Fixing dry cigars? - Cigar Discussion Forums
 35Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
Puff the magic dragon
 
PuffnDraw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 40
 
Fixing dry cigars?

My cigars have been at 68% in my tupperdor for 2 weeks now and they are still harder than they should be. All still in plastic wrappers. Will they get softer over time and less dry if I just leave them in there at 68% or do I need to raise the humidity for a week or so to around 80% and slowly bring them back to 68%? These were mail order and arrived dry. I smoked a few and you could tell they were too dry.
PuffnDraw is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 03:27 PM
No longer a community member.
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SE USA
Posts: 120
 
Time. Just have to wait it out. Maybe go slightly higher like a 72-75% as the sticks will absorb more than normal but you don’t want to have too high of humidity and introduce potential insects. Mold, bacteria. Etc.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
sinkable is offline  
post #3 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 03:51 PM
Site Moderator

 
WABOOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Suburbs
Posts: 4,014
           
Do not under any circumstances bring them up to 80%. Your cigars are probably just fine. Just because they feel firm doesn't mean that they are dry. Some cigars are very firm (well packed) This is actually a really good attribute as long as the draw is good.
Rondo, UBC03, poppajon75 and 1 others like this.
WABOOM is offline  
 
post #4 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 04:05 PM
CAT WRANGLER

 
UBC03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Weirton
Posts: 15,436
           
+1 @WABOOM

If anything , drop the rh. Higher rh causes the tobacco to swell a bit making them even tighter.

Are they crunchy and easily cracked if you give em a squeeze? Most cigars are shipped wet, so this would be a rarity..

Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
OneStrangeOne and Peapaw like this.

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.- - - George Carlin
UBC03 is online now  
post #5 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 07:26 PM
Cheap and Cheerful

 
poppajon75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 4,513
           
Raising the rh top the 70ish mark could also lead to splitting the wrapper as the cigar heats up and swells from the steam.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
UBC03 likes this.

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
-Abraham Lincoln
poppajon75 is offline  
post #6 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 07:41 PM
Dark Side
 
avitti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,851
           
2 weeks isn't enough time for cigars to acclimate to your desired rh level.If you are sure your humidor is at 68 rh wait 2 to 3 months then give them a squeeze.
avitti is offline  
post #7 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 08:36 PM
Newbie in the ocean
 
Traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7
 
Brothers, this is my first post here. . . tho' I have been burning sticks for years.

I agree with everything mentioned, and offer a bit of the following.

1) take your sample stick into a cigar shop and find the guys who know. Ask them what they think. You will quickly get a lesson and make a bunch of friends.

2) If your sticks are in fact dry, put them in the cedar box they came to you in. Take the boxes and the tupperdor into the bathroom when you take a shower. The steam from the shower, will humidify the cedar as well as the tupperdor and you can capture the microenvironment.

Happy Holidays, and your mileage may vary.

Tevis
Peapaw likes this.
Traveler is offline  
post #8 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 10:00 PM
Cheap and Cheerful

 
poppajon75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 4,513
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tevis Verrett View Post
Brothers, this is my first post here. . . tho' I have been burning sticks for years.

I agree with everything mentioned, and offer a bit of the following.

1) take your sample stick into a cigar shop and find the guys who know. Ask them what they think. You will quickly get a lesson and make a bunch of friends.

2) If your sticks are in fact dry, put them in the cedar box they came to you in. Take the boxes and the tupperdor into the bathroom when you take a shower. The steam from the shower, will humidify the cedar as well as the tupperdor and you can capture the microenvironment.

Happy Holidays, and your mileage may vary.

Tevis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tevis Verrett View Post
2) If your sticks are in fact dry, put them in the cedar box they came to you in. Take the boxes and the tupperdor into the bathroom when you take a shower. The steam from the shower, will humidify the cedar as well as the tupperdor and you can capture the microenvironment.

Happy Holidays, and your mileage may vary.

Tevis
I agree with taking a few to a lounge to seek opinions but, even then maybe take those opinions with a grain of salt. It'll come down to the individuals perception of a dry/wet cigar.
I can not however agree with steaming a bathroom containing a humidor and open tupper to season and humidify. Outside of the contamination due to the contents of tap water, rushing any portion of the seasoning and acclimation process can lead to less than desirable outcomes. There's not really any shortcuts when it comes to acclimating cigars. In my opinion, patience is the best tool in your arsenal.



Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
curmudgeonista, Rondo and UBC03 like this.

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
-Abraham Lincoln
poppajon75 is offline  
post #9 of 25 Old 12-07-2018, 11:22 PM
Just monkeyin' around!

 
curmudgeonista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 7,742
           
Steam 'em in the shower? I send mine out to the Chinese laundry down the street.

Sorry, that's ludicrous!
bpegler, Rondo, UBC03 and 3 others like this.

I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time. - Mark Twain
curmudgeonista is online now  
post #10 of 25 Old 12-08-2018, 08:14 AM
Puffer Fish with some spikes
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Schaumburg IL
Posts: 293
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppajon75 View Post
I can not however agree with steaming a bathroom containing a humidor and open tupper to season and humidify. Outside of the contamination due to the contents of tap water,
I wouldn't risk a shower with cigars either. But one word about the "contamination". Steam is a tap water that evaporated and condensates on colder surface. Distilled water actually is... a tap water that evaporated and has been condensated back. Sooo what is the difference?
Traveler likes this.
bozoo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cigar Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome