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jrbjr

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Mar 6, 2019
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Hello
Just tried this over the weekend, love it. Now I want to get some to the cellar. My question is if I go for the "Pound of loose" and use mason jars with a good seal, would this do as well as buying the 3.5 oz tins? Pound of loose seems be a better buy.

I don't have much in the cellar but straight Virginias or Virginia periques, so I would also like to get thoughts on how this might do in four or five years.
Thanks for your thoughts and insights, it is appreciated.
Bob

 

sablebrush52

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It ages just fine. Buy the pound and jar it. I recommend the 8 oz jars. That way you don't disturb the aging while enjoying some now.

 

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didimauw

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I've been debating buying the ready rubbed version of it too, as I just mash up the flakes anyways. I smoke it like a treat. Once a week or so.

 

mrenglish

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ODF ages wonderfully. There is no difference in the bulk vs tin except the size of the flakes. I would go with the bulk and jar it up.

 

wolflarsen

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It ages just fine.
I was wondering what changes I should expect with age. More sweet? More smokey? Less strength?

What are the differences between aged and fresh?

 

haparnold

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Yeah, I buy by the pound and store in half-pint mason jars. I find I can pretty easily get 4 ounces in a jar, but that's a little much for me to smoke in one go, so I pack it a little looser.
I love the size of the 1.5 oz tins Mac Baren puts their flakes in, so I buy a tin every now and then to round up an order, or I buy them when they're for sale here on the cheap. You pay a bit of a premium for something like ODF vs some of the bulk offerings from other suppliers, but it's worth the premium to me as an occasional treat.

 

jrbjr

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Really great information, thanks for your thoughts, will offer the pound and jar it up
Bob

 

hoosierpipeguy

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The stuff is so cheap/reasonable at this point, I'd buy 2 or 3 pounds to put away. I like 8 oz mason jars as you can get about 4 oz of tobacco in them unless you jam it in. That way, you can open some and smoke it versus opening a larger jar and halting the aging process. Years down the road, when you are smoking this stuff with 5 years plus age on it, you'll be happy you took this route.

 

cigrmaster

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I have been smoking though a tin of 2012 ODF and it is really tasty. It is smooth, and sweet and a little earthy. I bought all of mine back in 2012 before they had it in bulk.

 

ophiuchus

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It ages just fine. Buy the pound and jar it. I recommend the 8 oz jars. That way you don't disturb the aging while enjoying some now.
I second this suggestion. :puffy:

 

chasingembers

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I get a pound into two, square half pint jars. There's a lot from 2012 in my closet and it ages very well.

 

recluse

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I've got an unopened tin of this stuff I've picked up and sat down again a few times. I think it's time I finally committed and gave it a go this evening.

 

npod

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Open it! It’s great tobacco. One of the first I cellared deeply as a staple.

 

kcghost

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I'd buy the tins because if you decide to sell them you will get much more for them. And they age just fine in the tin.

 

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