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Old 02-22-2022, 05:47 AM   #1
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Cause(s) of very bitter cigars

So, over the last couple months, have had 3 different cigars from the same 74qt tupperdor be bitter to the point that you couldn't even taste a hint of anything else.

All 3 were different marcas and ones I have had several of from the same boxes before and they were excellent with no bitterness.

All are 2019 or 2020 box dates, and have been in my steadily 65% tupperdor for about a year.

Seems like a little much for just being one-off bad smokes.

Any ideas on a possible cause for this?

I can only assume that its something particular to this tupperdor, as the other, newer one for nc's, has not had any issues with any smokes, but is set up identically with 10, 65% 60gr Bovedas spread throughout the container, and a quarter pound of dry 65% Heartfelt beads to absorb any excess humidity if it were to happen somehow.

99% of the time they read 65/65, so shouldn't be over humidified which I know can cause bitterness.

Forgot to check the 3 with my new Humidimeter which I've been trying to get into the habit of mainly for informational, "hell of it" purposes, but others around the same age in the same tupperdor have read 62% to 65%.

Would love to hear some ideas/suggestions from those more experienced, especially with storage of boxes, as I have only been able to buy and store boxes for about a year at most.

I have to assume that I'm doing something wrong with my setup as I can think of no other cause, but the rest from the same container, as well as the identically set up other container, have been fine, so I'm really at a loss

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Old 02-22-2022, 09:14 AM   #2
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My guess.
Smoking too quickly and/or the end is getting too wet from saliva.
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Old 02-22-2022, 09:34 AM   #3
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My guess.

Smoking too quickly and/or the end is getting too wet from saliva.
Didn't even have time to smoke too quickly or get the end wet. They started out bitter from the very first puff, and stayed that way until I pitched them at the halfway point

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Old 02-22-2022, 03:49 PM   #4
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I'd say it's from the hair of the virgin that rolled the cigar on her thigh.
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Old 02-22-2022, 04:03 PM   #5
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I'd say it's from the hair of the virgin that rolled the cigar on her thigh.
Probably, lol

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My guess.
Smoking too quickly and/or the end is getting too wet from saliva.
Either this or maybe they were too "wet", meaning over humidified?
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Old 02-23-2022, 08:41 AM   #7
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Either this or maybe they were too "wet", meaning over humidified?
Only had my new Humidimeter for one of the times I had a bitter one, and forget to test it, but all had been in a 65% tupperdor for at 6 months,so shouldn't have been too wet. Plus others from the same boxes and container were fine.

I'm completely stumped on the cause

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Old 02-23-2022, 09:45 AM   #8
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Without more information I'm guessing too dry. I've also had times when my taste buds are off. Meds can do that, more specifically paid meds.
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Without more information I'm guessing too dry. I've also had times when my taste buds are off. Meds can do that, more specifically paid meds.
I wouldn't think that they were dry, as they have been in a 65%rh tupperdor for at least 6 months, but possible I suppose.

No pain meds as I get healthcare from the VA and they refuse to prescribe any unless you are dying (literally)

Suppose my taste buds could have just had a couple bad days, as others from the same box, in the same container, were just fine

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Since you stated that your other cigars smoke fine, then I can only conclude that these were bad cigars. Whether previous storage had a problen at one time or just plain duds. I always count on at least one bad cigar from every box, whether it's draw, burn, or taste.
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