wwhwang: Husker44:Why?I don't understand the question.
A lot of people also "rest" their cigars for a certain period of time after they get them to compensate for fluctuating temperature and humidity during transit that can result in poor burn results. So a week, two weeks, a month, whatever... in the humidor, with controlled conditions, can offset the hectic conditions of travel.
Husker44:Sorry, I was trying to keep it simple by just asking "Why?" Rather than "Why rest cigars after shipment?"
I am getting a shipment of 20 cigars soon and I keep reading from time to time that people let them rest for a while before smoking them. I was wondering if there was a valid reason or people do it just because they have read aficionados saying they rest them.
I'll have to re-read the answers but is there a rule of them as to how long?