At this point, I am not so sure there is a final date for anything. The word"deeming" covers too much potential ground to be meaningful. There are at the very least three portals open to squeeze a pipe tobacco blend through, or at least try. A company with a problematic blend might try to navigate the obstacle course, whereas another company with a more or less similar issue might decide to fold.BTW, final, final for blends being deemed is 8/8/22. But it appears that they're not really enforcing much at the moment
I've had it on very good, and unquotable, authority that a lot of what's hitting the market is SOS in a new tin with a new name, or SOS with a little change to the topping. It effectively avoids potential issues.A company with a problematic blend might try to navigate the obstacle course, whereas another company with a more or less similar issue might decide to fold.
Sorry if I overstated it. I have the "smoking tobacco" varietal growing very well for the first time, since summer is here I have just sown a number of weeks ago and still am depending on what it is/transplating starters.Are you smoking your homegrown tobacco unblended or uncased/topped?
That's not a bad thing for me. I much prefer to know dosage ahead of ingestion, as it's a regular thing for me, once or twice a day.I've always thought that the pro-pot people are in for a big shock, once the FDA gets all up in their business also. No more raw herb. It'll haver to be regulated into pills with exact dosages and such.
Is prohibition of making personal use alcohol a state thing, local or federal? Yes, I know I could friggin google the federal stuff, but want to know of state regs, too.Can't even make whisky at home, and yet they think they're going to let them just continue to grow pot? Bah ha ha.
Some states allow distillation, not very many, but a few do. However, it is still a highly regulated Federal felony in all states. So, distilling spirits is actually illegal everywhere in the US.That's not a bad thing for me. I much prefer to know dosage ahead of ingestion, as it's a regular thing for me, once or twice a day.
Is prohibition of making personal use alcohol a state thing, local or federal? Yes, I know I could friggin google the federal stuff, but want to know of state regs, too.
Absolutely, for people who need it for medical reasons, this is a plus. But, for those pot smokers who want the buds... they will hate it.That's not a bad thing for me. I much prefer to know dosage ahead of ingestion, as it's a regular thing for me, once or twice a day.
Ah, I see; thanks.Some states allow distillation, not very many, but a few do. However, it is still a highly regulated Federal felony in all states. So, distilling spirits is actually illegal everywhere in the US.
However, buying and selling stills is not a crime. You can have one, but the moment you use it, a target is on your back.
The only real reason that they were even copper in the first place, was that a redneck with a propane torch could work copper into a still in his barn. Stainless is actually far superior a material. Yehhhh, people will make arguments for copper, but they are usually people who have no clue how nasty copper oxide is. Copper oxide was used as a poison in ancient Greece. Dip your arrows into some verdigris, and you are guaranteed a death score on the battle field.Ah, I see; thanks.
So, having a copper distillery would look great in a large enough house, and be legal. A work of art! The modern stuff, all stainless and glass wouldn't be so hot.
I am 27 years old and got into this hobby from purchasing heirloom tobacco seeds to grow with the random inspiration to try and cure/ferment it. Followed by watching Muttonchop... It's hard to tell whether it's growing because I've never seen a single person in my generation, in person,or online (prior to actively searching for it), smoking a pipe. I had only tried a few cigars before taking up this hobby.
My love of fermentation and vegetable garden plunged me head deep already. It's nuanced, intriguing, historical, I've homebrewed beer for years so I guess it was inevitable as lots of home brewers enjoy cigars, not sure why I landed on pipes since I am part Cuban. I enjoy the rebellious nature of pipe tobacco and doing things the government is trying to squander (I don't know enough about gun laws but Japan does pretty well, with Ukraine as a prime example on the opposing end). Smoking a pipe does not affect anyone besides those who smoke it, it given the strict implementation of no-smoking laws. From the day I picked up this hobby I was wondering who is behind anti-tobacco movements, because nobody does anything for free.
Lastly, I can't say I like smoking pesticides. Hopefully in about 3-5 years I'll have a "rolling" supply of homegrown organic tobacco. I'd love to start a farm here in Florida.
Love reading this stuff and I'm right there with you. I've been a gardener/agriculturalist/horticulturalist for 20 years now and after a few years fooling around with some tobacco, I'm now focusing this year on growing a Burley, Virginia, and oriental. I plan on air, flue, and sun curing them, respectively, and toying around with processing and blending.
There is a relatively new farm in Florida growing Corojo 99 and it's been making its way into cigars. Haven't tried any yet, but it's definitely a labor of love. My 9 to 5er is in the agriculture industry and I see farmers abandoning tobacco for more profitable crops regularly. This year was the first in a while we saw appreciable fields of Burley in North Tennessee.
Best of luck and would love to see pics of your grow as it unfolds!