Hi folks, yes I am anal and a cheap bastard. Ok, that said. I have been making a few lately that have turned out pretty good. I use as a base snuff my W.E.Garrett sweet dry dusty snuff. I like the dry as dust and fine snuf myself. I put my flavor/ scent in a everyday LIPTON tea bag. I undo the staple on the teabag, dump out the tea to use in my collection of teapots, ( I have over a dozen or so, nice English and a few Oriental ones as well ) I have used it thus......About half of a small spice can (generic "BEST CHOICE" works fine and for 99 cents how can you bitch?)
My first batch was "PUMPKIN PIE SPICE" really nice, one can garrett, half can of spice in the teabags, I put in the spice and then use a twist tie, or one of those nylon zip ties to cinch it up so no spice gets into your snuff.
Next snuff is "Orange spice" snuff. I peel 3 oranges, navel works well, putting the rind on a counter top, cut off the white inner peel, and make sure none is left, it takes a bit of time to do this. WHY? so the moisture of the white inner part does not cause snuff to mold. IT WILL DO THIS..if you dont get the white part off. I then cut it lnto smaller sections, place the orange rind on a cookie sheet and put in center of oven preheated to 200 degrees farenheit. I leave it in there an hour or so until the moisture is gone, dryer is better. If you own a dehydrator, that would work even better. I then put the peel sections, a teabag with about a teaspoon worth of cinnamon, a teaspoon of whole cloves or ground cloves Place all of this into a glass container with lid of some sort that will keep out the air. Leave for about a month.
I also love my 'Toffee' snuff. Made simply with snuff, garrett of course, and some flavored coffee beans "Jamaica me crazy " variety Which is almost a toffee flavor and leave it in a container like I mentioned before. I dont know what a 'schmalzer' type snuff is but if it is a dry dusty style snuff that is sweeter, then I would like it. I HATE bananas but I like the smell of them, so I want to try the Poschl S.F. Sudfruct snuff and the other bulk Poschl perleschuter or however it is spelled these I would like to use as a base too at some point.
Any ideas about flavors, bases etc....please post. I would love to hear your ideas and comments on my three, Toffee, Orange spice, and Pumpkin Pie Spice snuff. The Pumpkin one reminded me for some reason of "Harry Potter' movies.
Take care, steve in Missouri USA.