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vpr80 said:
I left a cigar in the car and it got pretty hard. How can I restore a little life back into it because I still want to smoke it and don't want to trash it?

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Pitch it and light another one!
 

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I can't...a friend gave it to me and expects me to smoke it with him this weekend so I can't pitch it. Also can't go get another one because its a Davidoff Special R and no one around me sells Davidoff White Label.
 

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Well, you won't be able to revive it totally by this weekend. You can get some moisture back in it but to attempt to totally revive it will take weeks.

Not knowing how dry it is now I can suggest putting it in a sealed container with the humidity slightly higher than where this stogie has been and increase the humidity slowing each week. I probably will never be as good as it was originally but you would get to smoke it. If you raise the humidity too fast it will split the wrapper.
 

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Vpr you are in a pickle. I would just put it back in the humidor for awhile it should come back on it's own. Depending on how long it was in the car.
 

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vpr80 said:
I can't...a friend gave it to me and expects me to smoke it with him this weekend so I can't pitch it. Also can't go get another one because its a Davidoff Special R and no one around me sells Davidoff White Label.
You left a Davidoff in the car :sb ! I wouldn't tell your friend unless you claim it was an act of God :D .A few months humi time you won't notice TOO much difference if you don't have a good one after it :rolleyes: .
 

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I've left cigars in my golf bag over a couple of days...

I found that if put the sticks in a glass jar with a lid (like a mayo jar) with a couple of soaked strips of cedar for a few days, it softens up considerably. Won't be perfect, but better than tossing it.
 

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Toss it in a ziplock, toss that in the humidor, after amonth take it out of the bag and let it sit for a couple more months. The bag will slow down the intial uptake of moiture and give you a better chance of not splitting the wrapper.

I've never dried one up like this myself, but I've resurrected a few abused by freiends. Good luck.

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Two options: 1. similar to any episode of a '70s comedy such as The Partridge Family, when a pet dies, you buy another and disguise it as the original...in this case, slip the Davidoff band off and onto another stick of similar dimensions.

Option 2, which is much more preferable for your tight timeframe, is to explain to your friend that rather than force a revival of a fine cigar and light it prematurely, you will instead be enjoying a different stick while the Davidoff is recuperating slowly.

I'm sure your friend would prefer to see you do #2 and have a chance at enjoying the cigar more at some point in the future!
 
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