Good evening! Once again, thank you all for the advice since I've joined and wealth of information posted on this site.
I have made some great snuff and masted the grind. However, from here I'm having some trouble; my snuff is just too strong! Now, it's not too strong in the sense that I don't like it, or that it burns bad, I love every aspect of it, but it doesn't like me. I find when I'm using my snuffs all day my nose is so inflamed at night I've been having to use Afrin. I recently bought some American scotch snuff and only used that for a week and all my problems stopped. Once I got back on my snuff the problem returned after a few days. I do use a neti pot frequently but have directly noticed my problems are from my snuff. Now, I do a lot of snuff everyday!
I'm not using any fire cured tobacco and have adjusted potash, ammonium chloride from different levels including adding none. My grind does included some stems but almost all seem to be sieved off after grinding. I sieve incrementally smaller after each grind technique. The finished product feels like baby powder. Once made, I seal in canning jars for 2-3 months before opeing.
One thought I had was to soak the flour in a lot of water for a few minutes, drain the liquid to remove some nicotine, then re-dry and grind again. Has this been done? I'd hate to lose any flavor along with the nicotine though.
Anyone know any other tricks for this? Higher salt, sugar, soaking, longer airtight storage time? Or, is it strictly about the leaves I'm using?