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I donít smoke menthol cigarettes but my daughter does and Iím looking to introduce her to MYO plus add a little quality to her smokes at a much lower cost. Iíve been reading a bit on menthols and as usual Iím confused and have learned just enough to screw it all up. There seems to be two approaches to making the smokes; either add crystals to the tobacco or use mentholated tubes. Or do you use both? Would someone familiar with the process please educate me? She currently smokes a mentholated Marlboro if that makes any difference.
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I don’t smoke menthol cigarettes but my daughter does and I’m looking to introduce her to MYO plus add a little quality to her smokes at a much lower cost. I’ve been reading a bit on menthols and as usual I’m confused and have learned just enough to screw it all up. There seems to be two approaches to making the smokes; either add crystals to the tobacco or use mentholated tubes. Or do you use both? Would someone familiar with the process please educate me? She currently smokes a mentholated Marlboro if that makes any difference.
Mentholated tubes may lose their potency with shelf life. If you go that route, don't buy too many boxes all at once. I don't know much about menthol crystals. I would think using both would be too potent. Since you're using whole leaf tobacco, I suppose processed menthol tobacco isn't an option. If you're willing to consider it, Kendal Gold Menthol is good quality, but it's also expensive.

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I agree, using both tubes & crystals would be too potent. Iím thinking Iíll buy her a carton of the mentholated tubes to get her started then mix a small batch of a milder blend to see how she likes it. Iíve got a little mini to loan her for a while. Yeah, I know in Dad speak that means give her but Iíll just go out and buy another for me to carry on my motorcycle travels.
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Zig used crystals. Try it out first then see what she likes.
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I tried those crystals once. I put them in a small container inside another container that had tobacco in it. I left it there for a few days and that was some potent crap. I threw all of it away and don’t plan to try again
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Phil, that describes my concern with using crystals perfectly. I have no idea as to the dosage, timing, etc. and since I wonít be the one smoking them the trial and error approach wonít work. Thanks everyone!
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Here is a thread posted here back in 2011 about how to make your own menthols.

https://www.cigreviews.com/forums/ryo-roll-your-own-cigarettes/1205-how-make-your-own-menthol-tobacco.html
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Phil, that describes my concern with using crystals perfectly. I have no idea as to the dosage, timing, etc. and since I wonít be the one smoking them the trial and error approach wonít work. Thanks everyone!
I only smoke menthol when Iím sick and shouldnít be smoking anyway. That usually happens once, maybe twice a year.

D&r wintergold is crap imo

G&h kg menthol is too expensive to sit on until Iím sick and Iíve never tried it for this reason. Maybe it sucks, maybe itís omg yummy, Iíll never know. (But...if I smoked menthol Iíd bet money on this one. Roughly $2 a pack )

Crystals. Never again

Next time im sick, Iíll just buy Marlboro smooths. I actually like the flavor. Candy like. Idk.
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