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 Post subject: cigar storing humidity
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:28 am 
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Hi
I am having trouble with mold on some finished cigars, they seem too damp
although they are in the humidor at 70% they still have the problem, the ones affected
seem to have a core of tight tobacco which wasent there on rolling.
I am thinking to dry them all out and resubmit them to the humidor.
Has anyone had this or any ideas ?
graham


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 Post subject: Re: cigar storing humidity
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:14 am 
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If I roll some cigars and I think they are a little moist, I will let them set out for a few days to dry. I then put them back in my humidor to rehydrate.


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 Post subject: Re: cigar storing humidity
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:11 am 
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An old post, I know but here is my input anyway.
My tip is to lower the humidity in the humidor first of all to 65%. Temp between 64-71 degrees F and as already mentioned store the cigars in outside of the humidor in room temp for some days after making to get most of the moist out of them. 1 week or 2 until the feel dry and re-humid them in 65% for at least a month before smoking.
It is a good thing to have humidity beads, like those from Heartfelt, in the humidor since they can lower the humidity to a preset level if it get too high.


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 Post subject: Re: cigar storing humidity
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Your cigars can be too moist even if the humidor is at the correct 70%. The moist cigars may be acting as the humidifying agent for the humidor. The humidor environment may be taking the moisture from the cigars and maintaining the 70% atmosphere while the fresh cigars are too wet themselves. It is best to let them dry outside the humidor until you are sure they are OK. Let them pick up moisture in the humidor, not dry in the humidor.

Bruce.


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