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Old 12-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #531
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We just had this discussion at work. My friend had what I feel was the best solution: cut the extra flap off so the end is exposed, but leave the wrapper on.

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #532
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I wasn't thinking when I seasoned the humidor. dampened the edges of the box and they swelled a bit and now it's hard to get it open!

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I wasn't thinking when I seasoned the humidor. dampened the edges of the box and they swelled a bit and now it's hard to get it open!

I was reading up on humi seasoning recently and people seem to be split on the method. I've seen people recommend wiping the wood down with distilled water, while others condemn the practice because it has the potential to warp the wood...
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #534
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Some might like their wood a bit warped...

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Some might like their wood a bit warped...
It's all good in the hood if you like the warped wood...
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #536
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I was reading up on humi seasoning recently and people seem to be split on the method. I've seen people recommend wiping the wood down with distilled water, while others condemn the practice because it has the potential to warp the wood...
I would definitely think twice about doing it to a nice humidor. In this case I actually benefited from it since it now seals perfectly. I need to install a handle of some sort on the lid so I can open it easier, no biggie...
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I would definitely think twice about doing it to a nice humidor. In this case I actually benefited from it since it now seals perfectly. I need to install a handle of some sort on the lid so I can open it easier, no biggie...
A win for you! I do remember watching one video where the guy recommended wetting the lip if the humi wasn't sealing completely.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #538
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Who recommended Famous Smoke Shop to me? I'm about to pull the trigger on a nice order and they have $15 off orders of $75 or more. They're dependable right?
I'm pretty sure they were in the list I posted for you a while back, if not, they should be as they are solid. If you want to try singles of RP before buying a 5'er or box you might try Miami Humidor as they have singles for a good price. I would avoid Thompson as everyone I have ever heard from has regretted ordering from them...apparently they don't leave you alone once you order. I highly recommend the RP Vintage 1990 and 1992.
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I knew the Island South of Miami thing. I was talking about these.....http://www.ecigardepot.com/isom.htm
Says their made in Nicaragua and the flavor profile was right up my alley.
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another question: My humidor will not keep humidity. It must not be air tight. What can I do to fix this? What do you guys use? I have some gelatin looking stuff that you add expensive liquid to every once in a while....LOL
For an inexpensive cigar that is easy going the 5 Vegas Gold has a good reputation.

Fixing your humi...well, I'm no expert and have never needed to do this so take it for what it is worth. But, I would try applying very thin layer of food grade silicone and then very slowly build it up with multiple layers if need be.
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