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Scene of the crime!

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A buddy of mine showed up with an old humidor that was full of cigars. It had been in storage since Hurricane Katrina
Included were a handful of ISOM Cohibas and Romeo y Julietas from Toronto.
Every stick in the box was dried out, but most of the wrappers had not split. And the Cohibas all had mold on them.
Gotta give it a try to see if I can save some. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    LasabarLasabar Posts: 4,472 ✭✭✭
    This is why the Saints won the Superbowl...
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    MarkerMarker Posts: 2,524
    What is the ummm, errr, stick on the left?

    Salem, we may need your professional opinion.
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    PsychoSJGPsychoSJG Posts: 766 ✭✭✭
    Since hurricane Katrina? Was this humi in New Orleans?
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    JDHJDH Posts: 2,107
    I think they're dead - you can see the mold - it's only tobacco - let 'em go.

    You'd be bertter off just going up to Toronto and replacing them.
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    beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    The one on the left is an Al Capone. Yes, just outside of N.O.
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    RhamlinRhamlin Posts: 8,970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good luck brother they look pretty rough. But I think there worth trying to save. I'm assuming they were kept safe from flood waters. If they were anywhere close to flooding or sewage I'd say just give them a decent burial.
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    DiamondogDiamondog Posts: 4,169
    What year are those Cohibas? Past 2002, wrong band, '93 - '02 yes but the yellow was more orange than yellow...Don't waste your time trying to revive them, they are gone lol
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    JSaintJSaint Posts: 1,879 ✭✭✭
    The lettering looks kind of off to me. I wouldnt try to revive them but thats just me!
    "Beauty is in the eye when you hold her." -Ricky
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    jj20030jj20030 Posts: 5,804 ✭✭✭✭✭
    toss
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    DirewolfDirewolf Posts: 3,493
    Don't wake them up. they might smell like the back waters off Ponchartrain
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    beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    This was the rest of the collection. These didn't have mold, so I'm gonna at least put them in a humidor for a while and see how they respond.
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    PsychoSJGPsychoSJG Posts: 766 ✭✭✭
    Having mold from the Katrina flood waters? I wouldnt even want those in my house, let alone smoking them. I say toss em and wash your hands well
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    beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
    No, they weren't near any floodwaters. In fact, the humidor was stored in one of those large tupperware-like containers (his wife's doing). They were fairly stiff, and with the exception of a few with a split foot, they appeared in good shape. The mold was limited those so-called Cohibas, and the other stick (Al Capone).
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    docbp87docbp87 Posts: 3,521
    Yeahhh.... fakes... with mold... garbage can.
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    camgfscamgfs Posts: 968
    Toss the ISOM sticks. Not only are they most likely fakes (and I have seen quite a few fakes in the last 30 years), but in the condition they are in, with mold = not worth the effort. Those Cohibas probable never tasted good in the first place, and working to save them is not a good idea.

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    jr_p951jr_p951 Posts: 1,121
    Just let those go! Katrina was years ago!!
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