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How do you store bulk flake?

Post by John-Boy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:18 am

I ordered a few ounces of PS LNF a few months ago. It looks so pretty when it's all stacked up nice. After I dumped it in a mason jar, less pretty. Anyone have a storage solution that keeps your flake stacked up neat?
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by UncleBob » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:23 am

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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by John-Boy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:30 am

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I've seen card catalogs for sale at antique shops and trinket shops... they're pretty expensive.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:38 am

I have no idea.


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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by Jester » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:57 am

I wonder if you could vacuum packed it in a food processor.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by John-Boy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:58 am

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I wonder if you could vacuum packed it in a food processor.
I tried that and it all got sucked into the vacuum.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:08 am

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I wonder if you could vacuum packed it in a food processor.
I did that once with a one pound box of FVF in a Foodsaver freezer bag as an experiment. I weighed it periodically and it held its exact weight weight for over seven years. When I opened it the flakes were compressed and stuck together a bit, but the moisture level was the same as the day I sealed it.

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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by Goose55 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:09 am

John-Boy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:18 am
I ordered a few ounces of PS LNF a few months ago. It looks so pretty when it's all stacked up nice. After I dumped it in a mason jar, less pretty. Anyone have a storage solution that keeps your flake stacked up neat?
A square Mason/ Kerr jar, if they exist. The only bulk flake I jar is Sam Gawith & Gawith Hoggarth. I just jam it in the 1/2 pint Kerr jars.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by Cleon » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:10 am

JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:08 am
Jester wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:57 am
I wonder if you could vacuum packed it in a food processor.
I did that once with a one pound box of FVF in a Foodsaver freezer bag as an experiment. I weighed it periodically and it held its exact weight weight for over seven years. When I opened it the flakes were compressed and stuck together a bit, but the moisture level was the same as the day I sealed it.
What was the bag material?
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:13 am

Cleon wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:10 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:08 am
Jester wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:57 am
I wonder if you could vacuum packed it in a food processor.
I did that once with a one pound box of FVF in a Foodsaver freezer bag as an experiment. I weighed it periodically and it held its exact weight weight for over seven years. When I opened it the flakes were compressed and stuck together a bit, but the moisture level was the same as the day I sealed it.
What was the bag material?
Very thick plastic. It wasn't my machine, so I don't have any specific information.

I put the flakes in there, box and all.

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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by UncleBob » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:06 pm

John-Boy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:30 am
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:23 am
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I've seen card catalogs for sale at antique shops and trinket shops... they're pretty expensive.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:09 pm

We bought a food sealer a year or so ago and I put the tobacco in a wax paper wrap then that inside the food seal bag and then turned on the unit and it did a great job of sealing it up...its only been about 6 months but it still looks good
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by Jocose » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:59 pm

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... After I dumped it in a mason jar, less pretty...
Spray paint the jars.

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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by GaryInVA » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:11 pm

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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by Jocose » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:13 pm

Have Gary carry the jars around and keep straight?
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:30 pm

Jocose wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:59 pm
John-Boy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:18 am
... After I dumped it in a mason jar, less pretty...
Spray paint the jars.

Youre welcome.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by Jocose » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:38 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Jocose wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:59 pm
John-Boy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:18 am
... After I dumped it in a mason jar, less pretty...
Spray paint the jars.

Youre welcome.
Glitter. It makes things pretty.
We could even glue up some macaroni to the jars, well make it an arts and crafts project at J-B's place.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by FredS » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:20 pm

I put it in mason jars. Stand the flakes up vertically.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by durangopipe » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:21 pm

I use quart Mason jars. If you place the flakes in carefully and don’t try to overload the jars the flakes keep their shape pretty well.
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Re: How do you store bulk flake?

Post by GaryInVA » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:51 pm

I'll carry them around but you'll have to drive to Central Texas every time you want to fill a bowl with some.
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