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What Are You Aging and When Will You Smoke It?

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  • Started 2 years ago by saltedplug
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  1. saltedplug

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    8 lbs FVF, at 5 years or 2018
    3 lbs Haddos Delight, 5 years or 2018
    7 lbs Escudo, 5 years or 2018
    7 lbs Cumberland, 5 years or 2018
    400 g Christmas Cheer, 2018 or 5 years
    200 g Heinrich Special Curlies, 5 years or 2018

    When I go to the B&M
    tin AC Peterson Escudo 2003
    200 g Heinrich Curies 2003

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  2. mso489

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    Many and various tins. No poundage like your cellar. McClellands Christmas Cheer 2015, McClellands Dark Star, SPC Potlatch and Plum Pudding, and much more, about forty tins. When will I smoke it? By and by. No rush, no stress, no schedule.

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  3. sablebrush52

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    Rattray's Red Rapparee - 1997
    GL Pease - Bohemian Scandal - 2004
    GL Pease - Renaissance - don't remember the year and ain't gonna go digging for it.
    GL Pease - Haddo's Delight - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010
    GL Pease - Mephisto
    Rattray's - Accountant's Mixture - 1996
    McClelland - Christmas Cheer - 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, etc
    Germain's - Brown Flake - 2006
    Pelican - Butera era
    Motzek - Strang - 2015, 2016

    and a crapload of other stuff. I'll smoke it when I feel like it.

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  4. newbroom

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    I've got a few tins for if and when I manage to bring them out for company. Otherwise, I'm content with my bulk blends and blending tobaccos.
    I've got a sum total of 9 tins, all with about 2 yrs since arrival to Casa Ocala.
    5x Private Stock (Captain Earle's)
    1x Escudo
    1x OGS
    1x JKP
    1x Rattray's Marlin Flake 3.5 oz.
    Sorry about that aro smokers.

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  5. judcole

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    Oh lord. I'd have to attach a spreadsheet.

    Suffice it to say that I have lots of stuff in the cellar (anything in my cellar is being aged - things I am not aging are in the pantry). I will smoke it at the 5 or 10 year mark. Some of it may go longer - who knows - I dunno.

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    ^^^ This

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  7. samcoffeeman

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    Everything, and when I open it!

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  8. leacha

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    Started typing and realized it's easier to type this.
    Various McClelland Bulks and tins. I smoke em when I feel like it and then replace the contents with fresh at the back of the line.

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    What Jud said

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    my nugget pouch and right before i die.

    Nate @ Moody AL
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  11. chasingembers

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    I smoke out of my cellar when the mood hits. Whatever age it reaches by the time I get to it is entirely coincidental. I do have blends from the mid nineties up, but only because I haven't gotten around to smoking them.

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  12. jerwynn

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    I am a complete amateur compared to many of mi compadres here... but that being said, I have several tins of C&D Bijou in the waits, one each of the C&D Cellar Series(as in buy 2, one to smoke and one to keep), several each of my favorite Dunnies, GLPs, and a small smattering of others. I will hope to hang onto the keepers for a reasonable while... but not so long that my cellar will outlive me! Might require a smoking orgy if the end dawns to soon in sight.

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  13. toobfreak

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    Lord, I must have about 70 different blends I'm cellaring right now, and I generally give it a couple of years before I smoke it, some I buy in large enough quantity so that I have lots put away to age for many years even as I enjoy it.

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  14. weezell

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    I will smoke it at the 5 or 10 year mark.
    Other than acquiring certain plug tobacco at this time, I am starting to smoke thru my aged stock. If I have 10 or 15 years left, I will still have tobacco left...(Who am I kidding, I'll still be buying something LOL)...

    "the weez"...
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    Viprati and sunjammer. WhenEver I finish all other blends that I've had longer. Should be at least a year if I pick up my smoking. 3 years if I don't

    You can't learn to ride a horse by watching it run around in a pen
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  16. jmatt

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    Well let's see.....

    357 tins, with a total of 71 pounds of cellared tobacco. Over 50% is straight Virginia blends, with another 25% that's either VaPer or VaBur. I only smoke about 4 pounds a year, so on average I won't smoke a tin until it's at least ten years old.

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  17. mikestanley

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    Just about nothing gets smoked, except to try new stuff, before 5 years. Fifteen to twenty five for a decent stash of McClelland virginias.
    Mike S.

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  18. pappymac

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    You guys aren't aging tobacco. You are hoarding it for the tobacco apocalypse. On the other hand, you'll make a fortune on the tobacco black market.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

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  19. samcoffeeman

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    ^^^ it's a commodity. At least that's the way I look at it. With all the new regs, prices are going only one direction. I think it's a sound investment. Then again, it's not like I'm planning on selling any...

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  20. pepesdad1

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    Most of my 65 pounds of cellar is VaPers so I am allowing at least 5 years on some before opening and 10 years for all the rest. At 73 years of age I'm hoping that it will last my life time.

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  21. mikestanley

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    Pappymac. Have you ever smoked a tin of 30 year old Virginia? It is GOOD! Ihave an old 7 oz tin of Macbaren Va #1 from the 1970's as an example. It is areal treat to dip into when the mood is right. You simply cannot get that kind of depth and flavor from something fresh IMHO. With the price I paid for this at auction, it was a poor investment for the fellow wo sold it. Clearly, some blends have the potential for increasing in value but many really don't. If tobacco prices should rise to the level of Canada or Australia for example, I would be hard pressed to buy it. I have simply been putting away tobaccos for improvement AND for that rainy day that is sure to come. Been doing so since I read Hacker's The Ultimate Pipe Book back in the early 1990's.

    Mike S.

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  22. sothron

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    I don't really have a game plan on when to smoke this stuff, but as for aging tins & mason jars I have:

    - about 1.5 lbs of Luxury Navy Flake
    - pound of Luxury Bullseye Flake
    - Without going to count, between 6-10 tins each of:

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  23. jmatt

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    I just ordered 10 tins of McCranies Red Flake (tinned in 2015) and 10 tins of McCranies Red Ribbon (tinned in 2012). All made using a 2008 crop of straight Virginia. If you want some aged tobacco without the wait, it's one of the best bangs for the buck. (The other being McClellands' Christmas Cheer each year). $12.50 gets you an instant tin of 9 year old tobacco that's been in the tin for 5 years already. And they are good folks.

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  24. sothron

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    screwed up my earlier post. Here's the edit that timed itself out:

    I don't really have a game plan on when I'm going to open & smoke this stuff, I just play it by ear. I try to hide it in the cabinet and just forget about it. And I mostly succeed. as for aging tins and mason jars I have squirreled away in the DO NOT SMOKE area of my cabinet:

    - about 1.5 lbs of Luxury Navy Flake
    - pound of Luxury Bullseye Flake
    - 1/2 pound of Pipeworks & Wilke No. 10
    - 1/2 pound of Pipeworks & Wilke Bestmake
    - 1/2 pound of Pipeworks & Wilke High Hat

    - Without going over to the cabinet to count, between 6-10 tins each of:
    McConnell's Original Oriental
    McConnell's Scottish Cake
    GL Pease Haddo's Delight
    GL Pease Cairo
    Dunhill London Mixture
    Escudo

    - One or three tins set aside for aging of:
    Mac Baren HH Acadian Perique
    McClelland Drama Reserve
    McClelland Classic Samsun
    GL Pease Fillmore
    GL Pease Cumberland
    Low Country Waccamaw
    Solani 633
    Dunhill Royal Yacht
    SPC Plum Pudding

    1-2 oz. aging testers in small mason jars:
    McClelland No. 5115
    McClelland No. 2015
    C&D Exhausted Rooster

    I suppose I need to add to the Pipeworks & Wilke stash as a buyer does not appear forthcoming.

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  25. toobfreak

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    You guys aren't aging tobacco. You are hoarding it for the tobacco apocalypse.

    It kills the time.

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  26. sallow

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    Escudo ages very well, I have some tins socked away. The last tin I opened had three years on it and I think I disturbed the process, but after a day or so in the jar it became very sweet and marvelous.

    I had a four year old tin of Orlik Golden Sliced that I received in a trade and it was so fantastic, so I have some of those socked away as well.

    Most of my cellar I plan to smoke years from now. My wife calls it my 401(t).

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  27. mso489

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    Unless you guys are smoking a pound a day, I don't see any problem no matter what happens with FDA regs or tobacco prices or taxes. It sounds like everyone is set if they live to be 115. Then we'll all have a crisis on our hands. Mayhem in assisted living.

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  28. woodsroad

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    Lots of stuff and possibly never.

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  29. wyfbane

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    Lots of stuff and possibly never.

    +1000

    I never have anyone to smoke with, so I tend to stick to whatever is open. I have a lot of open samples/tins/partial ounces. I may never get to my cellar. lol

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  30. woodsroad

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    Same here, Wyfbane. And despite having two dozen open tins and another two dozen open jars, I find myself reaching for the same 3 or 4 blends most of the time. Crazy, really.

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  31. jefff

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    I have more in my cellar than I will PROBABLY smoke.

    But I have HOPE!

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  32. aimlesswanderer

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    I've got several kilos of nasal snuff cellared away, but I use pipe tobacco as it comes in. The only thing I "cellar" are ones that dried out on me. I mix them up and jar them, and tuck that away for dire emergencies.

    I'm sure that'll make come folks cringe, but it works for me. I don't see the point of spending good money on good pipe tobacco and not using it.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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