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Empty can?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Dutchking22, Sep 5, 2011.

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  1. Dutchking22

    Dutchking22 Member

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    Am I the only one who recycles the old empty tubs of Baccy? I wash out the tub before adding more to it. It saves space and time, if you ask me!
     
  2. TheKiltedOne

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    That's quite a good idea, I have an old empty tin sitting that I could use.
     
  3. user1975

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    Never reused them for tobby, but I used to keep empty tins to put small screws, nuts, and other small stuff in.
     
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  4. Capt

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    There was an article in Field and Stream about making a complete survival kit that fit inside of a square tobacco can. When out hunting, I carry a tin with things like matches, water tabs, etc.
     
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  5. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I put small samples that come in baggies in them. I also use the little square ones to put a couple bowls worth in before I get in my pickup. I've also used them to mail samples to someone to keep it fresh and undamaged.
     
  6. davidmackv

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    Approximately how long does a tin of baccy stay fresh once the seal is broken?
     
  7. shadow

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    I've had a 100g Dunhill 965 tin open for several weeks and it's still fresh although a bit drier...just the way I prefer it.
    And I keep my old tobacco tins to store my bulk tobacco in as the bulk comes in plastic bags.
     
  8. Capt

    Capt Active Member

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    It depends. I have a tin of Firedance I opened back in 07, and it's still moist. However, I have a tin of Chocolate flake, open last year, that dried out in a matter of weeks.
     
  9. BradNTX

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    I usually kill a tin of ABF in 5-6 weeks. The last couple of flakes tend to be a bit dry, but still smokable. Some tins seem to hold moisture better than others, and some tobaccos seems to as well.
     
  10. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    The round tins that are threaded seem to keep tobacco for a good while . Square press down types are pretty lame , imo . I basicly wipe out a tin in a couple of weeks from opening but they will last longer than that , most blends anyway . Some do dry pretty quick as was said . You can always toss the tobacco in a mason jar . They'll keep a good long time . How long depends on if you check it after a while . If for some reason a blend is dry while being in a jar for a while .... you can always pop one of these in ... http://wvsmokeshop.com/tobaccomoistners.aspx
     
  11. Mington

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    Now ya tell me... I have been buying 4 oz Mason jars for my samples,
     
  12. Mington

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    How long do you leave the little tin inside the jar?
     
  13. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Heck , I dont know .. at least long enough to bring the blend back to where you want it . I submerge them for a few mins and then dry them off and toss it on top of the blend . Give it a few days then check out where it's at . I basicly just leave them in there but sometimes that will get the blend moist
     
  14. Iain

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    I saw some instructions for how to build a miniature drawer cabinet using old square tobacco tins, it was in a 1950's book, would be perfect for keeping things organised in the shed.
     
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