How do you jar flake?

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  1. Goat

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    Before I open a new tin of Silver Flake, I was just wondering how you guys/or if you guys jar your Flake.
     
  2. Monkey

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    I jar everything. I use wide mouth ball jars. Long flakes go in quart jars, short flakes in pint jars as do daily use stuff.

    I would like to say as long as it is glass, clean and airtight you will be good...the jars that is.
     
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    I've got a case of half pint (8 oz) normal mouth jars right now and two case of half pint wide mouth on the way. You think this should work Ok?
     
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    I store all my tobacco in jars. If I leave it in the tin it's bone dry in 2 weeks.
     
  5. Old Ted

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    yes - I jar mine!.....how?....well, I put it in a suitable sized jar, and make sure the lid fits tight!......now you can open that new tin of Silver Flake!....enjoy!:rolleyes:
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  6. Goat

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    I guess what I ment to ask is what size jars do you guys use? Now that I think about it, HOW do you jar something does sound pretty stupid. :shead:
     
  7. Monkey

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    Yes.
     
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    If the flakes are too long like with Stonehaven I pull out my chef's knife and cutting board and cut them in half. Then they will fit in half pint jars.
     
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    I have tobacco in jars from 4 oz up to 32 oz. Let's see, my Silver Flake... is in an 8 oz. I thinki just folded the long flakes over.
     
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    I use standard mouth 1/2 pint jars and same as Glenn, cut the flakes to fit.
     
  11. Old Ted

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    wow!, how enterprising.....who would have thought of that! ....I just use scissors!:ohyh:
     
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    The knife is faster. I split the whole 8oz in half at one time. Save the scissors for trimming your nose hair.
     
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    I roll em and stack em - like tires.
     
  14. BradNTX

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    I use wide mouth jars and roll long flakes into coils. Shorter flakes I just stack.
     
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    Wide mouth jars are easier to access if you want to get into them frequently. I use mason jars and the cobalt blue 8 ounce jars from freund container supply. The cobalt blue have a smaller opening but they are opaque and relativley easy to use. They would be ideal for cellaring small amounts.
     
  16. BradNTX

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    BBF that came in a couple months ago:

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  17. Mount Mandolin

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    How do you do that with the labels? I mean, it looks like they came off the 250g boxes (which I never seem to see anywhere except Pipestud's store), but can you do that with the tin labels? And if so, how?
     
  18. BradNTX

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    Some came off the box, and others off the tin. You peel from the corner, very slowly. It doesn't hurt to have more than one tin, so if you screw up, you have another to use.
     
  19. BigJ

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    I've heard people print the labels from images found online. That way you can adjust the size.
     
  20. BradNTX

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    I do that for the babyfood jars or if I don't have a tin or box label that usable.
     
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