Carter Hall ... pouches or tubs?

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Ozark Nick

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Not sure if this is the right forum for this, sorry if I'm wrong but here goes.

Carter Hall is quickly becoming my staple smoke.

I can buy the 1.5 ounce pouches at my local cig shop for just under $3. Or I can get a 14 ounce tub at 4noggins for $28. Both prices coming out to about $2 per ounce (not counting shipping). So price isn't really a consideration for me.

I definitely like buying local. And I kind of like buying the individual pouches, the idea being they'll stay fresher sealed in their pouches as opposed to being in a large opened tub (I don't smoke but a bowl a day if that). Also if I buy the pouches I don't have to come up with something to carry the baccy in if I decide to take it somewhere with me.

But still I wonder, is there some other advantage to buying by the tub that I'm overlooking? Thanks.
 

Scottly

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CH is my everyday smoke, I buy it in the tub I think it is fresher. The tub keeps it fresh for along time to I believe even after opening. It is just what ever works for you though, its good stuff no matter what it comes in. I would probably buy it at your local shop, if your getting it for less than 3$ a pouch, thats a good price. You might ask them if they would sell you a 6 pack for cheaper, or if they would order you a tub. That would save on shipping for you. Always save those Luxury Pouches, they are great for refilling out of a tub. :puffy:
 

woody

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I would say the tub is the best way to go. Keep the cardboard thing on the top and it will stay fresher longer.
 
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This has always been a topic of discussion. Tubs just always seem to taste better than the packs. Noone really knows why or at least I have not heard a good reason, but it always is true no matter what OTC you buy. It might be that they use less preservatives in the tubs. The tubs of today do a fantastic job of keeping the tobacco sealed and fresh. But a tobacco pouch one time and use it and they can be bought pretty cheap.
 

DGErwin11

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For some reason, I have found almost all tobacco (RYO & pipe) taste and smoke better from the tub. I like H&H and have to get a local grocer to order it for me.
 

Smoker99

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I am in general not an OTC smoker, but I do know most guys say the tubs taste better, and aren't bad for storage either.
 

Ozark Nick

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As a corollary to this discussion ...

I usually buy the tubs of Double Bubble bubble gum to give to the kids on my school bus for special occasions, and I usually treat myself to some too!

I was at the supermarket the other day and they had a little bag of the stuff for $1 so I grabbed that since school isn't in right now.

The difference in taste is remarkable!

So I think I understand a little better what you all are saying about the tubs of tobacco. :cool:
 

Whalehead King

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CH is Middleton, right? The patented "Sta-Fresh Canister" actually works very well. I smoke a lot of a different brand in a cardboard tub with just a plastic lid. I am not advocating that we use more plastic, but the tobacco will keep fresh in a Middleton container for a very long time.

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Ozark Nick

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I might just have to give it a go.

Actually, I've been enjoying Walnut from time to time when I need a break from CH and they only sell Walnut in tubs anymore so I reckon I'll have to try it soon whether I want or not! ;)
 
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