Two ways. I break it down to for the smoke "now-6 months" or "smoke now and enjoy some/more shortly, and then "for the haul" or basically "cellar". I pick jars from 4 0z (yes, you can fit 50 gm (-) a bowl or two into these little jars and it's a breeze with flakes/coins/plug/crumble cake, all the way to 12 oz "tall-skinny" which work great for flakes like Marlin Flake, Stonehaven, LGF, Silver Flake, SG & GH flakes........ these "smaller" jars are for the shorter "now-6 months" smoke. My "Ready Smoke" jars. For the haul, I also pick the 12 oz tall-skinnies but go upwards to 16 oz and 32 oz. Even have a couple of 2 L jars (filled with 7 packets of Silver Flake in one and my small stash of cigars w/humi-tube for the ride). I prefer the 16 oz wide mouth jars for the "looking back" recommendation. I can jar up a pound in 4 of the 16 oz jars and all with mild compression if any at all. Over the haul, however many months it takes me to smoke from the smaller "ready smoke" jars, I'd only have to open up one of the smaller 16 oz jars to reload. More flexibility and I believe better quality cellarin'. To help with "funneling" your leaf into the jars, why not use a funnel? How stoopid!!!-ly clever! So, I took a small "traffic cone" or long mechanics funnel and cut off the narrow end to about 1.75 inch diameter (maybe closer to 2 inches, it fits an 8 oz jelly jar nicely, inside about an inch depth). This makes tin/can "dumping" a breeze! I don't use the funnel for flakes/rope. Those get hand placed and or "twisted" into the jar. My flake jars have some just standing up, where others have a spiral of the flake that's been mildly compressed and twisted "spiraled" into the jars. Get a funnel or something like that to guide or coral the leaf into safety. Work surface is fairly important, one of my local pipin' buddies was cellarin' on the floor one night and decided to "move up" to a table.......... I use a tray in my lap. It has side walls 2" high, is 20" x 22" and holds the operation for everything. It's mobile. Can set it down and move it out of "harms way" if I need to set it down quickly and meet the UPS/FedEx angel with my packages (PAD/TAD related, usually :p). The tray makes clean up and salvage very easy if a mishap should occur. Just figur'd I'd share some of my "pearls puff learn'd" over the past year of "Full Tilt TAD'n" Ed Puff P.S. I know you pipers think I'm over the deep end and down deep, I know I am! Especially with how I label my jars. It's a hobby that I really enjoy, every turn and every "hey, that works great" moments.