Ah great to hear Smoke Eater! I think Hajo had a misconception of what I was informing you guys lol. What I like to do is after I wet my fingers with water and mix in the glycerin/honey, place the tobacco in a bag and seal it so that you aren't running hot water directly on the tobacco of course. I'm sure you all got that but yeah haha. I found that the hot water really adds an extra hand in helping to break up the mo'assel. Salloum and Desi Murli are great tobaccos and I hope they serve you well Smoke Eater!