The Great Mylar Migration

blackmouth210

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#42
I was wondering what you guys would do. Obviously, the tins are sealed with very little air in them,
while most people do leave room in their jars.

I've read GL Peases information on his homepage about aging, which are very interesting indeed, but
there was never a mention on how much air/ oxygen you'd want to leave in your jar/bag.

on the other hand: I doubt anyone has ever done any long term AB tests and even if so, results
may be highly subjective due to personal taste and preference.

For my part: since the tins don't contain a lot of air, I assume that a little goes a long way... so I
vacuum seal my mylar bags the best my sealer will do.
I fill the bags completely whenever possible.
Sometimes I don't have enough of a particular blend to do so.
In those cases I do have space left over when sealing.

I do not vacuum seal.
However, I do get as much air out of the bag prior to sealing whether the bag is completely full of tobacco or not.
 

kbareit

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#47
Glad I found this thread since I have seen Mylar mentioned a few times here. I just ordered some bags because I have around 50 lbs that need bagged or jarred. I got most of this in the last month trying to beat Ohio's 17% excise tax on online tobacco purchases. I already have a lot jarred and had a shelf collapse and lost 5 lbs of tobacco and wanted to find a better solution. I'll give this a try and see how it goes.
 

kentuckyguy

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#58
Any opinions on the zipper seal bags vs sealing with a heat?
I was thinking if I go this route I would like to keep the stuff I regularly smoke in them also so I can do away with all the jars.
 

millarddj

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#59
Any opinions on the zipper seal bags vs sealing with a heat?
I was thinking if I go this route I would like to keep the stuff I regularly smoke in them also so I can do away with all the jars.
Heat seal is what you want. Much discussion on this in other places, but you see my bags on an ironing board for a reason.