhouse? Do you have a greenhouse? Why not try to harvest tobacco in a greenhouse? But I probably started the season 2015 to late and waited a bit to long before moving the plants to the greenhouse. This because my ignorance and that I was waiting for the greenhouse to arrive. Having the plants on my window sill in to small pots was a restriction to the root growth. [Read More]