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Old 07-05-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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May have To Actually Start "Wet Boxing"

Went to cut the head off a RyJ mini church, and the damn thing splint almost halfway down the length. Actually, it more unravelled along a leaf so it is repairable. Humidity in the tupperdor is steady, except for when I open it. Then, it drops like a rock. The problem of the dry desert.

Now, I just have to find some pectin next time I go to the grocery store. Either that, or a UHU glue stick. Those are very popular here.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Wet your fingertip with clean water, and moisten the entire cigar.

Some people do the "hold cigar under running water (foot down, natch) thing", but that seems a bit extreme.

Just moisten, wipe gently with clean tissue, and then cut.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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You may need several stages. 65% for holding - then a 40% stage, for a week before smoking, then a 'dry box' that's not more than 15% higher than local average daily RH...

There is a reason some folks 'lick' the cap, or roll it in their mouths before cutting... and I think you found it....
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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Good points. Humidity here has been averaging less than 10%, sometimes less than 5% here according to the hygrometer I calibrated before leaving to come here.
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I have always prefered a wet box
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I have always prefered a wet box
If it ain't wet, you're doing it wrong.
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