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post #1 of 38 Old 01-17-2020, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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I used to smoke cigars about 25 years ago, but when I had young children I gave it up. Now they're older and I find that I've missed the little routine every once in a while. Thought I'd start dipping my toe back into the humidor so to speak. The thing that caused this little resurgence was cleaning out a closed of old items that haven't been touched in a well over a decade since we last moved was my long lost humidor! Inside was my treasure trove of cigars - some good ones too. So now I'm trying to revive these cigars. They still look good and smell good, just a little dry and hard. No mold or anything. I'm pretty excited to have a little humidor of 20 year old aged cigars. I just hope they come back to life.

Anyway, glad to be around. I don't think they had online forums the last time I lit one up! lol.

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post #2 of 38 Old 01-17-2020, 09:18 PM
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welcome from so. florida....be interesting to see how you do with those cigars
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I thought I'd share some pics of my old humidor. It started as a nice little wooden box and my old woodworking friend (the guy who introduced me to cigars) lined it with spanish cedar that had lying around. It closes nice and tight. I remember how light and bright the cedar was when I got it and now it is a nice aged color from absorbing tobacco all these years and it smells wonderful.

I've got a nice stash of cigars, in my opinion anyway, that I collected over the years. Some I buy or receive as gifts and smoke right away, but some I always put away to let it mellow and age. I'd be interested to hear some opinions on what I have, assuming I can bring them back to life.
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post #6 of 38 Old 01-17-2020, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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These are some Fuentes that I pulled out a month ago tomorrow and put them in a tupperware box with a shot glass full of propylene glycol. I opened it last week for the first time to toss in a new cigar that I bought and checked them. They're starting to get some oils back on them and feel a little more spongy, but I don't think they're quite right yet. It took years for them to dry out, it will take a while to return to normal.
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post #7 of 38 Old 01-17-2020, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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I filled my humidifier with propylene glycol and stacked them back in the trusty humidor. I'll let them sit for a month and check them again.
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post #8 of 38 Old 01-17-2020, 10:11 PM
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Welcome....... Keep puffing!! Will be interesting to hear about the restoration of those old cigars.
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post #10 of 38 Old 01-17-2020, 10:47 PM
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Howdy Dan. Best of luck with the cigar revival project.
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