Originally Posted by swaflyer1
what exactly is the point of acclimating? its tobacco....i dont get how changing location could be sooooooo detrimental to the smoke? anybody have a relatively scientific answer as to the reason acclimation is even necessary?
Hopefully foibled comes on to explain it in a really intricate post... but until then, Tangiers has a water content, and when it is imbalanced, it smells off. letting it sit out helps the tobacco balance itself with the surrounding atmospheric conditions, eradicating the off flavors.