Bulging rectangle VA tins?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Snake, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    N those wee hours of the
    night when your brain wanders
    is when I had a thought last
    night. Scary, I know.

    As most of us know, rectangular
    tins don't hold a seal as well as
    circular tins. We also know that
    VA blends expand the sides of
    a tin as they mature.

    Would a mostly VA blend eventually
    compromise a g&h or SG tin
    at some point? Can anyone with
    an older tin like this verify that the
    seal holds?
    I know that my four tins of Dobie's
    Mild Navy were compromised, and
    they were still in their sleeve.

    I guess a few years in the tin
    wouldn't be bad, but at some
    point, one should move the
    Contents to a jar.

    So just a ponderance for you
    all on this fine Friday.

    Enjoy your pipes!
     
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  2. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Oh Great! Now I'll be buying 30-40 cases of mason jars!
    Thanks, Snake...for nuttin'!!
     
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  3. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    Check 'em frequently. I only have a couple butera tins and good ole' navy flake in the squares.
     
  4. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    I've had bottles of home-brew wine blow their tops, but not tobacco. However, close by is an old concrete air-raid shelter from world war two - with two foot thick walls, so if anyone wants to send some tins for safe keeping......I'd be happy to oblige:th1:
    OT
     
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  5. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Yeah, me too. Almost all my
    cellar is rectangular tins!
     
  6. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Your selfless dedication to our well-being always brings a tear to my eye. :byg:
     
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