Lately, when washing jars for tobacco storage, I've been wiping them out with an alcohol swab after I dry them. I figure it can't hurt, and it might kill some nasty little buggers that would attack my tobacco. Can anyone think of a good reason NOT to do this? The swabs are really cheap, and it takes about two seconds to wipe out a jar.
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2021 22:41:07 GMT -5 by trailboss
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
About 5 years ago I found a stack of canning jar boxes under my grandmother's house which had not been disturbed for a minimum of 40 years. The cardboard around them was rotten and the lids were goners but I decided to save the jars.
Used the same sterilization process that you would for canning/jarring: Gave them a good scrub and rinse in the sink, and then submerged them in a hard boil for 15-20 minutes.
Thereafter I set them upside down on clean towels until they were dry, stuffed them with various bulks, and then gently simmered the jars in about an inch of water for a few minutes. Once the jars began to get hot, I slapped new lids on, screwed them down tight and they have been sealed with no issues ever since.
Last Edit: Mar 5, 2021 15:03:09 GMT -5 by wolfepipes
Still using the same bail top ceramic jars that I have been using for going on 9+ years...aro is still fresh and the Va's + VaPers are still ageing...the Va's and VaPers have mellowed out to be sweet tasting and bite-free...enjoying some of the McClelland that i bought several years ago.