Sealed Bag Longevity Question

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Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:07 pm

I’ve just purchased an 8oz sealed bag of Esoterica Margate. I have a couple of ounces jarred, and plan on eking it out as I really like it, and I believe it is no longer being produced.

Question is, do I need to decant the 8oz bag to jar right now, or can I leave it in the bag for a good while?
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:57 pm

It's still being produced, it's just scarce like all esoterica /Germain's blends. I have started to keep my sealed bags inside of a sealed mylar bag just to be double safe. But really as long as the seals and seams on the bag are good I wouldn't worry about it
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:21 am

Mr Beardsley wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:57 pm
It's still being produced, it's just scarce like all esoterica /Germain's blends. I have started to keep my sealed bags inside of a sealed mylar bag just to be double safe. But really as long as the seals and seams on the bag are good I wouldn't worry about it
Very glad to hear that it’s still around. Being relatively green, I’ve been trying out lots of different blends and I’m rather partial to Margate.

Funny, I used to go to boarding school in Westgate-on-Sea, just a few miles along the coast. There was an amusement park there with a wooden roller coaster, rides and and games of chance. Tourists from all over England would come and stay for their holidays. Place is very different now, Dreamland has closed down and there are no more holiday makers. All the working people take their holidays in Europe.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:14 pm

I find Ziploc bags don't keep tobacco for very long. Anything more than 2 ounces I put in a mason jar. Those you can open nearly infinite times without the tobac drying out badly.
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:07 pm

Any locking Tupperware with a rubber seal will work good. The heavy plastic bags bulk comes in are very good as well, ziplock not so much
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Hitzy wrote:
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Any locking Tupperware with a rubber seal will work good. The heavy plastic bags bulk comes in are very good as well, ziplock not so much
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:19 am

i jar everything
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 am

You could leave it in the bag, even double bag it, but keep in mind that the bags are not a perfect seal, and the materials used may be semi-permeable(plastics especially in long term storage). If it were me and it was a blend I really cared about, I would definitely jar it - you just can't beat glass for peace of mind.
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I've already caught hell for stealing the Mrs Q-tips and Tupperware for my hobby...she is not going to be pleased when I start taking her pickle jars.
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:36 pm

Hitzy wrote:
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I've already caught hell for stealing the Mrs Q-tips and Tupperware for my hobby...she is not going to be pleased when I start taking her pickle jars.
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