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Old 04-10-2022, 08:42 AM   #1
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Fragile wrappers

Is it me, or are Connecticut wrappers the most fragile?

Almost every cigar with one i smoke cracks while cutting and/or while smoking, no matter how gently I handle them

Not a big deal 99% of the time, just something that I have noticed

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Old 04-10-2022, 09:27 AM   #2
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Too dry?
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Too dry?
They are always just thin and brittle even at 65% rh for over a year.

I dont have this issue with any other wrappers

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Too dry?
Clearly too dry for those particular cigars. I've not had this problem with most Connecticut wrappers, but Cameroon was always a fragile wrapper for me. Of course I've had few over the past many years since I can't stand the flavor Cameroon wrappers impart.
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Love me some cameroon - AJF New World Cameroon selection is a great stick.
Fuente uses a lot of it too.

Yes, in my experience too - connecticut wrappers are the most delicate.
I don't smoke at 65% except in the winter. In the summer, 72 or higher so the cigar does not explode when I draw georgia's summer steam room through it...
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Another Cameroon fan here. Agree that they can be delicate as well as Connecticut. I've been storing my cigars a little damper these days, 70 - 75% then dry boxing them for a while prior to smoking. Seems to work well.
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Interestingly, the Brick House Double Connecticut i smoked las night from the same tupperdor didn't get a Single crack.

Weird

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Another Cameroon fan here. Agree that they can be delicate as well as Connecticut. I've been storing my cigars a little damper these days, 70 - 75% then dry boxing them for a while prior to smoking. Seems to work well.
I've been doing that too. Keeping them at 69%RH with the ever-efficient Boveda packs and dry boxing for half a day before I fire 'em up. Seems to work out fine. YMMV
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