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post #1 of 10 Old 03-04-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Some cigars and stuff

Here is what I think might be my first cigar with oils on the wrapper:


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Re: Some cigars and stuff

Here is a pick of my wrinkly cigar, I have a few others, I think its a result of me over humidifying cigars and then they expand and contract. Or maybe I have a really really old cigar.... Not



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My solution to a cigar that cannot hold humidity to save itself. The only thing about this humidor is that its a mastro de paja, and it smells incredible, imo. The cedar is fragrant and strong, but not in a cedar closet way, it just has the right mix that I enjoy.


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That is blue painters tape to the non painters out there. It doesnt affect the lacquer and I've been able to re-use it a few months at a time. I also notice that it keeps me from opening the humi too often which is a problem for me hence my other post about damaged cigars.
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you taped your humi closed?
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you taped your humi closed?

Yup! I know I may be accused of flaming the forum for doing so, but it is real! I recently replaced the 'Green foam' I have in the humi, so I will see if it does any better, but seriously I'd forget to check on the cigars and it'd be 50 in there. I'm on the east coast with steam radiator heat (ironic the thing hisses all night but no humidty) and my apt is bone dry. My other humidors however have tighter seals and they dont loose humidity anywhere near as fast!
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Yup! I know I may be accused of flaming the forum for doing so, but it is real! I recently replaced the 'Green foam' I have in the humi, so I will see if it does any better, but seriously I'd forget to check on the cigars and it'd be 50 in there. I'm on the east coast with steam radiator heat (ironic the thing hisses all night but no humidty) and my apt is bone dry. My other humidors however have tighter seals and they dont loose humidity anywhere near as fast!
i reckon you gotta do what works.
what did you replace the green foam with?
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Re: Some cigars and stuff

I bought gel beads. I've tried the humidity crystals and didnt like it. They would crack when I poured water onto them, and then they'd flake onto the cigars. I read here to not charge them directly, but I'm a little impatient so I guess it serves me. I recently replaced 2 humi's with the gel and so far so good. The humi's seem to be at 70 , but in the beginning much higher like 75- 80.
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I bought gel beads. I've tried the humidity crystals and didnt like it. They would crack when I poured water onto them, and then they'd flake onto the cigars. I read here to not charge them directly, but I'm a little impatient so I guess it serves me. I recently replaced 2 humi's with the gel and so far so good. The humi's seem to be at 70 , but in the beginning much higher like 75- 80.
The thing with beads is that you are supposed to use a spray bottle to charge the beads in order to prevent them from cracking up. Also a moist paper towel will do a decent job of transferring DW to the beads.

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