Where are my sugar crystals?

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Re: Where are my sugar crystals?

Post by philofumo » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:56 pm

A few more pix of various tobaccos with crystallization...

Stonehaven
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A slight bit on a roundel of Gallaher's Three Crowns
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Ogden's Battle Axe Sliced Bar
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Thomson & Porteous Scots Cake
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Ruddell's Blarney Twist
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1970's St. Bruno Flake
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1990's St. Bruno Flake
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A very light dusting on a Warrior Plug
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Re: Where are my sugar crystals?

Post by coco » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:07 pm

philofumo wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:03 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:54 am
ebay has baccky crystals for sale. I've not tried them, however.
Don't trust ebay!

Those baccky crystals are likely bath salts!

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Re: Where are my sugar crystals?

Post by philofumo » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:42 pm

coco wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:07 pm
philofumo wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:03 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:54 am
ebay has baccky crystals for sale. I've not tried them, however.
Don't trust ebay!

Those baccky crystals are likely bath salts!

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While I do not advocate bath salts or cross-dressing, I am glad that the story ended well.
This comment triggered convulsive laughter!
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Re: Where are my sugar crystals?

Post by Del » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:58 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:56 am
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Spyderweb wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:32 pm
But those tins were aromatics mostly, generally containing a lot of burley or cavendish.
And propylene glycol.

Aromatics have propylene glycol to carry the flavoring agents, and to maintain the moisture -- characteristic of "freshness," -- and to inhibit mold.

And.... PG prevents the fermentation that results in "bloom" and the other benefits of aging.

Virginias have a lot of natural sugars, so crystals happen.

Burley does not have the natural surgars. Some old cavendishes had added sugar, to provide for the the natural deficiency.

But modern propylene glycol is cheaper than sugar. it's a math thing.
I always enjoy seeing Del's chemistry roots, particularly evident by use of "sugars", plural.
I am especially fond of maltose.

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Re: Where are my sugar crystals?

Post by Sid.Stavros » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:11 pm

Jester wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:24 am

Trichomes from the Greek τρίχωμα (trikhōma) meaning "hair"
A friendly correction sir: Trikhoma (Τριχωμα) does not meaning "hair" but the whole body of bristles for animals. An example "his dog has a fragile trikhoma". If you search as Τριχωμα in Google look what you will see:
https://www.google.gr/search?q=%CF%84%C ... 60&bih=857

We don't use it for Humans because it's something insulting for example in the 2th Balkan War we called the bulgarians as "arkoudiareous" means "Bear hair men" because they had bristles even in their nose or ears (!) due to lack of personal hygiene although there are some diseases that the body of a human being can be covered with hair as the animals but we don't have such cases here in Greece.
We use the term "hair" when we are referring to the colour or shape of the bristles of the head, an example: "blond hair, short hair" etc. :)

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