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Tobacco Storage Troubles

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    rayje589

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    So I bought some relatively cheap glass jars that I thought had a pretty good seal... However when I walk past the area I get the delightful smell of the tobacco... Does this mean the jars are not as air tight as I had hoped? I also found some mason jars while cleaning my room, however I really don't have enough tobacco to justify using them. Any recommendations on maybe improving the seal or maybe a better way of storing small amounts (about a 50g tins worth) of tobacco.

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    I'm fairly sure that if you're smelling tobacco in your storage area, your "relatively cheap" glass jars are not doing the job.

    I've been using Ball or Mason brand screw-top canning jars (as many here do) for many years and never had a problem.

    I use the 8 ounce size (236 ml) and they hold about 2-3 ounces of tobacco, depending on the blend. I use this size because one jar contains about a pouch full of tobacco so I can smoke that and keep the other jars sealed and well preserved to age as long as I want or open & smoke whenever I feel like it.

    Wal-Mart sells a case of 12 Ball jars like I use for around $8. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ball-8-oz-Regular-Mouth-Jelly-Jars-12pk/16213255

    Ball also makes wide-mouth, squatter 8 ounce canning jars as well that stack better (and some like the look better). http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ball-8-oz-Collection-Jars-4pk/16213253

    If you prefer even smaller, there's also what Ball calls a "Jelly Gift Jar" that half that size -- those smaller jars might hold all or most of a 50g tin. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ball-4-oz-Quilted-Crystal-Jelly-Jars-12-Pack/17203435

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    I smell tobacco near a shelf full of factory sealed cans. Makes you wonder.

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    Thanks rothnh. I took a trip to Walmart and did manage to find the smaller jars. I didn't have a full tin of either of my tobaccos but the fuller of the two managed to fit so I would have to say all or almost of all of a 50g tin fits in these. As much a I will miss smelling the tobacco randomly.

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    I use those small mason jars, the 8oz collections jars for flakes. They work great.

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    Happy to hear those smaller screw-top jars work for you Rayje!

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    Don't cheap out on your jars, but I probably wouldn't worry too too much about smelling the tobacco.

    I find a faint trace of tobacco smell on all of my sealed tins (and you better believe that I have checked to see if they've popped) and I think a lot of it stems from an external tobacco smell on those tins from time spent in warehouses and etailer shelves. I may be wrong, but it is too common in my experience to worry about...

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