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  1. folanator

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    Question...

    When you say that you "went deep" purchasing/cellaring a certain types of tobacco, how do you define "deep".

    I know that this is dependent of a lot of variables. Was just wondering.

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  2. jpmcwjr

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    For me it would mean a couple of pounds. MMV.

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    I have heard 100 pounds seems the be the consensus when cellaring. My smoking habits(3-4 pipes a week) are different as the next guy, but I have about 30 pounds and try to stay around that. I buy from time to time to keep the pool full.

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    For me, the threshold of going deep would be 3 pounds of a particular blend, though I know guys who would triple that number and one guy who keeps a minimum 30 lbs of each of his favorite blends cellared at any one time. So going deep is a subjective number.

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    My general rule of thumb is if I can fill a bathroom and bath in it, that's deep.

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    I would consider a minimum of 50 tins or 5.5 pounds of one particular blend to be cellaring deep. The single most tins I have of one blend is around 200 or 22 pounds.

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    Deep to me is 2-3 lbs. I've got a couple blends with 10-12 lbs.

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  9. alaskanpiper

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    Haha, my definition of deep at this point is 200g or more. I am a lightweight.

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    For me in my world I think my cellar is wide, so I may not go as deep. I have about 300 blends opened and jarred. I have about 50 that I go deep on. Deep for me is 50 - 50gr tins or about 6 to 10 pounds of bulk. For my 300 blends some are one tin and others could be 20 or more.

    I have blends I have cellared that I don't particularly love but could see my tastes moving in that direction in the future. If tobacco becomes unobtainable I don't have to worry about changing taste. If it doesn't and is still readily available then I don't have to worry either.

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    For me 'going deep' means 10 tins plus, I've only aquired this much with 3 tobaccos which were PPP, Dunhill Dark Flake and Warrior Plug.
    I would like to go deeper on a few more blends but funds are not sufficient at this moment in time.

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    50 tins or 5 pounds bulk. My top favorites are at 20 pounds.

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    50 tins would be deep for me.

    By tin OGS is my largest with around 90 tins. By weight HH Vintage Syrian is my largest with 88lbs.

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    I tend to cellar my favorite flake tobaccos most often.

    Something about seeing a big bunch of your favorite coins/flakes that just makes you want to stack it high. You tell yourself it's enough. But, then when you have the opportunity, you grab another pound.

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    A lifetime's worth is deep. I'm good for a few bowls a week of McClelland VAs only because of the circumstances.

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    5-6 lbs for my top favorites, 3 lbs for second tier favorites. I like to keep a good variety so my cellar is pretty wide as well, so I think I’m really well stocked on enough favorites to last a long time while being able to change it up.

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    3rdguy,

    By weight HH Vintage Syrian is my largest with 88lbs.

    That is an impressive number, well done.

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    By weight HH Vintage Syrian is my largest with 88lbs.

    If we use the 10 bowls per oz rule, and if a surveyor can do arithmetic without botching it, this equates to about a bowl per day for 38.5 years.

    I'm not sure it gets much deeper than that.

    Also with 3.5 oz tins going for roughly $30-40 these days, this equates to, and again, these numbers are merely a rough approximation............ 1 Assload of American dollars.

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    For me, it's 10+ cans or 500 gms is "deep". Guessing that there is about 25 blends in my cellar in that category.

    I have just a couple of all-timers with 5+ pounds, but not many. I try and get them in bulk.

    I have a solid collection of many blends, but all my collecting in the past 3-4 years has been flake Virginia's.

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    Also with 3.5 oz tins going for roughly $30-40 these days, this equates to, and again, these numbers are merely a rough approximation............ 1 Assload of American dollars.

    Funny how times change. In 2012 you could get the one pound bags of Vintage Syrian for $35.

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    Funny how times change. In 2012 you could get the one pound bags of Vintage Syrian for $35.

    Indeed. Even that would still be 3 of my mortgage payments worth of tobacco. But hey, good leaf is good leaf, more power to him as far as I'm concerned. Rally till death.

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    I'd hate to have 88 pounds of something and then have my palate change on me.

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    But hey, good leaf is good leaf

    No such thing as bad. Still, when I was still buying, I would never exceed $5/ounce.

    I'd hate to have 88 pounds of something and then have my palate change on me.

    That's when you start playing with blending.

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  24. hoosierpipeguy

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    For me, deep means 10 lbs plus. Fairly deep means 5 lbs plus. Want enough around to smoke a few tins per year is 30 tins plus. Nice for a change of pace is 10 tins plus. Anything else fits into "bought it, tried it, didn't care for it much, hope it gets better when it has 5 years of age on it".

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  25. 3rdguy

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    I stand corrected, I have 32 lbs of the HH Vintage Syrian. I was looking at the total containers section. So 88 tins/ 1lb bags. I bought most of it on the 20% off sales at P&C.

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