Moisten hands of tobacco to make leaves pliable for processing.
What does a Leaf Conditioner do?
Moistens hands of tobacco to make leaves pliable for processing: Removes hands from receiving box and dips them into water or sprays water over leaves. Stacks leaves, stem down, on drainboard and covers leaves with cloth or paper. May pack drained leaves in cases and transfer cases to steam or humidifier room, using handtruck. May mix various grades and types of tobacco prior to conditioning. May be designated according to type of tobacco as Binder Caser; Wrapper Caser. May feel tobacco leaves from steam room and moisten butts and tops of hands that are too dry and be designated Cigar-Tobacco Rehandler.