I like the wide mouth jars, too. Easier to pinch out a bowl's worth. While they don't stack terribly well on their own, I've been keeping them in the boxes they came in, then stacking the boxes. Works like a charm.Very nice!
I have started with some jarring and I used the short widemouth ball jars. I am wondering if the ones you used might make storage easier though. I think I might pickup a rack of those for my next session as i am waiting on a small order to arrive.
I finally got the ratio figured. Those jars are 8oz jars. 1oz of tobacco fits easily with no packing and about 1"-1-1/2" of space from the top. I did squeeze in two Oz's but I had to pack it a little.
Interesting. I have been jarring in a four to one ratio. An 8oz mason jar holds 2oz of tobacco, a 16oz jar will hold 4oz of tobacco, etc. Granted I have to pack it a little bit but I don't want too much air in the jar.
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I'm not sure if these are the wide mouth jars others are talking about. They're Ball's "Collection Elite" or something like that. Each 8oz jar holds 2oz of tobacco with minimum packing, and it closely resembles the size and shape of most tobacco tins in my collection. They don't like to stay stacked, though. I'm still in love with the shape, so on my travels I'll find some sort of shelf or case to put them in.
I got a plastic Sterlite flip-top bin at Target that fits 60 of those 8 oz wide mouth mason jars perfectly. They line up 3x4 per row and stack 5 rows high. I think it was $12. I put thick paper along the sides to keep the light out.