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smoker13



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PostSubject: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:09 pm

I open a new tin, I immediately put the tobak in a baggie, tighten it up, seal it (double seal, and either put it back in the tin or, if I'm storing it in quantity, , put it in a Ball jar and seal.

IWhat say ye?
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:32 pm

Sounds good to me! I probably have five or six baggies of different blends I pack around. Usually, if I open a 50 gm tin, I'll weigh out an ounce, jar it, and baggie the balance while smoking....

Today I carried one sandwich bag of PS LBF on one side and LTF in the other corner, about a dozen of each. In another pocket, I had a 50/50 mix of SG BCF and Mac Baren's ODF RR. A total of an ounce...

Baggies are easy, see through, and disposable....
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:36 pm

Placing the tobacco in a double sealed baggie and returning it to the tin should help keep it from drying out for period longer than without the use of the baggie. For long term storage placing it into a Mason jar will keep it from drying out possibly for decades. Maybe the use of the baggie will extend this process even longer. I see no problems using the baggies. Others may have knowledge that I'm not aware of. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:22 am

No baggies unless I am out of jars. Either bail top jars for short term storage of tobacco I am currently smoking or Mason jars for everything else. When if comes to pipe tobacco I avoid plastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:34 am

No thanks in the jar for anything longer than a couple months. Dealing with food and storage, I've experienced plastic leeching flavors. Not only does it taste awful, it cannot be healthy. Contrary to some, I don't feel any need to compound unhealthy factors. Besides that, I don't understand the purpose of a baggy in a jar.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:59 am

Yeah, I guess that was the main impetus for (to?) this post: wondering about the leeching of plastic "tastes" and generally unhealthy things onto the tobacco over the long haul.

Storing the tobacco in the baggie AND jar is just me being overly cautious/paranoid/OCD. So maybe I'll take the plunge and remove the baggies from the cellared tobak, store it "naked" in the jar and maybe invest in some of that parafilm from amazon.com mentioned on another post to insure a better seal.

And yes, I will definitely continue to baggie up the stuff I'm smoking currently, even if currently means over the span of a year, in some cases. In others, well, let's just say it's a good thing they have a ZIPlock.

As always, Many thanks for chiming in your well-earned opinions, brothers. I weigh them very seriously whenever a decision is to be made.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:51 pm

I use canning jars exclusively. I don't use baggies for any long term storage. I've heard that baggies are somewhat porous. Why not use the baggies to put the tins in for short term instead of transferring the tobacco from the tin to the baggies?
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:58 pm

Corncobcon wrote:
Why not use the baggies to put the tins in for short term instead of transferring the tobacco from the tin to the baggies?
This is an astute point. That's definitely what I'd do if baggies were a necessary psychological part of my process. In other words, I'd find ways to eliminate the baggies while still providing that feeling of X, Y, and Z. I don't hate baggies, but I think there are better ways to achieve the same outcome. So, better is better. It's about retaining moisture, correct? There are a lot of other methods to help the tins. You could make a humidor for your tins. You could buy a vacuum sealer and seal the tins inside another enclosure, or enclosures, after each use. I used to have a nice Rubbermaid container with a make-shift humidor thingy I taped to the top. I'd keep my open tins in that thing. In the pipe shop I used to work, we allowed pipe smokers to keep their open tins in certain, better sealed lockers inside the walk-in humidor. Better options than baggies, but that is only my opinion. Keeping anything away from plastic is probably a good thing. I hope this doesn't all sound paranoid, but you asked. We answered. I drink out of plastic containers all the time, and I don't think twice. If I had a choice though, I never would.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:22 pm

Good point(s) I had not thought of, but now seem obvious. Many Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:54 am

If I'm going to go through a tin in a week or two, I just tightly stretch plastic wrap over the top and put the lid back on. The plastic doesn't come in contact with the tobacco and it tightens up the lid.

Russ
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:18 pm

blendtobac wrote:
If I'm going to go through a tin in a week or two, I just tightly stretch plastic wrap over the top and put the lid back on. The plastic doesn't come in contact with the tobacco and it tightens up the lid.

Russ

There ya go, straight from the blenders mouth. Take it as gospel.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:39 pm

idlehands wrote:
blendtobac wrote:
If I'm going to go through a tin in a week or two, I just tightly stretch plastic wrap over the top and put the lid back on. The plastic doesn't come in contact with the tobacco and it tightens up the lid.

Russ

There ya go, straight from the blenders mouth. †Take it as gospel.

Ya, great idea. Never thought about that!

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KevinM



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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:41 pm

Iíve put open and unopened tins in baggies. Did it make a difference? Yes, for opened tins. Donít know for unopened tins. Iíve also wrapped tins in SaranWrap which seems to work just as well as baggies. Iíve also used repurposed vacuum-lidded glass jars to store tobak. Too often the seal rests being re-established, so I wrap these in Saran Wrap, too. (Caution: Donít use a pickled beets jar for tobak storage. But Wheat Germ jars work dandy and re-establish a vacuum seal about half the time) Another way to store open and unopened tin is in those plastic containers used for sammiches and leftovers. Thereís a round one thatís perfect for a 50 gram round tobacco tin. (I thought the name of these handy little containers would come to me, but no such luck.) No, I donít wear a belt AND suspenders.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:31 am

Forgot to mention: look in your supermarket frozen health food section for Ezekiel muffins. (Made from a biblical recipe, they claim). They are packaged in a heavy plastic cover that is just the right size to repurpose to hold a stack of 50 g tobacco tins. At minimum itís a good way to protect the tins and ease handling. I hate it when I try to pick up half a dozen tins at a time and end up dropping the slippery little rascals. This is a nice little hack for storing opened and unopened tins. Oh, and the Ezekiel muffins are good with a bit of peanut butter.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:31 pm

Glad I don't have the problem you guys have! Twisted Evil When I open a tin, I smoe from it till it's gone !! Loose 'baccy goes in mason jars and I smoe from them Twisted Evil Easy peasy !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:32 am

monbla256 wrote:
Glad I don't have the problem you guys have! Twisted Evil †When I open a tin, I smoe from it till it's gone !! Loose 'baccy goes in mason jars and I smoe from them †Twisted Evil †Easy peasy !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Oh, thatís way to easy a plan, as Tom Sawyer said in Huckleberry Finn😉. My problem was having maybe half a dozen plus tins or bulks available. So I needed some way to maintain and/or rehydrate.
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PostSubject: Re: Use of Baggies -Yes or No?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:08 pm

I normally have around 20 tins open at the same time. I leave the tobacco in the original tins and then store the tins in these plastic tupperware like containers I buy at Walmart. They come 4 different sizes †to a package and costs only 6 bucks. They keep my tobacco fresh in the tin for more than 15 months. In the pic below, the containers I am talking about are the opaque ones with the white lids. It is so much easier throwing the tins in the tubs compared to jarring the stuff.
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