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    Muchachos -

    From time to time, folks on this fine forum ask about restoring fine puros from a rather nasty dried out state. Genneraly, the responses range from "no chance" and "bin the bugger" to "no problem."

    Well, I recently came across an article that I think provides a few reasonable solutions for saving your sticks. The two best solutions from the article are pasted below. You can read the entire article
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    Technique #1


    • Get a Tupperware container or a plastic bag. Don’t use a cedar box, since wood aerates moisture, both absorbing it and releasing it at the same time. The result is that you won’t be able to build up moisture in a cedar box, which is what you need to be able to do. So use plastic instead. Tupperware containers and plastic bags both can seal, which is critical.
    • Get a sponge, or alternately oasis foam, and access to distilled water (propylene glycol works too). Start out by placing the cigars in the box or bag with the hygrometer and sealing them in. Walk away for a few hours then come back and read the humidity on the hygrometer. This will give you an idea where you’re starting from.
    • Next, place about a teaspoon of water on your sponge or oasis foam, and place that inside the box or bag with the cigars and the hygrometer.
    • Walk away again, but keep coming back to check on the process regularly. You’re waiting for the hygrometer to read 70%. Every 24 hours open up the bag and add another teaspoon of water to your sponge.
    • Once the hygrometer reaches 70%, you’ll need to maintain the humidity level in the box or bag at 65%-70% for 2-3 weeks, adding distilled water to your sponge as necessary. Every few days you’ll need to gently turn the cigars over a quarter turn.
    • After several weeks the process should be complete and the cigars revitalized.


    Technique #2


    • Open the box of dried cigars and place the box in a damp location such as a cellar or crawl space where moisture gathers.
    • Keep the box of cigars in the damp place for roughly a week. You may need to do it longer if your cigars are extra dry. During that week, rotate the cigars a quarter turn every couple of days.
    • After a week or two is up (depending on the severity of the dryness you’re trying to counteract), put the cigars in your humidor at 70% humidity. Continue to rotate the cigars a quarter turn every few days. The process will be complete when every cigar has been turned the full way around at least two times.


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    I think I prefer the first one TJ but it all makes sense, thanks for sharing
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    'AVE IT!!

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    I think this thread should be stickied in all honesty. Anyone agree? Although, almost everyone stores their cigars at 65-70% anyway so what is the need to put them in a bag when you could just put them in the humi at the same humidity as it would be in the bag
    A cigar is not measured by its cost - It is measured by how much it burns your fingers

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    Nice one TJ - I read that last night via a Twitter feed. Small world eh?

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    Good info, as others have said a sticky for this could be a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Catador View Post
    'AVE IT!!

    The legend that is T.J. is back in the pulpit!



    Viva la revolucion maestro!

    Thank you, mi alma gemela* amigo .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevieboy View Post
    Nice one TJ - I read that last night via a Twitter feed. Small world eh?
    Tweet-Tweet: Small world indeed, senor stevietheboy!

    Thanks to the spirit-robbing advancements in technology. Tweet-Tweet!

    Time for a somersault of thought across the dark sea of awareness into the unknowable!


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    I completely agree with all this! There is never a point in binning a cigar without at least trying to restore it. Hell, i would even give it a go if i failed at restoring it, it may still be worth smoking.

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    At the suggestion of a few members, this thread is now stuck!


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