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post #11 of 18 Old 01-23-2013, 03:03 PM
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Re: Dry boxing too long?

3-4 weeks? yeah that could be a bit long
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post #12 of 18 Old 01-23-2013, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Dry boxing too long?

Well, I'm going to throw the dry sticks back in the humidor, hopefully they won't absorb moisture too quick and crack. I guess I need to finally shell out some money for a digital humidifier, too.
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Re: Dry boxing too long?

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I never dry box
I always store at the RH I want to smoke...
Fact is, dry boxing is only minor help to the wrapper
Same here. If you're going to store at, say, 70rh, but dry-box your cigars down to 60ish rh, why not just store your cigars at 60-65rh and be done with it?

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Re: Dry boxing too long?

I store at the RH I like to smoke so I don't dry box, but I know for a fact that 3-4 weeks is way too long. I wouldn't even go more than 1 day, but it really depends on the humidity of your house.

Anyway if the cigars are very delicate, cracking, and flaking, then they are past the point of fixing. Throw them out.

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Re: Dry boxing too long?

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I'm probably the only person here who doesn't dry box. Why do you think you need to?
I don't either. I keep my cabinet at 66% -67% and don't have any draw or burn problems so I don't see the need for dry boxing.
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Re: Dry boxing too long?

I also keep my cigars at the RH that I want to smoke them at so I never dry box either. I have never even thought I needed to dry box as I rarely have burn issues.
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Re: Dry boxing too long?

Yeah, 3-4 weeks is far too long. Would you leave any cigar laying around outside your humidor for that long?

A dry box is a 1-day storage place for someone who keeps cigars resting at 70+ RH but likes to smoke them at 60. It just sucks some of the moisture out of them.

What's in my humidor.
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post #18 of 18 Old 01-23-2013, 05:27 PM
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Re: Dry boxing too long?

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Same here. If you're going to store at, say, 70rh, but dry-box your cigars down to 60ish rh, why not just store your cigars at 60-65rh and be done with it?
Good points to note here.
One; storing and smoking.
Storing cigars and at what rh is, or can be controversial.
Some like storing at 70%, where some like 65%. Some even lower than that. Though they like smoking their cigars dry.
Some here have experimented with extremely low rh percentages just because they enjoy their cigars dry.
But that IMO can be risky for long term, for fear that flavor can be lost in this process.
So storing for long term, as in when aging, particular rh levels need to be considered.
For those who've been smoking cigars a long time, one would expect they are very much aware what they're doing.
For those that are just starting out, I think it's important they stick to the basics and avoid having problems.
Why take risks when you're not experienced?
Kudos to the original poster for asking. To bad he didn't ask sooner though.

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