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Thoughts On Esoterica's Packaging!

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    Whenever I have bought Penzance in the past I have always jarred it. Today I received 1 lb of Stonehaven which was a part of a trade. I have seen other threads on the mylar bags that they package in. Could be tiny holes and the sort. I looked at the bags and shined a flashlight all over them and saw no holes. Am I safe leaving the tobacco in the package or should I jar the stuff?

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I haven't purchased any of the stuff yet, but the way I think about it, if there's been problem in the past, there could be one in the future with your bag. I'd jar it. It's worth the hassle to save a pound of a great baccy.

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    Play it safe and jar it brother!

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." - Charles Lamb
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    I'd think it should be OK in the sealed bag for a while. But if it worries you, jar it. Personally, when I open the bag, I'd take a bit for the pouch and jar the rest. Sorry, an opened bag doesn't do a thing for me.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Hells Fire,I gave up on the stuff,It's harder to latch on to than dragon shit or big foot!!

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    It should be OK for a few years at least. If you are worried and do not wish to jar it up, stick it in a good tupperware container, something with a very tight seal and it will last even longer.

    Michael
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    It's harder to latch on to than dragon shit or big foot!!

    Yeah. Try jarring one of those.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    +1 Philip

    Professional Bee Handler, If you see me running, you should follow.
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    I havent heard anything about their bags having tiny holes in it, but you don't want to lose a hard to find tobacco...so I'd jar it

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    +1 mrenglish, I have a few Lock n Lock containers I use that way, so if there is a hole or if I just don't get it closed as good as it should be, its still air tight.

    I'm not complaining.
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    I found this page regarding the foil packaging from Esoterica...

    http://tobaccocellar.com/blog/2011/01/cellaring-in-foil-baggies.html

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    There have been several threads on this but like mentioned, if you're concerned at all, can't hurt to jar it. I personally leave it in the bag, unless the bag doesn't feel airtight ( I was at a shop once and a bag of Margate was not as tightly sealed as the others). When I first saw the Stonehaven thread on the bags, I looked at the pics and yes you could see light through the little "holes". I thought I'd see personally and so I emptied a bag, shined a light through it and yes you can see tiny places where the light shined through but when I filled the bag with water, no leaks. I concluded that the cream coloring on the outside just had worn off. Again, if you're even a little bit concerned, just jar it. G1

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Dave...I have also heard about the small holes in their packaging.

    What I've done is place the entire package in a large stainless steel Mason type jar. It's not made by Mason...I bought it in one of those Home Goods stores. Looks like a large cookie jar with a rubber gasket seal.....

    One of these large containers holds 3-4 bags easily.

    "Success needs no explanation; failure does not have one that matters..."
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I personally would jar anything that comes in plastic. Why take a risk that it could develop pin holes after so many years.

    Harris
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Please jar it. From personal experience, please jar it.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I bought a couple of bags of Penzance at the show yesterday. One had the extra Foodsaver vacuum sealed plastic packaging that someone put on it. Both were from May 2011. They both also felt to be about the same moisture level when I opened them to put into jars. Both smelled the same. So these two bags were good for 15 months at least.

    Of course I would rather leave the tobacco in their neat little Mylar type bags for storage but I will sleep well knowing that my Penzance is jarred safely away for that sure to be memorable day in the future.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I just got in some Stonehaven and this is what I found. The corner of the plastic tray inside has cut through the foil pouch. No harm, no foul, since I planned on breaking it down into a couple of small jars.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    A good rule-of-thumb when deciding to jar a tobacco is the smell test. If you can smell the tobacco through the package, either smoke it or jar it. If you can smell it, the flavor is escaping and the tobaccos freshness will diminish rapidly. Jarring stops this process and keeps it fresh. The same rule applies to storing coffee.

    “Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting.”
    ― Samwise Gamgee
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    I jar all tobacco that comes in mylar bags soon (within a week or so) after receipt. I don't want an unseen pinhole or faulty heat welded seam to surprise me with dry, ruined tobacco after long term aging. Besides, most of it would go into jars anyway when I open it.

    As Chris says above here, I sleep better at night knowing the tobacco is safely sealed and aging as intended.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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