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post #11 of 19 Old 07-04-2016, 05:37 PM
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Interesting topic given I rarely have a cigar that will ever stay lit the whole time. I may sit mine out for sometime before smoking.


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Interesting topic given I rarely have a cigar that will ever stay lit the whole time. I may sit mine out for sometime before smoking.


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What RH are yours at?

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63-65% in my humis and 70 in my tupperdor


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70 is a little higher than I like personally. Interesting that sticks at 63 would give you trouble though. Relighting does get a little frustrating.

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All of my sticks do this. I have really bad humidity swings here where I'm at. We get 80-90 degrees with 100% humidity here so during the day in my big humi it rises and falls at night. I recently switched to all boveda but hasn't been long enough to see a difference. I never minded relights before but as I have bought and rested a few pricey stick I expected better results. It's my RH


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I'm sure this has been brought up many times but can someone explain to me what dry boxing is and how that may benefit me. Thanks


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Dry boxing is taking your smoke out of the humidor and putting them in a non humidified box. I use an old humi that it's seal was crap. I don't do it much anymore because I can't plan my smoking opportunities. I used to take out what I wanted to smoke that weekend, put it in the box on Monday or Tuesday...some of us like a drier smoke this assures the filler will be at a lower rh as well as just the wrapper.

Just don't think you can grab one rott put it in a box a day or 2 and the rh will be in the smokeable range. I'm not sure how long that would take our if would even work.

The benefits are the same as keeping a low rh. A drier more consistent smoke. To be honest I did it more outta ritual than anything else. It made sure I took the time out of my weekend to relax and smoke what I had in the box.

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This is so interesting to me. I've always been on the other side of the RH spectrum. Fear of dry, cracked wrapper and drying out the oils. Overheated, no draw smokes.

But I'm going to try it because I value the lessons available here... maybe start at 67?

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Dryboxing has been something that has grown in popularity because some tend to think that a cigar can be conditioned to lose excess RH in a short amount of time. It doesn't....you can take a cigar that has been in a humidor at 68% and want it to come down to 65% and think that by laying it out will decrease the overall cigar down to what you'd like it to smoke at. Dryboxing is a "short cut" and if anything only a portion of the cigar will actually decrease in overall RH. So,,,what's the answer? Keep your humidors at the RH you like and when you want a cigar...open the lid and take one out. If you purchase a cigar that you feel is too wet...letting it 'dry out' for a day or two isn't going to decrease the overall RH anymore than adding a can of STP gas treatment is going to save me an appreciable amount of gas per tankful or whatever the ads say about it.
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