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even' All, I have had to be patient, but my cellaring of tabac is really paying some big time tastes! After having smoked for yrs. & yrs. I never thought of cellaring tabacs, then I stopped being a dinosauer! Around '03 I started "putting some by", then it became a passion, now alot of my tobacs are 2-5 yrs. old! How is YOUR cellarcoming? Ken :tongue:
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I'm at the point of slowing down on the cellaring and opening ones I haven't tried. I must have over a hundred blends that I haven't enjoyed yet. I still buy occasionally. Yesterday i ordered a pound of Medium Virginia Flake and 1/2 lb of Red Cake. I'll always enjoy them. Tonight I opened a tin of McConnell Scottish Flake. It's very nice but I likely won't replace it, so many blends.

:D Paul
 

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I just started pipes a few months ago, but I'm up to 270 tins.
So I'm workin' at it. :D
 

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I only started a few months back, maybe a year with some stuff. Still trying to get the mix between tins & bulk right - I haven't figured that yet. I also haven't quite figured what I really should be cellaring. Right now I reckon I'm seriously underweight on good Va's. This one I'm going to do in bulk - the cost saving is very significant. So, I'm still on the learning curve - & loving it.

270 tins!! My word.
 

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My cellar after a two month thinning campaign that shed about 500 ounces.

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Type/Brand/Blend/Ounces/Max age in months/Containers

American GLP Barbary Coast 47 oz, 71 max age, 22 tins/jars
American GLP Haddos Delight 42 oz, 40 max age, 21 tins/jars
American GLP Stratford 42 oz, 58 max age, 18 tins/jars
American GLP Cumberland 36 oz, 75 max age, 18 tins/jars
American GLP Embarcadero 32 oz, 8 max age, 16 tins/jars
American GLP Fillmore 30 oz, 17 max age, 15 tins/jars
American GH Synjeco Greenodd Rope 27 oz, 34 max age, 11 tins/jars
American GLP Cairo 22 oz, 76 max age, 11 tins/jars
American CD Old Joe Krantz (#126) 20 oz, 1 max age, 11 tins/jars
American GLP Laurel Heights 20 oz, 28 max age, 10 tins/jars
American GLP Montgomery 18 oz, 39 max age, 9 tins/jars
American GLP Lombard 18 oz, 37 max age, 9 tins/jars
American GLP Telegraph Hill 16 oz, 39 max age, 8 tins/jars
American Esoterica Stonehaven 12 oz, 13 max age, 3 tins/jars
American Russ Ouellette Louisiana Red 10 oz, 34 max age, 7 tins/jars
American GH Brown Flake 8 oz, 48 max age, 2 tins/jars
American GLP Tribute 6 oz, 72 max age, 3 tins/jars
American Windels Semois 5 oz, 35 max age, 3 tins/jars
American GLP Cumberland X 4 oz, 75 max age, 2 tins/jars
American GH Synjeco Flowers of Ireland 4 oz, 13 max age, 1 tins/jars
American CD Three Friars (#972) 3 oz, 1 max age, 2 tins/jars
American Kohlhase Kopp Astleys No. 44 Dark VA Flake 2 oz, 4 max age, 1 tins/jars
English GLP Robusto 32 oz, 68 max age, 16 tins/jars
English GLP Maltese Falcon 28 oz, 5 max age, 14 tins/jars
English GLP Blackpoint 26 oz, 64 max age, 13 tins/jars
English GLP Charing Cross 20 oz, 64 max age, 10 tins/jars
English GH Mixture No. 25 17 oz, 24 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Westminster 16 oz, 17 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Abingdon 16 oz, 59 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Ashbury 16 oz, 34 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Caravan 16 oz, 74 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Kensington 16 oz, 64 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Odyssey 16 oz, 44 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Piccadilly 16 oz, 64 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Samarra 16 oz, 85 max age, 8 tins/jars
English GLP Key Largo 14 oz, 1 max age, 7 tins/jars
English Esoterica Penzance 12 oz, 13 max age, 3 tins/jars
English GH Mixture No. 12 6 oz, 48 max age, 3 tins/jars
English Russ Ouellette Ten To Midnight 5 oz, 34 max age, 2 tins/jars
Mélange SG Cannon Plug 61 oz, 12 max age, 17 tins/jars
Mélange SG Grousemoor Plug 53 oz, 12 max age, 13 tins/jars
Mélange GH Ennerdale Flake 29 oz, 3 max age, 7 tins/jars
Mélange GH Kendal Flake 22 oz, 24 max age, 6 tins/jars
Mélange GH Rum Flake 17 oz, 11 max age, 4 tins/jars
Mélange SG Cob Plug 14 oz, 4 max age, 5 tins/jars
Mélange GH Bosun Cut Plug 12 oz, 9 max age, 3 tins/jars
Mélange SG 1792 Flake 8 oz, 20 max age, 3 tins/jars
Mélange SG RB Plug 4 oz, 12 max age, 1 tins/jars
Mélange GH Dark Flake Scented 4 oz, 14 max age, 1 tins/jars
 

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Muddler":fg3e336z said:
270 tins!! My word.
I'm just gettin' started! :lol:

When I started smoking pipes I had a three or four year supply of cigars.
It suddenly became a ten year supply. ;)

Starting my supply of pipe tobacco, I used this site, ICC/IPC, Tobaccoreviews.com and others to get an idea what experienced smokers liked. Then I started trying stuff and getting an idea what I liked and bought things that were similar. I have 83 tins of stuff I haven't tried yet. When I smoke something I really like, I buy a few more to put away.
As I go through those untried blends and find winners, I will add more.
 

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Some of my tobacco is at the five year mark, or more, and probably 1/2 my stash will be at five years in a year or two. I'm a stickler for 5 years as as you know, that is a complete aging cycle. I can always find something else to smoke and let that tobacco age.

Some few tins/jars are already past 5 years; don't know as I'll open it or let it go 10 or 20 years, especially the VA.
 

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I still have a pretty small stash (50 tins or so) and I'm just now getting some that I bought over a year. I have been gifted or purchased some older tins, a couple that are approaching five years. I had been going with the plan of buying three tins of a new to me blend, on to sample now and two to age but I'm finding that there are few that really wow me so I think I'm going to change to buying a bunch of what I know I love and singles of samplers.
 
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According to "Online Tobacco Cellar" at the present rate I am good for another eight years or so in tins alone. I probably have another five or six pounds of bulk tobacco stuck here and there in jars. I buy a pound or two of something a couple of times a year and a few tins every other month or so.
 

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Good thread! Made me go count what I had! 92 tins...all sizes...50g., 2oz., 3.5oz., 4oz., 100g., 8oz., plus an 8oz. package of Penzance. Most of this little collection is 2-7 yrs. old, with a few of GLP's most recent productions between one and two yrs. About 8# of various bulk tobaccos, all 2-5 years old. It's been a while since I popped any of the tins! I believe the last one's opened were Arcadia, FM, FMATP, and McC's #14, all about 7 yrs old. Gotta' work on popping the tins a bit more often. I just gravitate to the bulks; plus I must work on the 'gar stash a bit also!! Our weather has heated up quite a bit here; so the puffing has slowed down due to the darn uncomfortable temps!! FTRPLT
 

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I've barely been smoking a pipe three years, still searching for my favorite(s), so I'm wicked new to cellaring. I do have a few well-aged tins by virtue of ordering less-popular tinned blends that shipped from old dead-stock, but that's it.

I had finally gotten into the habit of ordering two tins of everything, and I was planning on starting to jar up bulks I'd fallen in love with... only to realize that I'll be moving twice in the next two years, not exactly ideal conditions for a cellar. So for the time being, it's whatever I can fit in those big Tupperware sweater boxes, and not much else.

Still, I can't shake the feeling that it's still a smart move to stock up against market and tax changes.
 

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My cellar in quite small but I have been working on it heavily the last two years. My oldest tin was a 2004 Haddo's Delight which I opened last week. That is a whole different post because that is a well aged blend. my next oldest is seven tins of 2005 Blackwoods Flake. I have some good bulk blend aging too. I am trying to wait out the SG Full Virginia Flake. That is a hard one for me to just see it sitting there.
I have about different tins and about 7 pounds of bulk.

-Jeff
 
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Doc Manhattan":1thane9s said:
Still, I can't shake the feeling that it's still a smart move to stock up against market and tax changes.
That is my thinking too. The fact is that tobacco is not going to get any cheaper as time passes.
 
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