It really depends on the bag. If it's a heat-sealed, multi-layer, high-barrier foil bag, it'll be fine for years. If it's see-through, it's all but useless for aging. It'll keep the moisture in, but these plastics are semi-permeable to gasses and non-polar molecules that are responsible for the goodness of aged weeds.free_byrd15":6dsqf9fy said:If you have some tobacco that came in a vacuum sealed bag, should you keep it in there or transfer it to a mason jar?
As long as the seals are in good condition, they're fantastic. If you re-use them, and the seals are questionable, buy new ones. They dry out and become brittle after many years.Buster":1mst1xwh said:
That's probably true for mason jar lids too, you should probably replace them after breaking the seal after a few years. My mom always canned food with them and she would throw them out after each season once the seal has been broken, of course with canning there is the heating etc... but given that they are relatively cheap why take a chance. Of course you can keep using the threaded ring. I find it amazing that just a few months ago, I stored some tobacco in small mason 'jelly' jars to get it out of the plastic baggies and when I opened it recently I had to use some force to get it to pop open. The tobacco aging process creates it's own vacuum.glpease":67036s9y said:
Amen.ftrplt":l15on3o1 said:No clear plastic baggies!!!! Take a whiff near the bag....Smell the tobacco??? That's what Mr. GLP is talking about! If you can smell it, it ain't sealed and aging! Merry Christmas :santa: FTRPLT
As opposed to leaving in in the bags, as the Original post asks, or is this in reference to my post?Kapnismologist":n3c8dmr8 said:Mason jars, with new lids when re-sealing. So cheap and so effective - it is really a no-brainer.