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alaskanpiper

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Strange I've never heard of that other than maybe one time. Good to be aware! I have only 5 Square tins in the cellar, the rest is jars. But I much prefer the way there square tins tale up less space.... Guess I won't be buying any more....looks like bulk pounds from here on out! (Cheaper that way anyway)
Yeah, Jesse (sablebrush) rants about it all the time so after I had that ODF tin pop I figured what the hell, it can't hurt. I'd rather seal for an hour than have to rehydrate something. But in all likelihood it is overkill, I'm sure it's a rare occurence. To be honest I needed a little break from my 6 month old so I plopped her in mommy's lap and used this as an excuse.

Teething sucks.

I agree about the square tins, I much prefer how they stack and fit in my cellar (a dresser) drawers and are much more discreet when being packed about.
 

didimauw

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I don't blame ya, when I got my order today I got excited about jarring it up. Jarred the 8oz of Pegasus immediately, and will do the pound of Briar fox tonight. Then I gotta find room for it somewhere.
 

cosmicfolklore

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I picked up a tin of Bothy Flake at The Briary that ended up not having a seal. But, when I opened it, there were only about six flakes left... so, I just assumed someone had pilfered it in the store.
 
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alaskanpiper

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Jarred the 8oz of Pegasus immediately,
I'll have to try that one soon. Heard a lot of positive stuff on the forums.

I picked up a tin of Bothy Flake at The Briary that ended up not having a seal. But, when I opened it, there were only about six flakes left... so, I just assumed someone had pilfered it in the store.
Bothy flake is one of only two tins I didn't seal this go round, because I'll be opening it shortly. Excited to try it. Strange buy, that's one high class thief! haha.

I had a tin of ODF plug arrive unsealed a couple weeks ago myself, but the tobacco inside was still fine, I'm guessing it happened during shipping.
 

didimauw

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Yeah I've not tried Pegasus yet, but I'm looking forward to it. It actually sounds more like Carter Hall, so it may be amazing.
Kept hearing @chasingembers talk about it so I figured I should try it.
 

SpookedPiper

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Not to rain on your parade but the integrity of those plastic bags over a long period of time isn't very good. Were I going to go to the trouble, I'd do it with Mylar bags.
Correct me if I am wrong,
If they pop and they are in the mylar bag then they won't be exposed to oxygen as the are sealed and will continue to age without drying out?
 

shanez

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I don't have a permanent storage cabinet or location at the moment so I put everything I'm not getting to anytime soon in mylar an then a plastic tote to help protect it when I move it around.

Maybe redo them when I get some mylar, idk.
No need to redo. Just drop the whole plastic bag into a mylar bag. 🙂

Correct me if I am wrong,
If they pop and they are in the mylar bag then they won't be exposed to oxygen as the are sealed and will continue to age without drying out?
I believe the idea is that it will be a limited amount of oxygen. I'd actually be more worried about it drying out than a little bit of oxygen although I do toss a small oxygen absorber in the mylar bag prior to sealing.

It may or may not be worth it to do any of what I do, it's just what I do. I'm funny that way...
 

spartacus

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I seal in the same vacuum bags that you use. It's easy to see if the seal is compromised since it loses it's vacuum. I sealed up some Esoterica bags this weekend and checked all my other bags. I had two that had lost their seal so I redid them.

I only seal boxes and bags though. I do not seal my tins. I have square tins that are aged from this month to 10 years old. I have a Butera Pelican square tin that looks to still be sealed that is 19 years old. I guess I'm not to worried about tins popping the seal. I have never had that happen. The percentage of failure isn't worth the effort to seal them for me.

Now if I start getting into tins that have lost their seal I might look at doing something about it then. Most of my tins and bulk get inspected about once a year.

Good luck.
 
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