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Full Virginia Flake 1lb Box Storage

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  1. weedsnager

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    What size mason jars are you using ?
    You guys cutting each flake into two ?

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  2. perdurabo

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    I used two 16 oz Mason jars, without cutting flakes.

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    A 16oz jar is tall enough to fit the flakes uncut from the box ?

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    Excuse me, I was stuck on 250g Box. One Pound Box, uh yea, you’ll have to use a few jars.

    With that much tobacco, you may need to cut the flake in half, so that you don’t have a large amount of air. For a 250g box, I used 2 16oz Mason Jars. The full Flakes fit in the jar in the shape of a U. The second jar didn’t have as much tobacco in it, so that’s the jar that I pull from. There is a large amount of air in that jar. If air is a concern for you, then cutting and filling smaller jars is the way to go.

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    I use several small half-pint jars -- using scissors to cut the flakes to fit. It takes time for me to go through one jar, so the rest of the tobacco can age undisturbed.

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    I use several small half-pint jars -- using scissors to cut the flakes to fit. It takes time for me to go through one jar, so the rest of the tobacco can age undisturbed.

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    I use several small half-pint jars -- using scissors to cut the flakes to fit. It takes time for me to go through one jar, so the rest of the tobacco can age undisturbed.

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    Sutliff's 507C Va Slices comes really long. I cut them in half with scissors and then load up the 1/2 pint jars. A pound usually fits into about 4-6 jars depending on how much air you want to leave in the jars for aging. If you pack them as tight and full as you can there's less air in the jar and the aging process will greatly slow down or possibly not even take place at all.

    After I load them up I then shuffle the jars to the very back of the cellar (my pipe cabinet), so I forget about them and they can age.

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    I precut as well, dividing it all up into smaller jars. And then I smoke one jar at a time. P. S. Haven’t seen FVF available at any online retailer for months. Got some CD Opening Night to distract me but it’s no where close (for me) to FVF. FVF is probably my desert island tobacco.

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    Haven’t seen FVF available at any online retailer for months

    FVF was available at smokingpipes.com 2 days ago, Tuesday. It sold out quickly. It's around, you just need to chase it a bit.

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    Marscigars.com still has 250g boxes with a one box limit.

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    In retrospect, I wish that I cut. But I’m always concerned with getting the tobacco into jars fast, because of Mold Spores. I know, I’m

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    Thanks Craig! Got the 250 box from Mars- had not ordered from them before.

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    I have been using 1/2 pint jars, 1 lb = 8 jars. I like a variety of different blends and have a lot of “open” jars that I smoke from, so the smaller jars make more sense for me.

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    Just so I got this right, you guys cut the flake in half out of the box right ? That would then make the flake the same size as it would come out of the tin ?

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    I don’t think that’s what they are saying. The flakes in the 250g box have to be cut twice, to get the size that comes in the tin. With that, one of the flakes from the long strip of flake is shorter than the others. This being my experience from pulling a big ass long strip from the jar and cutting it. In hopes of getting that tin size flake.

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    Anyone have an idea where I could presently find the FVF 1 LB box? Europe? I’ve been looking pretty consistently at all the main online retailers to no avail.

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    Think Synjeco's Pipe Smokers Haven sells bulk FVF along with other SG goodies. Not sure if they have one pound boxes, but pretty sure about the 250g boxes.

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    Get yourself signed up for a one-time notification on smokingpipes.com. In my experience, stocks will last a good part of a day.

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