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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlMaldensNose View Post
    I'm in the same boat. Another thing to consider is the likely possibility that their unique flavourings and scents don't fare well with age. I've read many posts on many forums about GH&Co.'s (in)famous Lakeland character fading in time. While that might be a good thing for some people, it'd be a tragedy for me. The sharp and pungent florals, tonka and whatever else is in there are why I love Ennerdale, Grasmere, Kendal, No. 7 Broken, Bosun, Coniston, Brown and Dark Flake Scented so much. Loading up the cellar with years' worth of that stuff might not be a good idea. As it is, I've decided to largely eschew my cellar stocks of Va, VaPer, VaPerBur and Burley--in short, anything not scented/aromatic--until I smoke through most of my blends whose excellence pivots on the strength and character of their aromatic components, e.g. Revor, Stonehaven, Condor, St. Bruno, all the STG-made plugs, most GH&Co., Hyde Park, Dreams of Kadath, Anniversary Kake, many of my fave HU blends, 1792 and Kendal Cream Deluxe. You get the picture. I would love to have pounds and pounds of all this stuff in my cellar but it's just too much of a risk.
    I like the pungent stuff, but I'm equally happy with some of the less aromatic offerings. So, I'm good either way. Nobody produces tobacco that is as meatily satisfying to me as those Gawith boys' blends. I'd rather have some around that's lost a little sauce than not have them around at all. Now that I think about it, I should drop a couple of pounds of brown and black rope in the cellar. Those are always good bets.

    Quote Originally Posted by KarlMaldensNose View Post
    Anyways, this is what I'm putting in my cellar today.
    Damn fine additions those will make. You can never go wrong with St. Bruno and Bosun Cut Plug is one my favorites among the floral Lakelands. I still haven't popped my Brown Sugar Flake cherry. I need to get on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    What do you use to/how do you store bulk tobacco?
    I use jars, Russ. I prefer to use the 8 oz. variety even if I have well over that amount of the blend. That way, I can open a single jar with interrupting the aging process on the rest. I even use 4 oz. jars sometimes, but space and storage can get to be an issue very quick with a bunch of little jars. So, I employ some larger, 16 and 32 oz. jars as well. You'll need a taller plastic bin for those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
    I use jars, Russ. I prefer to use the 8 oz. variety even if I have well over that amount of the blend. That way, I can open a single jar with interrupting the aging process on the rest. I even use 4 oz. jars sometimes, but space and storage can get to be an issue very quick with a bunch of little jars. So, I employ some larger, 16 and 32 oz. jars as well. You'll need a taller plastic bin for those.
    Jars are the way to go and I thought that you may have been using them, too. What's your take on storing tobacco in their original tins? I was thinking of sealing my tins that are currently in the cellar with a bead of silicone to keep them from popping open as they age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Jars are the way to go and I thought that you may have been using them, too. What's your take on storing tobacco in their original tins? I was thinking of sealing my tins that are currently in the cellar with a bead of silicone to keep them from popping open as they age.
    I just keep tins as they are until I'm ready to smoke them. Then, I transfer the contents to the smallest jar that will accommodate.

    The seals are actually pretty good on most tins, I think, but a bead of silicone wouldn't hurt if you're worried. Or, you could go whole hog and vacuum seal each tin in Mylar bags.
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    The really bad thing about doing an inventory this time of year when I also have to do my taxes is to definitely set priorities. So tobacco inventory taken, I now sit back with a sore back from reaching into oblivion and lifting boxes with spring glass jars. I know I have several more jars that at the moment unreachable in storage with a goodly portion of Bayou Morning my Dunbar substitute.

    Jar ET Dunbar Ė 2 oz
    Jar MacB Va #1 8 oz Scottish Cake
    Jar MacB London Burley 8 oz
    Jar McC 5100 8 oz
    Jar McC Stoved Va
    Jar McC Mature Cake 8 oz
    Jar SJF 8 oz
    Jar FVF 8 oz + 2 tins
    Jar PS Highland Whisky 8 oz
    Jar PS Luxury Twist 8 oz
    Jar Bayou Morning 8 oz x 2
    Jar PS Luxury Navy Flake 4 oz
    Jar Blending Perique 4 oz
    Jar Penzance 4 oz. + 1 8 oz bag
    Jar Scottish Cake 2 oz
    Jar Cross Grain 2 oz
    Jar SJF 1.5 oz
    Jar LBeF 2oz

    Bags 8 oz
    Tilbury
    Peachaven
    Stonehaven
    Dunbar
    Tins 50 gm
    Escudo
    Best Brown x 2
    Brown Flake
    Tilbury
    Dorchester

    Everything below has been given to me by Dave, Jim, Billy (if you donít see what you sent me then itís been smoked) and I also have some special stuff from Ally & Chris not listed.
    Wessex Campaign
    Black House
    Balkan Sobranie
    Irish Oak
    Scottish Cake
    Filmore
    Legends
    6 pence
    Charing Cross
    Christmas Cheer 09 100gm
    Haymaker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    The really bad thing about doing an inventory this time of year when I also have to do my taxes is to definitely set priorities. So tobacco inventory taken, I now sit back with a sore back from reaching into oblivion and lifting boxes with spring glass jars. I know I have several more jars that at the moment unreachable in storage with a goodly portion of Bayou Morning my Dunbar substitute.

    Jar ET Dunbar Ė 2 oz
    Jar MacB Va #1 8 oz Scottish Cake
    Jar MacB London Burley 8 oz
    Jar McC 5100 8 oz
    Jar McC Stoved Va
    Jar McC Mature Cake 8 oz
    Jar SJF 8 oz
    Jar FVF 8 oz + 2 tins
    Jar PS Highland Whisky 8 oz
    Jar PS Luxury Twist 8 oz
    Jar Bayou Morning 8 oz x 2
    Jar PS Luxury Navy Flake 4 oz
    Jar Blending Perique 4 oz
    Jar Penzance 4 oz. + 1 8 oz bag
    Jar Scottish Cake 2 oz
    Jar Cross Grain 2 oz
    Jar SJF 1.5 oz
    Jar LBeF 2oz

    Bags 8 oz
    Tilbury
    Peachaven
    Stonehaven
    Dunbar
    Tins 50 gm
    Escudo
    Best Brown x 2
    Brown Flake
    Tilbury
    Dorchester

    Everything below has been given to me by Dave, Jim, Billy (if you donít see what you sent me then itís been smoked) and I also have some special stuff from Ally & Chris not listed.
    Wessex Campaign
    Black House
    Balkan Sobranie
    Irish Oak
    Scottish Cake
    Filmore
    Legends
    6 pence
    Charing Cross
    Christmas Cheer 09 100gm
    Haymaker
    How long will it last?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by achtman View Post
    How long will it last?????
    Estimating (?) About 10-12 oz per month in the warmer months, down to about 2-4 oz in winter. So I figure 7 to 10 years.
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    Some of the inventory at "Dave's Tobacco Barn".

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    Hahaha ....I love it, especially bottom left and right of the bottom shelf. Those round tins above right. Do you have a property insurance ryder? (An obsolete term for rider.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    Some of the inventory at "Dave's Tobacco Barn".
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