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Jarring question

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by DaveyBoy, Feb 23, 2013.

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  1. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Member

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    I am finally getting to the point where I have enough tobacco on hand to start jarring and my first 8 oz bag took up well over 2 - 8oz jars. Now I know the jars are volume and the tobacco is weight, but is there a rule of thumb how many jars it takes to cellar a given amount 8oz or lb for instance?
     
  2. JRobert

    JRobert Serious Cat Forum Guide

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    If you search the forum for "mason jars" you will see many threads on this. Personally, I can get a pound of tobacco into three 16-oz jars with a little left over for smoking now. Four ounces of tobacco fits in an 8-oz jar with a little left over. Two ounces fits wasily in an 8-oz jar, and an ounce of tobacco fits in a 4-oz jar. Part of it depends on how tightly you want to pack the tobacco in the jar, and opinions vary on what's best. It also depends a little on how the tobacco is cut, and on the type of tobacco.
     
  3. gahdzila

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    Yeah......sorta. Depends on how tight you squish it, whether it is ready rubbed or flake, etc.

    For me, an 8 ounce jar holds about 2 ounces of ready rubbed comfortably. A pint jar (16 oz) holds a bit more than 4 ounces of ready rubbed. I can fit a 14 ounce tub of Prince Albert into 3 pint jars.

    Flakes are more compressed, of course. And if you aren't anal about keeping the flakes nice and neat, you can stuff more in a jar for sure. I can fit 2 ounces of Stonehaven or Penzance flakes into a 4 ounce jar, for instance. But I can only fit about one ounce of ready rubbed into a 4 ounce jar.
     
  4. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    I can get 8 oz of tobacco in a quart jar. This is usually how I jar up blends to cellar.
     
  5. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Member

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    This seems to fall into line. I had 8ozs of shag/ribbon cut that fit into 2 1/2 8 oz jars
     
  6. ShawnP

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    This has also been my experience. But as said above it really depends on how tightly you pack the jar.

    Shawn
     
  7. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Same here. I use smaller jars for
    a current smoking rotation.
     
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  8. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    I can get one 1.5 ounce pouch/50 gram tin into a jelly jar, and four ounces (or two pouches/tins) into a quart jar. Depends how hard I pack it, but I like how the math works out: One pound will fit into four jars, which means that one crate of quart-sized jars from Wally World will hold three pounds of tobacco.
     
  9. GlassEye

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    I always do 2oz tobacco in a 8oz jar, I like to keep everything uniform, so I know all of my 8oz jars started as 2oz tobacco. I might get some 16oz jars for my next order of a few one pound bulks.
     
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