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How high is to high?
CelticBomber Offline
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I have 3 boxes that I use as long term storage and I keep the humidity around 60, worried about mold If I want to bring them back to normal humidity how high would you go and for how long? Temp is steady at 68f Any advice?
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60-65 is my sweet spot
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Not what I thought this thread was gonna be about...
CelticBomber Offline
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gummy jones wrote:
60-65 is my sweet spot



I was thinking of wetboxing them at around 68 - 70. Think that's to much to soon?
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
Not what I thought this thread was gonna be about...


Lol we can discuss that too:-) Edibles rule! I have rice crisp treats from Colorado that will make you drool and not care:-)
dstieger Offline
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RTFWP
Abrignac Offline
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CelticBomber wrote:
I have 3 boxes that I use as long term storage and I keep the humidity around 60, worried about mold If I want to bring them back to normal humidity how high would you go and for how long? Temp is steady at 68f Any advice?


For long term storage I’d shoot for 68 - 70. Any lower and the natural oils start dying out. Keep in mind that if you do raise the rh, keep a close eye for signs of mold. Btw, most storage areas at the sight of manufacturer go by the 70/70 rule for a reason.

For the container where you keep stuff you’ll smoke within say a month I’d keep that at whatever rh & temp you find most palatable.
CelticBomber Offline
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dstieger wrote:
RTFWP


Gotta have something to talk about:-) Besides white papers are dry as hell I wanna raise humidity not boredom.:-)
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Something else that should be considered is the source from which you buy your cigars. Buy as far up the distribution line as possible. Nothing worse that quality cigars stored under less than ideal conditions enroute from the manufacturer.

That’s one of the reasons that likes likes Fuente cigars. Many better sphos order directly from Fuente which means a much shorter stay in uncontrolled conditions.
CelticBomber Offline
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Right now I'm trying to decipher the Cuban box codes. They really got tricky because people didn't want boxes from the outer provinces. Trying to figure out Partagas in particular. I've heard rumors of quality issues with boxes outside of Havana's factories. But I get your point about getting as close to the source as possible.
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I've had hundreds of boxes (all Cuban) that I keep at ~60% & 60-65 F for close to a decade and they all aged gracefully. Never had any beetles or mold. Just make sure that if you get any boxes that are vacuum sealed that you unseal them after they arrived. Ready to smoke without any dry boxing, etc... I think the too much RH and temp and you're just asking for trouble. fog
delta1 Offline
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I'd heed what Buckwheat advises. I've sampled some of his stock, and whatever he was doing worked wonderfully.
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delta1 wrote:
I'd heed what Buckwheat advises. I've sampled some of his stock, and whatever he was doing worked wonderfully.


I to have been lucky enough to be on the end of a Buckwheat beating and if he said sacrifice a chicken at 12:37 on a Saturday I'd be eating chicken Saturday night;-)
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Is very bad to steal Jobu's chickens..... Very bad
CelticBomber Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Is very bad to steal Jobu's chickens..... Very bad



But HeyZeus says I can......
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gummy jones wrote:
60-65 is my sweet spot



Word.

If I could pick a magic number that would never change, it would be 63%.
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#17 Posted:
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63 is very good.
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I have cigars well over 10 years old that have never seen humidity above 65% ……..all have aged perfectly some with plume but never any mold.My target is 63%.I smoked a Tat Cojonu 2006 from a box dated Oct 2009 tonite…….simply fantastic.
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Whistlebritches wrote:
I have cigars well over 10 years old that have never seen humidity above 65% ……..all have aged perfectly some with plume but never any mold.My target is 63%.I smoked a Tat Cojonu 2006 from a box dated Oct 2009 tonite…….simply fantastic.

oh great, an elitist from Texas.
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#20 Posted:
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CelticBomber wrote:
I have 3 boxes that I use as long term storage and I keep the humidity around 60, worried about mold If I want to bring them back to normal humidity how high would you go and for how long? Temp is steady at 68f Any advice?

the answer is in the lyrics...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8dK0iEzi1M
CelticBomber Offline
#21 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
the answer is in the lyrics...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8dK0iEzi1M



She's a girl in a dream
She sees a four-eyed cartoon monster
On the T.V. screen


You are absolutely no help, Shame on you
Palama Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
oh great, an elitist from Texas.


Aka “Redneck...with most of his teeth...”
Covfireman Offline
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If you can't load the bong thats too high.
deadeyedick Offline
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You know when your mouth is dry, you plenty high.Whistle
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