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Cigar storage

Originally posted by Theerizz December 04, 2014 02:44


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  • December 04, 2014 02:44
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Just bought a box of some rare Fuentes anejo Sharks :) The box is wrapped in cellophane. I am wondering if it is better to store the box wrapped or is it better to take the wrapper off before storing the box in my humidor. What do you guys think and what are your reasons.

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  • December 05, 2014 15:21
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I don't know if this is the right way, but I have always stored cigars in the original cellophane / shrink wrap until I am ready to open them. I was told that the plastic wrap still allows airflow, and proper humidification, but drastically slows it down, which results in a more complete and slower process. I equate it to bbq and liquor. Lol. When I smoke ribs I go low and slow. When I am storing a bottle of bourbon the longer I let it go before I open it for the first time the better it ages in my opinion. Hope this helps. Just my thoughts Jake

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  • December 07, 2014 19:48
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I always remove the cello and any wrapper...but I do use small pieces of cedar from old boxes to keep them separated from other bunches so they don't "bleed" into each other as they age. And I don't double stack unless it's the same cigar.

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  • December 07, 2014 22:30
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The way I see it, the cellophane was put on to keep humidity in, but it can as escape if not properly kept. So if its on I would just leave it on.

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  • December 08, 2014 06:10
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I ended up removing the shrink wrap and keeping the cellophane on the individual cigar. I got too excited and really wanted to open the box Thanks for the replies

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  • December 27, 2014 01:24
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Theerizz on 12/03/2014 wrote:
"Just bought a box of some rare Fuentes anejo Sharks :) The box is wrapped in cellophane. I am wondering if it is better to store the box wrapped or is it better to take the wrapper off before storing the box in my humidor. What do you guys think and what are your reasons. "
Congrats on the score! Those are awesome cigars! Rule of thumb is to unwrap the cigar box from shrink wrap and keep the cigars in the cello'. The cello helps smooth out the variances of humidity on a day to day basis. Meaning if your humidity falls or raises a bit from day to day the cello helps keep that ride smoother. Also the the cello gives a small layer of protection to the cigar wrapper. Hope that helps!

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  • December 28, 2014 02:54
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P Rogers on 12/26/2014 wrote:
"Congrats on the score! Those are awesome cigars! Rule of thumb is to unwrap the cigar box from shrink wrap and keep the cigars in the cello'. The cello helps smooth out the variances of humidity on a day to day basis. Meaning if your humidity falls or raises a bit from day to day the cello helps keep that ride smoother. Also the the cello gives a small layer of protection to the cigar wrapper. Hope that helps! "
Couldn't have said it better myself. I've noticed the cello definitely protects your beloved wrappers from damage whilst rummaging through your stash! Enjoy your sharks!

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  • January 15, 2018 08:33
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I build custom humidor and this is my rule....keep them in cellphone wrooer...it does breath slightly...and if your keeping them over a couple of years itโ€™s better let the wrapper stay...when you planning to have a couple or more! bring them out of wrapper for At least a week or longer to acclimate...good luck...And Enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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