Storage of 250g Sam Gawith packages

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  1. LutzSpearo

    LutzSpearo Member

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    I've really begun to love FVF, and would like to order one or two 250g packages of it. As I live overseas, I am thinking of just having it delivered to my folks in the States for safe keeping, where I will pick it up next time I visit.

    If this tobacco were to remain in it's original packaging for a year or so, would that be ok? I imagine it would be, but just want to double check with you experienced gentlemen first. Thanks!
     
  2. JimInks

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    No, I don't think it would be optimal. The tobacco inside the box is essentially in a Zip-Lock baggie. Unless you don't care about aging it, and can every once in a while, spritz a little distilled water on it to keep it from going bone dry, you'll be okay. If your folks don't do that, it'll eventually dry out. If they know how to jar tobacco and are willing to do it, that will solve your problem.
     
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    Thanks for the input! I'm surprised, I would guess that since they transport it to retailers and they in turn stock it in inventory, that is would be ok as it is. I'll have to take this into consideration then, since my folks don't know how to jar tobacco nor would I bother them with the task. I may just ask them to ship it to me then... anyway, thanks again for the information! Glad I asked!
     
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  4. Rickpal14

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    +1 jiminks. I jar all my SG boxes within a month of receiving them.
     
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  5. jdto

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    It doesn't stay in stock long enough to dry out :D
     
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    If your folks have a vacuum foodsaver, maybe they can vacuum it and then it will stay for you until you can pick it up.
     
  7. Bullwinkle

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    simply have them slip the box into a freezer zip-lock and store in somewhere cool and dark it will be fine.
     
  8. Lukasaurus

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    Hi Jim, I've just jarred some tobacco up but noticed you mentioned "knowing how to" jar. Is there anything you do to tobacco/ jars that you could reccomend to me? Its 100g of Peterson Special Reserve '13 that I've jarred and am keen to get as much life as possible out of it.
     
  9. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    FVF? You could probably leave the stuff out in the sun for a year and still be able to wring moisture out of it when you get back. :D
     
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  10. Summit

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    All you need is a glass jar with a good seal. Store it in a cool, dark place. Stay away from plastic containers. They are not air tight.
     
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  11. jpberg

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    Lutz, all your folks would need is a couple of Mason Jars to dump the tobacco into, no real tricks to it.
     
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  12. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    Don't forget about the "animal sacrifice" method.
     
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    Never did get that resolved, did we?
     
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  14. jdto

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    Make bacon before you jar. Pig sacrifice is acceptable.
     
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  15. Summit

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    Did somebody say Bacon?
     
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  16. cigrmaster

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    I would definitely jar it upon arrival, it will dry out. I recently received a pound of SG St James flake from a tobacconist that was bone dry. I sent it back for a replacement. I was amazed because it usually is soaking wet. You can have your parents go to Walmart and get one of the jars in the picture, the one on the bottom shelf next to the plastic tub sells for 8.97 and I can fit 2 pounds in them. They have silicone gaskets and are very high quality.
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