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Kilner jars

This is a discussion on Kilner jars within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Hey folks, Now.. Here in Sweden it is impossible to get a hold of mason jars, so I'm wondering if ...

  
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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish Marlow's Avatar


     

    Kilner jars

    Hey folks,

    Now.. Here in Sweden it is impossible to get a hold of mason jars, so I'm wondering if there is anybody here using Kilner jars with screw on lids, and if so, are they as good as mason jars?

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish ezlevor's Avatar


     

    Re: Kilner jars

    from a quick google search, they look to be about the same thing. Any air tight glass jar would be fine.

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    Re: Kilner jars

    I have four large Kilner jars with 250 gms of tobacco in each of them which have been sealed for about six years. The tobacco is fine and seems to have aged quite well. As long as the seal has not been compromised, they should be fine.
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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish Marlow's Avatar


     

    Re: Kilner jars

    Quote Originally Posted by Nachman View Post
    I have four large Kilner jars with 250 gms of tobacco in each of them which have been sealed for about six years. The tobacco is fine and seems to have aged quite well. As long as the seal has not been compromised, they should be fine.
    Do you boil them or anything like that or do you skip all that?

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    Re: Kilner jars

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow View Post
    Do you boil them or anything like that or do you skip all that?
    I just bought them, put in the tobacco and placed them on the bookshelf where they still live.
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    Snuff-hound steinr1's Avatar


     

    Re: Kilner jars

    I use Kilner jars and they work just fine. I do give them a wash out before first use but that's all. They come in many sizes; big ones for up to about 300g of bulk flake and the small ones for 50g tins. Some have had tobacco in for several years without drying out.

    I think they look better than Mason jars too.

    (Actually, the small ones I have aren't technically Kilner jars. They are cleaned out French Foie Gras jars. Same design, though.)
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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish Marlow's Avatar


     

    Re: Kilner jars

    Thanks for the responses guys, I appreciate it. Makes me more confident about my jars.

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    Snuff-hound steinr1's Avatar


     

    Re: Kilner jars

    Here's a Kilner jar with about 300g of Germain's Rich Dark Flake.

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    Looks a hell of a lot like Esoterica Stonehaven, don't it.
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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish Marlow's Avatar


     

    Re: Kilner jars

    Quote Originally Posted by steinr1 View Post
    Here's a Kilner jar with about 300g of Germain's Rich Dark Flake.

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    Looks a hell of a lot like Esoterica Stonehaven, don't it.
    I have never tried either. It looks very nice though.

    The only Germain's I have tried is Special Flake Latakia or something like that.

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    Snuff-hound steinr1's Avatar


     

    Re: Kilner jars

    The Rich Dark Flake is something you MUST try.
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