The recent post about how long to be able to store tobacco in an opened tin prompted me to ask this related question...thus this new thread.
I have some of my loose bagged tobacco in small wide mouth canning jars. However I also have a number of tinned tobaccos recently opened.
I am wondering why people on the forums say that once you open the tinned tobacco then it will only stay fresh for about 1-2 weeks, where they say after that you should jar your tobacco. I understand tobacco in a simple zip lock won't last, but a jar or tin should be equal to each other, right?
If the tin is re-sealed every time after retrieving the tobacco for the current smoke,... why would it not last as long as if it were in a canning jar? Like I said I have a few of these jars with my loose tobacco but I still have to open them up to get a bowl full. Yes these jars are smaller, holding about 2 oz or so.
What gives? Am I missing something?