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Old May 6th, 2010, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Overpacking method

Originally Posted by brybry642 View Post
why does burning the top tobacco intensify the flavor?
It doesn't per say. The idea is to get the heat of the coals in more direct contact with the tobacco, that is what intensifies the flavor. The top seared layer acts as an insulator for the tobacco underneath.
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