Tobacco Storage Question

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unkleyoda

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I just bought a one pound tin of Mac Baren The Solent Mixture. It came a 'tube' like the one in the picture. I don't know the age on it. Should I open it and store the tobacco in jars, or leave it in the tube?
Realistically I would be popping it anyway, to smoke it, in 12-18 months. Should I pop and store now, or then? Does the plastic 'can' keep the moisture in?
Thanks.

 

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saltedplug

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Jars. Often said that both moisture and those undefined "volatile essences" that carry the flavor will evaporate from anything else.

 

hawky454

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I would personally jar it myself. It’s a cool container though so I would have it out on display and maybe fill it up with loose change and then you can buy more with the change you accrued.

 

hoosierpipeguy

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Jar 80% of it and keep 20% in that container to smoke now. Plastic is not the perfect material for long term storage. Marion jars are cheap and the process of jarring is easy.

 

olkofri

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What hoosierpipeguy says. I've had to throw away tobacco that I kept in plastic containers and then it dried crumbly dry. I also thought that I could store toby for short/medium term in jars with rubber seals, only to have the tobacco end up drying up too.
Mason jars are all I use now.

 

cortezattic

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I say, use Mason jars. The plastic tube is a nice, light weight, product presentation (altho I think it's a bit kitschy), but like saltedplug and GL Pease say, certain organic molecules can pass right thru the plastic.

 

johnsteam86

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Yea I would jar in a Mason Jar and put it away from the sunlight. With plastics you just don't know the composition of how they are made and I wouldn't trust it for long term storage.

 
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