How to Make Homemade Pipe Tobacco Flavorings

Updated February 21, 2017

Flavour your home-grown or loose store-bought tobacco yourself and create the perfect mix of flavours for your taste. The process requires no special tools. Fruit flavours are easily created, such as apple flavouring, but the process works equally well with other natural substances of strong or unique flavour. Various alcohols are also successfully used as the flavouring base.

Chop the apples into fine bits and simmer on low heat in a sauce pan or small pot, stirring constantly, to evaporate some of the water from the fruit. Remove from the heat when the apples have lost much of their moisture but before they burn.

Turn the apples out onto a baking tray and let them cool.

Add tobacco to the cooled fruit and mix until the ratio is 80 per cent tobacco to 20 per cent fruit.

Add 1 tsp of glycerine and molasses for every 3 apples used and mix.


Smoke the tobacco flavoured with the homemade flavouring within a day or two to eliminate the need for preservatives.

Things You'll Need

  • Rolling tobacco, natural and unflavored
  • Apples
  • Molasses, mild
  • Vegetable glycerine
  • Knife
  • Pot
  • Burner
  • Baking tray
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An attorney for more than 18 years, Jennifer Williams has served the Florida Judiciary as supervising attorney for research and drafting, and as appointed special master. Williams has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Jacksonville University, law degree from NSU's Shepard-Broad Law Center and certificates in environmental law and Native American rights from Tulsa University Law.