I don’t have a flue set up yet, and when I get around to doing a Virginia crop I’m going to try sun curing them instead of flue curing.Very, very impressive! Do you flue cure your Virginias, or does this kiln replace the need for flue curing? In growing my first Virginia tobacco this year (I live in Tennessee which is traditionally Burley country).
traditionally flue cured stuff doesn’t go into the kiln, however WLT have a double bright Virginia (flue cured and then kiln fermented) which is tasty.
a kiln would essentially mimic the cheaper process of having piles of burley sitting in barns. For me it costs about $30us to run it for 6-8weeks. A cost I can handle, especially given the small scale venture. However I think big tobacco avoid using kilns due to the running costs involved