i'm a relative newcomer to pipe smoking. i would greatly appreciate some help understanding the basics of cellaring. i'm not sure i smoke enough for it to be worth my time and money, for starters, but more fundamentally, i don't fully understand the process, aside from the obvious fact that tobacco gets stored for future enjoyment, and, i gather, to improve its qualities. here are some of my basic questions: 1. are all tobacco styles worth cellaring? i've heard that virginias are particularly worth aging, but i don't smoke those. my tastes lie more towards balkans (saseini, tashkent, l&p balkan #2, etc.) and scottish styles (pride of loch lomond, highland targe, scottish woods, etc.), and a couple english styles (black mallory, celebrated sovereign). 2. should tinned tobacco be kept in the original tin, or can/should several tins of the same blend be cellared together in the same jar? (i.e., if i have several tins of saseini, should i leave them alone, or consolidate them into a single container to age together?) 3. what's the best type of jar to use? it seems most people use mason jars, but what about the jars with the gasket and latch, for instance? 4. is the actual process itself as simple as just putting the tobacco in the jar and sealing it, then storing it in a cool, dry, dark place? should jars be filled to the top? should the jars be cleaned and thoroughly dried first? is there a method for eliminating moisture from the jar before sealing it? 5. how long should a tobacco be cellared before being enjoyed? can a tobacco be overcellared (i.e., stored for too long, such that it "turns" or loses the benefits of being cellared)? does this vary depending on the type of tobacco in question? any other essential/useful information is welcome. thanks for your help.