Storing Flakes.

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  1. Badcompany

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    When storing flakes that have been purchased in plastic bags, is it better to store them in the plastic bags in a mason jar, or empty the flakes out.
     
  2. SouthBound

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    Get rid of the plastic. My 2ยข.

    What brand are you talking about?
     
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  3. Texhealer

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    I don't know that the plastic bag in a mason jar would hurt anything, but its unnecessary. I always toss the bag myself.
     
  4. Badcompany

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    GH Rumflake, GH Ennerdale, SG FVF, SG Best Brown.
     
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  5. BradNTX

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    I'd pitch the plastic. ;)
     
  6. SouthBound

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    I'll tell you my routine with the Gawith family of flakes, since you didn't ask. When I first started socking them away, I would curl the flakes up (around 10 at a time) and put the curl on it's side into the jar (pint). That works fine, but makes a real mess of them when you decant the jar. So, now I get out the chopping board and butcher knife, and I chop enough of the end off that the flakes will stand up in the jar. Then, I proceed to put as many as will fit into it. The chopped ends go in there, too. That way is much neater when you dip into the jar later.
     
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  7. Badcompany

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    Thanks for the info.:toast:
     
  8. Lucky Duck

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    Just to be on the record, I agree, get rid of the plastic.
     
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