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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 06, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

Question for our cigar afficionados....
I just refilled my humidor and the thought came to me of whether I should unwrap a cigar that's in cellofane, or leave them in. Or should I open the end of the wrapper but leave it on? Or take the cigars out of the wrapper when putting them in the box?
I've always just left them in whatever kind of package or wrapper they're in when I purchase them. Even if they're in a capped tube.
I can't see how the humidity will keep the tobacco moist if the stogies are wrapped.

What's your preference?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 06, 08:43 PM
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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

When I smoke cigars, I buy them one or two at a time.... I know lots of guys with humidors, and I think most of them leave them in the cellophane.
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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

hsj,

to simplify the answer, go to www.cigargroup.com/faq/#4.1 scroll down to the third or fourth bullet point for the info.
personally, depending on whats in the humidor at the time, i will remove the air wrapper allowing the flavors to "marry".
as a rule, you should leave the air wrapper on and this article will explain why.
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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

Actually, I find they stay freshest unwrapped in those 35mm film containers, plus the "man" can't smell them that way..............Oh wait, you meant cigars
I'm like Dan, I like a good cigar, but don't smoke them enough for a humidor. My buddy always left them wrapped in cellophane in his, thats how cigar shops store them, I figure that should be good for a home use model.

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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

I leave them wrapped while they are in my humidor. Keep the humidty around 65 - 70% and you'll be fine. Ashton and AVO are a couple of my favorites.

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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

Buy two cigars of your favorite brand. Strip one and leave the other wrapped and store both in the humidor. Smoke later and compare each.

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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

I guess if I had to choose, it'd be a mild Macanudo. But I like some of the more robust smokes as well. It's tough to choose!

I try to keep the humidor as close to 70% as I can.
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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

I choose to keep them in the wrappers. Oh, and I also like to keep them at the tobacco store, so they won't cause me to die prematurely.

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wrappers off...

Bolivar fan here,54 ring gauge,dark maduro wrapper...mmm,mmm,good!

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Wrappers on , humidity will get in. Cigars International (dot com) , Legend Series................. best $3 cigars I have found so far . Santa replenished my humidor ................

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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

Got some from Thompson Cigar once, came in a tiny aluminum briefcase, kinda neat. Cigars smoked ok too, too many choices for me,

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Got some from Thompson Cigar once, came in a tiny aluminum briefcase, kinda neat. Cigars smoked ok too, too many choices for me,
JR owns Thompson...or visa verse.Thompson handles mainly lower quality products than JR but the big names are there as well.

On another note...JR has "hinted" today in their email that they believe the Cuba embargo will soon be lifted paving the way for US sold cuban cigars. Now wouldn't that be something...?

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Re: Humidor - wrapped or unwrapped?

Yes, JR has some really great package deals. Once in a great while my brother-in-law and I will share a deal.

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dark maduro wrapper...mmm,mmm,good!

I agree.

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I choose to keep them in the wrappers. Oh, and I also like to keep them at the tobacco store, so they won't cause me to die prematurely.
I don't inhale cigars. I slowly enjoy the aroma and taste. There's nothing better than a tall glass of Capt. Morgan and a fine stogie!
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I slowly enjoy the aroma and taste. There's nothing better than a tall glass of Capt. Morgan and a fine stogie!
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