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688sonarmen
11-05-2011, 05:04 PM
Anyone that has a box knows the chemical smell that they have, glue, wood whatever does not matter. I have mine airing out but is there anyone who has gotten rid of the smell? I have kept mine open for about a month now and it is still as strong as day one. The idea to make it similar to the jar is cool and all but it will cause a storage issue when I decide to open the "foil" wrapping and smoke them.

maninblack
11-05-2011, 06:34 PM
Is it the lacquer they use?

DPD6030
11-05-2011, 06:40 PM
I thought it was the wood they used not the laquer. Let me see if I can find the thread on this...

kelmac07
11-05-2011, 07:00 PM
Mine doesn't smell. I let it air out overnight before putting them away in the vino. Just took them out again to confirm...no smell.

688sonarmen
11-05-2011, 07:43 PM
I thought it was the wood they used not the laquer. Let me see if I can find the thread on this...

I think it is the wood from the box, not the inserts. Thought all of the boxes were like this. Maybe they changed the material?

mariogolbee
11-05-2011, 08:11 PM
Nope. Mine smells like berries or bubblegum. Or berry bubblegum.

EricF
11-05-2011, 08:43 PM
No noticeable smell on mine either.

688sonarmen
11-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Well hell, I must have an extra special box.

Mutombo
11-05-2011, 09:31 PM
No smell on mine either

bobarian
11-06-2011, 03:17 AM
Surprised? :sh
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Dunkel
11-06-2011, 03:51 AM
Well hell, I must have an extra special box.

That's what she said! :r

smelvis
11-06-2011, 08:43 AM
For coolers we crumple up newspaper you might try that it does work.

Good Luck.

688sonarmen
11-06-2011, 09:04 AM
For coolers we crumple up newspaper you might try that it does work.

Good Luck.

Thanks bro, I'll take that advice:tu

rebelknight
11-06-2011, 05:06 PM
Mine doesn't have a smell either. Interested in how those newspapers work out for you though just in case I ever run into this problem.

Brutus2600
11-06-2011, 05:07 PM
Mine smelled. Was not the original PL's but the first batch of regular production. I've had them out of the box since the day I got them in. Just have the foil pack in my humidor *shrug*

smelvis
11-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Mine doesn't have a smell either. Interested in how those newspapers work out for you though just in case I ever run into this problem.

They work for taking the plastic smell out of coolers, I can't be sure if the paint or lacquer is still curing it won't work completely until the curing process is done. But it makes sense that it would work I hope so at least.

ktblunden
11-06-2011, 06:37 PM
Haven't had the funds to grab a box of those yet. I'm kind of surprised there would be a problem after the Drac box fiasco, though.

688sonarmen
11-06-2011, 06:44 PM
It's not the paint. The smell is from the inside of the box, either the wood or the glue.

neoflex
11-06-2011, 07:05 PM
The smell you are smelling is the MDF used for the construction of the box. It was made out of MDF with a Cedar sleeve. If you were to pull the sticks out of the foil and let them rest in there unwrapped oddly enough that smell does go away. At a recent event when no one else was around I pointed it out to Pete. He quickly grabbed a box off the shelf to check it out but the box on the shelf was used as a display and the sticks were unwrapped and that is where I found out that the MDF smell does go away as it seems to absorb the smell of the tobacco pretty well as I couldn't even get the smell of MDF from that box until I smelled the lid which was kept off the box.
I told him that my box and others smelled like fresh cut wood and that is when he told me about the construction of the box and informed me that I was most likely smelling the MDF. Needless to say after seeing or should I say smelling the display box at the shop where the event was held I no longer worried about any ill effects from storing the sticks in the box.

688sonarmen
11-06-2011, 07:22 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-density_fibreboard

You can't always believe what you read on the internet but the last paragraph is interesting. I don't know what the hell the smell is (other than MDF) but the box is staying on display.