How Long Is Your Cellar?

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werdna

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Jun 6, 2013
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I'm not asking about feet or meters, I'm asking about time. If you were to not buy another ounce of tobacco, how many months/years would it take before you ran out?
Since I'm a newbie in cellaring tobacco, and I smoke about 12 ounces per month, I estimate I have 4 or 5 months of stock. A very short cellar indeed. And as a senior, I would need about 15 years worth of stock to last me till I depart this Earth, if I continued at this rate. Then my heirs can sell the left overs on BriarBid.
This also raises the questions, when do you stop stocking your cellar, and what would it mean to retailers that see a reduction in sales, if any?
I'm just curious. What say ye?

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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At my current consumption of around 10 pounds per year, I currently have a 22 year supply. I am still filling in on a couple of blends but the big buying is pretty much done. I figure this will take me to 77 or 78 years old, and if I run out at that age, I will just go back to chasing the dragon and forget my pipes.

 

peckinpahhombre

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Dec 24, 2012
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I am 44 and have more than I could smoke in my remaining years - doesn't stop me from buying new blends though.

 

hambone

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Jun 6, 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
http://www.tobaccocellar.com/Hambone1
Cellar Summary - 11 open containers, 153 cellared containers holding 22 lbs 12 oz

Total spent $1,729.28 (cost of cellared containers $1,227.20) what's it worth?

Based on past usage, this cellar should last for 5 years and 10 months (~ Jun 2019)

Puffing at the average rate of 0.2 oz, approx 2 bowls Daily (total approx 5.2 oz Monthly)

 

dermotfahy

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Jul 14, 2013
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At my current rate of consumption, I have about 2 1/2 years supply, consisting of varying amounts of ~28 blends. I tend strongly to Balkan blends and Virginias.

 

shutterbug

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Apr 12, 2013
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According to Pipe Tools, I have 30.3 pounds, enough to last 2 years and seven months at 4 bowls per day.

I'm constantly collecting as much as I can, because in Canada, it's hard to acquire at bulk.

Ideally, you look for that tipping point where you have just enough to last till you die, but if we knew when we were going to kick the bucket, then we would be all better off.

For me, my goal is about 150 pounds cellared, and once I get there just replenish tins I smoke.

I have no doubt that this won't be the case, and I'll just keep buying...
Shutterbug

 

daytonsean

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Aug 28, 2012
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I could probably go about five years with what I have now. I never really planned on starting a cellar but it's hard not to.

 

mrenglish

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Dec 25, 2010
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Columbus, Ohio
According to my app, I have 11 years and 8 months at 3 bowls a day with 6 bowls an ounce. Probably longer than that though. That is 134 pounds even. There are still things to try and a few others I want to get more of (like ODF) but overall I am done building up.

 

petes03

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Jun 23, 2013
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I just started seriously cellaring this year. I currently have around two years worth. Ideally, I would like to have at least ten times that much.

 

ghost

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May 17, 2012
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I figure at my current rate I have about 4-5 years built up, I continue to add monthly though for all the reasons stated above. If I could afford to buy more per month, I would.

 

sallow

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Jun 30, 2013
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I have almost 14 lbs, so at two bowls per day about 2 1/2 years, maybe 3. I am 42. I want to have around 100 or 150 lbs by 55.

 

wnghanglow

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Mar 25, 2012
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Not nearly enough. I have 6 and some ounces of baccy, which at my current rate is about 3 years but I will probably start smoking more when time permits. So far I can only afford 100/month for new blends.

 

winton

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Oct 20, 2010
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I don't smoke very often. At current levels, I will never run out.
Winton

 

shutterbug

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Apr 12, 2013
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Pipe tools is an App for the iPhone that tracks your tobacco and is linked directly with Tobacco Reviews.com. I have found it very useful for $1.99.
Shutterbug

 

gwtwdbss

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Jun 13, 2012
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I am at the point now I could smoke into my late 50's. I'm 42 for the next few weeks anyhow. I am at 80+ pounds now. This time next year I hope to be at 250 lbs. I have a lot of work to do I know. Spending a little too much on Artisan pipes but PAD is low right now.
http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/a-few-pics-of-my-cellar