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Old 12-09-2021, 02:23 PM   #1
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So, when i started smoking again i noticed my cigars were too dry. I recalibrated my hygrometers and found most if not all my humidors were maintaining 55% - 50% RH. So my cigars were way too dry. I placed them all in Tupperware containers, recharged all my beads and reasoned my humidors. The humidors are all now rock solid at 65% and so my new cigars are doing great. So, after a month of rehab i smoked one today and found they're coming along nicely. No longer dry or harsh but still needs a month or two before i consider re-entering them back into the general population. I'm taking this really slow and rotating the cigars every 2 weeks. Is there anything else i'm missing or could be doing better? The beads i'm using in the tupperware are 70%RH beads and they're maintaining RH in the containers. thank you all for this collective wisdom that's been posted here. God bless you all!
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Old 12-10-2021, 07:30 AM   #2
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Using the search function and the word, rehydrate yields

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Using the search function and the word, rehydrate yields

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/search...rchid=21432322
Thank you i already did. i was just asking if there's something i'm missing so far plus i was excited to see this working out so far.
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Old 12-10-2021, 01:17 PM   #4
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In my experience when cigars have dried out or been received dry, the tricky part is the wrapper as it can be quiet fragile. So the filler will absorb and expand which will then crack the wrapper especially at the foot.

If your able and have desire, I would recommend hydrating in steps, e.g. 65% for a month then 70%.

That being said, I opt for cracking the wrappers around the foot and smoke my way through it
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In my experience when cigars have dried out or been received dry, the tricky part is the wrapper as it can be quiet fragile. So the filler will absorb and expand which will then crack the wrapper especially at the foot.

If your able and have desire, I would recommend hydrating in steps, e.g. 65% for a month then 70%.

That being said, I opt for cracking the wrappers around the foot and smoke my way through it
Thank you thats great advice!
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