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Snuff Tins

OK the "LOOKS " & seal ability of the tin makes all the difference in the world, I know that it cost more to make good tins and the only good tins on the market are F&T tins, so snuff makers get off your asses and order tins that are worth having and  charge accordingly !!!!! I think in the long run you will find a higher sales market with tins that are worth having and also look good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     Do something about it guys as these cheap tins nobody wants them and we dam sure don't want to collect them !!!!!!    The snuff market / forum user seems to be declining so you have got to make a change, OK look at it this way F&T tins are the only tins on the market that people want to collect & there the only tins that seal properly !!!!!!!    G'day Gents


  • I will happily pay a bit more for the F&T style tin !!!!! G'Day Gents
  • SammyD13SammyD13 Unconfirmed
    I have found that Santo Domingo and Princes tins will corrode and have a difficult time opening and closing F and T tins in general.
    Rosinski sells the snuff in very effective mylar bags and sells very nice labeled jars separately. He may be on to something.
  • I dunno.. maybe I am an outlier here, but I really don't have a problem with any of the different brands tins/containers, except for the SIlver Dollar twist tappers. Those things dry out fast and leak snuff like a sieve. Haven't had any troubles with McChrystal, WoS, Toque, 6P, Dholakia, Viking/SG 25g tins, or the Poschl tap boxes.  My only beef with the McChrystal and WoS tins is that sometimes the snuff can get ramped up one side and even after tapping it on a hard surface it can still spill over the edge when I open it. I quite like the Toque threaded top tins in that the top seals down tight to the edge and prevents that from happening.
  • I tend to use a snuffbox anyway, so my main need from a tin is just to get the snuff to me in good condition. The only thing that has failed to do that, is plastic tapboxes.
  • SammyD13SammyD13 Unconfirmed
    edited July 2019 PM
    The key for me is keeping the snuff fresh up until the point I take possession of it. Snuff that has been stored too long or stored improperly is not the same thing as fresh snuff. There can be a huge difference- especially with moister snuffs. There is nothing worse than paying top dollar for an artisan snuff only to find it is dried out and relatively bland. I wish all the snuff makers used vac seal tins. They are not good for storage once they have been opened, but they can be kept sealed in a bag or the snuff can be transferred to an airtight container such as a jar.
  • eblipeblip Member
    edited July 2019 PM
    i have about 15 proper screw lid glass jars..
    when my snuff comes i immediately pour the lot into the screw lid small jars..and they are sealed and fresh.

    I then have about  10 photo cartridge holders from ebay for 1.80
    i transfer about 3 or 4  grams of my favorite stuff and put into the labeled photo cartridge tubs.
    these i use all day ..opening and closing etc...and by teh time i get to the bottom of the 4 sometimes is losing a bit of its moisture and smell due to being opened so many times.
    but its still fresh..

    once empty i refil from the tight screw lid jars i have ..and that is ALWAYS FRESH AND MOIST.
    this way i always have fresh snuff, i dont trust any of the containers the snuff comes in as once the vacuum seal is broken, i think a screw jar with a tight lid is better for keeping.

    i also never ever touch with my hand the stuff in the screw i dont want to put bacteria in there..always scoop out with a snuff spoon.

    the photo cartridges are also good to go out with in your pocket.and i recon they are probably better sealed than most if not all snuff boxes...the lid has about 3 flanges to seal.

    the tight screw jars get opened about 5 times ever.
    the photo cartridge cases gets opened about 20 times per filling (i only fill about 1/3 rd full)
    if i always used the main would be opened maybe 200 or 300 times in the life of the tub of snuff.
    and that is enough to lose a lot of moisture and potency and smell.
    but only opening them 5 times, ensures perfect snuff every time and no loss of potency or smell.
    my feelings are you need a good screw lid and glass or tin for proper storage.
  • @eblip I agree. I use varying sizes of these.salv4a__94241.1441782847
  • SammyD13SammyD13 Unconfirmed
    edited July 2019 PM
    I find screw top or clasp top glass jars to be the superior method of storage. I still keep the jars bagged individually in zip lock bags for long-term storage, though. Freshness is as important as the snuff itself.
  • Here's my source for containers - glass, plastic or metal:

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