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Herfin' USA - Stogies in Drought Conditions

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Posted on Feb 18, 2009 at 08:00AM by Registered CommenterDoug in | Comments8 Comments

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your cigar talk section is very informative. enjoyable site.

February 18 | Unregistered Commenterwinward

Cigar beetles? OMG! How do you tell if you have those? Can you see them? I would hate to find out I was smoking beetles. Yuk!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Exploding cigars! I always thought it was something planted in the cigar.

February 18 | Unregistered Commenterert987

Another handy, educational (for herfers) article. Thanks!

One question: Won't cigars that were frozen get damp during defrosting, and wouldn't that be bad for them?

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterScottie

I wondered the same thing. When you leave a pack of frozen food out to thaw, it ends up in a puddle of water. It seems like that would make the cigars soggy and subject to mold. Am I wrong?

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterHoratio

It sounds like smoking cigars is a lot of work and really expensive with all the accoutrements needed to smoke them and all the pampering they seem to require.

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterBetty B.

Obviously Horatio, you wouldn't defrost your cigars in a bowl where the moisture couldn't evaporate fast enough. Maybe putting them on a baking rack or towel would help dissipate the moisture. Putting them in the oven to speed defrosting (a la my wife) probably wouldn't be a good idea either.

I'm just goofing. I never even heard of freezing cigars ;D

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterKevin O.

Actually, in the case of tobacco, it's just the opposite. The freezer section (in fact, your whole refrigerator) is a massive DE-Humidifier, a normal by-product of the refrigeration process. If you FREEZE a cigar (some aficianados in humid climates prone to cigar beetle infestations use this as a sure fire way to kill the little buggers) you are actually taking the moisture OUT of the cigar in the process. In that case, you need to reintroduce moisture to the tobacco slowly to prevent over-saturation and rupture of the cigar.

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
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