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Funny white spots
Cdog65 Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 08-10-2022
Posts: 1
I bought some RyJ reserva reals recently that arrived with fuzzy white spots. It flakes/wipes off but I’m curious. I assume it won’t hurt me, what with the burning and all;-)

Chris
clintCigar Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 05-14-2019
Posts: 4,347
If it fuzzy then it's for sure mold. I've wiped off some and they still smoked fine. You should be able to tell pretty quickly after lighting if it got mold on the inside too. The taste should be WAY off.
LeeBot Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2020
Posts: 995
^Agreed

Check out the foot of the cigar. If you have spots there, you have a more serious mold problem.

Although, I have found a little mold on the foot, cut it off, and seen that the mold hadn't gone any deeper, so I smoked it.
DrafterX Offline
#4 Posted:
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Posts: 96,582
TW claims smoking mold cured his hep... Mellow
tonygraz Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 18,825
Well it did go away.
frankj1 Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,705
shpo owner says it's plume
KingoftheCove Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 10-08-2011
Posts: 6,870
frankj1 wrote:
shpo owner says it's plume

Ha!
So true…

Hey OP, as noted above, check the foot. If there IS mold on the open part of the foot?
Chuck it, send it back, whatever……don’t smoke it.
Sure, you can cut an inch off the cigar, and HOPE you got all the mold. Mold spores are sneaky, and proliferate quickly.

These aren’t rare aged Cubans…………they’re at best decent yard gars…….and not worth dealing with mold over.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
Posts: 13,201
Had a shpo got in Columbus tell me that about a box of Montes that were covered in fuzzy balls. I didn't know chit back then, but still threw up in my mouth a little
izonfire Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 12-09-2013
Posts: 8,491
Anderson Cooper gets smacked in the chin by fuzzy white balls every night,
But you don’t hear him complaining…
Sunoverbeach Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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He's got a different perspective on the issue
rfenst Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 37,172
A highly credible Cuban website collected like 50 samples of cigars thought by their owners/customers to have developed plume.Then, then sent them for lab testing. 98.2% were mold.
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 12-29-2020
Posts: 2,297
Was there honestly any that was not mold^??

Watched a YouTube vid where people sent in smokes. They were all determined to be a form of mold. Each one.
rfenst Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 37,172
Jakethesnake86 wrote:
Was there honestly any that was not mold^??

Watched a YouTube vid where people sent in smokes. They were all determined to be a form of mold. Each one.

Not really.
BTW, , it was done by a highly credible La Casa del Habano in Australia that had/has a killer Cuban cigar chatroom like cbid.
BuckyB93 Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,814
How's their customer service?
stogie30 Offline
#15 Posted:
Joined: 11-10-2011
Posts: 6
most likely mold as plume is pretty rare and takes a long time compare to mold which is super quick, either way if it wipes off and you smoke it you'll be fine
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