Thanx Bob !Mason jars is an expensive option for large quantities, but for small amounts, they would work well.
Storage Jar for a Large Batch of Pipe Blend For years, I've kept my pipe blends in 1 quart Ziplock freezer bags. These work fairly well to maintain humidity over the short term. My desk in my study supports a small avalanche of impromptu pouches and cascading Ziplocks. They're cheap...fairtradetobacco.com
Some members use large plastic tubs, large plastic bags, and occasionally ordinary cardboard boxes. For the latter, you would need to rehydrate the shred for use.
Been lurking and reading threads, but figured I’d pop in and ask how low is low case? I had a bad tin of ODF that was not sealed right and the flakes shattered like glass. Are we talking crunchy? Can you give me an example of what proper low case feels like, Also how does one get a plug into low case if one makes one? (I’m considering on making my first batch a plug)Always.
Wow thanks sir for the information. Does rehydrating out of case damage the flavors of the leaf??For a tin of tobacco that is too dry, just flick a few drops of water from your fingertips into the tin, then close it for a day or so.
- Out of case: easily shatters with handling.
- Low case: noisy like autumn leaves, but does not shatter. May crack some when folded.
- Medium case: sounds like handling leather or thick vinyl. Fully flexible. Does not feel moist.
- High case: silent when handled. Very stretchy and limp. May feel moist.
I suppose I've just been lucky. I've used this approach for about 20 years (in containers much smaller than ½ gallon) without a problem. The issue may be that su flick no es mi flick.I object to a few drops of water flicked onto crispy dry tobacco to bring back into proper case !
This has caused black mold on the 'too wet' bits of shredded tobacco.
Dry tobacco is very hydroscopic, meaning it readily absorbs moisture from the air.I already had mold on tobacco with humidity source not touching directly the leaves... Your technique with the aluminium foil and humid paper is as dangerous as a few drops of water