Pint size

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dylanstaton2

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How much tobacco would fit into a pint size mason jar. Obv I know it depends on the blend and what it is "flake, ribbon, cake etc" but on average how much would it hold

 

robwoodall

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I've just started cellaring, and I generally get 8 ounces in a quart jar. More if it's pressed in some way. A tiny bit less if it's really loose.
I'm gonna guess a pint will hold =/- 4 ounces.

 

cosmicfolklore

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I put 2-3oz per pint.

But, if your goal is to get as much as possible in there, you could probably push it and cram in even more.

Me, I like to pop open just enough for me to enjoy before the blend gets boring to me or starts to loose it's umph, so 2-3oz is the perfect size. :puffy:

 

mcitinner1

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It's pretty elementary, but it can be easy to confuse the difference between fluid ounces and dry weight ounces.
A quart jar holds 32 fluid ounces, and it will hold 8 dry weight ounces of ribbon tobacco with a little packing.
If I didn't do some packing, I'd have a crazy number of jars...already have around 250.

 

cossackjack

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My experience (rule-of-thumb): 1/4 of the jar's volume, contingent on the cut & dryness of the tobacco

Half-pint (8 oz volume) = 2 oz tobacco

Pint (16 oz volume) = 4 oz tobacco

Quart (32 oz volume) = 8 oz tobacco

 

dylanstaton2

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Yah I bought pint jars. Although it did fit 4 oz dunhil nightcap I had to jam pack it. I normally wouldn't have but seeing how I'm smoking everything that's in my pint jars and not aging them it's fine with me lol

 

loneredtree

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I like that shape , square wide mouth, for tobacco that I am using. The wide mouth is good for loading the pipe. However, They do not stack worth a dam. So, the standard 8 oz jars are better for aging and long term storage as I can stack them two high. Then transfer the contents to a wide mouth.
NOTE: I have been putting the 8 wide mouths I have into the original packing for tobby storage .FWIW.
:puffpipe:

 

beefeater33

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I'm with Cossackjack on this one:

My experience (rule-of-thumb): 1/4 of the jar's volume, contingent on the cut & dryness of the tobacco

Half-pint (8 oz volume) = 2 oz tobacco

Pint (16 oz volume) = 4 oz tobacco

Quart (32 oz volume) = 8 oz tobacco
 

dylanstaton2

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Yah I got to get a couple bigger ones as I'm getting more and more to the tobaccos I'm really enjoying more and some of which I can get in bulk I plan on buying some in bulk that way I have it on hand all the time. I did notice though I could fit a lot more flake tobacco then I could ribbon cut in these jars.

 

jpmcwjr

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I always pack as tight as I can. Less air: Quicker to get to anaerobic aging. I also weigh the empty jar, then weigh after packing, and write the weight of the tobacco on the lid. Just one way to do it.

 

frozenchurchwarden

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8oz of ribbon will fit in a 16 fluid ounce jar with compression (use a thick rounded piece of wood), the only real trouble I've had was some Autumn Evening that was dry enough to spring back every time you push on it, I was leaning on it fairly hard just to have enough time to get the lid on. With a bit of moisture it'll sit where you pack it.
You might need a big spoon to get it out later though, it doesn't always want to come willingly after being packed in.