Cellaring with C&D

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  1. Tenthgate

    Tenthgate Member

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    Do you guys trust the Cornell and diehl tins for Cellaring long term?

    Or the G.L. Pease one's for that matter?
     
  2. Zfog

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    I do absolutely.
     
  3. Kiowapipe

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    Greg Pease touts them as being specifically suited for long-term cellaring. We'll have to wait forty years to see if he's wrong, but I believe him :)
     
  4. Kiowapipe

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    BTW- Someone correct me if I'm mistaken but I believe the C&D and GLP tins are exactly the same. I think C&D does all the 'bottling' for GLP.
     
  5. Tenthgate

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    Mmm they sure are similar to that degree, yea :)
     
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    For cellaring, sure. If you open them though, the plastic lid isn't that great of a seal so it will dry out over time. So my rule of thumb for the C&D tins is that if it's going to take longer than a month to smoke the tin, transfer it out.
     
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    Yes.
     
  8. Tenthgate

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    Thanks all :)
     
  9. soundlzrd

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    I was wonder how long I could trust the Tina once opened. Thanks!
     
  10. Kiowapipe

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    That one is totally a personal judgment call, and it can depend a bit on the conditions (ambient humidity & temp) it's stored in. I've smoked from tins that have been open for nearly a year before, though that's probably not ideal. The tobacco won't die or anything, but it will get progressively drier, and some flavors tend to fade. That can be a good or a bad thing depending on the tobacco.
    Also, in my experience, the plastic-lidded tins like C&D or McC tend to re-seal and stay fresh longer than the coin-pop flats like Dunhill.

    PS- I still agree with Tim though that jars are the way to go for medium-term storage. They're cheap and cool looking and seal better than any opened tin.
     
  11. Ol Brokedik

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    I've got some tins I don't plan on opening until they're at least five years old. Not concerned with long time cellaring.

    OBD.
     
  12. SandSquid

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    When I visited C&D before I deployed, I asked Craig about this and he assured me stated his tins were ideal for cellaring because they were air tight and the metal was internally coated to prevent oxidation. I can attest that they are indeed air-tight, as every one of my tins is bulging due to the 5,000 feet of elevation change they experienced between Morganton, NC USA and AFG
     
  13. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    True. These are food-grade containers. Cellar with confidence.
     
  14. Redone

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    Shoot..I'm smokin all of mine..life's too short :D
     
  15. skippymchaggis

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    I don't recall exactly where to point people, but Greg Pease made a comment about how you can extend the working time of his tins with the plastic lid once opened. He mentioned taking a sheet of aluminum foil, folding it in half, and placing that folded sheet over the top of the tin and then pushing the plastic lid down over that to seal it. It's not "airtight" as far as leaving it for years, but I recall he mentioned something about 6 months of good storage time with the tin that way, as long as you're careful to refresh the sheet of foil every once in a while, as the compression/crimping from putting the lid on and off will weaken and thin the foil, thereby weakening the seal.

    I think it was somewhere in his Briar and Leaf Chronicles on his website.
     
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