I see your point. But I figure all New World cigars are frozen before they're shipped, and it's the same with al export Habanos. The only time things can get sketchy on the later is if a BOTL buys gray market, since you don't know i they come direct from CUba. The not for expert sticks aren't frozen.
I only keep about 20 stiicks at a time and all New World in cello. So even if i had an outbreak, the damage would be minimal. Thought if a person has 100 or more, it would be good to freeze.
Let me ask you a question.. have you seen the cars in Cuba? What makes you think their freezers are post 1960 and not running on diesel?
When you get beetles you'll regret not freezing. There's hundreds of threads here on why you should freeze cigars. Ignore them at your own risk..
Coming from a guy who had the thought process of...
I keep my temp below 65į.
I keep my RH at 61%.
no need to freeze..
The beetles SHOW UP hatched and feeding. So there goes your "they freeze em for us, theory". Had a box eaten and a couple in my cabinet chewed on.. so I learned my lesson and try to pass it on to others that'll listen.
Most of us have several thousands invested in cigars. It only takes one lapse in judgement to ruin decades of collecting. So again, freeze, don't freeze. I really don't care.
But NOTHING goes in my Tupperware or my cabinet before it gets a few days in the freezer..
If my sainted mother gave me a fiver she bought from the Pope, they're still getting tossed in the freezer.
Sent from ... hey Jon, where's my damn sandwich