How to Moisturize Dried Tobacco. If you hand roll your own cigarettes or smoke a pipe, you know that the tobacco tends to begin drying the moment you open the package. Dried tobacco is not as pleasant to smoke because it burns quickly and harshly. A few tricks can help you to add moisture and keep your tobacco moisturized for a pleasurable smoke every time.
Place dried tobacco in a bowl or glass jar and cover the top with a damp cloth. Make sure that the cloth is not so wet that water drops into the tobacco. Set the tobacco in a warm, dark location and check every few hours. It should only take a few hours to moisturize your tobacco to your desired level.
Purchase a hydration disk at your local pipe and tobacco store. These small clay disks can be soaked in water and then kept with your tobacco to both moisturize dried tobacco and retain the moisture of fresh tobacco. Check your disc every few days, soaking again when dry.
Cut a slice of apple and place it into your tobacco package. Place the dried tobacco and apple in the refrigerator for about 24 hours to moisturize the leaves. Remove the apple from the pouch and enjoy a fresh smoke.
Keep a slice of orange peel in your package of tobacco at all times to help retain the natural moisture. Not only does orange peel help to keep the tobacco fresh, it also adds a nice flavor. Make sure that you change the peel every other day or so to prevent mold growth.