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briarbuck

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Nov 24, 2015
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Question...
When you say that you "went deep" purchasing/cellaring a certain types of tobacco, how do you define "deep".
I know that this is dependent of a lot of variables. Was just wondering.

 

voorhees

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May 30, 2012
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I have heard 100 pounds seems the be the consensus when cellaring. My smoking habits(3-4 pipes a week) are different as the next guy, but I have about 30 pounds and try to stay around that. I buy from time to time to keep the pool full.

 

sablebrush52

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Jun 15, 2013
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For me, the threshold of going deep would be 3 pounds of a particular blend, though I know guys who would triple that number and one guy who keeps a minimum 30 lbs of each of his favorite blends cellared at any one time. So going deep is a subjective number.

 

cigrmaster

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May 26, 2012
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I would consider a minimum of 50 tins or 5.5 pounds of one particular blend to be cellaring deep. The single most tins I have of one blend is around 200 or 22 pounds.

 

timt

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Jul 19, 2018
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Deep to me is 2-3 lbs. I've got a couple blends with 10-12 lbs.

 

spartacus

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Nov 7, 2018
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For me in my world I think my cellar is wide, so I may not go as deep. I have about 300 blends opened and jarred. I have about 50 that I go deep on. Deep for me is 50 - 50gr tins or about 6 to 10 pounds of bulk. For my 300 blends some are one tin and others could be 20 or more.
I have blends I have cellared that I don't particularly love but could see my tastes moving in that direction in the future. If tobacco becomes unobtainable I don't have to worry about changing taste. If it doesn't and is still readily available then I don't have to worry either.

 

smudgersmissingleg

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Jun 9, 2018
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For me 'going deep' means 10 tins plus, I've only aquired this much with 3 tobaccos which were PPP, Dunhill Dark Flake and Warrior Plug.

I would like to go deeper on a few more blends but funds are not sufficient at this moment in time.
Chris

 

3rdguy

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Aug 29, 2017
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50 tins would be deep for me.
By tin OGS is my largest with around 90 tins. By weight HH Vintage Syrian is my largest with 88lbs.

 

redglow

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Jan 7, 2019
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I tend to cellar my favorite flake tobaccos most often.
Something about seeing a big bunch of your favorite coins/flakes that just makes you want to stack it high. You tell yourself it's enough. But, then when you have the opportunity, you grab another pound.

 

jzbdano

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Jul 7, 2016
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A lifetime's worth is deep. I'm good for a few bowls a week of McClelland VAs only because of the circumstances.

 

railman

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Mar 9, 2019
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5-6 lbs for my top favorites, 3 lbs for second tier favorites. I like to keep a good variety so my cellar is pretty wide as well, so I think I’m really well stocked on enough favorites to last a long time while being able to change it up.

 

alaskanpiper

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May 23, 2019
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By weight HH Vintage Syrian is my largest with 88lbs.
If we use the 10 bowls per oz rule, and if a surveyor can do arithmetic without botching it, this equates to about a bowl per day for 38.5 years.
I'm not sure it gets much deeper than that.
Also with 3.5 oz tins going for roughly $30-40 these days, this equates to, and again, these numbers are merely a rough approximation............ 1 Assload of American dollars.

 

briarbuck

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Nov 24, 2015
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For me, it's 10+ cans or 500 gms is "deep". Guessing that there is about 25 blends in my cellar in that category.
I have just a couple of all-timers with 5+ pounds, but not many. I try and get them in bulk.
I have a solid collection of many blends, but all my collecting in the past 3-4 years has been flake Virginia's.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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Also with 3.5 oz tins going for roughly $30-40 these days, this equates to, and again, these numbers are merely a rough approximation............ 1 Assload of American dollars.
Funny how times change. In 2012 you could get the one pound bags of Vintage Syrian for $35.