Yep, Roth, straight perique would be a good choice, though a little light to suit me
Smokedragon, I don't mind giving advice as to what to try that's non-aromatic, but my tastes tend to run to the extremes, so rather than suggest something I'd prefer, I'd steer you in the direction of a Virgina flake, Orlik Golden sliced is a good one. I'd also highly recommend Mac Baren Navy Flake, though I think it has more burley than the Orlik flake I mentioned. I prefer the Mac Baren myself, but only slightly, both good smokes. They also (luckily for you) both come out of the tin just about perfect to light up. Might rub out a flake and let it sit for 5 minutes on your desk, but that's probably not even necessary as I think they're both tinned with the intent of being ready-to-smoke as is.
These other guys probably have better taste buds than me (not even sure if I have any left, considering what I smoke normally) and can probably give you better suggestions, but these are two I'd recommend if you're breaking into new territory for the first time. You'll get to experience both a new cut, and a new tobacco type, though even the Mac Baren Navy Flake might qualify as mildly aromatic in some eyes (mine included).
Oh, and as far as jarring wet....it doesn't hurt anything, but if you don't want to wait half a day for a bowl's worth to dry it wouldn't hurt to dry it out some before you jar it up, just save some time on the important side of the equation.