Hi Mike, If you are refering to me, somwhere in the area of 140-150 pint size jars and a bunch of smaller ones that I was buying when I started jarring. I still have a ways to go before I can say I am set. But I'm getting there. I would like to utilize qt size jars, and I might start using them for bulk but I like the size of pint size jars for 100g tins that I open and forget about. I am also a firm believer that a little air in the jar is good for aging.
I have three open, maybe about 12 unopened. Going forward, I'll probably keep that the same, or cut back to two only two being open.
I also have about 10 blends in jars. Most of the jars I dip into occasionally, but a couple I'm letting age without interruption. I should probably jar the open tins as well, but having them open forces me to get through them. That way I don't end up with a bunch of 8oz jars with two bowls' worth of tobacco in them, which would take up a lot of unnecessary space.
Variety is the spice of life. I would hate to say how many I have open. Whenever I buy a new blend, I buy two. I open one and jar it in 4 oz. Mason/ Ball jars. Those that don't tickle my fancy get relegated to the bottom drawer. The rest I smoke on whatever whim hits me. I am not a very heavy smoker, less than 10 bowls per week. Trying new tobaccos is what really turns my crank.
Of course, the day I write this, I go home to reorganize my tobacco drawer (there's no way I can call it a cellar with a straight face), and I find a sealed tin of Ten Russians. So I have 1 sealed tin and a crapton of jars.
How much is a crapton? I'll never get the hang of this metric system.
I generally keep 2 open tins / jars-- 1 lat and the other a VA and/or burley. When I finish one, I open another of the same genre. I also keep a jar of Ennerdale and another aromatic on hand (currently OldChurch) which I dip into on occasion.