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haparnold

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Hey gang, I don't know if anyone else has seen these amber-colored mason jars around, but they've started to pop up in my neck of the woods. I wonder if they would be superior to clear ones for tobacco aging, since they claim to block 99% of UV light.
I know conventional wisdom says to store tobacco in a cool, dark place, but I don't recall any specific discussion on the effects of UV light on tobacco. Maybe I'll buy some and let y'all know how they work out in 15 or 20 years :puffy:


 

haparnold

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Yeah, I agree! And I believe they're the same price as the clear jars. It certainly wouldn't hurt to make the switch, even if there's no additional benefit.

 

onestrangeone

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Seems like it would probably be a good thing, I haven’t seen em around here, we have the blue ones though.

 

agnosticpipe

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Nov 3, 2013
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As much as I like the looks of those, I'll stick to the clear jars so I can see what's going on with my tobacco without opening the jar. :wink:

 

seldom

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I've used blue tinted canning jars for non-tobacco applications. Mostly for things I thought might degrade due to sunlight. For example herbal tinctures and pickled vegetables. I thought the blue tint looked nice. If you are storing in a place that never sees sunlight it may not matter much. If your jars get exposed to sun, tinted jars can't hurt.

 

trouttimes

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I agree with Orley, I like to see what's happening in the jar. I store is several old wine coolers so I can control temp and humidity. Sun is not an issue. Guess my cellar isn't as big as some of you guys.

 

eggrollpiper

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Jul 27, 2018
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I had considered these and earlier the blue ones as I often keep jars out in the light due to lack of cellar space. And I was under the impresion any light, especialy U.V. was detrimental to tobacco long term. Maybe someone has evidence one way or the other?

 

woodsroad

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Oct 10, 2013
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UV has to be detrimental to processed tobacco and it’s flavor components. So these jars are a great idea.
But what’s next? Pink-tinted jars to support breast cancer research? Rainbow-tinted to support LGBTXYZ preppers? Blue jars for Democrats? Red Jars for Republicans? Black jars for ANTIFA? Green jars for tree huggers?

 

haparnold

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But what’s next? Pink-tinted jars to support breast cancer research? Rainbow-tinted to support LGBTXYZ preppers? Blue jars for Democrats? Red Jars for Republicans? Black jars for ANTIFA? Green jars for tree huggers?
Heck, they could make jars in the shape of Javan's face if they would block UV light AND allow me to see in!

 

woodsroad

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Now there’s an idea.
Econdude, you might be about to discover the types of comments that get threads closed.