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I bought the rolling tobacco by mistake

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    In my country, there are so many warning stickers covering up the tobacco packaging. Add the stamps, tags and other stickers, they end up covering more than half of the pack. To cut a long story short, instead of getting a MacBaren Original pipe tobacco, I came home with a MacBaren Original Rolling Tobacco. I can't exchange it anymore, never used it. Should I just chailk it up to experience (or lack thereof) and move on, or could I still smoke it or do something with it?

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  2. smittyd

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    If it does not bother you, i say smoke it. There are several members here who smoke RYO in their pipes from time to time.

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    Well naturally you should at least try it. With companies like Mac Baren or Stokkebye, I'm given to understand that the only distinction is the cut of the tobacco. RYO stuff will be a fine shag, so you'll have to pack it tighter.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
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    Question: Are the roll-your-own tobaccos as heavily doped with saltpeter as factory-made cigarettes?

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    Easy, smoke it. Jar it and try it by itself, but also mix it with other blends from time to time. Sometimes these home mixes done on inspiration are quite good. Or better. All we're talking about here is the cut, and once you mix it, it's just a condiment tobacco and a finer cut works well. Some of the Virginia-rich RYO bag tobaccos sweeten up nicely.

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    Question: Are the roll-your-own tobaccos as heavily doped with saltpeter as factory-made cigarettes?

    Haven't the foggiest, but I'm willing to bet that brands which also do true pipe tobacco are not in the same league as brands which produce only for RYO.

    For example, my local tobacconist has some Stokkebye products in both 'cigarette cut' and 'pipe cut'. I'm positive it's the exact same tobacco either way. I wouldn't be so sure about other brands.

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    Personally I wouldn't enjoy it as much. You can always donate it to someone who may be in need and would appreciate it as a luxury. Just a thought.

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    mix it with some coarser ribbon cut pipe tobacco and You're good to go,would Five Brothers do? Cheap enough and plenty of power

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    I have not done RYO in decades but, European RYO (Gauloises, Drum, et al) did not contain saltpeter like American cigarette tobacco. If you put a European RYO down it would go out, while the US tobacco would keep on burning. Maybe times have changed?

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    I say.......try it, you may like it.Experiance it.Smoke it slow, and in a pipe with a good, open draw.

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    Give it a go. You may like it.

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    To my knowledge MacBaren,Stokkebye, etc are the same tobaccos just different cuts. Smoke it Brother! It's all in the pack Jack...

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    Thanks to everyone who replied! Looks like the ayes far outnumber the nays so I'm gonna give it a go.

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