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How Long Is Your Cellar?

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  1. werdna

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    I'm not asking about feet or meters, I'm asking about time. If you were to not buy another ounce of tobacco, how many months/years would it take before you ran out?

    Since I'm a newbie in cellaring tobacco, and I smoke about 12 ounces per month, I estimate I have 4 or 5 months of stock. A very short cellar indeed. And as a senior, I would need about 15 years worth of stock to last me till I depart this Earth, if I continued at this rate. Then my heirs can sell the left overs on BriarBid.

    This also raises the questions, when do you stop stocking your cellar, and what would it mean to retailers that see a reduction in sales, if any?

    I'm just curious. What say ye?

    And to all a good night.
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  2. cigrmaster

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    At my current consumption of around 10 pounds per year, I currently have a 22 year supply. I am still filling in on a couple of blends but the big buying is pretty much done. I figure this will take me to 77 or 78 years old, and if I run out at that age, I will just go back to chasing the dragon and forget my pipes.

    Harris
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    I'm guessing that if I just smoked the stuff I have now, I've got maybe 4 years or so of pipe tobacco in my cellar right now.

    When pipe tobacco prices do double/triple soon, I've no doubt that sales for both B&Ms and online vendors with drop markedly if only because the enthusiasm and incentive to stock up will disappear. Lower sales could also cause certain blends to be harder to find or even disappear from shelves entirely. Just look at tobacco shops in New Zealand for what could be in our future.

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    I am 44 and have more than I could smoke in my remaining years - doesn't stop me from buying new blends though.

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    http://www.tobaccocellar.com/Hambone1

    Cellar Summary - 11 open containers, 153 cellared containers holding 22 lbs 12 oz
    Total spent $1,729.28 (cost of cellared containers $1,227.20) what's it worth?
    Based on past usage, this cellar should last for 5 years and 10 months (~ Jun 2019)
    Puffing at the average rate of 0.2 oz, approx 2 bowls Daily (total approx 5.2 oz Monthly)

    Pipers will push you down the slippery slope of PAD/TAD! Get out while you can!
    http://www.tobaccocellar.com/Hambone1
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  6. dermotfahy

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    At my current rate of consumption, I have about 2 1/2 years supply, consisting of varying amounts of ~28 blends. I tend strongly to Balkan blends and Virginias.

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    According to Pipe Tools, I have 30.3 pounds, enough to last 2 years and seven months at 4 bowls per day.
    I'm constantly collecting as much as I can, because in Canada, it's hard to acquire at bulk.
    Ideally, you look for that tipping point where you have just enough to last till you die, but if we knew when we were going to kick the bucket, then we would be all better off.
    For me, my goal is about 150 pounds cellared, and once I get there just replenish tins I smoke.
    I have no doubt that this won't be the case, and I'll just keep buying...

    Shutterbug

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  8. samanden

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    I'm 33 and I have about 10 years stored.

    ~Slow and steady wins the taste.
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  9. daytonsean

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    I could probably go about five years with what I have now. I never really planned on starting a cellar but it's hard not to.

    My soul has had enough chicken soup, it needs more TESD podcast.
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    According to my app, I have 11 years and 8 months at 3 bowls a day with 6 bowls an ounce. Probably longer than that though. That is 134 pounds even. There are still things to try and a few others I want to get more of (like ODF) but overall I am done building up.

    Michael
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    I just started seriously cellaring this year. I currently have around two years worth. Ideally, I would like to have at least ten times that much.

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    I figure at my current rate I have about 4-5 years built up, I continue to add monthly though for all the reasons stated above. If I could afford to buy more per month, I would.

    Matt.
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    I have almost 14 lbs, so at two bowls per day about 2 1/2 years, maybe 3. I am 42. I want to have around 100 or 150 lbs by 55.

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    As of now about 5 years. Give are take a few years.

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    Not nearly enough. I have 6 and some ounces of baccy, which at my current rate is about 3 years but I will probably start smoking more when time permits. So far I can only afford 100/month for new blends.

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    I don't smoke very often. At current levels, I will never run out.

    Winton

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    Shutterbug, what do you mean when you say "According to Pipe Tools"?

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    I think I have enough for....three weeks

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    Pipe tools is an App for the iPhone that tracks your tobacco and is linked directly with Tobacco Reviews.com. I have found it very useful for $1.99.

    Shutterbug

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    I am at the point now I could smoke into my late 50's. I'm 42 for the next few weeks anyhow. I am at 80+ pounds now. This time next year I hope to be at 250 lbs. I have a lot of work to do I know. Spending a little too much on Artisan pipes but PAD is low right now.

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/a-few-pics-of-my-cellar

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    I should be good for 6-7 years at my current pace.
    B

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    I have about 7 1/2 years built up, although the cellar is growing slowly and steadily.

    If you could kick the person in the pants most responsible for your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.

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    Just a bit longer than a year.

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    About 6 years at my current rate. Will be adding another decade or more before christmas.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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    This is a great topic. I have not taken the project of cellaring very seriously until recently. I would be interested to know how some of you cellar on a tight budget. With three young kids in private schools, we do not have much coin for luxury purchases (and my wife would consider tobacco a luxury). Perhaps this topic deserves a separate thread.

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    cigrmaster,

    My goodness you have 220 lbs of tobacco. Wow.

    Well I have something like 10 lbs. Are you guys stocking up for Doomsday or what?

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    @Werdna:

    I currently have around two years cellared and I've got a long, long way to go.

    But the journey is always the reward, isn't it?

    @Harris:

    You wrote:

    "...if I run out at that age, I will just go back to chasing the dragon and forget my pipes."

    LMFAO!

    I immediately flashed to DeNiro in the opium den in "Once Upon a Time in America". That damned telephone just kept ringing and ringing and ringing and ringing.

    I'll go with you provided the deed is done in the Peoples Republic of China.

    Fnord

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    I just ordered another pound of tobacco. My original number was based on smoking more per week than I probably really do - using a slightly more realistic number, and adding the new pound- I've got about 2 years at my current rate (which is somewhere around 4 bowls/week).

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    I'm at about 15 kg, which Pipe Tool projects to about 10 years at 1.5 bowls/day. I smoke 2-3 on weekends, one a day, usually, during the week.

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  30. swhipple

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    I have about 7.5 years in stock and growing all the time.

    This is a great topic. I have not taken the project of cellaring very seriously until recently. I would be interested to know how some of you cellar on a tight budget. With three young kids in private schools, we do not have much coin for luxury purchases (and my wife would consider tobacco a luxury). Perhaps this topic deserves a separate thread.

    How do you cellar on a budget. Buy in bulk and on sale when possible. If you are planning to continue smoking then buying tobacco now is cheaper than it will be in the future and could be considered an investment. If all else fails take the kids out of private school, they probably don't appreciate it anyway

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    I'm at 15 pounds cellared, plus 50 open tins, which all told should last me about 5 years. I'd be buying lots more if I had the coin. At least I'm still buying it faster than I'm smoking it

    "Each of you be a light unto yourself; betake yourself to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Truth. Look not for refuge to anyone beside yourself." -The Buddha
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  32. samanden

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    I've kind of approached my cellar as a hobby within the hobby. While I primarily enjoy the smoking experience, I also like to collect those difficult to find blends. I never thought of my building a tobacco cellar as a part of some Armageddon senecio. That doesn't mean I don't like being prepared if the end-of-tobacco-days actually arrives.

    Not to hijack this thread, but how seriously is the threat of me actually having to rely on my cellar as my only source of pipe tobacco?

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  33. futureman

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    how seriously is the threat of me actually having to rely on my cellar as my only source of pipe tobacco?

    The answer to this question isn't obvious, although the concerns of pipe & cigar smokers are not unreasonable. The sources of those concerns lie at the state and federal level. In states such as Wisconsin, residents have to pay an exorbitant excise tax on pipe tobacco (it's over 70% I think). I imagine other states will attempt to generate revenue through similar means (under the guise of 'public health' of course). At the federal level, the FDA's ever-increasing power to regulate tobacco sales--combined with the govt's desire to employ huge health-insurance surcharges on smokers via Obamacare--makes the aforementioned concerns pretty well founded (no one knows how this will affect *pipe* smokers). In short, there are many people who wish to use the power to tax as a form of behavioral coercion.

    The tobacco legislation forum here offers good reading on these issues.

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  34. cigrmaster

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    fnord, one of my favorite movies. When the phone starts ringing, I turn the volume down till it ends. lol

    Are you guys stocking up for Doomsday or what?

    I am making sure that none of the blends I love will be unavailable to me when the shit hits the fan and pipe tobacco will be triple the price and mfgs go out of business.

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  35. werdna

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    Not to hijack this thread, but how seriously is the threat of me actually having to rely on my cellar as my only source of pipe tobacco?

    You're not hijacking anything. It's a viable question, a reasonable evolution of this thread, and one of the implied questions I had when I started it.

    All of the responses have been terrific, and has helped me to understand what may, or may not, come about. Since I'm still exploring, and deciding on favorite blends, cellaring is a gamble. I don't want to buy volumes of tobaccos that I think I like, only to find I'm bored after a tin or two. Then again, I do want to buffer myself from a huge tax increase, or availability drought.

    Thanks everyone for your input.

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