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  1. npod

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    @(k9shag) asked about my Elfa storage box solutions for cellaring. I'll post some pictures below. I am mostly a visual learner, so I always post bunch of pictures vs words. I would love to see any other ideas people might have for long term cellar storage. And yes, a simple cardboard box or shoebox will work just fine, but I like the Elfa units because they are precise and they allow me to fill one up with a specific blends and know exactly what I need to complete my goal, etc.

    I am fortunate to live in a city that has a Container Store. I got these Elfa Translucent Cabinet-Sized Solid Drawers on sale and they have been perfect for me. I also LOVE the Really Useful Boxes Small Stackable Vinyl Record Storage Box for round tins (they perfectly hold a column of 7-tins deep and 3 rows wide, total of 63 tins, 126 Oz or 8.5 pounds). Again, I got mine on sale. Amazon doesn't seem to have them available.

    https://www.containerstore.com/s/translucent-medium-cabinet-sized-solid-drawers/d?productId=11001773&q=cabinet%20sized%20elfa
    https://www.containerstore.com/s/storage/plastic-bins-baskets/really-useful-boxes-small-stackable-vinyl-record-storage-box/12d?productId=11005722

    Here is a shot of my working Cellar. I got the idea for the mason jar storage from YTPC, Muttenchop. It is the wood soda crate by Artminds. Here is the link. http://www.michaels.com/rtf-wood-soda-crate-by-artminds/10280266.html.

    Neal
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    Wow, impressive. I am a disgrace when it comes to cellar organization. Case in point: https://imgur.com/a/7tT9e

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    Peck, THAT is impressive. It's actually quite organized actually. I would love to have dedicated cabinet space like that. I have to store mine in a bathtub.

    I love that shelf that is bending from the weight of your massive cellar. That speaks volumes.

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    I can’t help you with cellar storage ideas.
    I have my own problem.

    I can’t even buy a new shirt or hat it won’t fit in the hutch.

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    Agree: a disgraceful mess!!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    My jars are very creatively kept in drawers.

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    Those plastic bins are all right, but bigger ones hold more and just fit under the beds. In Harris' case, I think he needs to buy more beds..

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    I keep mine in the cardboard boxes they came in.

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    you can get about 72 50g tins in an empty 1.75L whiskey carton......don't ask me how I know this

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    I also bought 4 of those wooden soda crates after watching Muttnchop's video...works great for the working stash....up to 96 blends to choose from.
    Then i put the rest of a bulk pound in quart jars and replenish the half pint jars as needed, making sure I keep working on only one quart jar at a time.

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    These are awesome! i aspire to have storage like this.

    - - A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - -
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    So, am I the only one to cellar...in the cellar?

    Of course, some is cellared in the hallway


    and in the office

    and...

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    I'd like to set some tins up so I can see more of them.
    Right now I use the cardboard box for tins, but I'll write/ try to update what is in there on the side.
    My jars are in some sort of a desk with drawers in it.
    I have to jar up some extra Peretti, I think what I will end up doing is putting the loaded 4oz jelly jars back in their shrink-wrapped cardboard trays, and stacking/storing them like that.

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    You guys are really good..........

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    I have a whole other section of the cellar devoted to jars and mylar bags. And those two Army footlocker-type things in the first photo? Full of vacuum-packed whole leaf.

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    I've been filling up recently purchased, and a "found" shelving units. There's more on the shelves now then when these pictures were taken, and more to unpack from boxes from the last time I moved.



    Five years of "small orders"...

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    That has to be some of the worst pipe tobacco I've ever seen scaped together in one place, Dave.

    Tell you what: I'm willing to trade you straight up for my favorite: Capt. Monochromatic Nu-Grape n' Sriracha Cavendogdish.

    Wadda ya say?

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    That has to be some of the worst pipe tobacco I've ever seen scaped together in one place, Dave.
    Tell you what: I'm willing to trade you straight up for my favorite: Capt. Monochromatic Nu-Grape n' Sriracha Cavendogdish.

    Wadda ya say?

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    I knew that you'd be grateful.

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    and in the office

    Damn...and I thought my office was cluttered.

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    Just as I was starting to feel somewhat proud of my meager cellar. Now I have a severe case of cellar envy.

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    Dave, I see some Samuel Gawith 250g packages in your cellar.

    In your opinion, are those packages good for long term?

    I've been jarring them up.

    To keep with the thread topic, I scored these two huge bins for next to nothing at a yard sale. I like that they are black and let in no light.

    After I filled those, I began amassing the piles of cardboard boxes. I recently realized that the lower compartment of my bedside table was wasted space, so I moved all the jarred stuff there. Now, the bins will suffice for a bit longer.

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    OK, OK, I see you're serious about protecting that stash.....

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    Anyone recommend a good forklift? I have to move my tins next week.

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    I think I have seen woodsroads basement cellar before - in one of those shows about hoarders.

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    I use a couple of the soda crates also from muttonchop's video. I use the taller jars in them to fit more product but they work great as shown.

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    I use a couple of the soda crates also from muttonchop's video. I use the taller jars in them to fit more product but they work great as shown.

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    My cellar looks exactly like Peck's.

    Harris
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    I have it every where....


    "the weez"...
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    @jaytex

    Love the nightstand pic. Looks much like mine sans the 12 gauge street broom.

    Cellar? What's that? Never heard of one. I know nothing....

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    All you guys with these fancy plastic bins stacked neatly atop each other attest to a maniacally, perhaps even manically, over-organized mind. My cellar of course is much better. First, all of my bulk is in jars. Period. When I was jarring I had the entirely appropriate idea to retain the cases, that as you know, fit twelve jars interspersed by those nifty cardboard sidings, and from this brilliant idea I quickly came to another: stack them. Half of my cellar thus stands 10 cases deep X 3 in a nondescript part of my kitchen, because, the entire kitchen is nondescript, as is my house, a testament to one thing: pipes, pipe tobacco and cigars, plus the world's best pussycat and a computer. So what if a female would swoon on entry to my surpassing abode? She would have been warned.

    Back to my cellar, the other half of which is in boxes under the living room table and a smaller table dedicated to jars, often in the boxes in which it was shipped. There is such economy, nay, a Zen like simplicity, in just keeping my tins in the original boxes.

    "Containers? we don't need no stinking containers!"

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    I know if I showed my wife a couple pictures of these she would be like " Nope you are not doing that." Little does she know that the filing cabinet is being slowly taken over by disappearing mason jars around the house.

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    This thread is awesome, and inspiring!!

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    @ dmcmtk if you go on vacation can you post up your address and the dates you will be gone??.....

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    Nice storage ideas, guys. I keep my open blends in a tool cabinet.

    Make aromatics great again.
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    I think I have seen woodsroads basement cellar before - in one of those shows about hoarders.
    Yeah, well, you haven't seen my backyard yet:

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    I did show my wife these pictures...sooo i will not be doing that anymore . Secret cellering it is!

    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    Looks like Dan is all set for the day when the FDA bans the internal combustion engine!

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    I did show my wife these pictures...sooo i will not be doing that anymore . Secret cellering it is!

    We should all be carving out drywall to utilize the space between studs, which ought to be perfect size for tins!

    Yeah, well, you haven't seen my backyard yet:

    Sure could use a set of XS650 carbs......

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    That first photo of all 16 tins of Gaslight was awesome. Don't get me wrong, it was the hook that got me to scroll down and the rest of it was friggin magic.

    There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
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    I thought my cellar was adequate but I now realize I was wrong.
    These pics are fantastic and I am seriously behind on my stock
    Thanks for the great ideas
    It’s time to step up my game

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    Jon11
    That’s pretty impressive ... wow !

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    weezell: How well do those big Carter Hall tubs hold up?

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    Some amazing amassing here. My storage is simple, it's all loose. And not so very much. Little jar by the McClelland tins is my last bit of 2015. Knew they were done but it wasn't in the cards to buy more than two ounces and a couple tins. Long as Carter Hall and/or Prince Albert survive I'll be alright.

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    What Peck doesn't want anyone to know....

    His real stash...

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
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