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    Dry Cigars

    Hello all

    Some of my cigars got a little dry, meaning not optimal humidity but not dried out in any sense. Anyway, some of them have lost their 'sponginess' when pinched. I've since rectified my humidor and its back to about 70% but it never really went below 60-65%.

    The cigars the are less spongy are thicker cigars, will this come back in time? They are not ruined are they?

    Thanks,
    Tim
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    Post Re: Dry Cigars

    Unless they were extremely dried out (as in crumbling, flaking), they should come back. It might take a while, though.

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    Re: Dry Cigars

    Okay, I'll be patient. Thanks.
    Tim

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    Re: Dry Cigars

    I'm actually not sure based on what our definition of spongy is here, but your cigars should not be "spongy" or just barely if so, in the context I have in mind.

    "Spongy" would indicate they are probably over humidified, which typically leads to burn problems or worse case scenario, mold.

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    Re: Dry Cigars

    I guess what I mean is that they should 'give' when squeezed between two fingers. Mine right now are a bit stiff, but they seem to be getting better. Spongy was not the right word but I couldn't think of a better one.
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    Re: Dry Cigars

    Quote Originally Posted by DrinkyBanjo View Post
    I guess what I mean is that they should 'give' when squeezed between two fingers. Mine right now are a bit stiff, but they seem to be getting better. Spongy was not the right word but I couldn't think of a better one.
    Sorry, didn't mean to come off authorative. From my own experience with cigars, keeping them 'perfectly conditioned' can be quite a challenge. Aside from the obvious pointers passed around readily (70/70 etc), I believe where one lives (regional influences) as well as personal preferences play a factor in what ranges to aim for (humidity).

    Also, depending on your local conditions, it can literally take months before your cigars (stabalize) to your liking. Someone suggested patience - good advice.

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    Re: Dry Cigars

    I normally do not have too much patience but in this case I will have to modify my behavior! Thanks all for the tips.
    Tim

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    Re: Dry Cigars

    Update, cigars are recovering well. This will be just in time to enjoy my first outdoor springtime smoke!!! I have had a few cigars of course but only during walks with my son, too cold to sit outside and relax but this weekend is supposed to be nice.
    Tim

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    Re: Dry Cigars

    Believe it or not, quite a few people in the cigar world (myself one of them) prefer their smokes at between 60-65%. They will come to no harm at that RH, no worries.

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    Re: Dry Cigars

    Good news to hear. I've yet to smoke one of the affected cigars but I will soon.
    Tim

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