Jarring Up Some Mac Baren

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Ebarber

Starting to Get Obsessed
Mar 11, 2020
271
869
Newark, Ohio
I'm still jarring up my bulks I bought during the Christmas sales.
Tonight I jarred up some Mac Baren HH Burley Flake.
I'm always in awe of the beauty of the flakes in a box and then the jar.
A labor of love for sure.
I can't wait to see how this stuff tastes 5-10-15 years from now.
Has anyone had this stuff aged before?
I'm not sure when it came out.
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Ebarber

Starting to Get Obsessed
Mar 11, 2020
271
869
Newark, Ohio
It came out June 2018 and I picked up five of the one pound boxes altogether. Being heavily burley, I haven't noticed much change in that time.
That's what I figured too but I've heard there is a lot of Virginia in it also so I hope it does get a little sweeter with time. I've never thought of myself as being a huge burley fan but I really do like this stuff. I got a pound with my last order of bulks and liked it so much I ordered another 5 ?
 

Chasing Embers

Captain of the Black Frigate
Nov 12, 2014
34,857
67,124
That's what I figured too but I've heard there is a lot of Virginia in it also so I hope it does get a little sweeter with time. I've never thought of myself as being a huge burley fan but I really do like this stuff. I got a pound with my last order of bulks and liked it so much I ordered another 5 ?
I started with two one pound boxes the day it came out and after smoking it the first time I ordered three more. Three and a half years in jars hasn't really changed it much but I'm not complaining.?
 

seanv

Lifer
Mar 22, 2018
2,387
6,438
Canada
This is one of my all time favorites. I find that age doesn't change a whole lot but moisture level is very important. I usually like tobacco very dry but I keep these flakes a little more pliable for smoking. I find the wood and spice flavors come out a bit more. I have also dedicated a Savinelli Punto Oro 615 to this blend.
 

Ebarber

Starting to Get Obsessed
Mar 11, 2020
271
869
Newark, Ohio
This is one of my all time favorites. I find that age doesn't change a whole lot but moisture level is very important. I usually like tobacco very dry but I keep these flakes a little more pliable for smoking. I find the wood and spice flavors come out a bit more. I have also dedicated a Savinelli Punto Oro 615 to this blend.
Nice! I'll give the moisture trick a try also. I have noticed that the flakes are pretty dry straight from the box.