kuzi16:i have started keeping them in the tube and never opening them ever. (well.... untill i light em)
madurofan:Seal? I haven't had a lot of tubos(not really my thing) but non of the ones I've had have a seal on them.This is kinda like the cello argument, it makes no difference how you do it. Taking the cigar completely out of the tube will change it because you lose the cedar wrapping but aside from that ...
kuzi16:also, you are right. it is like the cello. Do what makes you happy. i like my frame of thought just like you like yours. who knows who is "right" and in reality, who cares? ... as long as we are getting enjoyment out of em. isnt that the point?
Bad Andy:I remember going through all the 'cuban' tubos in the Hajji shops in Iraq. Most of them had been handled but all were dry. Now they were not kept in humidors. So, if they are kept in tubos and they are not in a humidor, how long should they keep? These had no paper seal on the outside and I don't remember there being a seal in the inside.
madurofan:I imagine there has to be some air exchange, otherwise how would they maintain an RH?
kuzi16: madurofan:I imagine there has to be some air exchange, otherwise how would they maintain an RH?in a truely sealed environment nothing goes in and nothing goes out. if the cigar is at 70% RH and its put in the tube whilel the air around it is at 70% and then we have a true seal there should be no deviation from 70% humidity. how could there be? the moisture doesnt just dissapear.
j0z3r:Perhaps maddy. I was throwing out a hypothetical scenario though, I really don't claim to know anything as far as this goes, just an idea of how it may work.