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Old 07-18-2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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I have run out of room in my aristocrat and coolers and currently have about 20 boxes stored in Hefty zip lock bages in a cool spot in my basement. I check from time to time and cigars feel fine and dont seem to be drying out. How long can you get away storing like this? Thanks
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:39 AM   #2
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Not too long. Ziplocks and cellophanes are actually gas permeable. I'd say a week or so, max. That's what I tell guys at the shop when they want to keep things in baggies. Beyond that, barring a real humidor, you might want to think about vacuum sealing or Tupperware.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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A week??? They have been there now 2 months at least..and there fine. But yes I need to set up another collerdor...my 3rd


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Not too long. Ziplocks and cellophanes are actually gas permeable. I'd say a week or so, max. That's what I tell guys at the shop when they want to keep things in baggies. Beyond that, barring a real humidor, you might want to think about vacuum sealing or Tupperware.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:54 AM   #4
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There in my cool basement steady 60-65F temp and I check once in a while with the old squeeze between fingers test and they are fine...so as long as they dont dry out its ok right??

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Old 07-18-2007, 12:31 PM   #5
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Your humidity is probably high in the basement. The cigars will eventually stabilize to the temperature and humidity in your basement.

Double bag em or just put them in a large tupperware container, or a cooler if you have one that seals good and isnt smelly.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:55 PM   #6
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But yes I need to set up another collerdor...my 3rd
I am in a VERY similar situation. What to do, what to do......
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:32 AM   #7
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The most expensive cigars in the world were found in a basement in U.K. after 120 years and they are fine.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:35 AM   #8
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You can get an igloo cooler at wally world for under $40.00 that will be a much more stable environment. Why risk it?
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You can get an igloo cooler at wally world for under $40.00 that will be a much more stable environment. Why risk it?
Or store them in that 120 yr old UK basement... :P
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But yes I need to set up another collerdor...my 3rd
I am in a VERY similar situation. What to do, what to do......
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