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ChicagoWhiteSox
09-21-2012, 10:13 PM
Before I begin, I don't smoke a pipe hardly at all. If I do, it's in the winter and usually only 5-10 times a year. I do enjoy my pipe, but not nearly as much as my cigars. Anyway, I was just going through some old tins I bought at least 5 years ago and opened up a tin of Esoterica And So To Bed. I found what looks like rust around the edge of the tin. Is this the oils that began to rust on the tin? Is my tobacco still ok to smoke?

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=938&pictureid=7348


http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=938&pictureid=7347

ChicagoWhiteSox
09-21-2012, 10:20 PM
In other words, help me Mister Moo!!!:r:r

Seriously, it's almost like a tar or build up of oils around the edge of the tin. I really don't know what it is though.

Col. Kurtz
09-21-2012, 10:39 PM
... I found what looks like rust around the edge of the tin. Is this the oils that began to rust on the tin? Is my tobacco still ok to smoke?

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=938&pictureid=7348


http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=938&pictureid=7347

Have you had a tetanus shot in the last five years? ;)

ChicagoWhiteSox
09-21-2012, 10:42 PM
Have you had a tetanus shot in the last five years? ;)

:r:r:r

Zanaspus
09-22-2012, 10:34 AM
If the tobacco is still springy, there's no reason whatsoever you cannot smoke it. I'd transfer it to another container. If the tobacco has turned to zombie dust, it is too late to be saved.

688sonarmen
09-22-2012, 11:19 AM
I don't think oil would rust the tin but the added water could. I would smoke it or at most around where the rust is after transferring it to a other container.

Pat1075
09-24-2012, 11:08 AM
your fine smoke it. I've had 30 yr old tins of dunhill with rust in the tin a little on the dry side but delicious

MarkinCA
10-05-2012, 03:37 PM
Before I begin, I don't smoke a pipe hardly at all. If I do, it's in the winter and usually only 5-10 times a year. I do enjoy my pipe, but not nearly as much as my cigars. Anyway, I was just going through some old tins I bought at least 5 years ago and opened up a tin of Esoterica And So To Bed. I found what looks like rust around the edge of the tin. Is this the oils that began to rust on the tin? Is my tobacco still ok to smoke?

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=938&pictureid=7348


http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=938&pictureid=7347

your fine smoke it. I've had 30 yr old tins of dunhill with rust in the tin a little on the dry side but delicious


...and you can simply transfer the contents in to individual Kerr or Ball jars, label them, and put em away until your ready to pack your pipe and enjoy:tu

physiognomy
10-05-2012, 06:38 PM
This seems to be a common occurrence with older Esoterica tins... I would transfer the tobacco to a jar and smoke it up.

ChicagoWhiteSox
10-05-2012, 06:42 PM
Just a follow up on this, I did transfer to a mason jar. This stuff smells really good fwiw.