Cellaring

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Chance, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. Chance

    Chance Member

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    Ok question I smoke Aromatics, English, and Flakes. Ok I smoke everything, what is some good tobacco's to cellar and which ones to stay away from cellaring? Some suggestions on what some of you have cellared and how good they were, after you cellared them? Thank you.
     


  2. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    VAs always mature with age. Those are a safe
    bet when cellaring long term. Lat blends tend
    to have the Latakia fade over time, so cellaring
    them will mellow them out over the course of
    5+ years. Aromatics will not age. At least the
    ones that I've had experience with (10 years on
    a couple sealed tins. Burleys will become more
    nutty.
     
  3. David Emond

    David Emond Active Member

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    I put all my tobys in mason jars.
     
  4. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I think if you like it, it is a good idea to put some away in the cellar. Some will improve with age, others will remain fresh if you can them for future use. You never know when a blend might go away or taxes will take a big jump. Cellaring a variety hedges against those events. :bing:
     
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  5. cobbsmoker

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    I think virginia tobaccos will age for a couple of years after being tinned, but when the oxygen in the tin is consumed the aging process falls off dramatically and the aging process seems to stop, as to other tobaccos i.e. aromatics, burleys, english blends etc. I think they begin to deteriorate with age loosing flavor or as many put it, they mellow out or become smoother with age, to me, this is deterioration of the blend. What about vacuum sealed tins, how does a blend with no oxygen interaction age?
     
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