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Keeping Track of Your Tobacco...

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  • Started 4 months ago by milehighpiper
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  1. milehighpiper

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    Hello,

    I got in the habit of buying a tin of tobacco every time I go to my local shop for a smoke (about once every two weeks). I have been placing them in storage bins and kind of accumulating them to try them out in the future. I was about to place an order for more tobacco and realized that some of the blends in my cart were already in my storage bins. How do you keep track of your tobacco? Do you have a spreadsheet? Do you have it written down in an old leather bound notebook? Do you simply have it memorized?

    I will be creating a spreadsheet that can be accessed on my phone for future purchases but I am curious as to the madness to your method.

    I will probably steal any good ideas that come from this!

    Stay lit!

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    I just buy and smoke. Repeat. Life's too short to keep track of which tobaccos I have. Unless I feel like I'm low on something. Then I buy, smoke & repeat.

    Meh, made sense when I started and it's too late to change now.

    Having said that, I've got a fairly large cellar, so it's not like there aren't a lot of things in there that haven't surfaced recently. It doesn't cause me any heartburn though. I'll get to it. Or die trying. Either way.

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    Having said that, I've got a fairly large cellar, so it's not like there aren't a lot of things in there that haven't surfaced recently. It doesn't cause me any heartburn though. I'll get to it. Or die trying. Either way.
    Sums it up for me. What the hell, I love a surprise...

    "the weez"...
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  5. milehighpiper

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    Thanks ash! I will look through these right now.

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    ...and disregard this thread. I see that there are two fantastic threads that cover this topic.

    My bad!

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    I use a spreadsheet which looks like this:

    And just for fun I made something like this one:

    I have also uploaded the file (updating regularly) to my Dropbox account which I share with my wife. In case something happens to me she will know what costs what.

    Javan
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    Wait, your wife knows what your tobacco costs??

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    Wait, your wife knows what your tobacco costs??

    Mine does, she buys most of it.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    Wait, your wife knows what your tobacco costs??

    She doesn't even check Tim. If I start hiding, then she will start checking Besides, I know what her pastry tools and ingredients cost. Luckily, I can eat whatever she cooks, fortunately unfortunately , she doesn't smoke whatever I buy

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    Mine does, she buys most of it.

    Give me few more years, sir, just few more.

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    She keeps buying me pipes too, though I've told her I'm finished with collecting.

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    She keeps buying me pipes too, though I've told her I'm finished with collecting.

    Duly noted.

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    Nice looking spreadsheet. I like how you add the cost. I use an app called Arborea. Very good app.

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    Dunhill EMP for $6.99, huh? Good old days.

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    This is my spread sheet...

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    Dunhill EMP for $6.99, huh? Good old days.

    I have a spreadsheet as well. I haven't put the cost down though. That is probably a good idea.

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    I used to use an abacus, but every time I drop the damned thing, it erases my tobacco cellar. So, using an Etch-a-Sketch is out of the question. So, I have recently started writing my inventory on my hands. They are always handy, and I only have to retake inventory after nights of carnal frivolity.

    Michael
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    I use pipetool.com
    It has a built in database of tobacco blends that you can use when you add to your cellar, a very good database.
    It was a bit of work when I first input my cellar, but now it’s pretty easy to maintain.
    Plus you can export your cellar to your own computer. I do this as a backup.

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    I use bins.

    They're full of tins.

    Works for me.

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    Thepipetool.com

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    I use a spread sheet similar to @jvnshr. It's the Apple "numbers" App and it syncs between computer/iPad/iPhone. So always updated. It works great for me and easy to update. But I'm a spread sheet guy!

    I also inventory my pipes, cigars, accessories.

    Neal
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    I keep mine on 3 options. I use tobaccocellar, save it to the computer and hit print.

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    Thanks for the suggestions on the spreadsheets. I think I will go the spreadsheet route. Thanks for the helpful visuals!

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    I do it the old fashioned way, with paper. You never know when there might be an EMP blast, wiping out all electricity, frying computers, causing widespread havoc..... Everything's gonna be MESSED UP!!!! But I'll still know what I got in my cellar

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
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    just started accumulating tobacco. small enough i know what i have. trying to narrow down what i like and buy more of those. but smoking 2-3 bowls a day, it's taking long time to try new tins.

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    Cataloguing is just too complicated for something relaxing. With hundreds of pounds in my closet finding surprises that have been lost for decades is fun.

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    I have no desire to keep records of my tobacco. If I want to take stock of what I've got, I just look in my tobacco cabinet and in the trays of jars under my bed. Then I decide if I need more of something, or if I've got enough.

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    A spreadsheet for me, one tab for each tobacco genre. I like to have a balanced amount of all the tobaccos I can afford.

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    I'm a spreadsheet guy, not because I want to reduce this hobby to dull accounting, but because I want to buy enough tobacco to last me, and knowing how much I have lets me estimate how long my stash will last.

    In case y'all were wondering, I can smoke 2 bowls per week for 34 years, and 5 bowls per week for 14 years at my current stock. I'd like to get up to 5 bowls/week for 50 years, because I'm a young guy.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
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    I'd like to get up to 5 bowls/week for 50 years, because I'm a young guy.

    With my familial life expectancy, I've got 15-20 years left on this ride. My stash will easily outlive me.

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    ditto on the last post. I am starting to wonder if I will be able to consume it all as it is. I have jarred every single brand over the last year and have been a obsessive buyer.

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