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post #1 of 11 Old 08-12-2020, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Wrappers peeling

So, for some reason I can't figure out, the wrappers on about every 3rd cc I'm smoking, the wrappers are peeling badly. I have them in a good humidor with 2 65% boveda packs and my verified dead on accurate hygrometer is always showing 65% at 68 degrees. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be and was hoping one of you guys would have an answer.
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A lot of Cuban wrappers tend to me more delicate than typical NC's. I hear what you're saying about keeping steady RH, but if the cigars have experienced higher RH in the past they may have had periods of swelling.

Or it could just be "one of those things" and a coincidence that you're running into it quite so much lately. We all deal with a certain amount of wrapper issues with these cigars from time to time. That's what cigar glue is for.

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So, for some reason I can't figure out, the wrappers on about every 3rd cc I'm smoking, the wrappers are peeling badly. I have them in a good humidor with 2 65% boveda packs and my verified dead on accurate hygrometer is always showing 65% at 68 degrees. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be and was hoping one of you guys would have an answer.

IMHO!
And in the opinion of many seasoned Cuban cigar smokers.
Cuban cigar wrappers are much thinner than Non Cuban Cigar wrappers.
Also some Marca's and Vitola's are more prone to Wrapper issues than others.
That being said.
At 65% R/H you are way too high IMHO>
Those may have swelled already.

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I originally had them at 62% rh, and had the same issue, which is why I decided to try 65% and see if it helped.
Also, when i crush them out, about half of the ones with peeling wrappers seem dry and crackly and the others seem nice and softer.

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A lot of Cuban wrappers tend to me more delicate than typical NC's. I hear what you're saying about keeping steady RH, but if the cigars have experienced higher RH in the past they may have had periods of swelling.

Or it could just be "one of those things" and a coincidence that you're running into it quite so much lately. We all deal with a certain amount of wrapper issues with these cigars from time to time. That's what cigar glue is for.
They were a little moist feeling when they first arrived, so i let them acclimate for several months to get them down to a better rh.
Yeah, could just be a fluke as well 2/3rds of them have no issues which is what was confusing me.
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I just smoke thru it without stress.
That’s what the binder is for.
Cigar glue is good pre light if you’re patient enough to wait until it dries.
Chapstick is always an adequate quick fix.

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Yeah, I've just been continuing to smoke them without trouble. Just kind of annoying really
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Smoking conditions affect the burn too. If you are smoking outside in high RH your cigar can swell while smoking causing the wrapper to split. Occupational hazard around my neck of the woods in the summer. I run my smokes under the faucet in the kitchen just for a sec to wet the wrapper- not long enough to soak it. Then let the excess drain off. By the time I get to my shop/smoking room it's good to go. One of the veterans around here turned me on to that trick a while back. Seems to help.
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