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post #21 of 46 Old 02-27-2014, 12:09 PM
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Those jars are not meant to be resealed. The rubber under the lid degrades when washed. Just use mason jars and if you want to re-use them, spring for a $5/dozen box of new lids. It's a small investment to ensure your baccy is kept well.
Can't find any mason jars close to my college. I walked all over and no one seems to stock them. I guess I'll have to turn to the interwebs.
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Can't find any mason jars close to my college. I walked all over and no one seems to stock them. I guess I'll have to turn to the interwebs.
Then store in plastic baggies.

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Then store in plastic baggies.
I read that tobacco only lasts a month in baggies.
I was just thinking of buying expensive salsa and emptying them just for the glass container. I'm sure they'll be fairly airtight. I doubt my noob taste buds can taste the difference.
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I read that tobacco only lasts a month in baggies.
I was just thinking of buying expensive salsa and emptying them just for the glass container. I'm sure they'll be fairly airtight. I doubt my noob taste buds can taste the difference.
Plastic baggies can last a longer than a month, but it will dry out the tobacco a lot faster than a canning jar.

I had a friend who used old food jars. His aromatics started to taste like pickles and peanut butter

Go to Amazon. Buy canning jars. Be happy knowing your tobacco is being stored properly.
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Plastic baggies can last a longer than a month, but it will dry out the tobacco a lot faster than a canning jar.

I had a friend who used old food jars. His aromatics started to taste like pickles and peanut butter

Go to Amazon. Buy canning jars. Be happy knowing your tobacco is being stored properly.
Even after washing them?
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Even after washing them?
Doesn't matter how many time you wash the lids, that rubber will absorb all and any food odor and will never come out.

They aren't meant to store anything but was originally put in them.

Go to Amazon. Buy canning jars. Be happy knowing your tobacco is being stored properly.
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Doesn't matter how many time you wash the lids, that rubber will absorb all and any food odor and will never come out.

They aren't meant to store anything but was originally put in them.

Go to Amazon. Buy canning jars. Be happy knowing your tobacco is being stored properly.
Gotcha. But then I can only keep that type of tobacco in the jar. I can't mix blends right?
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Gotcha. But then I can only keep that type of tobacco in the jar. I can't mix blends right?
I don't follow.

Why would you want to mix 2 blends in 1 jar? Unless you are trying to make your own blend?

Or do you mean after you have finished all the prior tobacco and want to put a new blend in the same jar? You wash them, and buy new lids for like 5 bucks. Or if I am putting a very a similar blend (like dumping an English blend in a jar that had previously contained a Lat blend) in the jar I will just re-use the same lid.
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I don't follow.

Why would you want to mix 2 blends in 1 jar? Unless you are trying to make your own blend?

Or do you mean after you have finished all the prior tobacco and want to put a new blend in the same jar? You wash them, and buy new lids for like 5 bucks. Or if I am putting a very a similar blend (like dumping an English blend in a jar that had previously contained a Lat blend) in the jar I will just re-use the same lid.
Yeah I meant the second one. When you run out of a blend.
How do you know which blends are similar? Is it an experience sort of thing?
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How do you know which blends are similar? Is it an experience sort of thing?
In the simplest possible form without adding to much confusion, similar blends can be classified as:
Latikias/Virginias/Aros
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