Gawith Boxes - Good or Bad for Storage?

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  1. Mount Mandolin

    Mount Mandolin Active Member

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    So, I got a 250g box of FVF, and I'm wondering whether I can age the stuff in the box, or if I need to take it out and jar it. I haven't broken the plastic wrap on the outside of the box yet, so I don't know what's inside the box, as this is my first time buying one. So, anyone who knows a thing or two about this, what should I do with it? I want to age it for many years, because I've tasted how good this stuff is when it's got a decade or so on it.
     


  2. Bent

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    Those seals aren't always up to standard, so don't risk it. Jar it and you'll be safe.
     
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  3. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    Jar it. You don't want to spend that much money and then open it in 5 years and it's dryer than the desert.

    Trust me......I am the voice of experience
     
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    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Bad. Don't be dummy.
     
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    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    You can tell jpberg grew up using telegrams in his careful conservation of words.
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Jar iiiiiiiiiit
     
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  8. cakeanddottle

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    only trust tobacco to:

    mason jars
    tins with intact vacuum seals

    and MAYBE vacuum sealed plastic bags. I would have said no on this one, but I bought some 10 yr old Raven's Wing this way, and it was like new tobacco. Plastic doesn't prevent gas exchange, so it's not my first choice, but vaccum sealed bags may be ok.

    Why chance it? Invest in some mason jars. I have more money in mason jars than most people have in their cellar, and I don't regret buying a single flat.
     
  9. jpberg

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    So, how many mason jars do you have? Just trying to check my cellar.
     
  10. cakeanddottle

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    Not more than your cellar, you've been doing this way longer than me :)
    I'm right at 30 flats right now, plus more 4oz jars for nasal snuff and schmalzlers.
     
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  11. jpberg

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    30 flats is a damn lotta tobacco. Holy cow, You're going going to have a mother load within five years, Mike, well done!
     
  12. cakeanddottle

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    I'm in my 40s and lived like there was no tomorrow for most of it. My 90 lbs should get me to 70, which I'll make IF I'm lucky.

    What I have done a good job at is buying Va's this summer. I'm sitting at 40lbs of straight Va's today, and that was 6 lbs in May. Good thing I had a crisis of conscience as I evaluated my cellar going down the home stretch, because I've gone from being strictly a Lat blend guy to someone who would just as soon smoke BBF 7 nights a week. I'm sure all that Latakia downstairs won't go to waste, but i sure am glad i figured out i loved Va's BEFORE I hit the 90 lb mark. A few more pounds each of FVF and BBF and another pound or so of No. 44 and i'm calling it a wrap.
     
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  13. Mount Mandolin

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    Wow, this seems like an extra goofy question now that I've seen the inside of the box. It's just a ziplock bag in there, lol. I thought it would at least be sealed in foil or something.
     
  14. cakeanddottle

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    usually it's just paper, the bag is only a once in a while thing
     
  15. LifeOfRiley

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    Dare I ask...how much is a "flat?"
     
  16. Ol Brokedik

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    I jarred all mine but saved the boxes. I used the empty boxes as decorations in my smoke room.
     
  17. Stonewall

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    Hell I thought I was doing good with approximately 12 pounds. Err, yeah, absolutely jar it. Jar everything. I even remove it from the tins and jar it as soon as I get it. I'll flatten out the tins and use them for shingles on the shack I'm going to have t live in when my Wife throws me out for hording the weight of a child in pipe tobacco...
     
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