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Sun-Drying Tobacco / Curing Tobacco - a 4-Day Cure

David Good
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I was just in Indonesia and had the chance to interview a farmer on how he dried and cured his tobacco:

Really simple. 4-days and it's done.

As healthy and natural as it's possible for tobacco to be, I guess.

I've grown my own tobacco off and on over the years. It's hard to find good info on sun-drying methods so I was happy to meet this guy and get a full demonstration. Previously I've pinned whole leaves on strings and hung them out for months and months to dry and cure. I'm going to try this sun-drying method next time I have some growing.
Kebun Dagi
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Location: Bangka Island, Indonesia
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Hi David,

Glad that you met the guy. I'm Indonesian. My late grand father and my father planted tobacco and also traded tobacco (bought the leaves at field, conducted harvesting and processed the leaves, and sell to bigger traders). My niece in Borobudur (near the big Buddhist temple) still running the tobacco business.
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