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Old 06-05-2008, 05:03 PM   #11
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being a huge cigar lover, it takes a lot of work to maintain a nice collection... I have about 100 cigars left after I had to trash some of my junked cigars...

I have 3 humidors that I keep in a closet along with a humidifier and various digital gauges to measure the humidity of the closet, as well as each humidor...

70% humidity can be a pain in the arse to maintain, esp when the climate outside changes... for instance, this week is humid and damp out so my humidors are running on the high side of 70%... if we get a few sunny days to dry up all the moister in the air they'll drop to the low 70% range and them some...

I'd love to invest in a control climate room but who has the money for that?

enjoy them and don't get lazy like me and loose half your collection
Ohh I know, I just had to trash the last 15 in my small box. The one box I have is a hand me down from my great grandpa, so I think by best guess it's about 65-75 years old. It's just to old, and it wasn't a good one when it was new, so it doesn't seal very well in the front.

As far as the climate controed room, apperntly my boss has that kinda money. But this has been his hobby for a LONG ass time, so it's been a long time coming for him to get all his nice toys, just like some guys on here have
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:19 PM   #12
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Ohh, just a thought, but would anyone that lives in the DC/ NOVA area be interested in trading cigars for hops??? I think I can part with some since I'm looking at getting about 300 I am picking them up tomorrow after work, and I will start cataloging what I have and try to track down prices so trades can be made fairly. If your interested PM me!

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:02 PM   #13
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Once they've dried out, can they be "saved" (even if sub-optimal)? If I get myself set up right with a good humidor and a good humidification system, will the cigars eventually come back?

(I'm trying to justify spending some $$ so that I don't have to start completely over!)
well, yes and no, I trashed mine b/c they had mold on them and i don't wanna breed cigar beetles, so I trashed them... i cringe doing that.

once they get somewhat dry you can revive them, just make sure your humidors are conditioned and ready... also, the first time you put semi-dry cigars in your humidor expect to have to add more distilled water....

and make sure it's distilled water.

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Ohh I know, I just had to trash the last 15 in my small box. The one box I have is a hand me down from my great grandpa, so I think by best guess it's about 65-75 years old. It's just to old, and it wasn't a good one when it was new, so it doesn't seal very well in the front.

As far as the climate controed room, apperntly my boss has that kinda money. But this has been his hobby for a LONG ass time, so it's been a long time coming for him to get all his nice toys, just like some guys on here have
ahh... well I look forward to having a climate controlled room... esp one that can deal with the every changing humidity here on the east coast.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:09 PM   #14
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ahh... well I look forward to having a climate controlled room... esp one that can deal with the every changing humidity here on the east coast.
Well I asked him about the one he's got in Georgia, and he said it cost about $12,500....mm ust be nice to have that kind of cash to play with...
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This man has been collecting cigars for about 150 years now ...
Wow, that's a really long time to be able to collect things, even for a non-smoker!
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That is awesome. Let us know what you score.

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Wow, that's a really long time to be able to collect things, even for a non-smoker!
HAHAHAHAA OOOPPPPSSSSS that was aa type-o!!!! SORRY! He's been collecting for about 15 years. Not 150....Sorry for the type-o
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To the OP, that's pretty nice of your boss.
Here's to his health improving.

Avallo makes a pretty solid humidor. I own one of their models and love it.
As with brewing, go big or you'll just own tons of smaller stuff.
I do not keep my cigars at 70%. I too think it's very difficult to keep it there even with an automatic system. So I shoot for 65% and like em all the same.

the_bird, you can definitely bring them back like others have mentioned. Just do it slow and easy with a seasoned humidor or your wrapper will crack.

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To the OP, that's pretty nice of your boss.
Here's to his health improving.
Thanks I will pass along all the well wishes! I was floored when he told us this morning.
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I do not keep my cigars at 70%. I too think it's very difficult to keep it there even with an automatic system. So I shoot for 65% and like em all the same.
i agree, 70% is always my goal, but I don't panic until i've hit below 60%...
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