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Ammonium chloride and potassium carbonate

Does anyone know at what rate or percent these two additives should be added at? Jaap Bes are you reading this? Could you advise? Thanks all.

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  • volungevolunge Member
    edited April 7 PM
    You can use up to 10% of potassium carbonate (potash) by weight, dissolved in 10-35 parts of water.

    Potash can be substituted with sodium carbonate (which can not be substituted with sodium bicarbonate).

    If you don't have ammonium chloride (salmiak), just skip it. If you are a fan of salmiak, use up to 3%. Or replace it with sodium chloride (add to taste or simply skip it, it's not that essential at all).

    Start with less, make small 10 g batch first (optimal for beginner's experiments - makes calculation and measuring easier). Use scales.

  • @Eyetried: Old recipes gives 1 - 4 %on dry tobacco of both. However be careful in using them together, first disolve the powders in  water before mixing otherwise it gives extansive foaming!

    Kindest regards,

    Jaap Bes.
  • @snuffmiller do these additives prevent further mold growth on snuff? How does one produce a product they know will be shelf stable for a year? Is heat treatment a better option to prevent unwanted mold growth? Thanks, Jaap.
  • @Eyetried: In the old days heat was never used to prevent mold growth. Besides potash and salmiak kitchen salt was added as a preservative. Kitchen salt was added in 2 - 15% on dry Tobacco, depending on the type of snuff

    Kindest regards

    Jaap Bes. 
  • @Eyetried: In the old days heat was never used heat to prevent mold growth. Besides potash and salmiak kitchen salt was added as a preservative. Kitchen salt was added in 2 - 15% on dry tobacco, depending on the type of snuff. 

    Kindest regards
    Jaap Bes.
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